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Spotlight on Emma Kershaw – Just Recruitment Director

This week our director, Emma Kershaw, will be as busy as usual. Visiting our branches, mentoring consultants and meeting with clients. Her contribution to the continued success of Just Recruitment has been immense.
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Business heroes: Ove Arup, Structural Engineer – Shaping the world

Ove Arup wasn’t only the finest structural engineer of his generation. He led the way in forming one of the earliest employee-owned companies, too

Keeping pace with a fast-moving industry

The business world moves at a much faster pace than when Just Recruitment started 35 years ago. Here’s how the recruitment industry has evolved to keep up
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Business insight: Analysing UK employment figures

The ONS’s latest employment survey seems to bring good news. But what happens next in the UK jobs market? By Peter Foy, Director, Just Recruitment Group Ltd
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How to be successful in interviews

The day of your interview has arrived, you really want, you need this job. You’re nervously waiting in reception with all the other candidates for the interviewer to call your name,
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Five success boosting habits to adopt today

To be successful in work, you need to have a high level of discipline. Most successful business people credit daily routines for allowing them to get ahead in their career and stay focussed.
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How to compliment colleagues: a five-step guide

Want to pay a compliment to a workmate? It’s important to get the tone right or you could end up causing offence. Here’s a guide to help
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How to improve your morning commute

No matter how scenic your route to work is, travelling to work every day can become tiresome. In fact, people in East Anglia spend on average 24 days of the year commuting alone. What can you do to make your journeys to and from work more enjoyable?
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How to be social media savvy if you want to score a top job

It is easy to forget that much of what you do online can be seen by anyone. Which makes it very important to curate your profile with care, says Evie Prosser.
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Why winter is the perfect time to barbecue

Just Recruitment’s resident grill king tells us why the cooler months are perfect for firing up the barbecue, and shares his tips about how to do it

An inspired gathering

Just Recruitment has teamed up with local schools to help with their careers programmes. Here’s what happened when two of its staff led a recent assembly at St Alban’s Catholic High School.
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Why it’s time for the recruitment industry to think big

In an era of ever more sophisticated data analysis, it’s possible to gain important insights into business performance. Tim Gibson explores the implications for the recruitment industry
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Training: the best investment opportunity we have

Attend a Job Fair at a College or University and you’ll wait a long time before you meet a student who wants to pursue a career in Recruitment!
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The future of work

A changing employment landscape means recruitment consultants have to show their value to clients and candidates, reports Tim Gibson

Jobs currently available

Featured job
Management Accountant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000
Location: Haverhill
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 906965
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group have a superb opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join our client on a fulltime, permanent basis working near to Haverhill.

Reporting directly to the CEO of this fast growing successful company. The business is currently growing at 20% per annum and is at a pivotal moment in its development. New premises have been purchased and new sales and accounting systems are due to be installed in the coming 6 months. This role will be part of the senior management team and involved in key decision making for the business going forward.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the whole of the accounts department and production of the monthly management report and KPIs.
  • Managing the accounts assistant who has primary responsibility for the purchase ledger.
  • Managing UK and overseas payments, controlling deposits and advance payments.
  • Cash management including weekly forecasting of cash and credit control.
  • Running all aspects of payroll.
  • Management of Royal London pension scheme.
  • Responsibility of all company insurances and utility suppliers.
  • Working with the Operations Manager, analysing profit and cost variances to budget.
  • Implementation of new accounting system, which will free up purchase ledger clerk to take some of the more administrative elements of this role.
  • Job and departmental profit analysis.
  • Monthly VAT returns and Bank reconciliations.
  • Ad-hoc tasks necessary for the for Senior Managers and Directors.
  • Management of personnel files.
  • Administration and other duties relevant to the role.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience working in a fast moving busy office environment.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Discretion required due to nature of the role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Confident in using Microsoft Excel.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualifications are desirable but not essential.

 

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Featured job
Service Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 Per Annum
Location: National
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 906655
About the role

This position is based nationally and reports to the Field Service Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Attending customer sites across the UK and Ireland as required by the business.
  • Delivering routine preventative maintenance and repair work as scheduled by the service coordinator.
  • Attending product breakdown calls, providing technical assistance to customers and supporting service refurbishment activities.
  • Working efficiently and safely, always within the companies Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Delivering high standards of customer service and maintaining a commercial outlook towards the business.
  • Occasional visits to our parent company in Denmark or attending other manufacturing sites for the purpose of training or support.
  • Active input into the strategic activities of the business when required.

