Veolia

Apprentice Sales Coordinator

Our World Today…

The population on earth is set to grow to over 9 billion by 2050. Our world is still developing, putting pressure on natural, economic and human resources.

Veolia’s vision...

To take better care of the planet and the people who live on it – this is our way forward. This is how we intend to make our mark and contribute to the greater good.

Today, water, waste and energy can all be recovered. Transforming what is discarded by some into valuable resources for others. Our strategy is to create green products and energy from waste through innovative technology, preserving resources for generations to come. This is Resourcing the World.

Job Purpose

This role incorporates study and completion of the NVQ level 2 and 3 in Business Administration whilst working in the Commodities Sales team in our head office as a Sales Coordinator during a two year fixed term placement.

The team is a central function that is responsible for marketing and selling of secondary materials arising from municipal and commercial customers. We ensure that recyclable materials are sold to outlets that are secure and environmentally friendly.

Dimensions of the job

The purpose of the role holder will be to co-ordinate recyclate sales between sites and customers and to liaise with Commodity Sales Executives to assist with administrative requirements.

The role is administrative with a sales focus; therefore the ideal candidate will be able to provide excellent customer service skills in a busy administrative position. You will possess high attention to detail and will be engaging and efficient with fantastic organisational skills.

The Apprenticeship may include periods of learning and qualification away from your place of work and in your own time.  During the apprenticeship you will be required to complete assessments and practical tests to demonstrate your ability in relevant to the learning and practical experience gained.  There will be an expectation that you will apply knowledge gained during your periods of academic learning. You are to take responsibility for your personal development throughout the duration of your apprenticeship and beyond, enabling you to be equipped with the necessary skills and/or qualifications to carry out your duties.

Key responsibilities

  • To provide a range of clerical duties including photocopying, filing, message taking, sorting and distributing post etc.
  • To respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from internal and external customers, suppliers, and other staff.
  • To deal with all customer contact effectively, and courteously, in line with policies and procedures.
  • To maintain manual and computerised systems including inputting data and keeping records
  • Any other appropriate duties under the direction of the Line Manager for the placement, applicable to the grade and qualifications of the post.

Skills and Experience

  • GCSE Grade or above C in Maths and English
  • IT literate.
  • Analytical, organised and methodical
  • Commitment and drive to improve standards
  • You will need to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • You will be able to multi-task and prioritise
  • Experience or willingness to learn about the recycling industry

Behavioural Capabilities:

  • Delivery driven
  • Excellent team player
  • Flexibility
  • Customer Service Focused
  • Ability to work independently
  • A willingness to learn, develop and grow

Veolia is an equal opportunities employer. Job titles and job content are presented without bias either of gender, race or disability and that nothing in either words or illustrations indicate any role stereotyping.


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