Careers

At Creed Foodservice, we’re creating a great place to work, with great people

Passion, core values and a great customer experience are at the heart of our business

Established in 1972, we are an ambitious family business within the foodservice industry. We deliver a great range of multi-temperature food products, including our butchery and fresh range to caterers across the country from our bases in Gloucestershire, Derbyshire, and Buckinghamshire. It’s a great place to be and we are proud of our role in supporting our local community. We are dedicated to creating a great place to work and have achieved a Best Companies ‘one to watch’ status for two consecutive years, followed by a Best Companies ‘one star’ in 2017. Our people are committed to our values of commercial, friendly, nurturing and proud. We work hard and are committed to providing a great service but we ensure we have fun and continue to develop our people along the way. Our employees often get involved in charity events, attend the Director breakfasts, put forward their ideas for improvement and contribute in the team briefings.

 The benefits of working for us

Living Wage Employer, Life Assurance, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Savings Scheme, Training Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme, Minimum of 24 Days Holiday (Pro-Rata) Plus Bank Holidays, An Additional Day Off to Support a Charity of Your Choice, Long Service Awards & Many More.

Development and Progression at Creed Foodservice

Foodservice is an exciting, fast-paced and challenging industry to work in, and we’re proud to support, encourage and reward our people and teams at all levels across all departments to progress with ongoing development, training and recognition. Recent internal training initiatives include the ‘Creed Exceed’ Development Programme, LEAD, Sales Training, and Drivers Academy. With a broad range of business functions dedicated to delivering quality products, high service levels and added value to internal and external customers, we are able to offer clear progression internally for those who are keen to pursue a career, learn new skills and bring their knowledge to other areas of the business.

Armed Forces Covenant

armed forces covenant logoWe signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in 2015 to show our support for the UK’s armed forces community. Signing the corporate covenant marked Creed’s recognition of the value that serving regular and reservist personnel, veterans and military families contribute to its business and to the UK. The company aims to offer employment where possible to ex-servicemen and women, and support any reservists.

Read our full ‘Armed Forces Covenant’ here

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, as outlined in our equal opportunities policy.

Please see our current opportunities below. If you would like to be part of a growing, dynamic business and share our values, please send your CV to us with a covering email, to: jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk and we’ll keep your CV on file.

Credit Control Adminstrator

Job Type

Credit Control Adminstrator

Location(s)

Staverton

Salary

DOE

Closing Date

Job Description

The main responsibilities of the Credit Control Administrator are to assist the team in the prompt collection of debt due for invoices issued to customers on the sales ledger and to communicate effectively throughout the business whilst promoting high standards of internal and external customer service. Within this position, you will be expected to contribute as a team to manage ledgers for approximately 900 active customers at any time with a turnover in the region of £65M.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Responsibility and ownership for recovering unpaid money owed to the business:
  • Provide customers with all relevant documents to enable them to pay their account cleanly to terms.
  • Chase debtors promptly to ensure customers pay to terms and ensure all overdue is received in a timely manner.
  • Produce and send relevant overdue letters to coincide and adhere to the credit insurance policies terms and conditions.
  • Post and allocate cash as per the customer’s instructions.
  • Manage your assigned portfolio of accounts and report cash flow analysis to the Credit Control Supervisor.
  • Monitor and identify changes in payment patterns to minimise risk.
  • Examine shortfalls with payments and take the necessary steps to ascertain the details as to why a balance remains.
  • Propose and take effective action to the Credit Control Supervisor to avert indebtedness and negotiate payment plans if required.
  • Propose unrecoverable balances to be written off periodically.
  • Investigate queries and liaise with all departments to resolve as necessary ensuring a prompt and complete response to both internal and external enquiries.
  • Perform the relevant checks with credit reference agencies and governing bodies to support opening new accounts in line with procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met as required.
  • Work closely with colleagues within the department to ensure the smooth running of the credit-control process.

The ideal candidate

The successful Credit Control Administrator will possess:

  • Strong customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Exceptional level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills.
  • Reconciliation and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to establish and maintain good relationships.
  • The aptitude to work under pressure whilst maintaining a proactive approach.
  • Awareness of the pre-action protocols for debt claims to enable the business to issue court proceedings.
  • A proven track record of success within accounts receivable is desirable.

Pay and Benefits: The total remuneration for this role will include both pay and benefits, the value of which will be dependant upon experience.

Study support for AAT examinations can be provided as part of your total remuneration package. Should you be interested in a further study being supported please discuss this when you are invited to interview. The soonest available start date for AAT study would be January 2020 and the course would be delivered at Gloucestershire College.

Benefits Living Wage Foundation Employer, Life Assurance, Savings Scheme, Training and Development Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme, Online Discounts Package and many more.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, as outlined in our equal opportunities policy.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply, please send your CV with covering email to jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk

Regional Sales Manager

Job Type

Regional Sales Manager

Location(s)

Staverton

Salary

DOE

Closing Date

Job Description

The position of Regional Sales Manager is a varied and vital role which will set the strategy for a regional territory with ambitious growth plans, currently worth Circa £11m. The role will be responsible for a high performing team of 8 people located around the midlands and Cotswold area who are responsible for independent business sales.

