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Finding the right office support staff isn’t always easy, especially when you have an ever growing to-do list. At Ascendant Recruitment, we have been specialising in office support recruitment since 2003 and know the market inside-out. We’ll take the stress out of your recruitment process so you can focus on other things.

We’ve built a reputation across Milton Keynes and Northampton for finding our clients talented office support staff and we’re proud to work with many of the best employers in the region. We realise each company is unique and ensure we take a tailored approach to suit your business.

Whether you need a receptionist, customer service assistant, administrator, PA, secretary, analyst and everything in between, we can help you find both permanent and temporary solutions.

So the next time you are recruiting and you want nothing short of a new office superstar, please get in touch. We’ll guarantee you an excellent service and introductions to some of the best office workers in Milton Keynes, Northampton and the surrounding areas, who you will not find using the traditional methods of downloading CVs from the internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Business Development Manager / Sales Manager
£24000 - £28000 per annum OTE £80k

Business Development Manager / Sales ManagerUp to £28,000 Per Annum DOE OTE £80k Uncapped CommissionNorthampton **Experience required: 2 years' experience in a Business Development / Sales role** We're keen to speak to individuals with a proven background in Business Development, both telephone and face to face, looking to take the next step in their career, working for a well-established, financially stable company with clearly defined plans for growth.If the above describes you then you could be just the person we're looking for!Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Manage and grow high-profile clientsProactively seeking new business opportunities by means of networking and referralsWork closely with the management team to target key accounts.Develop a winning strategy and close quotes to be passed to the project management teamManaging the marketing strategy for the businessLiaising with key stakeholdersLiaise with internal staff to ensure smooth implementation of services Skills and Abilities:Proven experience working in a business development roleConfident phone manner and experience of selling face-to-face.A highly self-motivated individual who thrives under the pressure of exceeding sales targets You will be highly adept at quickly building professional relationships and closing business Competitive desire to fulfil your potential.Commercially aware and can understand new industries quickly. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically, only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Business Development Manager
£24000 - £27000 per annum Commission

Business Development ManagerUp to £27,000 pa CommissionNorthampton **Experience required: 2 years' experience in a Business Development / Sales role** We're keen to speak to individuals with a proven background in Business Development, both telephone and face to face, looking to take the next step in their career, working for a well-established, financially stable company with clearly defined plans for growth.If the above describes you then you could be just the person we're looking for!Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Manage and grow high-profile clientsProactively seeking new business opportunities by means of networking and referralsWork closely with the management team to target key accounts.Develop a winning strategy and close quotes to be passed to the project management teamManaging the marketing strategy for the businessLiaising with key stakeholdersLiaise with internal staff to ensure smooth implementation of services Skills and Abilities:Proven experience working in a business development roleConfident phone manner and experience of selling face-to-face.A highly self-motivated individual who thrives under the pressure of exceeding sales targets You will be highly adept at quickly building professional relationships and closing business Competitive desire to fulfil your potential.Commercially aware and can understand new industries quickly. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically, only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Area Manager
£35000 - £45000 per annum

Area ManagerContract£35,000 - £45,000Milton Keynes Area Manager required for fantastic and long standing company in Milton Keynes on a fixed term contract. You must have previous experience of managing large teams, managing managers and reviewing process and procedures. You will be holding reviews, one to ones and management meetings. You will be the first point of contact for line managers for a number of issues, for example recruitment. You should be confident, articulate and professional. We are looking for: A natural leader that has the ability coach, develop and mentor their peopleSomeone that can facilitate problem solving and deliver solutionsListen to and understand the requests and requirements of colleagues and managersInnovation and passionate in developing the teamAbility to work well under pressure whilst maintaining a positive can do attitude If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Italian Speaking Administrator
£21000 - £23000 per annum 24 Days Holiday

Italian speaking Sales Support AdministratorLocation: NorthamptonSalary bracket: £21 - £23K per annum depending on experienceMy client is one of the world's leading suppliers of raw materials in it's industry sector and is looking for an experienced and passionate Italian speaking Sales Support Administrator to join their small, but perfectly formed team!The Role:The Sales Support team works closely with our Field Sales Managers to provide outstanding Customer Service and Care to our customers.The key tasks of Sales Support are: -Provide wide ranging administrative support to Field Sales Manager such as checking stock levels, material costs and previous selling pricesProcessing orders and following through from production to delivery, updating the customer at all times with the progress of orders.Quoting and securing orders from our existing customer baseDealing with customer complaintsContacting customers regarding late payment of invoicesOccasional customer visits or attendance at an industry event (possibly abroad)Profile:The successful candidate will ideally have had experience working in a high-pressure customer service role and have knowledge and understanding of the sales order / manufacturing supply chain process, from enquiry through to delivery. Fluent Italian and French skills (both verbally and written) are also required.Knowledge of export shipping documentation such as dealing with commercial invoices, bills of lading and airway bills is highly desirable but not essential for this role, as the candidate will be dealing predominantly with our European customers.Key attributes for the role are:A high level of accuracy and attention to detailExcellent written and verbal communication skillsStrong IT skills (MS Word, MS Excel used extensively)ProactiveDue to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Business Analyst
£30000 - £40000 per annum

Business AnalystPermanent£30,000 - £40,000Milton KeynesAn exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Analyst to join a well established international company. If you have experience and knowledge of the logistics sector, please read on… Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: To analyse all areas of the Network at customer and network level from an efficiency and cost perspectiveTask /Process / Data analysisData and Processes analysisIdentification of trends, weak links and missed opportunities for performance and costs improvementTo make recommendations based on findings, highlighting good bad practiceProduce relevant KPI's depicting finding, working with Contract managers to support messages to customersCollaborating with IT and other Asset light logistics departments for the betterment of the service offering advising senior management and stakeholdersApplied analysis of Procurement initiatives within the cross-border networkCollaborate with Solutions Design department on new business opportunities annual network health checkShape monthly KPIs to depict performance for internal and external consumption Skills and Abilities: Experience and knowledge of the logistics sector is ESSENTIALExcellent and proven analytical skillsWritten and verbal communications, including business document writingUnderstanding of operational and system conceptsExperience of cost/benefit analysis and business case productionKnowledge & understanding of effective customer & supplier relationship management principlesAdvanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Visio. Proficient in the use of other Microsoft Office platforms including Word; PowerPoint; E-mailAn eye for accurate reporting abilities If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Paralegal
£18 - £20 per hour

ParalegalTemporary£18-£20phMilton KeynesOur client is looking for an experienced Paralegal for a short term temporary contract in Milton Keynes We are looking for someone with:Excellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to manage multiple tasks or caseloadsGood attention to detail to be able to carefully analyse files and dataLegal research skills and the desire to develop your understanding of the lawThe ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlinesOffice administrative skills for tasks such as filing, typing and letter writingGood teamworkFlexibility and adaptability in your attitude and approach to work If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.In line with new data protection legislation, we will hold your data for 14 days, and if by that time we have not communicated and put appropriate consent in place, we will delete your data from our systems.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

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