Assistant to the Managing Director

Chadd's Foodsmiths
Business & Management, Sales, Business Development & Purchasing
Bude, Cornwall
Salary Details
£20,000 + (Negotiable)
Closing Date
The role will be based in Bude, and will support the Managing Director to implement new processes, procedures to improve efficiency and control within the organisation.

Job Description



This will predominantly be achieved through business analysis and commercial support. This will involve assisting with better purchasing, stock management, improved internal systems, and financial control. The upshot is that we are looking for someone to help us deliver an even better service.

Essential requirements:

  • Degree level qualification.
  • Previous experience within a business to business environment
  • Proven experience of delivering excellent customer service
  • Ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable time management, organisation, administration, numeracy and analysis skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Negotiation skills
  • A positive attitude

Desirable requirements (The list below is exhaustive, and we are not expecting you to have had experience in all the following areas, however, if you have experience in some of these, then we’d love to hear from you.)


  • Stock control and supplier management to ensure deliveries are on time, at the best prices and to maximise profitability

 Financial Management

  • Experience of finance management within a business to oversee savings, efficiencies and cash flow as well as supporting the preparation of management accounts 


  • Experience of operations and line management and efficiency savings ideally having covered a warehouse function


  • Increasing utilisation of the IT systems to creat efficiencies across the business and to improve customer marketing


  • Experience of sales management reporting and of identification of ways of improving performance
  • Experience of implementing an ecommerce marketing strategy
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms

Company Description

Chadd’s Foodsmiths are a third generation family owned Cornish business, which have been serving caterers since 1948 from a purpose built distribution hub in a particularly beautiful part of the North Cornish coast. We are proud of our roots, and we our keen to grow the management team with this exciting and diverse role, to ensure we can continue to capitalise on our decades of excellent service. We are based out of our Bude depot, and from here we deliver to customers within the county and beyond a diverse range of products including chilled, fresh, and frozen foods, as well as non-food items. 

Other Application Details

Click ‘Apply Now’ and upload your C.V and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in this position, and which particular skills above you are able to bring to the table. 

Chadd’s anticipate the interviews happening week commencing 11th September 2017

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