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Do you want a job working for a dynamic, professional company with 60 years experience? Of course you do.

If you’re looking for a job, please take a look below at the positions available.

If you would like to apply for any of the jobs listed below, please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@shorts-group.co.uk quoting the job reference and job title you are applying for.

Agency submissions are by invitation only.

 

 

Job Description

  • To provide exceptional, pro-active Account Management to our new and existing clients.
  • Achieve and exceed targets/growth.
  • Proactively find and generate sales opportunities.
  • Proactively generate customer meetings.
  • Build strong relationships with customers to ensure repeat business.
  • Actively quote for work. Build a pipeline of prospective clients.
  • Understand customer requirements and find suitable solutions to meet those needs.
  • Core understanding of services to be able to present all a total waste solution.
  • Controlling budgets and attending meetings
  • Direct interface with clients to assist with the resolution of customer concerns.
  • Write and implement operational policies to provide continuous improvement.
  • Collate database of information regarding contacts/sales leads etc.
  • Ensure smooth implantation of new business, liaising with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Act as Account manager for 1st month of service to ensure all elements of contract are correct prior to passing over to Customer support team.
  • Regularly benchmark competitors to assess our competitiveness within the market.
  • Ensure contracts (where applicable) are in line with standard format and monitor the quality of the sale from negotiation to delivery. Ensure margin integrity is in line with expectations, adjusting if required.
  • Engage in and evaluate customer feedback to ensure service meets or exceeds expectations (and is in line with legislations/regulations etc).
  • Fully aware of and promote health and safety.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties.

 

Person Specification

  • Strong commercial understanding of waste recycling.
  • Strong financial/commercial acumen
  • Be able to operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment.
  • Strong business development and sales experience. Driven and enthusiastic with ability to understand needs.
  • Excellent negotiation and closing skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated as well as a good motivator
  • Be proactive and constructive in problem solving.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • IT literate
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads. The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Fully compliant with laws and regulations.

Job Description

The work and fleet are varied and include 3.5 tonne to 32 tonne. An HGV Driver covers Skips, RoRo’s, Tippers, RCVs, Beavertails, Box van (this list is not exhaustive) (once appropriate level of training is provided) and should complete all operational duties within guidelines ensuring that wherever possible performance targets are met or exceeded. Complete work instructions, ensuring all relevant information (inc PDA), is completed/filled in.

  • Remain vigilant and challenge anything that may result in service failure or complaints from the customer. Raise issues asap.
  • To comply fully with Shorts group ISO and Health and Safety policies. Comply with all traffic laws and legislation as well as safe working practices within the disposal site with relation to your duties including the security and weight of loads.
  • Comply with details laid out in Shorts driver manual (once received and signed for).
  • To ensure that each day all completed work is detailed on your daily worksheet and that they are handed in daily/weekly along with the daily vehicle check sheets, fuel receipts and Weighbridge tickets.
  • To wear the correct safety equipment (PPE) and Shorts Group uniform at all times.
  • Responsible for ensuring that refuse / recycling material collections are completed.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine checks of the vehicle as set down in Shorts procedures and VOSA.
  • Collecting recycling material in a safe manner and unloading the vehicle at the designated disposal point.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is left in a clean state at the end of the working day.
  • Reporting of any incidents or accidents regardless of location.
  • To assist new and existing team members in sharing experience and ideas
  • To take part in any training that is supplied/given.
  • Any other duties designated by your direct Supervisor/Manager.

Person Specification

  • You should hold a minimum of a Class 2 Licence. You must have a fully valid Driver CPC.
  • Multi-skilled driver ideally with experience of the waste industry and of Industrial and Commercial Collections.
  • Good time keeping.
  • Conscientious & possesses can do attitude.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual tasks.
  • Customer friendly.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • Good geographical area knowledge.
  • High regard to Health and safety and following procedures. Good safe working attitude.

Job Description

This position is a 12 month fixed term role to support a busy finance department. The workload is varied, encompassing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Book and General Ledger duties, depending on periods of leave granted to existing members of the finance team.

Accounts payable Duties
• Supporting Accounts Payable within Shorts Group Ltd and Shorts Agricultural Ltd.
• Processing of invoices (received by email or post) for payment.
• Posting against purchase order numbers, checking coding in Sage 200.
• Entering all invoices onto Sage.
• Dealing with various ad hoc payments and processing.
• Checking that all contractor invoices are received in time for payment runs.
• Preparation of payment runs.
• Filing of all paperwork
• Producing monthly CIS returns and submitting to HMRC on a timely basis as well as ensuring that all certificates are issued to contractors as required.
• Production of various spreadsheets for allocation of expenses to intercompany accounts, and for allocation of credit card, fuel and telephone expense.

Accounts receivable Duties
• Supporting credit control within Shorts Group Ltd and Shorts Agricultural Ltd.
• Opening new customer accounts according to the Shorts Group policies – using credit checking agencies and land registry information where necessary.
• Issuing credit limits in line with our credit insurance requirements.
• Producing customer statements at month end and integrating with invoices from other accounting systems and distributing.
• Production of weekly on stop and over credit limit reports for the Finance manager to review, and placing customers on hold.
• Providing specific reports to managers requesting them to chase their own customers.
• Recording and processing of self billing receipts in a timely fashion.
• Debt chasing and if necessary progressing this to final demand letters and then legal proceedings.
• Responding to customer queries and resolving any credits necessary.

