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At Ripon Farm Services, we are always looking to recruit new team members for a variety of potential opportunities within the company. This might include qualified service technicians, parts advisers, sales executives, administration staff, apprentices and more.

Bodyshop Advisor

Ripon Paint and Bodyshop, Dallamires Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1TT

Ripon Paint and Body is an accident and repair centre part of the Ripon Farm Services Group. It is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer covering 12 sites within Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
Operating from new purpose built premises, Ripon Paint and Body holds a number of insurance and manufacture approvals, including Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and the VW Group, to name but a few.

Role
This is a very busy and pivotal role within the Bodyshop and you will act as the point of contact for both internal and external customer enquires. The role will co-ordinate the booking-in and checking out of vehicles and liaising with vehicle manufactures and insurance providers appropriately.
You will be required to maintain the required processes, workflows and systems, keeping accurate logs using electronic and paper systems. Duties include opening works orders, processing payments, invoices and invoicing queries, chasing debtors, and supplementary estimates, end of day processes, hire fleet and other administrative duties associated with running a busy Bodyshop.
You will be required to act in a professional manner and actively promotes Ripon Farm Services and Ripon Paint and Body with positivity and integrity.

Qualities
· To succeed in this role, you will need to be highly organised and efficient with excellent administrative and customer service skills. You must have the ability to follow process and have a keen eye for detail;
· You will also need to be able to communicate effectively across all departments, branches and directly with our customers;
· The role will require you to demonstrate excellent computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office packages along with the ability to learn our bespoke IT programs, systems and processes;
· Knowledge of EMACS or other Bodyshop administration systems would be advantageous but not essential;
· Each day will present a different challenge and you will need a considered and pragmatic approach to working to resolve these challenges;
· This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator with experience of working within the motor trade or a fantastic change of career for somebody looking to learn something new;
· All training will be provided where required.

Hours of work
You will work full-time Monday to Friday and alternate Saturday mornings. Occasional overtime may be required to suit the business demands.

Applications To get started with this exciting career, please send an up-to-date CV to – recruitment@riponfarmservices.com.

Area Sales Manager – Tadcaster

We are recruiting for an Area Sales Manager in the Tadcaster area.

Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the Area Sales Manager will be based at the Tadcaster depot and you will be required to visit customers at their premises. You will be responsible for maintaining existing accounts as well as generating new business within your sales area.

Through our state of the art CRM system you will be required to prioritise your workload and manage your own diary to achieve your targets and meet the business goals. You must be computer literate and have the ability to prioritise your workload in an efficient and flexible manner.

To succeed in this role, you will have excellent communication skills and the ability to forge professional working relationships with new and existing customers. You must be commercially minded and have the drive and ambition to expand existing business and develop new accounts in the Tadcaster area.

This is an excellent opportunity for an established salesperson with a proven track record in direct sales or for an individual who has a background knowledge of modern agricultural machinery, latest efficiency improving technologies and modern farming operations who would like to develop their career in a sales role.

We offer an excellent package that includes a competitive basic salary, generous commission and bonus scheme, company vehicle, enhanced holiday allowance, pension and ongoing training.

To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leader, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Group Marketing Manager

The position of Group Marketing Manager reports into the Commercial Director and will be based in Ripon. You will be responsible for developing and delivering the go-to-market strategy for the Company working in conjunction with the Sales and Aftermarket Management teams.

In addition, the Group Marketing Manager will assist with the communication and mainstreaming of John Deere Precision Ag strategy across the AOR along with promotion of the Ripon Farm Services Brand.

Objectives

  • Improve lead generation and drive sales participation of key products and brands such as tractors, combines, forage harvesters, sprayers, grassland products, John Deere, Kuhn and Kramer;
  • Promote the RFS Brand as Ag Machinery supplier of choice in harvest and foraging across all media platforms;
  • Develop a market leading website with a focus on lead generation;
  • Marketing of used equipment;
  • Develop the use of CRM for tactical marketing initiatives;
  • Development and implementation of Account Based Marketing strategy and tactics;
  • Manage Marketing budget for continuous improvement in cost per opportunity.

Marketing Manager Requirements:

  • Ability to help define and implement the strategic Marketing Strategy;
  • Key account management with both manufacturers and key customers;
  • Support and drive internal co-operation;
  • Develop the Company’s CRM strategy;
  • Demonstrate strong Brand Marketing experience;
  • Ability to monitor the effectiveness of marketing plans/campaigns and respond accordingly;
  • Commercially minded with the ability to support the Company’s budgets for revenue and gross profit;
  • Creative thinker;
  • Writing, editing and overseeing copywriting;
  • Strong multichannel marketing skills;
  • Highly organised with project management skills and an ability to manage and work with a team;
  • Higher education/degree or Marketing qualifications or a minimum of 5 years marketing experience.

To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Agricultural Service Mechanic

Positions available at Ripon, Retford, Keighley, Louth, Malton, Tadcaster, Darrington, Market Weighton, Ottringham & Brigg

(12 branch John Deere dealership covering Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire)

Duties

To work in a busy Agricultural Service Department performing maintenance and repairs on agricultural machinery. This work will often be done at customer’s farms ensuring plenty of local travel around the area.

Qualities

Proficient knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems is required to enable the repair of agricultural equipment. A base understanding of agriculture and machinery would be essential. A driving licence would be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm) with flexible overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

Benefits

  • Attractive salary package, further negotiable depending on experience, with overtime.
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Full company uniform provision including work boots, clothing and overalls provided by the company.
  • Diagnostic laptop & phone pre-installed with all the latest industry leading diagnostic programs and machinery support, plus training available on how to get the most from it.
  • Plus a company account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Full product and personal development training is offered and comprehensive training paths, tailored to you, are provided.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.

Applications: To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com and if you have any questions please email us and we’ll be happy to put you in touch with the service manager at the branch.

Agricultural Dealership Parts Apprentice

Positions available at Louth and Ottringham.

(12 branch John Deere dealership covering Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire)

General duties:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to join our aftersales team in our Parts department as our parts apprentice. The parts adviser role is varied as you’ll be key to helping customers, our service department and sales department with the parts they require while keeping on top of stocking, ordering and promotional displays. A key member of a small parts team, you’ll be instrumental to the branch and our customers.

 Qualities

Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on systems and product will be provided. As our apprentice you will need an appetite for learning and an enthusiasm for the industry. Full apprenticeship training is provided by our apprenticeship provider giving an industry recognised qualification upon competition. The apprenticeships are provided through John Deere and ProVQ and full details of these can be found on our website or the websites of John Deere or ProVQ.

 Hours of work

Monday to Friday with occasional overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

 Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to – recruitment@riponfarmservices.com .

Now recruiting Service Apprenticeships

Positions available at Keighley, Darrington, Ottringham, Market Weighton and Brigg.

If you are interested in a career in our service departments, please get in touch at recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

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