This posting is something a little different to our usual role postings!
At Redfox, we are looking for an individual to join us at our Bury St Edmunds office. Sorry if you’re looking for the normal roles we promote for our great clients but you may find reading this of great interest anyway. If you – or someone you know – has ever considered thinking of a job in recruitment, then please do read on…
We could easily leap straight into describing the role and what is required in terms of skills, and telling you how amazing the opportunity is…however, we are not going to do that. This is because we’re keen to hear from a particular sort of person and we want to tell you why.
We’ve got people in our recruitment team who had never been involved in recruitment before working at Redfox (and some that have!). These folk tend to all share very similar personality traits – typically, they are outgoing, easy to talk to and very good at listening. You might be thinking to yourself ‘well that’s easy, isn’t it?’ However, when I say ‘listen’, I actually mean people who would naturally try to delve a bit deeper when speaking with clients or candidates and don’t just hear what they want to hear!
Along with the above traits, you’ll be tenacious and you’ll always try to go the extra mile for clients and candidates alike. Our business thrives on retention and inevitably our candidates will already be, or will become, our clients. You’ll be driven to succeed and will have a certain energy about you.
Customer service is the cornerstone of the Redfox success and something which will be instilled into everyone joining our successful team. The ability to smoothly manage client accounts will come – once you’ve shadowed others and built up the knowledge you need to offer educated and informed advice to our client base.
Now to talk a bit about the role within our team.
The position will be varied to say the least. After your training period (of approximately two months) you will be speaking to candidates regarding their search, understanding what they require from us and checking their suitability on a range of roles in the Agri-Business, Fresh Foods and retail areas both in the UK and Internationally. You will be matching to live positions, managed and guided by senior members of the team, and you’ll be meeting with food professionals from across the world. If you have a passion for food, you will love the client aspect of the role. Pineapples from South America, avocadoes from South Africa and even Pink Lady apples from Australia! We have worked with them all sourcing great candidates for these businesses growing and exporting such fresh produce products.
One thing we won’t be doing is throwing you straight into the ‘client interaction’ and strapping a phone to the side of your head to make ‘sales calls’. We do things differently here and only when you’re ready will you be set free into the wilderness that is business development and client calling. In reality recruitment is probably a little different to the picture your ‘friend down the pub’ may have painted, especially when working for a reputable and highly regarded recruitment consultancy such as Redfox.
Only once you’re full of exciting knowledge from our sectors you will you be moved onto the task of building your desk in your specialised area. You will be given a select number of accounts to handle after a certain period and you shouldn’t be too shy to pick up the phone to speak with potential new clients. This role isn’t one for the faint-hearted as we expect the upmost in professionalism, client care, thoroughness and pace when recruiting on the roles and gaining new business. Our business development is highly focused, and we’ll only want you to get in touch with companies at the right time for them, as well as for you as you grow into your role
Now you have read the above, please only move onto the next part of this posting if you’re happy with the above.
At this stage, we are hoping the role is of potential interest to either yourself or someone you know… whether the person in question has recruitment experience or not, we’d love to hear from people who are keen to enjoy the role and the team we have created! We are open on the role being full or part time as we can accommodate both especially around child care elements.
The Bury St Edmunds office at Redfox is a lively and vibrant place with people working in the recruitment team from differing walks of business. We operate with a very flat structure and whilst we promote a hierarchy in terms of the sort of roles you’ll be working on initially, there’s direct access to the management team to give ongoing advice and assist throughout your recruitment journey.
The long and short of this is that we care for our team so that they, in turn, care as deeply about the fantastic list of clients and candidates on board with Redfox.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if this is of interest and you can apply via this website today. Also feel free to pass this on to anyone within your network who you think could be keen in our opportunity at Redfox. If you would like further details please feel to call Ian or Max on 01284 715055 to explore further! Just quote Ref:4659M
And if you enjoyed the recent hot weather we had, check out the snap that our Max took of “Magnus” one of the Redfox offices dogs keeping cool in 34 deg!