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Opportunities at AF

Would you like to work for one of the fastest growing and most innovative agricultural groups in the country? We want to hear from well-motivated, ambitious individuals with a passion for excellence, a drive to succeed, and a 'can-do' attitude.

Each year, AF also employs a number of university placement students and graduates. Find out more about the student placement and graduate opportunities at AF.

A wide range of rewarding and challenging careers are available including specialist buyers and traders, key account managers, marketing, accounts, HR and IT.

All roles demand a high level of customer service, and offer excellent benefits packages to exceptional candidates, including competitive salaries, 24 days holiday per annum (increasing with service), pension plan, training and development opportunities, social events, life assurance, a superb working environment and membership of AF, allowing discounts on both farming and non-farming related purchases.

If this sounds like the career path for you, please send your CV with a covering statement to explain why you feel you would be suited to a position at AF to hr@theafgroup.co.uk or write to Harriet McCarthy, HR Manager, Anglia Farmers Limited, Honingham Thorpe, Colton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5BZ.

Current vacancies

Utilities Billing Administrator, Invoicing, Full Time

This is a busy and demanding role within a sizeable and established team, you will be responsible for checking and processing communications and utilities-related invoices. Key functions of this role will be:

• Checking communications and utilities billing against internal systems.
• Numbering invoices and passing these for processing (data entry and/or other teams)
• Creating orders
• Dealing extensively with Member/Supplier queries arising from invoice checking via the telephone
• Raising own queries and finding the right person to go to in order to resolve matters and ensure all parties are kept updated
• Dealing with Member/Supplier requests for data and bill itemisation
• Assisting with monthly post-out process
• Link closely with the Energy Team and Communications Team as required in order to maintain a link between the two departments and also provide any requisite support for the renewables aspect of metering
• Answering overflow incoming calls from members to assist the Contact Centre

Qualifications & Experience

• Strong IT skills
• Accounts receivable/payable experience highly advantageous
• Experience gained within a similar role highly advantageous especially data entry
• Customer Service experience within a busy team desirable

Personal Qualities

• Good attention to detail
• Sound and confident telephone manner
• Willing to take on new tasks and challenges
• Thorough
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
• Team player but also able to work on own initiative

Apply to hr@theafgroup.co.uk

AF Biomass Co-Ordinator, Full Time, Permanent

Overview of role

Key functions of this role will be:

  • Continue to develop and provide a complete and efficient administrator service for AF Biomass Limited.
  • Act as a contact between AF Biomass and AF
  • Co-Ordinate AF Biomass enquiries, ensuring enquiries are followed up
  • Prepare, co-ordinate and review annually all sales and haulage contracts
  • Prepare and distribute monthly statements to growers / purchasers where required
  • Prepare written standards for contractors i.e. bailing and chasing
  • Maintain spreadsheets to record data purchases, sales and payments (received and paid) for harvest. Ensure accuracy of data recorded
  • Keep abreast of aged debt; chasing payment within agreed perimeters; escalating to debt recovery agency as necessary
  • Act as a co-ordinator between haulier, end user and grower to ensure straw is moved within contractual timescale
  • Reconcile delivery tickets, update spreadsheet/database and maintain accurate schedule of deliveries for customers
  • Identify and report surplus straw, short falls in supply and quantities delivered against contracted volumes
  • Ensure accurate payment of incoming invoices, undertaking and following up errors identifies, liaising with the General Manager and fieldsman as needed
  • Maintain Health and Safety records and liaise closely with the Health and Safety Officer

Qualifications & Experience

  • Able to demonstrate ability to identify and make improvements
  • Strong networking skills
  • Able to deal with and influence a variety of personalities
  • Strong IT skills
  • Experience within an office environment is essential, ideally as an administrator

Personal Qualities

  • Credibility both internally and externally
  • Confident to make decisions and defend these
  • Used to working to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work in a highly demanding atmosphere
  • Able to come up with ideas for improvement and development of the business
  • Team player but also able to work alone and use own initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to juggle changing priorities

Apply to hr@theafgroup.co.uk