Executive Assistant

Posted 18 April 2024
Job type Fixed-Term - Full Time
Discipline Administration
Job FunctionCoSec
Contact NameMartin Dowson
Expiry date 10 June 2024

Job description



Why Greencore?


We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day taste better.


Join us and be part of our great team.


We supply all of the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.


In FY23 we manufactured 779m sandwiches and other food to go products, 132m chilled prepared meals, and 245m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. We carry out more than 10,400 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.9bn in FY23 and employ approximately 13,600 people.


We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work. Why not come join us?


We’re always looking for passionate and talented people who can help us drive our future success. To see how you can grow your career with Greencore, visit our careers website

https://careerssearch.greencore.com/ and find your future in food.


What you’ll be doing


  • Co-ordinate diaries, schedule appointments and manages the schedule for regular meetings for executive team members so that their time is managed for maximum effectiveness
  • Book travel and accommodation in accordance with diary requirements
  • Organisation of events and visits in line with brief/executive requirements to promote the professional image of Greencore
  • Lead projects as instructed, which implement change and improvement in working practice within the location
  • Complete and compile routine reports and complete administrative duties to minimise the activities completed by the executive team members


What we’re looking for

  • Previous experience of operating as a secretary for a team or in a situation where competing demands needed to be managed
  • Ability to communicate effectively at senior levels in a large corporate environment
  • Previous experience of basic budget and contract management
  • Ideally a PA qualification (NVQ level 2)
  • Experience working with computers ideally with advanced skills in PowerPoint and the other MS Office applications
  • Experience developing knowledge of the internal workings of an organisation


These may be trained or developed. These do not all need to be in place at recruitment.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Hybrid Working
  • Pension
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.