Careers at Marlow Ropes

We are regularly looking for bright, tenacious and hardworking people to join our team in a range of different opportunities

Sales & Marketing

UK and Export sales and business development in many different market sectors.


Factory & site maintenance and production engineering.


Machine, splicing and warehouse operatives, day and night shifts.


Finance, management accounts and credit control across two businesses.

Customer Service

Sales, service and administration for 1000's of customers around the world.

R&D & Quality

Technical and production development, testing, R&D and quality control.


Marlow Ropes are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialist fiber ropes. Our rope making roots in the local community go back over 200 years and we are proud to still be manufacturing on the same site as our forebears did.

We have earned a reputation around the world for innovation, performance and quality and we work hard to maintain this. Our factory in Hailsham, East Sussex in the UK employs around 70 people in production, logistics, sales, marketing, technical, accounts and administration. We also have a sales and distribution office in Plymouth Massachusetts in the USA employing 6 people. In addition, we are part of a larger family-owned group, with UK other manufacturing and distribution sites in Malvern, Heywood and Telford.

We believe in doing things better, and are always on the lookout for new talent to help us push our Company forward. If you would like to join our team send us your CV. Alternatively, apply for the specific roles advertised below

Current Vacancies

US Outside Sales Executive – Leisure Marine

Position Description

Small-team environment and established marine industry brand give you the tools to create your own future!

Marlow Ropes USA, the Massachusetts-based sales office of the leading UK rope manufacturer, seeks a highly motivated individual to join our small team and assist in the sales and marketing efforts as we continue to grow the brand in the North American market.


Marlow Ropes USA was created in 2013 to address the increasing demand for the Marlow products in North America. Situated in Plymouth, MA, in what was once the largest rope factory in the world, we distribute rope into a variety of industries in the US, including:

Safety Access
Vehicle Recovery
Film and Theater

Marlow Ropes. Inc. also distribute the innovative British made load sensing products manufactured by Cyclops Marine

Founded in 2018, Cyclops Marine brings together sailing expertise and wireless load sensing technology into a range of products, all designed and manufactured in the UK.  


We’re looking for a full-time Sales Executive to back up our Leisure Marine Sales Manager’s business development efforts, while maintaining the high level of customer service our existing customers have come to count on. Some of the key responsibilities will include:

Account Management of our existing Leisure Marine customers.
Development of New Accounts within the assigned Sales Territory
Developing sales of our distributed brand – Cyclops Load Sensors
Traveling to customer visits in the Territory
Working with Sales Manager to develop sales strategies for the territory.

Time is likely to be split 50% outside travel, visiting existing and prospective customers across the USA and 50% proactive inside sales activity. You must be willing and able to travel and stay away from home.

Whilst a geographical base within commuting distance of our head office in south Massachusetts is preferred, consideration will be given to outstanding applicants based in other key sailing locations across the US.


You will be enthusiastic and passionate, displaying empathy, credibility and tenacity. Experience in the yachting industry is preferred but not essential, however you will be an experienced sailor, able to discuss all aspects of the sport with your customers. You will also have sales experience and know how to develop business relationships and grow sales.



Located 40 minutes south of Boston, Cordage Park is the former home of Plymouth Cordage Company, once the world’s largest rope manufacturer. The well-known location is situated on the historic waterfront of Plymouth, MA, and is home to on-site commuter rail access, an employee gym, a vibrant local restaurant scene, and nearby access to MA Route 3.



Marlow Ropes USA offers a rewarding environment for those who thrive on working with a small team and having a wide range of responsibilities to keep them engaged. We are growing exponentially, and as we do so we look to promote from within where possible. Team members therefore have influence over both the rate and direction at which we grow, and how their roles evolve as it happens. We offer a competitive starting salary and benefits in a great location in which to work.


Competitive salary depending on experience + quartile bonus paid in line with target achievement.
10 vacation days per year, increasing with service.
Paid Time Off
Health & Dental Insurance after probationary 3 months
Paid mileage for business travel (IRS Recommended rate)

Interested applicants should contact Forrest Williams at




Some of the key responsibilities will include:

– Account Management of our existing Yachting customers.

– Development of New Accounts within the northeast US Sales Territory

– Traveling to customer visits in the Territory

– Working with Sales Manager to develop sales strategies and programs for the territory.

Salary (Dependent on experience)
Please send in your resume and cover letter via the SEND YOUR CV link.

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