Vacancy - Graphic Designer/Artworker

Graphic Designer/Artworker




Reading - Support Office


40 hours per week


£27,000 per annum Plus Commission/ Bonus Scheme


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Nicola Quinn :

About the role:

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time permanent Graphic Designer / Artworker role. As a vibrant, growing and exciting business, Holroyd Howe is a specialist catering food services contractor to the independent schools sector. We differentiate ourselves through the calibre of our people and we employ individuals who are proud of their achievements. We are a fantastic sales team of 5 who work closely together, sharing ideas, successes and learnings and we are all passionate about what we do.

We are looking for:

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to support and become a key part of the sales function, someone who can bring technical skill and creativity to the department and new ideas, a real energetic ‘self starter’.

Reporting into the Bid Manager, you will assist in managing the tender process for new business, specifically responding to requests for information, designing bespoke tender bids and proposals and preparing presentations and unique schemes.

Role Responsibilities:

Delivery of compliant, professionally produced proposals within customer defined timeframes using Adobe InDesign.

Exceptional eye for detail.

Contribute, communicate and influence at a senior level.

Responsible for the production, editing, formatting, proof reading and publication of submission documents.

Ensuring all major and strategic tenders have conformed to the bid management review process.

Ensuring that a pre-tender checklist has been undertaken and that the organisational aspects of the checklist have been referred to and agreed with the appropriate sales manager.

Document control and distribution.

Management and coordination of bid team diaries; issuing prompts and reminders according to busy schedules.

Monitoring and communicating tender clarifications to the sales team.

A good understanding of Social Media.

Monitoring and coordination of the proposal project plan, making sure this is updated on a regular basis.

Assembling supporting information such as QA Certificates, H&S Documentation, etc. from central resource.

Provide admin support for selected conferences, including: ordering and collating promotional materials, booking hotels, courier management.

Sales Presentations – Format PowerPoint, design and print boards and other demonstration material.

Sales Site Visits – ensure marketing standards at high level for site visits by perspective clients and general co-ordination of team members and time plans.

Essential Skills:

To be considered for the role, you must demonstrate a genuine interest in the world of Sales and have a keen interest in food and trends.

You will also show flexibility with regards to working hours as your workload would be dictated by the needs of the business as this flows through the year.

You must also possess productive and efficient work speed, excellent time management and the ability to work on several work items at once is crucial.

Advanced experience in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is essential. Experience of Adobe Photoshop would be an advantage.

Confidence, a positive approach and good communication skills are vital to this role, enabling you to gather verbal and written information accurately and proactively produce documentation.

This role would be the start of an exciting career in Sales where, over time, a tailored training programme would evolve for the right individual who really wants to make their mark in the growth of the company.

Other responsibilities:

Using CRM when required

Developing new ideas to ensure competitiveness against competitors

Work with the wider WSH group including the BaxterStorey & Caterlink sales teams to ensure that new ideas are collaborated

Printing and assisting the team

There would also be opportunities to develop your career within this fast-growing, high quality hospitality company.

Holroyd Howe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List Check must be obtained for this role.