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Rapidly growing Broadcaster requires Quartermaster\Stores manager (Outer West London)

Hi there

Hope you guys do not mind this being my first post on the forum. I work for a medium sized TV Broadcasting company specialising in 4K broadcasting for major TV clients. Clients include The BBC, ITV, BT Sport and many others. The company is growing at a rapid rate of knots and is actively investing in new Outside Broadcasting equipment. We currently have a loose structured stores which works quite well but is far from Ideal and we need a "Quartermaster" type individual to come in and take control of the situation, identify procedures and better ways for us to work and then put those things into action.

We are currently based in outer west London with good transport links.

What we can offer you is a competitive salary and a great working environment. Autonomy is encouraged and there is a great social environment.

Disclaimer - I myself am Ex Mil and have worked in the outside broadcasting arena for 10 years (since I PVR'd) I am an engineer but have been asked to explore this avenue as I am currently the only ex military employee.

Knowledge of Broadcasting sytems not required, but an ability to quickly get across the role will be essential

If you would like to apply send me a PM with a quick note about yourself and your experience and we will take it from there.
 
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Applicants are required to demonstrate thorough familiarity with the concept of "Sorry mate, it's the last one, and someone might need it", together with closing for lunch and other convenient times for customers to visit the stores.

Only joking :)
 
Applicants are required to demonstrate thorough familiarity with the concept of "Sorry mate, it's the last one, and someone might need it", together with closing for lunch and other convenient times for customers to visit the stores.

Only joking :)

Hehe, yeah leave that mentality at your march out!
 
It must be hard to manage that inventory. A place I worked at, not long out of the mob, had a contract worth a million or so, installing cabling in various places. The stores were well stocked. The contract eventually went away, and the owner was left scrambling for other business, while wistfully looking at shelves full of cables that were unique or had been opened. About 60 grand on the shelves that was effectively worthless, and he's struggling to make payroll.

Another, larger, place I worked, they'd have a stock-check every year, and all was well. Correct numbers of items on the shelves, agreeing with the computer. The Ops manager left, and they re-evaluated what was on the shelves. About £2m of obsolete chips, cards and components had to be written off.

Good luck!
 

AlienFTM

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Good grief. In two months it'll be 40 years since I went to BAOR and found myself running the Regimental Signals Officer's Radio Store. Retain all Larkspur sets not issued to squadrons, return any unworking sets to the LAD to pass up the logistic chain. Look at the FOO set and think "Wtf is this?"

Made up a sign. "Gone for coffee. Back in 20 minutes. Been away 15 already."

Choice. Give up on retirement and commute to west London daily, or sit and continue a life of doing as little as possible?

* Picks up pint of coffee and thinks, "Nah". *
 
I've just taken on a contract 'missing' £250000 worth of tools and parts due to be written down. Took me a shift and a half to find them. 'Stores' are a much maligned area.
 
Bit off topic but I had had misfortune to work in the NATO Depot in Naples.

Talk about "stores for storing" The Col in charge waffled everywhere that "We have over 250,000 items in the depot for immediate use".

What he never said and probably never new was that the automated storage and retrieval system was bust and had been for over 4 years . So nothing was going in or out during that time due to H&S . I left in 2007 as the depot got the news that it was closing. They fought on for three years doing nothing as before someone in SHAPE saw sense and closed it.

Also some of the older Italians in "charge" never threw anything away so there were bins and shelves full of strowger switch components (10 years after going digital), capacitors and resistors by the thousand, Inmarsat phones - the OLD ones in the briefcase all retained .Just in case.

Must have had a value of tens of millions of Euro.
 
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"We are currently based in outer west London" Slough then ?
 

seaweed

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Rapidly growing broadcaster requires slimming coach.
 

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