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

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The butchery unit is first class, very modern unit, very organised and a well-run place. Everybody I spoke to has a real passion for their job and to supply me with the best quality meat. I really like the fact that are sourcing very good meat direct from the farms and everybody has the same goal to supply the best they can.

Paul Fraemohs
Head Chef
Somerville College, Oxford

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