Candle Shack's Expansion Fuels Job Market in the Falkirk Community

Falkirk, 11th November, 2021 - Candle Shack is a major candle manufacturer to some of the worlds leading luxury brands and a trusted supplier for niche fragranced goods busi­nesses. Established in 2010, Candle Shack is family owned and based in Central Scotland, Falkirk, with R&D laboratory and established engineering and manufacturing divisions.

The story started off in a kitchen, with husband and wife team Duncan and Cheryl Maclean making candles. Fast forward to now, where Candle Shack serves businesses in over 60 coun­tries and has a highly engaged social community with nearly 11 thousand members. More than just a go-to ecommerce supply store, Candle Shack equips and gives entrepreneurs confidence by providing innovative solutions and high-quality products.

The company's purpose is simple- to help crea­tives and creators to build inspirational business­es, brands and products, by giving them all the tools and support they need to succeed.

The owners Duncan and Cheryl Maclean believe in empowerment and growth not only that of their customers but of their employees too.

Candle Shack takes personal and team develop­ment seriously- with numerous initiatives to develop young leaders and kickstarter opportu­nities investing in the next generation of business people.

The Future

Another record year on year increase in turnover has helped Candle Shack secure £4.4m investment from Maven Capital Partners, who have great confidence in the company's potential for growth.

This investment further fuels the company's expansion plans and enables the creation of up to 50 more jobs both in Central Scotland and the Netherlands, where Candle Shack is expanding its operations with a new distribution centre.

Ambitious growth plans will allow Candle Shack to better support thousands of niche home fragrance brands across Europe as well as aspiring entrepre­neurs wanting to kickstart their career in the trade.

Join the Candle Shack team

We are growing at speed and we are actively building out the capabilities of our great team. If a fast-paced environment with like-minded colleagues might be for you, you may wish to consider one of our open roles:

BUYER (Ref: W1110-BY)
We're seeking the right person with a successful track record as a buyer in a manufacturing organisation. Working as part of our Supply Chain team, you will develop and implement our procurement and suppli­er management strategy, where you will be responsi­ble for ensuring we achieve our material availability and margin targets.

This role is truly cross-functional and will require excel­lent relationship management skills to deliver against defined S&OP objectives. You will be responsible for production planning based on up-to-date sales forecasts to ensure that orders produced align with both external and internal customer requirements. A relevant track record and experience will be essential.

You will carry out quality assessment measurement of all incoming raw materials and components, approv­ing or rejecting in line with quality standards.

We need a great studio all-rounder - handy with a camera but with a bias for video production, where our requirement to inspire and educate means we anticipate creating a substantial amount of new, engaging content. You will be producing to a clear calendar, working closely with our Content Coordina­tor to ensure that the work you create arrives where we need it and joining the business at an exciting time for the definition of the Candle Shack brand.

We have a range of flexible part-time (morning, afternoon or early evening) and Winter seasonal opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated individ­uals to join our Customer Support Team. As one of our Advisors, you will provide excellent service to our customers on email, phone and chat. You will handle clearly defined tasks, be given full training for your role and work alongside a buddy who will make sure we look after you.

Interested in one of these roles? Contact our HR team with your CV or for more information, citing the appropriate reference number at:

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