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BB - French Speaking Export Assistant

Placement:BB - French Speaking Export Assistant
Placement Location:Derbyshire
Application Deadline:18th December 2017

Vacancy Description

Start Date: February 2018

Duration: 6 months or longer

The Host Company

The host company is a narrow fabric manufacturing company that was set up in 1795. The company runs two factories in the UK, with their head office being located in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, close to the Peak District National Park. They are a leading manufacturer of woven tape, webbing and cord made from a wide range of natural and synthetic fibres, including cotton, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and flame resistant materials. They supply material to many of the leading brands in sport, leisurewear and high quality outdoor wear.

The Placement

The host company is looking for a student to assist them in their export department, covering the French speaking areas of their market. The role would include:

  • Customer service and advice.
  • Supplying quotations.
  • Sending out samples to customers and potential customers.
  • Logistics.
  • General business administration.
  • Assisting with sales.
  • Telephone work and work with potential and existing customers. This will include direct customer contact and some cold calling under supervision.
  • To Summarise, this placement is typically 50% administration and 50% business development. This placement offers "real life" sales experience and students will be encouraged to develop their own business areas.
  • Travelling in France and visiting client's will also be part of the job.

The Ideal Student

  • Fluent in English.
  • Native or fluent in French with Spanish preferable
  • Has a customer focused attitude.
  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Confident and clear communicator.
  • Motivated.
  • Looking to develop skills necessary for a career in sales and marketing.
  • Available for a minimum of 6 months.