|Full time 12 month contract||Closing date:
Friday 8th Jul 2016
|Yeo Valley was born out of the entrepreneurial spirit of Roger and Mary Mead, who started making yoghurt on their farm in Blagdon, near Bristol, in 1974; almost by accident. When they opened a tea house they found themselves with a surplus of skimmed milk from the production of clotted cream and decided to have a go at making yoghurt in a couple of milk churns. Soon Lag Farm, where they lived, was converted into a dairy and the family moved into neighbouring Holt Farm.
Launching the Yeo Valley Organic range in 1993 fitted perfectly with Mead’s allegiance to balanced farming. “Everybody who is a farmer deep down understands the balance of animals and nature and crops and rotations, and I think most farmers have an in-built sense of what is the right thing to do,” he says. Care for the land and the animals at Yeo Valley is a prime concern and all production sites are certified by the Soil Association.
The cows have room to roam, their diet consisting of clover-rich grass grown without the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides. Wildlife is encouraged to flourish and conservation of the land extends to rebuilding limestone walling and placing hedgerows. In an effort to reduce pollution and food miles, lorries transporting Yeo Valley yoghurts are double deckers. The company has twice received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its contribution to sustainable development.
About the opportunity
This is a great opportunity for a Commercial Administrator to join the Yeo Direct team for a 1 year contract based at Yeo Valley HQ in Blagdon.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who will be responsible for the day to day administration/coordination and communication of key commercial information. You will be responsible for event planning, sales analysis and report compilation. You will also assist in organisation, delivery and attending of front line trade events and help coordinate marketing activity & literature in line with key objectives.