Employment Opportunities at PING Europe Ltd

PING is a family-owned golf manufacturer, founded in 1959 by Karsten and Louise Solheim. The PING brand is synonymous with innovation, performance, quality and service and has a worldwide reputation for designing and manufacturing industry-leading, custom-fit golf equipment, while also being a highly regarded golf apparel brand.

PING Europe, based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, assembles and distributes golf equipment to the UK, Ireland, Europe, Iceland, South Africa and the Middle East. The European headquarters employs over 250 people in a range of different functions, including manufacturing, operations, marketing, sales and finance. The company is also the proprietor of the local golf club, Thonock Park.

COVID-19 considerations

We have made extensive changes to our procedures and protocols to ensure that Ping Europe Ltd is a fully compliant Covid-19 venue.

Current Employment Opportunities
  • Buyer
  • ​Software Developer
  • Food and Beverage Assistant (Thonock Park)

Job descriptions for all our current vacancies, including closing dates, are detailed below.

Please note that if we receive high levels of applications for a particular role, the closing date may be brought forward and no further applications will be accepted. Therefore, please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Working in conjunction with the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer will be responsible for the scheduling, tendering, negotiation, evaluation and performance monitoring of a wide range of service/maintenance contracts, examples of which include utility contracts and service/maintenance contracts for buildings and equipment. In addition, there will be specific buying responsibility for a selection of consumable products used within our production facility.

Key responsibilities:
  • Maintain the contract renewal schedule to ensure the management of the contracts are carried out in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for the preparation and negotiation of tenders.

  • Responsible for the full evaluation of quotations, in conjunction with the respective Manager.

  • Effective evaluation/analysis of quotations and subsequent proposals to Senior Management to enable timely decision making.

  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date and accurate contract records.

  • Work in conjunction with other departments to create, evaluate and maintain the Approved Contractors file.

  • In conjunction with the Maintenance and Health and Safety Managers, further develop and improve the criteria to determine best practice for managing contractors.

  • Responsible for maintaining inventory levels for an assigned range of consumable products.

  • Ensuring the timely and accurate placing of purchase orders with suppliers.

  • Ensure regular reviews of our suppliers to cover service level agreements, KPI’s, cost monitoring and any other improvements.

  • Monitor vendors to ensure adherence/compliance to established terms and conditions.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Purchasing Manager.

Essential qualifications and experience:
  • Minimum of 2-3 years procurement experience.

  • Previous experience in a similar role is desirable.

  • Sound mathematical ability. 

Personal qualities:
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel spreadsheets.

  • A broad-minded thinker with the ability to investigate and challenge information presented to them.

  • Ability to organise, schedule and prioritise a variety of tasks to ensure deadlines are met.

Anyone interested in the above position should submit their application in writing to by the closing date Friday 13th August 2021, including a CV and covering letter stating why you think you are a suitable candidate for this role.

Software Developer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the IT Team to develop and support software applications for our UK operation. This will involve developing bespoke applications that interface with our ERP system, while also working in conjunction with our US-based development team to develop additional functionality for our ERP system.

Key responsibilities:
  • Working with the IT Manager, you will be involved in the full development project life cycle, comprising of planning, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance

  • Complete development tasks as assigned, ensuring code conformity to established methodologies and standards

  • Create and maintain both system documentation and user training materials

  • Maintain the integrity and security of company systems and data

  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential qualifications and/or experience:
  • Educated to degree level in Information Systems or a relevant Computer Science subject.

  • Minimum of two years’ experience developing in a .Net framework using C#.

  • Experience of developing and deploying web applications using Azure

  • Experience of using SQL Server

  • Experience of using version control systems, such as Git, Subversion and Mercurial

  • Experience of ecommerce systems and EDI would be desirable

  • Experience developing solutions in Power Bi would be desirable.

Essential skills and personal qualities:
  • Excellent telephone manner and communication skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

  • Be able to demonstrate data analysis and mathematical problem-solving skills

  • Be self-motivated and flexible, with good personal organisation

  • Able to work to deadlines

  • ​Confident working independently and as part of a team.

​Anyone interested in the above position should submit their application in writing to by the closing date Friday 6th August 2021, including a CV and covering letter stating why you think you are a suitable candidate for this role.


Food and Beverage Assistant (Thonock Park)

Thonock Park, based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, is seeking to recruit immediately available Food and Beverage Assistants on a zero-hours contract basis.

Key responsibilities:
  • To provide a warm, friendly and efficient service to customers in all front-of-house food and beverage areas, including the bar, restaurant and Café 19.

  • To work effectively as part of a cohesive team and deliver excellent customer service on a consistent basis.

  • To ensure all operational standards are adhered to.

Essential Skills and Personal Qualities:
  • Team player

  • Personable

  • Smart appearance

  • Reliable and organised

  • Customer focused

  • Passion to deliver exceptional service levels

Candidates will ideally have one year of experience in a food and beverage role but this is not essential.

If you are interested in the above position, please submit your application to, including a CV and covering letter stating why you believe you would be a suitable candidate for this role.

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