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Graduate Developer

CAMBRIDGE WEIGHT PLAN

Cambridge Weight Plan (CWP) was created by biochemist Dr Alan Howard and his colleague Dr Ian McLean-Baird as they sought to develop the “perfect diet”. Their formula produced excellent weight loss results and following many years of research, the first commercial version of Cambridge Weight Plan, known then as The Cambridge Diet, was launched in the UK in 1984. Since then more than 30 million people from all over the world have used Cambridge Weight Plan.

Our products are manufactured by Cambridge Weight Plan Ltd which is based in Corby, Northants, UK. We operate from three sites at Weldon North Industrial Estate and currently employ more than 220 full time staff.

Awards and accolades attained:

  • Direct Selling Association (DSA) Excellence Award – 2015                                                                    
  • Corby Business of the Year – 2015                                                                                                                             
  • ISO 22000 - Food Safety Accreditation – 2016        
  • RoSPA Gold Award – 2017 (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)                                                                                                                                
  • Investors in People, Silver Award – 2017          
  • Northamptonshire Enterprise Award – 2016    

Location

Corby, Northamptonshire

Salary

£20,00 - 25,000


DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Finance / IT Department provides the company with a full service accounting function in support of business plan objectives.

It also provides, maintains and develops the organisation IT systems and infrastructure, including the core IFS solution used throughout the business. The company infrastructure runs on a VMware environment, hosting 12 virtual servers, supporting 140+ users.

The department is also responsible for our hosted VoIP telephony, as well as mobile devices and connectivity.  It also has overall responsibility for a fleet of 30+ printers.

 

JOB PURPOSE

  • To develop and enhance the organisation use of IFS.
  • To work with other departments to help document and improve IFS processes.
  • To work closely with our Business Analyst on IFS projects.

 

RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Management responsibility for:  No direct report.

Reports to:  Head of IT

Budgetary/financial framework:  No formal spend authority. No specific financial targets.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To work with all areas of the business to identify business improvement opportunities and become an ‘IFS Champion’.
  • To map business processes and to align / improve the use of IFS.
  • Create all relevant documentation and manuals.
  • As requested by the Head of I.T. or other users, to assist in developing functional use of IFS.
  • Become a lead role in the IFS Super User Group, along with the Business Analyst.
  • Undertake other duties and tasks that from time to time may be allocated to the jobholder that are appropriate to the grade of the job.
  • Comply with all relevant internal rules, policy and procedures, including those relating to Health and Safety, GDPR etc, and all those contained within the issued Employee Handbook.

 

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Educated to degree level, (minimum 2:1) in an IT, science or business related subject.

 

Specific Experience:

Required

  • I.T. technical skills
  • Computer programming experience in PL/SQL, SQL, C++, Java, or C#
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Report writing
  • Team working

Desired

  • Coaching / mentoring
  • Project management
  • Work experience within a company or organisation using IFS or similar ERP system

 

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  •  Advanced Microsoft Office skills

 

OTHER BENEFITS

As of July 2018 all Employee Stakeholders enjoy the following benefits:

  • Discretionary profit share scheme
  • Company pension
  • Westfield Health – private healthcare for routine dental, optical, therapy treatments, consultations, counselling, MRI scans etc.
  • Birthday gift  “Love 2 Shop” cards
  • Free tea, coffee and fruit provided
  • 20 days annual holiday and an extra three days’ discretionary company holiday between Christmas and the New Year.
  • Social Committee provides three free social events throughout the year
  • Summer Fun Day at local amusement park– Stakeholders and families attend for free
  • Fully paid for Christmas Party
  • Long Service Certificate Awards – cash sum for every five years served, plus one service day after 5 years and 10 years’ service
  • Retirement package
  • External training and investment towards Stakeholder development

 

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and covering letter and email to hello@gradvert.com with 'Graduate Developer' in the subject.