Commercial Support Assistant – Harwich, Essex.

Title: Commercial Support

Status: Full Time / Permanent

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm

Location: Harwich, Essex

Salary: Competitive / Negotiable dependent upon skills and experience.

If you are looking to further your career with an exciting global, outward-looking company we would be delighted to hear from you.

Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods in the UK and the company behind Top 3* UK rice brand Laila basmati.

It is part of the rapidly expanding, family run Flying Trade Group (FTG) which boasts an annual UK turnover in excess of £130-million and operates in over 30 countries. Impressive growth has seen FTG enter the 2018 Sunday Times Top Track 250 league tables and the Sunday Times International Track 200 in 2019.

The biggest supplier of world food lines into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, with extensive independent retail accounts across the UK, Surya Foods also represents some of the world’s leading brands including Britannia Biscuits, National Foods, FOCO, Ajinomoto and Samai among others.

The role and responsibilities:

We are recruiting for a driven candidate that possesses ambition for professional development in the commercial side of this industry. This role would suit an attentive and ambitious individual to take on the responsibility of supporting the National Accounts sales team, reporting directly to the Senior National Account Manager.

The ideal candidate will need brilliant communication skills to liaise with Account Managers, suppliers and customers alike; whilst collaborating with relevant departments. The candidate will need to be highly organized, good at scheduling workloads, numerically strong and accuracy and attention to detail are a “must”. Our customer’s stores are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, therefore a flexible working style will be needed and embraced

Other roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to customer order processing, assisting with forecasts, supporting the National Accounts Managers, coordinating customer visits and meetings and preparing sales presentations.

The successful candidate will find this role challenging but the end result will be very satisfying and rewarding with excellent scope for eventual career progression into account management. The role will suit business minded individuals who are keen to learn and develop their career.

In summary, the ideal candidate will be able to liaise with customers, be very competent numerically and will ideally have experience in an Account Support/similar role in the FMCG sector or be a recent graduate looking for a platform into account management.

If you enjoy a fast paced environment and want to join a growing business with great future career prospects, then we would love to hear from you….


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