Qualification 

  • Full clean driving licence
  • Knowledge of ventilation systems
  • Knowledge of refrigeration systems
  • Knowledge of control systems
  • Health and Safety, including but not limited to, a strong understanding of making and working within risk assessments and method statements.

Skills

  • Electrical
  • Braising
  • Fault finding

Experience

  • Service and preventative maintenance on HVAC products at a national level

Personal attributes

  • Honest
  • Diligent
  • Flexible
  • Supportive Team player
  • Work effectively and safely alone.

Hours

Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00 with a 60-minute unpaid lunch break. However, will be expected to work such additional hours as are necessary for the proper performance of your duties.

Reward Package

  • Competitive Salary (based on experience/qualifications)
  • Bonus scheme (Profit related)
  • 25 days holiday per annum (up to 5 days used for Christmas shutdown) increasing with length of service, up to a maximum of 30 days per year
  • Company sick pay (after 13 weeks service and increases with length of service)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Auto-enrolment 3% employee contribution and 2% employer
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (once qualified) 3% employee contribution and 3% employer increasing with length of service
  • Life Assurance (2 x basic salary)
  • Private Medical Insurance (once qualified)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Other benefits

  • Monthly flexi-Fridays (staff can leave at 2pm, having made the time up that week)
  • Medical appointments paid up to one hour (excluding opticians)
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New job
General warehouse assistant
Sector: Warehouse
Salary: £7.83-£8.00 per hour
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary to Permanent
Job ref: 907475
About the role

Just Recruitment are currently seeking a driven warehouse candidate on a temporary to permanent basis for our busy client based in Bury St Edmunds. 

Are you hard working? 

Are you willing to learn and prove yourself? 

Are you ambitious?

Are you reliable and motivated? 

Are you flexible?

Apply now, if you believe you have the above skills and are seeking a new opportunity based in a warehouse environment.

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New job
Outbound Sales Advisor
Sector: Sales
Salary: £17,000-£18,000
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907464
About the role

Just Recruitment is currently recruiting on behalf of a software company who provide solutions to the Financial Services industry. 

They are looking for an Outbound Sales Advisor to join their team. 

The purpose of the role is to contact potential customers to arrange sales presentations of the company’s software and services on behalf of the Business Development Managers and to liaise with potential customers prior to sale. 

Responsibilities: 

  • To contact potential customers to arrange sales presentations of the company’s software to individuals and groups. 
  • To ensure all sales activity is accurately recorded in the company’s CRM system in a timely manner. 
  • To ensure accuracy of the company’s CRM system. 
  • To follow-up any sales leads to maximise sales opportunities. 
  • To answer queries and assist potential customers prior to sale. 
  • To carry out any other duties to support the company in its marketing activity. 
  • To generate additional leads. 
  • Work closely and constructively with Business Development Managers and Senior Management to achieve the company’s objectives. 
  • To assist other departments where cover may be required. 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

  • Excellent diary planning, time management and organisational skills. 
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to handle objections and respond in a professional way. 
  • Self-motivated and the ability to support and encourage colleagues. 
  • Resilience and flexibility when dealing with clients in a sales arena. 

Package/Benefits: 

  • Basic salary is negotiable depending on experience plus commission. 
  • Holiday - 20 days per annum plus bank holidays. 
  • Death in service scheme which provides cover of 4 x salary. 
  • Company pension scheme. 

    Working hours – Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm – option to take 30 minutes lunch break to leave 30 minutes earlier. 
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New job
Truss Designer
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: £30k-£32k
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907456
About the role

Just Recruitment is currently recruiting on behalf of an independent Builder and Timber Merchants based on the Suffolk/Essex border.

They supply to retail, sole traders, commercial trade and small contractors right up to national house builders and developers.

They are looking for a Truss Designer to join the team.

The role will involve working with architects and engineers as well as creating layouts for roofs. The candidate will be working with 3D drawings and using systems such as Wolf Enterprise and Rivet.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience in a similar role
  • Experience in using Wolf/Rivet systems
  • Be detail conscious, with the ability to ensure work is always completed accurately and on time
  • Able to liaise with customers and provide knowledgeable service both in the office and on-site
  • Have a clean driving licence
  • Be highly customer focussed
  • Be highly organised

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary subject to experience
  • Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
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New job
I-Beam Designer
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907449
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for an I-Beam Designer to join an independent Builder and Timber Merchants in Colchester. 

