After creating a number of jobs when moving to modern new premises in Milton Keynes before Christmas, uni-ball has now appointed two senior managers, a financial operations manager and an independent retail executive.
Uni-ball’s General Manager Owen Mc Gonagle said the announcement represented a timely show of strength for the brand, amid challenging economic conditions.
He said: “While we continue to operate in a demanding business climate, we have remained resolute and have been able to boast a number of successes.
“The new roles reflect this and we are delighted to welcome them aboard, ahead of an extremely busy time at uni-ball.”
Stuart Elder has joined the company as Operations Manager, having worked with a number of brands including Sunglass Hut, Iceland and TK Maxx.
Satoshi Tagaya has arrived from uni-ball’s head office in Japan to become financial operations manager, after working in international operations, sales and accounting.
Meanwhile, Cathy Jones has been unveiled as independent retail account executive, bringing a track record of impressive account management skills to her role.
She said: “I am well aware of the awards uni-ball has won in recent years for service, product innovation and supplier commitment, so I am extremely excited by the opportunity.”
Finally, Jonathan Wint has been promoted to National Account Manager after joining uni-ball five years ago as account manager for the north.
Owen added: “We have a policy of promoting from within the business too, and Jonathan is an example of this.
“He has a very creative way of addressing challenges and clearly sets himself very ambitious targets which he has worked hard to achieve. Following a number of successes, his new role will enable him to raise his profile with national and international accounts.”
Owen said that an ‘inbound process role’ is also being recruited for to bring uni-ball’s operations team up to full-strength.