You will achieve sales and cash margin targets through coaching and mentoring, empowering your team to work autonomously and make decisions with confidence and setting achievable objectives. Your strategy will consider the development needs of BDM’s, who you will support in the identification of category gaps and growth opportunities through new and existing business.

You will also build a strong network within the business, building cross-functional teams to support sales, performance and align objectives. These networks will enable you to align the business proposition to the needs of the customer.

Some responsibilities of the role include:

  • Engage with team & motivate through coaching, support & development plans both in the field through accompaniments or classroom training. Ensuring that the team are communicating effectively with internal customer network. Help & assist drive to deliver sales and cash margin targets as a minimum for Independent Sales.
  • Win & retain profitable new business in line with company standards working with the New Business Development Managers to help deliver this target.
  • Keep & Develop existing customer numbers to achieve agreed standards
  • Work with internal departments and suppliers to sell for more, buy for less and minimise costs
  • Drive the agreed company campaigns and support the agreed focus to meet customer and company targets
  • Work closely with Telesales & Operations to ensure compliance, retention, delivery of company campaigns & service levels are achieved.
  • Coach, Support & develop skillset within the team through in the field coaching & classroom training which will be supported/agreed through relevant literature, feedback & development plans with BDM
  • Team development/succession planning – retention of talent

 

Who we’re looking for:

  • Previous Field sales team management experience – ideally 2+ years
  • A real people coach who has a proven record for getting the best out of a high achieving team.
  • A proven track record for setting, delivering and reviewing a Sales plan/Strategy.
  • Democratic leadership style empowering the team to make the decisions.
  • A relaxed, engaging leader with a passion for delivering results.
  • Fast-paced decision maker and able to bring the team with him/her
  • Ability to work with a cross-functional head office based support team to ensure needs and wants of the Sales team are delivered.
  • Lives and breathes our values
  • An ideal location would be Midlands/towards Cotswolds
  • A relationship builder with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Someone who enjoys working autonomously and on their own initiative
  • A change agent who relishes a learning culture, shares ideas and works collaboratively.

 Contracted hours: The role is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, the core hours within our head office functions are Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 5pm.

Benefits: Living Wage Employer, Life Assurance, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Savings Scheme, Training Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme & many more.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, as outlined in our equal opportunities policy.

To apply, please send your CV with covering email to jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk

Class 2 Driver- High Wycombe

Job Type

Class 2 Driver - 45 per week (5 out of 7 days)

Location(s)

High Wycombe

Salary

DOE

Closing Date

Job Description

At Creed the role of Driver is essential to the business. It is vital that the successful candidate has a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude, whilst maintaining a professional service to both their internal and external customers. The role requires a highly motivated individual who is not afraid to get stuck in!

Some responsibilities of the role are:

  • To ensure that vehicles are driven with due care and attention.
  • To complete all paperwork and daily checks accurately.
  • To promote the company and maintain the company image through presentable appearance and behaviour, whilst ensuring our customers are always treated with trust and integrity.
  • To ensure vehicles and freezers are fuelled.
  • To park vehicles in accordance with the designated plans.
  • To establish and maintain good working relationships with other employees and visitors.
  • To adhere to the procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment.
  • To comply with all company policies and procedures, specifically surrounding health and safety and other duties as required, according to the needs of the business.

The successful candidate must have a Class 2 Licence and Full CPC hours. They must be keen to learn new skills, have a desire to make a difference and have the flexibility to work extra hours in line with the business needs. Knowledge of the food industry would be advantageous.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk detailing why you are perfect for this role and what value you can add to the business.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, as outlined in our equal opportunities policy.

Benefits: Living Wage Foundation Employer, Life Assurance, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Savings Scheme, Training & Development Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme, Online Discounts Package & many more.

To apply, please send your CV with covering email to jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk

IT Support Executive (Cheltenham / Ilkeston)

Job Type

IT Support Executive ( Cheltenham / Ilkeston)

Location(s)

Staverton & Ilkestone

Salary

£19,000 - £21,000

Closing Date

Job Description

The position of IT Support Executive is a varied and vital role within the IT team at Creed, which will support with set up, training and troubleshooting of our bespoke internal systems. The successful applicant will provide first and second line support for all internal application queries.

