Placement UK Opportunity - Account Manager and Sales/Marketing Assistant
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Please see below a new exciting placement opportunity, exclusively from Placement UK.
Account Manager & Sales/Marketing Assistant

Are you looking for a placement experience which is varied and exciting? This company is looking for a placement student to provide broad support across the business, although there will be opportunities to pursue particular areas of interest. As a small company, working with 5 other members of staff including the Managing Director, there is plenty of opportunity to get a broad range of experience in running a business.

Job Description:

The role will be split between administration/account management and sales/marketing. It will suit a student who has an interest in account management and CRM, who would value working in a small company environment where they can see the whole workings of a company. It will especially provide students with an interest in food marketing, ethical consumerism and who have a concern for the environment an extremely valuable placement

The tasks within this placement will include the following:

  • Answering the telephone
  • Print out paperwork for drivers
  • Managing and responding to emails from customers and suppliers
Account Management:
  • Ensuring excellent customer service is provided at all times, including follow up calls and emails
  • Any lapsed customers are contacted and encouraged back
  • Managing the customer service retention programme / follow up calls
Sales & Marketing:
  • Event management – support and organisation of new customer dinners, including managing the invitation process and assisting where necessary on the night
  • Signing up customers at events and at shows
  • Managing social media sites including FaceBook and Twitter
NB: for any attendance at evening events, time will be given in lieu at the discretion of the Managing Director.

Essential requirements:
  • Fluent English written and spoken
  • Studying a Masters or Degree in Business and/ or Marketing
  • Interest and/or experience in Food Marketing and/or Organic Farming
  • Experience or understanding of Social Media – FaceBook, Twitter
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Polite with good telephone manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and work without supervision
  • Organised
  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Smart appearance as there will be some customer interaction
Desirable attributes:
  • Events experience would be beneficial
  • Interest in cooking would be useful, from a communication aspect at events
  • Experience in a sales environment would be useful
Company activity:
  • The company sell and deliver organic vegetable and fruit boxes to consumers at their homes direct
  • Additionally they sell meat and other products, including fruit to businesses
  • The business delivers approximately 900 boxes of produce per week and has a turnover of circa £1million per year
  • Working from a pleasant purpose built office situated in the owner’s home garden the location is a 10 minute walk from Wimbledon station and a 15 minute walk from Wimbledon Village
  • There are plenty of shops nearby as well as the Wimbledon tennis championships
  • Many of the other amenities you would expect from a capital city such as theatres, restaurants and other attractions are all within easy reach
  • Excellent transport links to central London and many other parts of the UK are easily accessible
 Remuneration details:
  • A training allowance of £500 a month will be provided to assist with accommodation and subsistence costs
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