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm 

25 days holiday rising with continuous service 

The company has its own manufacturing facility producing Truss, Eco-Joists and I-Beams. They also stock and supply a wide range of heavy as well as light side building materials, timber, sheet materials, landscaping products, joinery and doors. 

The in-house designers will produce EU5 approved Truss and I-Beam solutions for almost all types of construction. 

The vacancy is for an existing Designer/Estimator to design and price I-Beams. 

The successful candidate will have relevant construction design and estimating experience and will need: 

  • A Clean Driving License 
  • The ability to ensure work is always completely accurate and within time constraints. 
  • To be highly customer focused – have good communications skills, with both customers and colleagues. 
  • To liaise with customers and provide a knowledgeable service both in the office and on-site visits. 
  • Attend customer and site meetings as required. 
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New job
Group Financial Controller
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £50,000 - £58,000
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907432
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a Group Financial Controller within the property sector. 

The role will involve day-to-day finances, the controllership function and any ad hoc projects that may arise – contributing significantly to the commercial management and strategic direction of the company. 

Responsibilities:

  • Running the daily accounting processes, delivering weekly, monthly and board financial reporting, according to applicable accounting standards and to internal and external reporting deadlines. 
  • Overseeing accurate, efficient and timely transactional processes.
  • Preparing and reviewing bank reconciliations, loan schedules, inter-company recharges etc. 
  • Monitoring and forecasting company cash flows. 
  • Debtor and creditor reporting and management. 
  • Review of payroll, VAT and corporation tax returns processed by external accountants. 
  • Commission and expense claim review. 
  • Review and transmission of BACS files. 

Requirements:

  • A degree qualified ACA or ACCA accountant with a commercial and analytical approach.
  • The ideal candidate will have had previous experience in a commercial finance controller role, as well as managing staff members. 
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting and reporting. 
  • Intermediate to advanced applications software expertise (Excel, Xero plus others). 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product. 
  • Ability to meet and establish deadlines. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with all levels of staff and a team player. 
  • Flexible, energetic and highly motivated with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, high growth environment. 
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New job
Group Credit Controller
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £20,000 -£22,000
Location: Outskirts of Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907429
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group are delighted to be supporting our client who are currently recruiting for a Group Credit Controller to join their busy team based on the outskirts of Halstead. 

Our client is a well respected company within the Property industry and this is an excellent opportunity to join a stable and growing business. 

Overview: 

  • The Group Credit Controller will report directly to the Group Financial Controller. 
  • Responsibility for the proactive management and reporting of amounts outstanding to Group Companies. 
  • A leading role re: day-to-day finances, ensuring timely payments are made, incoming funds are processed, invoices reconciled, account queries resolved and debt recovery managed. 
  • This role requires building and maintaining strong relationships with external clients, as well as internal colleagues to ensure the smooth running of accounts. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The timely and effective collection of all debts and customer payments. 
  • Keeping accurate notes of correspondence and communication as required. 
  • Proactive and regular liaison with external clients, preparing and sending regular statements of account, resolving queries and ensuring invoices are clear for payment. 
  • Regular liaison with all internal departments to ascertain collectability of debts and progress time lines. 
  • Working with colleagues of all levels to ensure customers pay on time and overdue invoices are effectively chased. 
  • Reconciliation, posting of receipts and updating of customer notes in accounting systems. 
  • Provision of regular reports, including Board reporting re: debt position, status and recovery actions. 
  • Escalating problem debts to the Group Finance Controller and Senior Management and working with them to achieve settlement of outstanding amounts, including instructing legal action. 
  • Active involvement in the implementation of new systems and development of processes, enabling automation and efficiency savings re: debt collection 

Personal Specifications 

  • The ideal candidate will have had at least two years’ experience in a credit control role. 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product, with an ability to reconcile complex accounts and manage a high level of transactions. 
  • Intermediate to advanced applications software expertise (including MS Excel and Xero). 
  • Able to maintain strong and appropriate relationships with external clients e.g.. House Builders, Executors and Private Clients, as well as internal colleagues. 
  • Professional, calm and confident in handling potentially uncomfortable conversations. 
  • Ability to meet and establish deadlines. 

