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Greencity are hiring!


Vacancy: Sales and Customer service advisor


Are you passionate about food and customer service?


We are looking for a new member to join our workers co-operative in Glasgow. 

We have a 3 months temporary vacancy in our busy sales and customer service team.

If you are looking for an office job with a difference then this could be the job for you.



  •  Hours: 34.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
  •  £10.00 per hour (paid monthly), plus a profit-related pay scheme.
  •  32 days holiday per annum- pro rata


To apply, please send your CV to personnel@greencity.coop

Closing Date for Applications is Friday 10th March

* Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.*



Full Job Specification:


Introducing Greencity


The Scottish Wholefood Collective Warehouse, trading as Greencity Wholefoods, is a wholesaler of fine food and drink, which stocks 5,000 product lines, based in Glasgow’s east end. Our main goal is to promote better food alternatives, in terms of health and diet, throughout the food chain. We encourage local producers and are committed to buying organic where possible. We do not sell any products tested on animals and we only sell goods that are suitable for vegetarians.

As we are a worker co-operative, we also aim to create a non-exploitative workplace which takes into consideration the interests of the workers, the community and the environment as a whole. We believe in parity of pay and we have a flat management structure, which allows all members equal access to the decision-making process.

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time, temporary position in the role of Sales and Customer service Advisor (3 months contract).

The Role


  • The role requires a high level of telephone contact with new and existing customers.

  • Processing customer orders via inbound and outbound calls, as well as inputting orders received by e-mail, website or by fax.

  • Excellent data entry skills and attention to detail.

  • Face to face customer service with collection customers and at trade shows.

  • Responding to customer enquiries with regard to our range of products, terms of trade, and discounts/promotions.

  • Establish a good rapport with customers, building long-term professional relationships with our customer base.

  • We do not focus on sales targets, but you should still aim to drive sales at every opportunity.

  • Liaising with other departments, such as Warehouse and Drivers, on a daily basis, to ensure customer requirements are met.


Person Specification

  • Experience of a high volume telesales environment is desirable.

  • Experience of dealing with customers on the phone, in person and via e-mail.

  • A track record of excellent customer service provision.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work under own initiative and "self-manage" at times, but also work well as part of a busy team.

  • Competent I.T. skills, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Knowledge of wholefoods is desirable.

  • Awareness and understanding of co-operative working practices is essential.

  • Experience of working in an environment where daily workload is not always predictable and an understanding on how to manage this.

  • Ability to multi task is essential as the role will require navigation of different systems and programs.

  • Driver's License desirable.

Terms & Benefits

  • Location: Glasgow

  • Hours: 34.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, usually between the hours of 9am-5pm, but some flexibility is required for occasional early starts/late finishes.

  • Salary: £10 p/hour (paid monthly), plus a profit-related pay scheme.

  • 32 days holiday per annum- pro rata

  • Breakfast and lunch provided free to all workers


Closing Date for Applications is Friday 10th March 2017.

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 13th March.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

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