Sales Assistant job in Redditch at A F Blakemore Son Limited

Sales Assistant

Company: A F Blakemore & Son Limited


Date Posted:May 16, 2018

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 8,200 people with a turnover of £1.3 billion. Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail, trade-partners, wholesale, distribution, foodservice, and shop fitting operations amongst its divisions.  A.F. Blakemore is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning 298 SPAR stores and serving 950 in total across England and Wales. The company is also the largest member of the Landmark Wholesale (Cash & Carry) group and a significant supplier to the independent grocery sector across the UK. A.F. Blakemore has always been committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with honesty and integrity. The company has always strived to build partnerships with suppliers and trade partners while never underestimating the role that it plays within the communities it serves. Underpinning everything that A.F. Blakemore does is the company’s values statement, the Blakemore Way. This highlights what A.F. Blakemore stands for and the way that the company has always done and will continue to do business.Education / Qualifications / LicencesBasic education (numeracy and literacy)NVQ Level 2-3 in Retail Skills, Customer Care or similar is preferred but not essentialAPLH (Award for Personal License Holder) is desirable Skills / Abilities / Knowledge / ExperiencePrevious experience in a similar role and/or industry is preferredReliably follows instructions and proceduresSome understanding of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment and the skills to assist with those responsibilitiesAbility to contribute ideas for driving the business and it’s team forwardExperience of using a Challenge 25 policy desirableKeen and enthusiastic approach to working both in a team and independentlyPrevious cash handling experience is preferred but not essential Behaviour / AttitudeCustomer focussed and understands the importance of this to the businessDemonstrates integrity, a strong work ethic and upholds the company values and principlesFlexible approach to working hoursShows a commitment to ongoing personal development and training, always striving to improve View full job description
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