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Assistant Trader

Karro Food Group
North Yorkshire, UK
Closing date
16 Dec 2020

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This is an exciting role within our trading team that will offer the opportunity to gain maximum exposure to a complex business whilst learning and developing within a company this rapidly growing and extremely fast-paced. The trading team are responsible for nearly half Karros' commercial sales and work with a huge range of strategic long-term customers both within the UK and globally. This role will support the trading manager in maximising our customer relationships and improving delivery and performance in meeting our customer requirements. Analysing stock, market and customer research and product planning will identify further opportunities for profit for the business.

Key responsibilities:

To develop and maintain effective and strong working relationships with customers, suppliers and internal departments which are consistent with our standards as a business

To ensure the safe, continuous and quality operations within all Trading activities

Deliver the customer's requirement and product orders, in line with the agreed timescale

Optimise stock efficiency, therefore controlling cost

Own and manage stock forecasting and turnover, including daily correspondence with cold store facilities

Create and maintain trader databases

Communicate relevant and timely information through the drafting of the trading reports

Challenge processes and seek improvements to ensure that standards are not only maintained but continually reviewed to ensure the best possible delivery

Collate site data, product costings and specifications and maintain relevant systems to ensure sensible, transparent and user friendly data on which the best cost based decisions can be made

Support the management of inter-site transfers to lowest cost, to maintain adequate stock holding that meets the requirements set out by the technical and financial teams

Research and propose different ways of utilising current products to gain best return

Gather market information and identify gaps in the market or product range, proposing solutions to satisfy these

Skills and experience:

Either a graduate with a solid level of work experience and knowledge from working in a commercial environment ideally within a manufacturing or agricultural business

Or a commercially and operationally experienced FMCG professional with food manufacturing experience ideally within the meat sector

Analytically minded and highly numerate, ability to assimilate complex information and identify opportunities, with strong business acumen

High level of self-motivation and able to work on own initiative

Strong attention to detail

Strong excel analysis skills

Assertive with strong communication skills both verbal and written

Ability to engage a wide ranging audience, with the gravitas and ability to influence appropriately

Determined and resilient, with the drive to complete tasks

Promotes a continuous improvement approach by continually challenging the status quo and driving standards forward

Excellent team working skills

Benefits include:

Competitive salary

33 days holiday per year (including bank holidays)

Competitive contributory pension

Life assurance scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro Food Group is a major UK food business, employing c. 5,000 people over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland and generating turnover of £1.2bn. Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked meat products, and, following its recent acquisition of Young's Seafood, is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally
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