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Wholesale Sales Assistant

Neal's Yard Dairy
Arch 6, Apollo Business Park, St. James's Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 4ET

Posted: 2 Jun 2021

Deadline: 20 Jun 2021

Compensation: £25,000 per annum

Paid Full-time Flexible hours Permanent

Job description

We are looking for a Sales Assistant to join our Wholesale team.

If you have a keen interest in food and developing relationships with cheesemongers and chefs across the UK, whilst being part of an energetic and fast-paced team, this could be the perfect opportunity.

Farmhouse cheese is ever changing so a key part of the role is tasting cheese daily. We need to communicate effectively about flavour, seasonality and batch variation, using this info to advise our customers in order to grow their sales and meet our own targets. The successful applicant will be in touch with a variety of cheese buyers across the UK, from small delis to large restaurant groups, working Monday to Friday at our maturing rooms in Bermondsey.

You need to be meticulous, quick to learn, energetic, positive and most of all passionate about continuing to support our cheesemakers and our industry. You will be the first person customers come across when they contact Neal’s Yard Dairy so you need to have a warm approachable phone manner as well as feeling comfortable hosting visitors.

Producer visits are an integral part of the job. You will join the buying team on selection visits to cheesemakers that will inform your work and broaden your knowledge of our mission. 

An understanding of the food retail and restaurant industry is useful, a background in sales and cheese would be advantageous. Whatever your background you must be passionate about cheese and delivering excellent service.

We offer a competitive package, a salary of £25,000, full on the job training, staff lunches and a steady supply of excellent tea, coffee, fresh bread and cheese.

Application information

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About Neal's Yard Dairy

Our mission is to Improve British Cheese. We select, mature and sell outstanding British cheese that we are extremely proud of, made by people we know and trust, and we are always looking for ways to improve.