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Job Title: Butchery Category Execuitve

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £21,162.96 - £25,000 Per Annum (Dependant on experience)

Contracted hours: 40 hours per week (5 days out of 7)

Working Days: Monday to Friday

Shift Pattern: 8 hour shifts from 8.30am to 5pm with a 30 minute break for lunch.

Location: Cheltenham 

Benefits: View our Employee Benefits leaflet.

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.

Role Details

Within this role you will support a food led approach to the growth and retention of the Butchery category. This is a unique role in which previous butchery or chef experience will support an in depth understanding of the ‘Centre of Plate’ offering across various customers and market sectors. This new role will encompass elements of customer care, category selling and category development leading ultimately to category growth. Working in collaboration with the Butchery Category Manager and the Head of Butchery, this role offers both internal and external office-based customer-centric support as part of the continued development of the category.

Some responsibilities of the role include: 

  • To support the delivery of the fresh butchery category strategy and implement initiatives and reviews to drive continued growth.

  • Identify missing butchery opportunities and discuss these and other purchasing barriers with customers and the Butchery operation to support category growth.

  • Sell butchery promotions to customer’s and achieve KPI’s, sales and cash margin targets.

  • Manage a daily call schedule with prepared planned objectives and outputs for each call utilising insight and information on initiatives gathered from internal departments and reports.

  • Take regular Butchery orders by phone, fax and email, ensure accurate order input and follow up to ensure that orders are executed as agreed, by maintaining regular contact with the Butchery Operation.

  • Organise appointments for the Butchery Category Manager to deliver support to key existing and prospective customers with a focus on their Butchery trading.

  • Achieve sales and cash margin targets by winning & retaining profitable new business within the category and growing & retaining existing customer numbers.

  • Identify category gaps in our current business portfolio & support the introduction of new profitable products to fill these gaps with an understanding of operational realities.

  • Ensure the appropriate level of support and contact is offered to internal and external customers.

  • Work cross-functionally to develop, deliver and drive category campaigns to improve the Creed Family Butchery brand both internally and externally.

  • Reporting and administration including developing a full understanding of sales and margin performance v targets for the range by customer, Sector, BDM & NAM and utilisation of internal systems to drive activity, outputs and planning.

The Ideal Candidate:

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.

  • Self-motivated, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, high attention to detail and desire to learn new skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills and telephone manner.
  • Good understanding of Butchery, cuts of meat and trends and the requirements of chefs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, stakeholder management and relationship building skills.
  • Organised, planned, PC literate able to work to targets, deadlines and under pressure.
  • Good understanding and willingness to learn MS Office including Excel.
  • Self-motivated and confident, with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with a Foodservice, catering organisation, independent or retail butcher would be advantageous.
  • Experience in a telesales and or customer service role would be advantageous.

Apply now if you want to start your career in a role that offers opportunities for development and progression.

Creed Careers


To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to 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.