We're growing our team
We're expanding our team and are looking for a Business Development Executive and a Marketing Executive! We're looking to hire 2 young adults as part of the Government kickstarter scheme.
To be eligible for the below roles, you must be aged 16-24 and currently receiving Universal Credit. Consult with your work coach to check your eligibility.
Extra Benefits:- Loads of sorbet and smoothie mixes!
If YOU or anyone you know might be interested & suitable for these roles, please email us your cover letter and cv to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job descriptions below:
Business Development Executive
Business Development Executives should show an enthusiastic and proactive approach to their work and have the drive to smash their targets.
You will be tasked with identifying and generating sales opportunities. This role would ideally suit someone with passion, drive, self-motivation and a desire to succeed.
This is mostly a remote/working from home role, but you will also be required to work on our successful events stall. Ideally, candidates will have an interest in food and must have their own transport. A background in hospitality is also beneficial.
We need you to identify and qualify new sales opportunities for our various products. This includes demonstrating the value of these products via email, telephone, social media and online, as well as identifying any PR opportunities that could help us to grow and succeed.
On top of this, the successful candidate will manage sales enquiries received, and will make outbound warm calls to potential new customers. All of this should be done with a high quality of customer service, with a view to increase business growth and customer satisfaction.
During our events (when current restrictions have been lifted), you will deliver prompt, exceptional customer service at all times whilst engaging with our customers. You will maintain the displays, sell to prospective customers and gather feedback at every point of the journey, allowing us to improve and learn. You will also need to make proactive decisions and suggestions to improve sales and customer experience, and will be expected to help the team with setting up and packing away before and after each event.
25 hours per week. These hours will be shared between desk work and event attendance. Events will mainly occur on weekends – the expectation is twice a month, spanning both 1 and 2 day events.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone with a flexible approach to work, who’s always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. You’ll need to have strong problem solving skills and common sense, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. As you’ll work both alone and in a team, you’ll need to be proficient at managing your own time and working with others. And, we’re always learning, so we’re looking for someone with a desire to learn new skills every day.
You’ll need to be able to multitask, and above all, we really value a proactive, optimistic and positive attitude in the workplace.
Have you got experience with Digital Marketing and are looking for a new and exciting challenge? Do you want to work for a family-owned, artisan food brand? We’re looking for a Digital Marketing Executive who will be responsible for delivering activities through our website, social media, email marketing, digital campaigns and content.
Although this is a remote working position due to current restrictions, the successful candidate will ideally be able to commute to our site in Shinfield, Reading.
You will need to be able to create engaging, on-brand social media posts, blogs and email marketing campaigns. These also need to be measurable through ROI. Press releases and other marketing also need to relate to our target market, with relevant, relatable content that can be shared widely with the press, PR and the public.
You will be required to create, design and produce offline marketing collateral, including brochures, leaflets and sales material. This will need to align to our branding and demonstrate professionalism. A keen interest in photography is also a bonus, in order to take pictures of stock for social media.
Website maintenance will also be included in the role, including updating web content and pictures among other day-to-day tasks.
We will be looking for a keen eye for detail, and will rely on your attentiveness for producing monthly social media reports that cover new followers, engagement and our most popular posts. You will be expected to feed these back to the team each month.
What we’re looking for
To fit in with our company, you’ll need a flexible approach to work and always be willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Problem solving skills and a good dose of common sense will get you far, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
You’ll be able to work effectively both in a team and autonomously, and will have a desire to learn and develop new skills on the job. Managing your time and multitasking will be key, as will a pride in your work and a focus on attention to detail. And, as always, we love positivity, optimism and a bit of proactivity.
If you join us, you’ll be part of a family run business that will help your career to keep moving forward. Applicants will ideally have an interest in plant-based foods, health and wellbeing. The successful candidate will be expected to absorb themselves in our products, so as to sell to and inspire our target audience.
This role will offer on-the-job learning in time management, creative content creation and will help develop a strong work ethic. Candidates would receive insight on how to manage and run a social media platform, and will develop writing and communication skills.
Where possible, the candidate will also learn to develop themselves as a worker in a small business, and will gain experience in navigating the nuances of family-run companies.