The Role Details

Supporting the implementation of projects, including scheduled Accord updates and enhancements

Advise, train and support functionality of our BCP Accord system for circa 75 users, including MAC (Moves, Adds, Changes) requests

Work in conjunction with our IT Managed Services Provider to record and monitor support requirements

Manage application support ticket queue using ConnectWise and proactively plan to reduce support calls

Managing expectations and meeting commitments made, as well as providing regular updates

Call and Ticket Log Analysis, Identification of trends, underlying issues and solutions development

Deliver weekly and ad-hoc reports summarising support issues by area

Diagnose and solve hardware/software faults, both remotely and face to face

Research and implement new opportunities both within current systems and across potential new technology platforms to support the growth of our business

Provide coaching, training and advice to system users

The Ideal Candidate

In order to be considered for this position the following Skills, Knowledge and experience are essential:

Knowledge of ERP systems

Knowledge of MS Office

Willingness to develop skills in; Magento, SQL, FTP, SharePoint and MS Teams

Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

A consultative approach to build strong internal relationships

Experience working within a fast-paced environment and on your own initiative.

It would set your application at a distinct advantage if you have knowledge of and/or experience using the following:

Magento, SQL, FTP, MS SharePoint, Teams and ConnectWise Manage or similar service management systems

Contracted hours

The role is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, the core hours within our head office functions are Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 5pm.

Benefits

Living Wage Employer, Life Assurance, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Savings Scheme, Training Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme & many more.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, as outlined in our equal opportunities policy.

To apply, please send your CV with covering email to jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk

Product Data Administrat

Job Type

Product Data Administrat

Location(s)

Staverton

Salary

£18,000 - £20,000

Closing Date

Job Description

Creed FoodService are seeking a Product Data Administrator to assist with the daily maintenance its ERP system and to ensure that all product data is up to date and accurate.

The Role Details

To own the new product process to ensure the product is set up within agreed timescales.
To handle product barcode queries and to escalate issues with the relevant supplier.
To maintain product data during the life of the product on various platforms.
To collate and update product specifications, allergens and nutritional information including COSSH sheets
Complete weekly and monthly departmental reporting.
Support with business related projects.
Liaise with suppliers on detailed product information such as allergens and origin information.
Ensure administration of product data is robust for circa 6,500 SKU’s.

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an enthusiastic, proactive and self-motivated individual with a passion for food, interest in allergens and nutrition and a desire for excellence to train in this role and join our Commercial department. The successful candidate will be organised, with a keen eye for detail will enjoy using their passion for food in a hands-on role.
Passion for food and food product knowledge, ideally gained within a retail, wholesale, hospitality or food service environment.
The ability to communicate effectively at all levels; excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
A high level of accuracy, attention to detail and a methodical approach to working, ideally evidenced through experience working in a high volume data entry role or a degree level qualification.
A good level of IT literacy and knowledge of excel. The ability to learn new systems quickly is essential and experience working with ERP systems would set your application at a distinct advantage.
Comfortable with a high volume of data entry.

Benefits

Living Wage Foundation Employer, Life Assurance, Savings Scheme, Training and Development Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme, Online Discounts Package and many more

To apply, please send your CV with covering email to jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk

Trader or Junior Trader

Job Type

Trader or Junior Trader

Location(s)

Staverton

Salary

From £22,000 to £33,000 Per Annum DOP

Closing Date

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Trading team at Creed Foodservice as Trader or Junior Trader (depending on experience) the key differences in these roles will be this size of your supplier portfolio and revenue accountability. Within this role you will be expected to achieve commercial terms targets with your agreed supplier portfolio and manage designated categories to achieve range and financial targets.

The Role Details

Supplier relationship management of agreed portfolio
Effective delivery and tracking of supplier revenues
Sourcing new products in line with: internal business strategy and external, customer retention and development strategy
Ongoing price management to ensure Creed remain competitive in the market place
Manage ‘AT Risk’ products to minimise business exposure
Packaging regulatory awareness, compliance and information communication
Close liaison with Marketing team to ensure trading strategy dovetails with channel/operator/consumer insight
Work with Senior Sales team to ensure profit maximisation by account is realised
Present proactive plans and category insight to internal and external customers, e.g Sales, the Board, Suppliers
Drive efficiencies where possible, reduce costs and add value
Product benchmarking via product focus process
Competitor analysis and market updates
Commodity tracking and reporting

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need to be highly self-motivated to achieve agreed goals and able to work efficiently and independently within time constraints.
Posses excellent ‘product’ knowledge gained from within one of the ‘out of home’ channels
Strong understanding of foodservice marketplace
Understanding of key metrics that impact the commercial revenues: ORD’s,Marketing ,rebates and category
Experience managing multiple internal and external stakeholders
Excellent Presentation Skills
Strong Numeracy skills and GCSE grade C(4) or equivalent as a minimum
Proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel and ideally with experience using Office 365, Teams and SharePoint.
Experience Managing the Product Lifecycle; List, Launch, Review, De-list
Trading experience within the food industry

Benefits

Living Wage Foundation Employer, Life Assurance, Savings Scheme, Training and Development Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme, Online Discounts Package and many more.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, as outlined in our equal opportunities policy.

To apply, please send your CV with covering email to jobs@creedfoodservice.co.uk

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