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Salary: DOE, Uncapped Commission Scheme, plus the usual benefits associated with a major employer within this sector
Location: Field based, Scotland
Founded in 1947, Godfrey Syrett have established themselves as a leading Manufacturer of Contract Furniture in to the Public and Private Sector.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a position, over multiple lots, on the Scotland Excel Framework.
In order to fully maximise the opportunities within this Framework, we are searching for an experienced Business Development Manager, within Contract Furniture, ideally Educational Furniture or Supplies.
The ideal Candidate should demonstrate a proven track record of target attainment, excellent interpersonal and client engagement skills, have a desire to surpass expectations, operate confidently remotely and as part of a team.
This position shall appeal to those currently selling goods and services into Local Authorities / Schools, who are seeking a secure platform from where they can realise both their professional and personal aspirations.
Those interested in this position should submit a CV and cover letter to recruitment@godfreysyrett.co.uk

Department: Tenders
Responsible to: Tenders Manager
Responsible for: Tender and General RFQ Administration
Location: Killingworth, with occasional meetings in Durham
Salary: DOE
  • Coordination of Godfrey Syrett’s Pre-Qualification documents, Tenders and Bids with public sector and private sector customers.
  • Support the development of a robust easy to refer tender library, seeking continual improvement in tender responses.
  • Monitor the portal database to identify new tender opportunities and circulate to the relevant team members.
  • Ability to interpret Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation and summarise key points.
  • Collate clarification questions required and submit via the portal.
  • Assist and plan tender submissions, reviews and submittal deadlines according to Customer requirements.
  • Create and format tender response documents, assisting tenders team to collate response.
  • Assembling relevant product photography and specification.
  • Liaise with all tender team members to ensure accuracy and compliance with customer requirements.
  • Participate in tender stage meetings as required.
  • Collate tender responses and submit via portal database or to end customer directly.
  • Maintain accurate records and files (manual and electronic) of all the tender data (i.e. correspondence, quotations, internal input).
  • Completion of pre-qualification documents where required.
  • Support the development of the Tenders Library.
  • Suggest improvements, where insufficient data is available or where key information is not easy to obtain or written down.
  • Assisting with general marketing activities where required
  • Promote the Godfrey Syrett brand
Job Requirements - Essential
  • Excellent PC skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good interpersonal skills to develop internal and external relationships
  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously and self-prioritising
  • Working as part of a team and independently
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good team building / working skills
  • Working to deadlines
  • Attention to detail
Job Requirements - Desirable
  • Flexible working approach
  • Experience of Adobe and InDesign
  • Knowledge of Public Sector Tender Processes
  • Experience of working in a Tenders Team / Business Development capacity
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Lianne Gray (Tenders Manager) on lianne.gray@godfreysyrett.co.uk by Friday 30th June.

Responsible to: Financial Controller
Location: Killingworth
Salary: £20,000 p.a.

Main Purpose of Job
  • To ensure that the Sales Ledger is accurately maintained and deadlines met.
  • To ensure invoiced amounts are received by the company in a timely manner, in accordance with good credit control procedures.
  • To ensure good internal control with respect to the Sales Ledger function.
Position in Organisation
  • Reports to the Financial Controller.
  • Contacts and liaises with Project and Area Sales Managers to produce daily and monthly invoicing in line with customer expectations.
  • Liaises with employees at all levels within the organisation.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Entry level for any relevant accountancy qualification.
  • Relevant knowledge and understanding in a similar role.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with employees and external stakeholders/customers.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and meet deadlines.
  • High attention to detail and an orderly approach to processing.
  • Sound working knowledge of MS Windows-based software packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail, and the internet.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
Your principal duties and key responsibilities will be those set out below.

Sales Ledger/Credit Control
Process high volumes of sales invoices, ensuring the accuracy of coding.
Reconciliation of deliveries to monthly main contractor payment applications.
Maintain adequate records of retentions owed, and collect when due.
Set up and maintenance of customer records, including determining credit limits based on regular credit checks.
Collection of debts owed to the business, in line with pre-agreed terms.
Forecast future incoming cash on a weekly basis.
Investigate and resolve customer queries, as required.
Issue monthly customer statements.
Accurate posting of incoming cash and bank reconciliations.
Responsible for the monthly closure of the Sales Ledger including Aged Debtors and other management reports.
Ensure adherence to month-end deadlines.

Administration and Assistance
To undertake ad hoc tasks as required from time to time by the Financial Controller to assist in the general running of the Department.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to recruitment@godfreysyrett.co.uk by Friday 30th June.

Godfrey Syrett Ltd are an Equal Opportunities employer, and positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.