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Careers

At Rapid we have been helping people to create great careers for themselves since 1979. We are a growing company with the opportunity for you to make a difference,  and we are ready to reward you for your achievements.

Our working environment rewards people who bring innovation and creativity to their roles, work well with others inside and outside of the organisation and are committed to delivering the highest quality service to our customers. We expect you to embrace our Core Values - having a great attitude, being successful, acting in a professional way and adopting a ‘be better’ mindset. You will benefit from a culture of ongoing professional development with all the advantages of a dynamic, successful organisation. Hear some of our staff’s views on what they enjoy about working for Rapid.

Rapid is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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Business Development Manager

Finance Operations Manager


Vacancies


Business Development Manager

Salary range OTE £55,000 +
Full Time
Location: South East

Purpose of the Role
The Business Development Manager plays a critical role in driving the growth and success of Rapid. Responsible for identifying new business opportunities, building and maintaining strong client relationships, and developing strategic plans to expand market presence. The role analyses market trends, understands customer needs, and creates innovative strategies to influence product specification and buying habits.
Business Development Managers are the senior leaders of our sales strategies and take ownership for all tasks associated with the profitable growth and business development in respect of both the industrial and education sector within the UK market. They will be focussed principally on our high potential customers where we want to maximise our share of wallet.


Finance Operations Manager

Salary range £45000.00
Full Time
Location: Colchester

Purpose of the Role

The Finance Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the company's financial operations related to Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), and Cash Management. This role ensures accurate and timely processing of Rapid’s financial transactions, effective cash flow management, and continued improvement to financial policies and controls. The Finance Operations Manager will assist the Finance Director in overseeing the Operational teams and collaborate with various departments to support the company’s financial health and operational efficiency.

Key Accountability

The role is responsible for various financial functions and ensuring that financial operations run smoothly, efficiently, and ethically. Taking into account functional targets, financial parameters, quality standards and resource requirements, considering both the current and longer-term requirements of the business.



What are our core values?

• Bring energy to the team every day

• Motivate and inspire others with a positive outlook

• Build meaningful relationships with colleagues and contacts

• Address problems in a positive way

• Listen carefully, reflect and think broadly, with agility

• Prioritise own workload and be proactive in the pursuit of goals

• Accountable for own performance delivering business goals over personal gain

• Always set expectations and dependencies and deliver to them

• Contribute to the success of Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives

• Diligent approach to the detail but not losing sight of the objectives

• Maintain a work/life balance and not be easily distracted

• Always punctual with a professional approach

• Dependable due to reliability, flexibility and integrity

• Exceed both customer and colleagues’ expectations

• Proactively communicate internally to enhance the success of our own common goals

• Take pride in sharing your, or Rapid's success externally

• A high degree of learning ability and drive and ambition to succeed

• Confident and can articulate strengths and development areas

• Listen well to constructive feedback from line manager and give feedback with good intent

• Positive attitude towards shared goals and set challenging personal objectives

• Constantly look for innovative working practices and processes

• Embrace change willingly and actively participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives

• Belief in the ability for new technology to improve our environment and wellbeing

Here's what some of our team members have to say about working for Rapid...

“Defining Rapid in one word is Teamwork. If it wasn't for the hardworking and efficient colleagues around me then working at Rapid wouldn't be such the pleasure it is! With the determination and support from all employees Rapid wouldn't function at its best.

Having worked at Rapid for over 17 years I have seen many changes, but there's one thing for sure, Rapid will continue to strive to do its best!” - Amie Davies, Customer Support Executive

Getting to know Rapid's "Core Values"


Core Values

Core Values

Teamwork. Enjoyment. Motivation. Positivity. Just some of the feedback from Rapid's staff who took part in a series of Core Values workshops during the autumn.

The workshops were organised to give employees a greater understanding and appreciation of the company's Core Values - "Great attitude", "Be successful", "In a professional way" and "With a 'Be Better' Mindset" - which were launched earlier in 2017. Each session saw around 12 members of staff from different departments participating in a series of collaborative exercises, with the emphasis very much on fun, teamwork and getting to know each other more.

Staff explored the ideas underlying each of the Core Values, how the attitudes and behaviours could be incorporated into their everyday working lives and how the values shape company culture. Staff were asked to leave feedback on the sessions and their comments reveal how enjoyable and beneficial they found them to be. Aside from a polite 'hello' or 'goodbye', many employees may never have previously spoken to the colleagues they worked with during their session. But they left saying things like "We are not little teams but one big team", "Now I understand what core values mean."

If there were sweets and biscuits involved then they played a useful role!

Denise Bird, Rapid's HR manager and Core Values co-ordinator, said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed these workshops over the past four weeks. It was great to see people from different areas interacting together and getting to know each other better, sharing ideas and discussing what Core Values mean to them."

Our Core Values programme continues to be delivered through workshops and our GPTW (Great Place To Work) programmes. For more information about Rapid's Core Values see the section above.