About Creed: Creed is a family business, established in 1972, which is ambitious with it's growth within the industry. We deliver a great range of multi-temperature food products, including our butchery and fresh ranges to caterers across the country from our offices in Cheltenham, Ilkeston & High Wycombe. 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, with great people and in 2020 were listed by Sunday Times as one of the top 100 companies to work for, having achieved a “two star” status with best companies. Our people are committed to our values, choose their attitude and focus on the needs of the customer. They work hard and are committed to providing a great service but want to have some fun and development along the way. Our employees often get involved in charity events, attend the company conversations, put forward their ideas for improvement and contribute in the team briefings. Our core business values are being: Commercial, Proud, Friendly and Nurturing.
The Apprentice Business Administrator will work in our Sales (National Accounts) team and will support the delivery of excellent insight and customer satisfaction to customers with a turnover in excess of £1m operating across over c 500 nationwide sites. They will support the National Account Manager, Senior National Account Executive and National Account Executive with diary management, reports, scheduling, project management and administration to ensure that customer requirements are met and exceeded, on time, accurately and with excellent presentation. In this role you will need to build, maintain and improve relationships with all internal and external stakeholders to help drive business improvement, support the Head of Sales - National and contribute to the delivery of the National Sales Strategy.
Some of the responsibilities of the role will be:
Targeting a range of customers across a variety of channels (including LinkedIn Sales Navigator and outbound phone calls) you will:
Work with the Inventory and Supply Chain Team to monitor Out of Stocks and manage communication with customers ensuring excellent customer service.
Improve customer satisfaction levels by documenting customer complaints, investigate challenges, propose solutions and ensure that follow-up takes place.
Regularly update Customer Contracts, Order Forms and other customer and sales information on both internal and external systems.
Maintain update and report on Failed Delivery’s as required.
Complete, maintain and update accurate Product Data Sheets for national customers.
Utilise a full understanding of these to resolve and issues, develop, improve, and manage bespoke customer ordering systems efficiently.
Support the New Product Listing process, by collating bespoke order forms and technical data working with the Trading and Data team to ensure that the process is runs as smoothly as possible for our customers.
New Account set up.
Processing sample and ad-hoc customer request orders as required.
Prepare product quotes.
Prepare regular KPI reports by customer and other ad-hoc reports where required.
Maintaining accurate customer information.
Support customer visits by preparing relevant documentation including Agendas, Powerpoint Presentations, Reports, Insight Data, Nutritional and Allergen information and Tasting notes.
Support the wider team with day-to-day tasks providing customer and sales information as required.
Plan, organise, support, attend and deliver both customer visits and supplier visits with customers.
You will be employed as an Apprentice for the full 21 Months of this programme and gain valuable experience within a business environment which will equip you to progress into a permanent position at the end of your studies.
You can find out more about the Business Administration Apprenticeship on the link below:
Your apprenticeship training and assignments will be completed during your working hours and further training in the workplace will take place throughout the duration of this programme.
The Ideal Candidate:
We're looking for a driven individual with excellent interpersonal, relationship management, stakeholder engagement and influencing skills.
Excellent People Skills: communication, interpersonal, relationship building and stakeholder management skills.
Excellent organisational skills: A methodical, planned and organised approach to work, the ability to work well under pressure and deliver results on agreed deadlines.
Customer orientation: The ability to adapt your style to work ensure you get the best outcome from every interaction with internal and external stakeholders to deliver excellent customer service.
Commercial Acumen: Ability to understand how your role contributes to business success and to persuade and influence others.
Process driven: with an eye for detail, a proven ability to achieve targets, on time and manage expectations.
Excellent I.T skills: The ability to pick up new systems quickly and experience both using the MS Office suite of applications and of reporting, Intermediate or Advanced Excel and experience preparing documents and reports.
Level 2 Qualifications or equivalent (e.g GCSE at Grade C/4 or above) in both English and Mathematics.
If you’re a self-starter that picks things up quickly, is ambitious and motivated to develop new skills and wants to develop a career with Creed Foodservice, express your interest in undertaking an Apprenticeship at Creed
To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing why you are perfect for this role and what value you can add to the business.
At this stage, we will not be accepting agency applications.
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.