Sales & Purchasing Administrator


Location: Gloucestershire
Closing Date: Friday, December 21st 2018

Job Type: Admin / Customer Service / Sales

Job Description

Administrator, Sales and Purchasing – November 2018 

Business: Calinnova Ltd, t/as EquiFeast, The Birdcare Company, DrS, CROCdoc

Are you looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to develop your skills further? 

Due to internal reorganisation, this is a newly created role assisting with the day-to-day operations of the business, interfacing closely with the sales and production teams. 

You will be sitting at the heart of our business ensuring our customers’ needs are met through accurate sales order processing, customer service enquiry management and assisting with purchasing, production planning and other activities to maintain our factory production at full tilt. 

Established in 1994, Calinnova makes a well-respected range of nutritional supplements and feeds for birds, horses, small animals and reptiles, with sales throughout the UK and overseas markets, from the USA to Europe and South East Asia.

Calinnova is proud to have developed a number of unique, well researched and completely novel products that really help with health, welfare and performance issues in horses and other animals alongside a strong reputation for quality and service. 

You will be building on your current administration skills, enthusiasm, attention to detail and desire to help the business grow by: 

  • Processing UK and International sales orders, including invoicing involving foreign currency transactions using Sage
  • Providing customer support and service to our UK and International sections, by telephone, email, Facebook, web enquiries etc.
  • Administrating the Purchasing and Inventory Management procedures including data entry on Sage for Purchase Orders, Incoming Goods and Inventory movements.
  • Assisting with manning stands or other events.
  • Being involved in a range of other activities depending on your personal skill set, from more in depth accounting activity, spreadsheet use, web page updating to administrative assistance with the introduction of new products. 

We are looking for the following skills, experience and educational qualifications:

  • General administrative skills and the ability to keep things efficiently well-organised; book-keeping skills/training although not essential would be well regarded
  • Excellent attention to detail, spelling & numeracy, computing ability, organisation and time management skills
  • A sales and customer oriented person, with good people skills who is organised yet flexible with the drive to make a difference
  • Excellent team working skills, including within your own team and with other teams within the organisation.
  • Previous experience is essential. That might be 6 months post graduation office experience, or several years’ work experience. 

Being a newly created role blending elements of different past roles into one, this position can be tailored to different levels of experience, skills and responsibility and can develop and evolve as time passes. So make sure your application tells us what you can do, what you have done and that you advise your salary expectations. 

In-house training will be provided on our internal systems, procedures and products. We have a long in-house tradition of developing people. 

To be part of our friendly and hard-working team in our offices in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, you will pride yourself in achieving high standards and in helping to delight our customers with our service. You will have the desire to demonstrate what you can achieve for us using your skills and experience. You will live within reasonable commuting distance of Nailsworth. 

Please email your CV and salary expectations to in the first instance stating reference “Calinnova”.

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