Strategy & Product Development
A career in IT was never planned, in fact during school IT did not really exist; the most powerful electronic device was a scientific calculator. After some wrong turns following ejection from Higher Education, I ended up in a sales role for a manufacturer of networking products. It turned out to be a dynamic and fast moving industry, perfect for someone who likes variety and a challenge.
In 1994 I started Universal Networks. What I had previously learnt - mixing expertise, responsiveness and excellent customer service - felt right and importantly delivered results. In a nutshell that is how we 'do stuff' at Universal, from the start and still now 20+ years later.
It's still exciting, challenging and enjoyable, thanks to the great team around me, our clients and suppliers. It amazes me to think we're barrelling towards our third decade of business!
Head of Accounts
Overseeing the Accounts department to ensure everything runs smoothly.
My role is to ensure that all financial aspects are up to date, ensuring that both payments are made and collected on time.
Interesting Fact - I recently passed the D.A.S for a full motorcycle licence
I have a varied role at Universal Networks which includes Human Resources, maintaining our ISO Quality system and supporting the sales team.
When I'm not at work and the weather is good, I can often be found in the garden or out on my bike with other bikers or my husband, stopping at cafes and pubs. The other time is spent trying to squeeze in my other hobbies some of which are cooking, reading & photography.
Sales Account Manager
Funny Fact - I often break out in spontaneous dancing around the office
I am one of the Account managers here at Universal and provide technical advice on solutions best suited to your business, seeing it through to the end. My role involves finding out what customers need, to provide them with the best solutions depending on budget and lead times. In my spare time, apart from socialising, I love to read and paint; anything from animals to Landscapes and everything else in between. On occasion, I like to just escape from it all and travel, preferably with a little glass of wine!!!
Procurement & Logistics
I am the Purchasing Manager for Universal Networks. My role is to ensure that orders are raised correctly, despatched and delivered on time. I also support the sales office with quotations, orders, contact management and general administrative duties.
In my spare time I enjoy family days out, music and socialising. Often after a busy day at work, a glass of wine is on the agenda!
Product Marketing Manager
Funny Fact - I once dressed up as Orville the Duck
I am the Product Marketing Manager at Universal Networks which involves organising a range of marketing activities including social media, customer case studies and e-newsletters. We have a dedicated, friendly team at Universal and work on some exciting projects with our customers - I'm looking forward to building awareness of the Universal brand to a wider audience.
I'm a mum of three, so a lot of my spare time is spent with my children, anything from ballet lessons to a trip to the park!
Interested in starting a future in Sales at Universal Networks?
Universal supply network solutions and have built a reputation for providing quality products and excellent customer service. This is achieved through being responsive, knowledgeable, friendly and always putting the client first. We are looking for people with the right attitude to join our Company, now in it's 24th year. Universal have an accumulated wealth of product knowledge, a large customer base, excellent supplier relations and strong financials. If you are interested in a sales position, have experience in networking and preferably fibre optics, are an ambitious, service-orientated individual, we’d like to hear from you today!
Pay packages are related to gross profit. Typically you will earn up to 27% of GP on your sales, with no ceiling.
Set in the beautiful town of Hungerford, just 5 minutes from M4 junction 14, our office is within walking distance of the Town centre. Hungerford railway station is a few minutes walk and links to Reading and London.
Contact us here or call on 01488 685800.