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Long Rake Spar was established as a Spar Mine in 1867. Today Long Rake Spar are the UK’s leading supplier of Decorative Aggregates operating from a number of sites around the UK.

As well as offering every employee the job security they need, we invest in training and development of individuals, making sure all our employees find the personal development they are looking for.

Here at Long Rake Spar we are always looking for motivated individuals. Check below for our current opportunities.

Careers at Long Rake Spar

National Industrial Minerals Manager

Location: UK & Ireland

Schedule: Monday - Friday
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Work Remotely: Yes

Salary: Negotiable
Benefits: Car, Laptop, Mobile

Application Deadline: 02/06/2022

To Apply: Submit Your CV below, stating the position you are applying for
Competencies:
Professional Competence
  • Able to present at peer level and above
  • Knowledge of building products business
  • Cross-functional understanding
Commitment and engagement
  • Show affiliation to the Group
  • Stand by the Group’s decisions
  • Perform high level of work ethic
  • Utilise own abilities for the best of the company
Internal and external customer and market management
  • Have quantitative and qualitative market understanding
  • Foresee and act to meet customer needs
  • Drive customer/supplier relations
  • Demonstrate service orientation
Performance and result management
  • Increase efficiency and quality
  • Demonstrate cost discipline
  • Drive profit generation
  • Optimise allocation of resources
  • Execute tasks and focus on fast implementation
Decisiveness and adaptability
  • Be straight forward and goal orientated
  • Demonstrate drive and initiative
  • Demonstrate openness to change, flexibility and adaptability
  • Learn and develop continuously
Communication and cooperation
  • Provide information and ensure open communication
  • Demonstrate and apply persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Establish trust and relationships
  • Promote cooperation and partnership
  • Demonstrate intercultural awareness and competence
Entrepreneurial management
  • Drive integrated management
  • Consider external influencing factors
  • Consider long-term risks and opportunities
  • Drive innovation
  • Manage change
Sustainable management
  • Ensure occupational health and safety
  • Drive environmental protection
  • Avoid conflicts of interest
  • Comply with laws and regulations
  • Take social responsibility
Job Description:
Key Responsibilities: 

Reporting directly to the Commercial Director you will be responsible for developing new and existing business within the Industrial Minerals sector.  This will be secured by working with a variety of customers in the sector and liaising with occasional main Contractors and sub-contractors on a national basis.  The products within scope are both standard and secondary processed minerals either direct to site or production facility. You will responsible for:

  • Working closely with the wider LRS team to maximising growth & margin potential through product specific sales; relationship building and the keeping thereof
  • Working with the Technical & Operations Teams to review the product offer to support the growth ambition
  • Developing and implementing a targeted plan designed to deliver the key objectives; Business generation of c£2m YE 2022; relationship building with specific focus on relationships with a group of most influential customers; development of product range; development of marketing support and longer term, development of an ‘Industrial Team’ to continue business growth. Possible interaction with specifier route to market in longer term.
  • Building strong relationships with key contacts within the wider business i.e. Directors and Senior Managers and Technical assistance.
  • The overall evaluation of success within this role will be a measurement of the sales volume for Industrial defined product, number of new accounts; profit margin achievement as defined via the LRS budgeting process and where appropriate specifications.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Follow safe working practice in accordance with the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act and with the Company’s Safety Policy
  • Achieve set volume/price and identified sales targets
  • To plan journeys and customer calls to achieve optimum use of time and complete a minimum of 64 calls per month.
  • Complete the relevant CRM system reporting after each customer visit
  • Actively seek new opportunities for the products to be taken into new markets.
  • Understand the technical aspects of selling the product from an end user & application perspective.
  • Establish and maintain contact and promote the Company’s products and services to customers
  • Maintain close liaison with sales office staff to build internal relationships.
  • Keep abreast of developments in commercial, technical and policy matters and be able to react accordingly
  • Establish and maintain good customer relations, particularly by prompt and efficient response to queries and complaints.
  • Develop business via existing customer and new customer base
  • Plan journeys and customer calls to achieve optimum use of time
  • Effectively control expenditure on telephone calls, entertaining and incidentals
  • Maintain and operate internal recording, reporting and administration systems
  • Assist at exhibitions, conferences, presentations and other functions as requires
  • Regularly review personal progress and keep abreast of technical and sales techniques
  • Monitor the efficiency of present procedures and systems and where necessary suggest new improvements
  • From time to time to undertake duties not specifically mentioned above.
Knowledge & Experience:
  • Excellent communication and customer relationship skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of IT skills
  • Highly motivated with strong team ethics
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Understanding of Building Industry practices
  • Sales experience within any industry
  • Good knowledge of Sales area

Customer Services Coordinator

Location: Youlgrave, Bakewell, DE45

Schedule: Monday - Friday
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Work Remotely: No
Pay: From £9.50 per hour
Salary: Dependant on experience
Benefits: On-site parking

Application Deadline: 30/06/2022

To Apply: Submit Your CV below, stating the position you are applying for
Knowledge & Experience:
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Driven, organised and enthusiastic
  • Good IT skills and confident using any computer equipment
Job Description:

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a friendly and professional telephone manner with excellent customer service skills.
  • Have the ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Be motivated by challenges on a regular basis.
  • Be able to process data quickly and accurately.
  • Have strong organisational skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Provide general administrative duties for the Sales Department
  • Be familiar with Microsoft Office, knowledge of ERP is desirable but not essential.

The position involves coordinating deliveries of decorative aggregates to customers across the UK. You will be part of a busy sales team and your responsibilities will include:

  • Processing customer sales orders and enquiries
  • Providing accurate price quotations
  • Liaising with Customers via telephone and email

Full training will be provided.

Office Administrator

Location: Youlgrave, Bakewell, DE45

Schedule: Monday - Friday
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Work Remotely: No
Pay: From £9.50 per hour.
Benefits: On-site parking

Application Deadline: 30/06/2022

To Apply: Submit Your CV below, stating the position you are applying for

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Driven, organised and enthusiastic
  • Good IT skills and confident using any computer equipment
Job Description:

Your job role will be to support the business and commercial management/supervisory staff at Long Rake Spar with general office administration tasks as necessary. 

You will also need to support in achieving company performance by implementation and adherance to the companies Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Policies.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Checking supplier invoices. Including signing off or logging queries in time with internal monthly deadlines
  • Assisting Supply Chain Manager
  • Working closely with purchase ledger team to resolve any invoices queries

Production Operative

Location: Youlgrave, Bakewell, DE45

Schedule: Monday - Friday
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Work Remotely: No

Salary: £10 per hour
Benefits: On-site parking

Application Deadline: 02/06/2022

To Apply: Submit Your CV below, stating the position you are applying for
Job Description:

We are looking to employ enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Production Operatives at our Youlgrave site working day shifts Monday to Friday.

The successful applicants should be reliable and motivated team players and be capable of manual and physically demanding work.

The job will involve the processing and bagging of aggregates on both automated and manual lines. Mobile plant experience is desirable as is a counterbalance Forklift Truck license, although full training will be provided.

Standard contractual hours of 39 hours per week apply, with the potential of overtime.