Other:

  • Achieve targets as set by the company. 
  • Maintain the Group values at all times when interacting with colleagues and clients. 
  • Ensure company appointed processes are adhered to all times. 

In return our client offers an attractive salary and benefits package. 
Due to our clients location you will require access to your own transport. 

Our client operates Monday to Friday 9-6 so this is a rare opportunity to join a Property based company that does not include evening or weekend working. 

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New job
Buying Assistant
Sector: Purchasing and Merchandising
Salary: £17,000 - £18,000
Location: Braintree
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907417
About the role

Do you have a background in retail?

Want to start a career in Buying for a new exciting role based within an office environment? 

Our client is seeking a Buying Assistant to join their friendly and driven team.

You will be responsible for creating and managing new products and brands into the business. 

Duties: 

  • Confirm selection with supplier 
  • Send out company information and new supplier forms 
  • Create products on the system 
  • Complete commodity codes and weights prior to delivery 
  • Manage brand schedule and liaise with purchasing to ensure on time deliveries 
  • Manage product updates – naming, pack sizes etc…
  • Manage restrictions spreadsheet and update team when necessary Managing computer drive folders to ensure price lists and catalogues are saved as well as up to date 
  • Carry out seasonal competitor shops 
  • Assist in unpacking and organising samples 

Experience and Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Good time management/ability to prioritise without supervision 
  • Ability to use own initiative 
  • Good command of Excel/Word/PowerPoint
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New job
Account Executive
Sector: Marketing, Advertising and PR
Salary: £16,000
Location: Kelvedon
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary to Permanent
Job ref: 907436
About the role

Are you a driven graduate, looking to develop a successful, exciting career within Marketing?

This role reports directly to a designated Account Manager, supporting the Account Manager in ensuring client projects are delivered on time and to budget. You will be helping to provide a high quality service to designated clients on a daily basis ensuring all their queries are dealt with in a professional and efficient manner.

Duties include:

  • To ensure the clients advertising campaigns, both offline and online are managed on a daily basis.
  • Manage marketing schedules for designated clients on a daily basis.
  • Communicating the client’s needs to the creative team, through discussions with the client, Account Manager and any appropriate research, providing a written brief with resources, if required, into the studio.
  • Briefing jobs throughout each stage of a project, processing amends and arranging for artworking/development to be carried out accordingly using co-efficient.
  • Liaise closely with internal teams to ensure work for clients is completed on time and to budget.

Skills required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft suite.
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New job
Senior Reinsurance Technician
Sector: Insurance
Salary: £45,000
Location: London
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907433
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a Senior Reinsurance Technician for their client, a leading Insurance Service provider, to be based at their London office.

The primary purpose of the role is for someone with reinsurance expertise to support external projects for Clients in the Lloyds, London and International Insurance Markets.

Key Accountabilities and Performance Standards:

Facultative, Quota Share and Excess of Loss Reinsurance.

  • Accurate Cover note interpretation.
  • Knowledge of premium terms including calculation of adjustment premium.
  • Identification of losses and or circumstances which may trigger reinsurance reporting thresholds.
  • Review of losses and or circumstances against the terms and conditions of the reinsurance contract.
  • Ensure compliance to any contractual reporting triggers.
  • Ability to calculate reinsurance recoveries against a complex Reinsurance programme.
  • Knowledge of Reinsurance credit control function
  • Assist with the implementation of new Ceded Reinsurance systems through project phases.
  • Peer review Ceded Reinsurance record entry into source systems.
  • Review of current procedures and recommend enhancements to improve the processes.
  • Adherence to internal controls, including Risk and SOX controls.
  • Review and enhancement of current provision of data necessary for both internal and external reporting.

Internal Relationships:

With all staff within the Projects Team and liaison with other departments as required.

External Relationships:

Manage relationship with external Clients, and potentially brokers.

Essential Qualifications/Desirable Experience:

  • Understanding of the full end to end Reinsurance process from Placement through to Credit Control and Reporting.
  • Strong IT skills with an intermediate/advanced level of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Level of experience probably gained from around 5 years’ experience within the London market.

