Customer Service Account Handler

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary
    £ 11 - £ 12 / Hourly
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Call Centre and Customer Service
  • External Reference
  • Category
    HR, Sales and Management - Account Management

Part-time hours Wednesday - Friday

Candidate needs to be able to travel to Waltham.

First two weeks will be Mon - Fri full time for training



We have an opportunity available to join our customer service team working closely with a number of our key accounts and contacts throughout the supply chain. Our Customer Service roles are operational, providing front-line service to our trade customers with opportunities to work across our pet, food and confectionery businesses.

We are looking for a high performing & motivated individual as the purpose of this role is to provide excellent customer service and consistency for all accounts.

This role will suit a flexible individual as there is a requirement to attend periodic team meetings and occasional all associate days. Please be aware that you may also be asked to provide a small amount of extra cover to help support the team during busy periods.


Order Fulfilment

  • Progress daily customer orders placed from input through to dispatch

  • Identify stock shortages and minimise impact to service through liaison with the supply teams and the customer

  • Proactively identify future potential risk to service and mitigate where appropriate

  • Resolve delivery issues both short and long term through communication with haulier and distribution team

  • Control order conformance to correct lead time and order agreements

  • Contribute metrics, issues, insight and action resolution through the daily and weekly Performance Review Forums and escalate any un-resolvable issues.

Customer Relationship Management

First point of contact for the customer with responsibility for communicating day to day supply issues in line with the Perfect Communication process

Drive visibility of customer service metrics to the customer team (demand and supply) through daily and periodic customer reporting

Support perfect execution for all promotions and launches.

Continuous Improvement

Demonstrates curiosity to challenge existing ways of working to find a better solution

Continually seek to improve the efficiency and efficacy of tasks to support improved metrics and customer service

Use Lean tools available to assist with problem resolution and implementation of sustainable long term fixes

Contribute to the customer Trade Attitude Survey action planning process with particular responsibility for actions in relation to the Supply Chain & Logistics and Customer Service elements.


  • Ideally the candidate will have systems aptitude and ability to learn new systems as the role requires a high level of SAP usage - on the job training will be provided.

  • Supply chain or customer facing experience, whilst not essential would greatly benefit your application.

  • Good Analytical /Excel Skills

  • Strong Communication and relationship building skills

  • Naturally curious with an unaccepting attitude to maintaining the status quo.

  • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams)

  • MLC Competencies include:

Delivers Consistent results

Priority setting

Functional / Technical - problem solving

Action Oriented


Creates collaborative relationships

Customer Focus

Peer relationships & conflict management


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