At G . F Smith the success of our business relies on each and every individual within our company.

We employ around 200 people in roles such as Production and Warehouse Operatives and Managers, Sales Professionals – both office based and throughout the UK, and support staff such as Finance, HR, IT and Marketing. All have one thing in common – they are passionate about our business, our products and our services.

All our staff enjoy excellent working conditions. Any vacancies we have will be displayed here.



G . F Smith is an independent British company that has been providing the creative world with inspiration since 1885. We’re a successful and growing company that has built a lasting reputation with customers all over the world, finding and then delivering exceptional papers for use in the design, print and craft markets. We’re proud of our 131 years of history.

We are now seeking a design/arts graduate to join our International team. If successful, in the first instance you will handle export customer enquiries and orders via e mail, fax and telephone, in a professional manner giving an excellent export customer experience from our recently refurbished Hull office. Duties will include managing customer accounts, dealing with documentation for shipping, raising invoices, and preparing quotes for day to day client requirements.

Once established, in addition to the Hull office based role, you will travel to China/Asia 2 or 3 times a year, for a few weeks each time, to actively promote G . F Smith products and services internationally in China/Asia. You will manage a database of clients and will be visiting designers, brand owners, universities, printers and distribution partners.

If you have any work experience, particularly relevant work experience, great, however that is not essential. We are looking for design/arts/creative graduates who are self- motivated, with excellent communication skills and IT skills, who are engaging, articulate and confident and above all are passionate about design. You will need a full UK driving licence, and will need to be fluent in spoken and written Mandarin as well as English. You will also need to be enthusiastic about a job that requires you to travel abroad is a sales capacity. Training and support will be given.

G . F Smith offers 26 days holidays per year plus 8 Bank Holidays, a company bonus scheme, a generous pension scheme and a cash plan for health benefits after a qualifying period.

This post is permanent and full time and offers a graduate salary.

If you would like to apply you can do so by emailing your CV and a covering letter to Jutta Birkenhauer at jbirkenhauer@gfsmith.com before midnight on 31 January 2017. You can also email Jutta for further information or an informal chat.

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