Generic Knowledge and Skills:

Solid reinsurance technical knowledge and market practices.

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Accounts Assistant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907428
About the role

Our client based in Earls Colne is looking for a new member for their finance team. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well regarded organisation, in an excellent location - working within a great team. 

The Accounts Assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within the business. 

Work will include basic book keeping activities, working with sales, purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Calculating and raising customer invoices. 
  • Processing payments and supplier invoices. 
  • Validate supplier terms of business issued. 

Skills and experience: 

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role. 
  • Ideally be studying towards or willing to study AAT or AAT Qualified. 
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail. 
  • High level of attention to detail. 
  • Used to managing a high level of transactions. 
  • Can demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills when liaising with House Builders, Private Clients or Executors. 
  • Achieve targets as set by the company.
  • Maintain the Group values at all times when interacting with colleagues and clients.
  • Ensure company appointed processes are adhered to at all times.
  • Excellent Excel and accounting software knowledge eg. Xero. 
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Site Financial Controller - 1 Year FTC
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: Contact us
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907419
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a Site Financial Controller on a one year fixed term contract, for a global manufacturer based at their site in Sudbury. 

Working a 37.5 hr week Monday - Friday 

25 Days annual leave + bank holidays 

Free Parking 

Occasional travel to the other UK sites will be required 

The Primary responsibility for this role is to be accountable for the accounting and controls environment statuary and legal compliance. 

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Site support for all finance related processes 
  • Responsible for month-end and year-end closing activities relates to legal entity 
  • Preparation and submission of annual budget 
  • Analysis of financial results and business trends to provide meaningful management information to the MPP Business unit
  • Support commercial decisions by providing KPI’s and cost analysis to key stakeholders 
  • Responsible for internal control activities for financial reporting process for the legal entity 
  • Ensure accounting data is accurate, complete and complies with IFRS as well as internal audit reporting

The ideal candidate would have qualifications with a recognised accountancy body and preferably experience working in the manufacturing industry. Knowledge of SAP, Microsoft office is essential. 

The purpose of this role is to work closely and business partner with the CFO, Directors and BU Leaders to guide the operational and strategic direction of various departments, therefore the role will involve some travel to various UK sites and possibly HQ in Germany. 

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Export Freight Forwarding Coordinator
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: discussed on application
Location: Great Dunmow
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907412
About the role

The Just Recruitment Group Ltd is currently looking to recruit an Export Freight Forwarding Coordinator for their client based in Dunmow, Essex. 

Role will involve:

  • Assisting with day to day management of departmental export deep and short sea LCL/FCL bookings (Includes some air freight), cross trades including receiving and making bookings, arranging transport, issuing relevant documentation (house and master bills), customs entries, releases & deliveries, invoicing.
  • Experience gained with a Freight forwarding / Logistics organisation dealing with multi-modal Export / Import shipments. 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Customs clearance matters. 
  • Professional & friendly manner with customers and other staff members. 
  • Competent with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office applications. 
  • Commercial Awareness.undefined
  • Customer Service focus. 

Would suit applicant with experience of working in a busy freight forwarding environment and who has the ability to build and develop relationships with both customers and suppliers. 

40 Hour week - covering between the hours of 9.00 am - 6.00 pm. Monday to Friday. 

i.e 8.00 am - 5.00 pm, 8.30 am - 5.30 pm, 9.00 am - 6.00 pm. 

Holidays: 28 days including Bank Holidays 

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Technical Sales Assistant
Sector: Sales
Salary: £18,000 – £20,000
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 907414
About the role

Just Recruitment is currently looking to recruit a Technical Sales assistant on behalf of a manufacturer in Sudbury.

This position will be office based, working within the team to help grow and maintain the customer database.

Job role:

  • Initial customer liaison, with a view to account management of new and existing customers
  • Work with customers to offer support and specify system requirements
  • Prepare and issue quotations, process purchase orders
  • Assist with development of sales and marketing information

Requirements:

  • An excellent communicator able to build a rapport with new and existing customers
  • Good presentation and organisational skills
  • Would suit a person with minimum of 1 years experience within an office/sales position

Monday to Friday 8am-5pm / 8.30am-5.30pmundefined(Flexible)

20 days holiday plus bank

Standard gov pension

Parking available

Salary £18,000- £20,000 negotiable depending on experience

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