£12,000 per annum
Ashby de la Zouch
2 Positions Available
At Plastribution, great customer service is our speciality. We are looking for a team player to become our Level 3 Business Administration apprentice. The ideal candidate will possess skills around relationship building, strong communication and is a highly motivated individual. A varied and exciting role with great future progression potential. You will spend time with all departments as scheduled, providing support to each business function and assisting in the day to day activities.
Why Plastribution? Did you know that the UK plastics industry is the third largest sector employer in UK manufacturing, employing over 182,000. That means that more people are employed in plastics than in glass, steel, and paper combined. As one of the industry’s leading distributors of plastics raw materials, Plastribution has a remarkable reputation.
Over the last four decades, we have been consistent in delivery reliability, know-how and unrivalled customer service for our customers. We now have the potential to double in size over the next decade, but we need highly capable, talented and team orientated people to help make that happen. There is no better time to join Plastribution. We offer a vibrant, open plan working environment that has been purposely created to enable staff to communicate better and thrive.
The positive atmosphere at Plastribution is dynamic and fun, which in turn promotes a culture of productivity that is unmatched amongst our competitors. Up for a challenge?
An exciting opportunity to join the Plastribution Group. Are you a highly motivated team player that possesses skills around relationship building, IT, strong administration skills and the ability to work under pressure and multi-task? If so, this is the ideal role for you. A discretionary annual performance bonus of up-to 20% is also available.
Duties of the Business Administration Apprentice
1. Work to develop a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the company’s overall business operations
2. Spend time with all departments as scheduled, providing support to each business function and assisting in the day to day activities. Responsibilities will include:
a. Answering the telephone in a professional manner and transferring calls to the relevant person/department
b. Inputting sales, purchase orders and invoices onto Netsuite and
customer/supplier portals, checking for errors and ensuring that high standards are met
c. Ensuring that files are kept up to date, including updating digital files on the CRM database
d. Reviewing stocks to assist in the maintenance of stock levels
e. Retrieving and reviewing data, running reports from our business systems
f. Liaise with and support both internal and external customers, suppliers and logistic providers to ensure that service levels are maintained
g. Creating and producing packing lists to communicate with warehouses and internal teams
h. Report the occurrence of any non-conformance through CRM using Cases
i. Assist in the credit management process, running credit reports and chasing for payments
j. Assist the marketing function, producing marketing literature, updating the website and creating marketing campaigns
k. Provide support to the technical team on day to day enquiries, liaising with both customers and suppliers to maintain regulatory records and databasesl. General office administration (e.g. filing)
m. Assist with compliance and sustainability administration.
3. Building relationships both internally and externally to ensure that information is shared quickly and efficiently
4. Be flexible in respect of company needs by providing cover for absent colleagues and assisting others where necessary.
5. Represent the company in a professional manner at all times.
6. Keep all corporate, financial and commercial information records and comments confidential.
7. Participate in Company Continuous Improvement Projects as requested.
The Business Administration Apprentice candidate will need experience in and the following areas:
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Time management, Self-starter
GCSE or equivalent 5 (including Maths and English) (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 FS) Essential
Things to Consider
Please check your travel arrangements to the business address before applying.
What Will you Gain?
- Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard
- End Point Assessment
- Work based learning
What Career Progression is Expected After this Apprenticeship?
Plastribution will offer further development and continuous employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.