Cash Book Duties
• Processing of all monies received whether directly into the bank accounts or via cheque.
• Reconciliation of all credit card receipts from Sage pay or card net and evalon.
• Maintenance of the banking excel spreadsheets and reconciliation of the same at month end to provide timely and accurate information to Finance Manager.
• Taking credit card payments from customers and entering same via computer.
• Processing of the direct debit system including entering the new direct debits and processing the monthly report for collection of the customer accounts. Ensuring that all dd’s are received into the bank and if not collecting the money by other means.
• Processing other bank statement entries, and reconciling the bank accounts.

General Duties
• Producing any adhoc reports required by Finance manager.
• Required to work as part of the accounts team and be able to provide cover for other staff as required.
• All other duties as reasonably required

Person Specification

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
• A high level of accuracy is essential, seeking clarity when required and taking responsibility for own work. Analyse information correctly to resolve problems effectively.
• Have a good knowledge of accounting packages (ideally Sage) and Microsoft Excel/Word.
• Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
• Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
• Must possess excellent negotiation skills and be effective at managing relationships at all levels.

Job Description

• Overall responsibility of the smooth running of the Demolition department.
• Financial accountability of the Demolition department (P&L and budgeting).
• Take ownership of the Bid proposals/project procurement.
• Provide a first point of interface for Client concerning changes to the scope of works, introduction of new services and requests for other professional services. Seek opportunities to cross sell other Group services.
• Ensure all client expectations targets are either met or exceeded
• Ensure all works carried out comply with current Health & Safety and environmental legislation, ensuring that all staff are aware of and receive training in all relevant H&S issues.
• Approving quotations for new projects.
• Responsible for all compliance within the department.
o Liaise with statutory authorities
• Responsibility of high level debt management within the department.

Management of staff and controlling employee resources
• Oversee recruitment, planning and management of staff and any issues.
• Development of team, including mentoring assistant managers.
• To communicate any changes/updates directly with the team.

General
• Attend and report into regular upper management meetings.
• Attend and contribute to Demolition Group meetings.
• Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

• CCDO Demolition Supervisor Gold Card
• CCDO Demolition Management Black Card
• Knowledge of relevant demolition/health and safety policies and procedure.

• Good business acumen, with a strong desire to grow the business and manage existing and new contracts.
• Ability to build strong relationships with clients. To understand and seek to exceed expectations.
• Positive and self-motivated as well as a good motivator. Be open to and encourage change.
• Excellence in leading and managing projects from start to completion.
• Confident and effective people management skills. Focused on achieving business goals and optimising the abilities and contributions of the team.

• Be proactive and constructive in problem solving and conflict management.
• Must possess excellent organisational skills.
• Excel in Site surveying and estimations for quoting new business.
• Strong Computer/MS skills (Outlook, Excel and Word)
• Must hold a full driving license.

Job Description

Responsibility for project planning and management of contracts
• Prepare and update contract schedules
• Site visits with client during project and final site sign off (Certificate of Practical Completion)
• Preparing quotes/cost plan for new projects Demolition Manager
• Responsibility for ordering and checking equipment and stock
• Responsible for providing details of new sub contractors to admin for vetting
• Prepare documents including; inspection & test plans
o Risk Assessment Method statements (RAMs), Phase Plans
o Contribute to Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQs) when required
• Ensure information has been checked in accordance with company procedure
• Compile records for clients, as required
• Job specific costings, plant and skip charges
• Preparation of invoicing ready for Admin to invoice

Management of various staff and controlling employee resources
• Assist in recruitment of staff
• Dealing with lower issue staffing issues
• Update employee records (add time to complete costings)
• Assist in organising training and development of demolition site staff
• Organise site progress meetings

General
• Attend and contribute to Demolition Group meetings
• Any other job related duties as required

Person Specification

• CCDO Demolition Supervisor Gold Card
• Working towards CCDO Demolition Management Black Card
• Knowledge of relevant demolition/health and safety policies and procedures.
• Self-motivated as well as a good motivator
• Good project management skills within demolition
• Effective people management skills.
• Be approachable and professional.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.

Job Description

For Plant and Tool ranges including but not limited to:
Access Platforms, Drilling & Breaking, Cleaning, Compaction, Decorating, Garden & Landscaping, Hand Tools & Power Tools, Material Lifting & Support, Plant Machinery & Attachments, Plumbing, Power Generation & Lighting, Pumping Heating & Drying, Site Works & Building, Surface Preparation and Concreting, Welding & Woodworking.
• Communicating with customers in the shop, on the phone and via email
• Proactive in learning about new products and have basic understanding of the range of products
• Taking and processing orders for tools and plant hires
• Processing tool and PPE sales within our shop
• Ordering sales stock
• Trained in Hireguard insurance to ‘sell’ to our customers
• Liaising with staff members, customers and suppliers
• Stocking and maintaining sales goods
• Delivering equipment at busy times
• Partaking in training courses as necessary, possibly in own time
• Keeping work environment clean and tidy
• Partaking in promotional events
• Assisting with other tasks if required
• Assisting with other depots if required

Person Specification

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• High regard to customer satisfaction
• Ability to learn about new products and understanding the basics of them, and be aware of competitor information
• Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
• A high level of accuracy is essential, seeking clarity when required and taking responsibility for own work. Resolve problems effectively.
• Have a good knowledge of IT systems.
• Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
• Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
• Accountable for results and long term business objectives.
• Work well under pressure