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.

Product Data Administrator

Job Type

Product Data Administrator - 40 hours per week

Location(s)

Staverton, GL51

Salary

DOE

Closing Date

Job Description

The main purpose of the ‘Data Administrator’ role is to ensure that all product data is up to date and to set up all new products on the system. The ideal candidate will have a good level of IT literacy, specifically excel knowledge and be comfortable with a high volume of data entry, ensuring high levels of accuracy at all times.  Knowledge and experience of the foodservice sector would be advantageous and previous knowledge of systems would be desirable.

Some responsibilities of the role are:

  • Ensure administration of product data is robust circa 6,500
  • Own new product process to include – timely set up of new products including descriptions, warehouse management, buying screen configurations and pricing structure
  • Maintain website product offering and configurations
  • Collate and update product specifications and COSSH sheets
  • Liaise with suppliers on detailed product information such as allergens/origin
  • Complete weekly reporting as required
  • Support internal compliance to meet externally achieved accreditations: audits/Certification/Manuals/Processes e.g. CMi / MHS / Red Tractor / MSC / Organic (Soil Assoc.) / Freedom Foods, etc

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

The successful candidate must have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be keen to learn new skills and have a desire to make a difference. Successful candidates will also be required to have the flexibility to work extra hours in line with business needs.

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.

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

Contract Support Assistant (20 Hours Per Week)

Job Type

Contract Support Assistant (20 Hours Per Week)

Location(s)

Staverton

Salary

DOE

Closing Date

Job Description

The role of the contract support assistant is to be a key member of the ‘win team’ responsible for processing all tenders above £200k. Working closely with both Commercial and Sales teams to facilitate the tender process. Additionally to help drive income for major customer accounts, whilst offering a support function to the commercial team.

Some of the responsibilities for this role would be;

• Facilitation of tender process
• Supplier cost increase analysis
• Reporting for Commercial and Sales team
• National Account Price Review process
• Customer & Product analysis
• Close liaison with trading team regarding product sourcing
• Ongoing analysis and working with Sales team to Generate supplier supported pricing

The ideal candidate must have good commercial awareness, strong interpersonal/relationship building skills, able to communicate at all levels. Highly self-motivated to achieve agreed goals, able to work efficiently and independently within time constraints. Strong computer skills – Excel knowledge essential Good ‘product’ knowledge, ideally gained from within one of the ‘out of home’ channels. Understanding of foodservice marketplace.

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.

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

Nightshift Assistant Warehouse Manager

Job Type

Nightshift Assistant Warehouse Manager

Location(s)

Ilkeston

Salary

Closing Date

Job Description

This role will be responsible for all picking and consolidation operations scheduled during the shift are completed to the time deadlines set and to ensure that those operations are carried out in an accurate, controlled and detailed manner to facilitate a quality service to our customers. This is measured by delivery routes leaving on time with the correct products at the correct temperatures.

You will be accountable for the strict adherence to all processes and procedures relating to Food Safety as outlined in the company Food Safety Standards Manual.

Responsibilities of the role:

o Assist NSM to recruit, train and develop new and existing staff including new joiners and succession planning.
o Manage the night shift in a positive, service focussed and professional manner. Including overseeing the loading of delivery vehicles to ensure that routes are loaded in the correct sequence.
o Focus on Employee Engagement; supporting existing and identifying new initiatives that will help improve our departments “Best companies” results.
o Work within department operational target for credit notes

You must ensure:

o A safe working environment for your shift and clear handover.
o All orders are picked in accordance with company policies and procedures.
o Company protocols and procedures relating to the handling of temperature sensitive products are followed.
o All invoicing and route paperwork is completed in accordance with the schedule
o Routes depart on time in accordance with the schedule.
o All product consolidations are completed on time in accordance with loading schedules
o Required standards of housekeeping are maintained at all times
o To ensure sub supply items are picked and dispatched on time

The successful candidate must have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be keen to learn new skills and have a desire to make a difference. Successful candidates will also be required to have the flexibility to work extra hours in line with the business needs. A fork lift licence would be desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

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.

 

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

Telemarketing Executive

Job Type

Telemarketing Executive

Location(s)

Ilkeston

Salary

Closing Date

Job Description

Are you a friendly individual that wants to work for Living Wage Employer that cares about its people and offers a competitive Salary and great benefits?

Have you demonstrated tenacity in a previous role? Do you have the ability to strike a conversation with anyone, good organisational skills and a relentless positive attitude?

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your sales skills within a company that sets realistic targets, provide training and support and wants to help you develop ready to take the next steps in your career?

If you answered “YES!” to the questions above, then we are looking for you to join our Telesales Team in Ilkeston.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established team in Ilkeston, qualifying leads and setting up appointments for the Business Development Manager.

The role will involve following up on leads provided by the sales team and using your initiative to identify new leads.
Your message will be based on saving both time and money by utilising one supplier that can meet all of the prospective customer’s needs.

You will:
• Make 50-70 calls per day to potential leads
• Reach 10 decision makers
• Set at least 3 appointments for our business development manager to pitch for their business.

Creed Foodservice is a family business that offer a personalised service to all of our customers and our unique selling point of working with Creed is the friendly and personal service provided by our team. Managing one delivery is more efficient and cost effective than 15; Our customers benefit from one dedicated Driver, Account Manager and Telesales Executive who will learn their business and go the extra mile to support their needs. Creed Foodservice are proud of our roots as a small family business and know that our customers and employees are at the heart of our success, we “Believe in More” and our teams will go that extra mile for our Customers.

Benefits: Living Wage Foundation Employer, Life Assurance, Savings Scheme, Training & 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

Butchery Packer

Job Type

Butchery Packer

Location(s)

Staverton

Salary

Closing Date

Job Description

The day to day duties of a Butchery Packer include picking and packing meat to a high standard, ready for distribution to customers, in accordance with safety legislation.

Some responsibilities of the role are:

• Package and label all meat and in accordance with Creed specifications.
• Understand and accurately implement ‘best before date’ information on meats
• Operate the metal detector accurately and efficiently
• Adhere to the proper and safe use of equipment as directed in the manufacturer’s instructions
• Load products in trays for transportation and / or storage
• Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.
• Adhere to Creed hygiene and health & safety policies

The successful candidate must have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be keen to learn new skills and have a desire to make a difference. Successful candidates will also be required to have the flexibility to work extra hours in line with the business needs.

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.

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

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Creed’s in-house butchery provides us with fully traceable, quality beef and pork meat; I can even request a particular cut if I’m looking to experiment with a new idea. Knowing the provenance of the meat we use is really important.

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Catering Manager
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