Sales & Purchasing Executive - Fresh Produce

Location
Pershore
Salary
£22000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
16 Apr 2018
Closes
14 May 2018
Ref
00081486
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Purchasing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity for a Junior and Experienced Sales & Purchasing Executive to join the team.

This company works with suppliers around the world to supply UK & EU businesses with locally grown and imported specialty fresh produce. They are now on the hunt for upbeat commercial minds in the region.

If you are an ambitious candidate who has real potential and crave the opportunity and challenges a sales role position presents - read on.

In this dual role, as a Sales and Purchasing Executive you'll be responsible for developing and maintaining existing client relationships whilst identifying and targeting new business opportunities. Your role will also include sourcing products worldwide, and continually expanding the product range.

Joining their team, you will focus on understanding customer needs and building long term relationships. You'll do this by learning about their business, negotiating prices, and ensuring you deliver the first class customer service the company is known for.

Whilst the ideal candidate will have previous sales experience, what they are really keen to see is someone with some commercial experience, excellent communication skills and the desire to develop their career.

If you're looking to challenge yourself and gain increased job responsibility - then they will be more than happy to match your ambitions.

Skills required:
- Must be an excellent telephone and face-to-face communicator
- Able to demonstrate success and experience of managing accounts, achieving genuine sales development
- Knowledge of Fresh produce would be beneficial.
- Excellent negotiation skills. Builds Client Base, Prospecting Skills, Teamwork, Planning, Building Relationships, People Skills, Initiative, Customer Focus, Emphasizing Excellence
- Self-driven, resourceful and results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit.
- Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel if and when required within the UK and trade shows worldwide. Have a full clean driving license.
- Must be skilled in using MS office, Outlook, Excel, Word, Internet and email.
- Keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability.
- Literacy and Numeracy:
o Must be competent English writer of business letters, quotations and proposals.
o Able to complete quick mental mathematical calculations and a basic understand of profit and loss, gross margin percentages and calculations.
o Other languages may be a bonus.

Other Duties
Visits to the warehouse, customers, suppliers, Trade shows

The duties and responsibilities in this role profile are not exhaustive.

Working hours are 06.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 6.30 am to 11.00 on Saturdays (Every 3rd Saturday currently)

Salary up to 22k - 55k DOE and role applying for plus bonus, Pension

Pershore, Worcestershire

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