In 2009, retail sales were over 280 billion and since then the UK retail industry has created an extra 12,750 full-time jobs. This is dispite the down turn in the overall economy. At the moment most jobs are in tradition style shops and retail outlets in Kent, but with the growth of online sales, many new jobs are being created in IT areas.
These include ecommerce jobs, web designers, telesales and customer help services that support retail web sites. The UK now has over 200,000 online retail businesses and over 600,000 jobs related to e-retail (Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG), 2010).
Typical Job ad below for Kent or nearby locations (shown as example for job requirements and responsibilities):
Example vacancy only: Assistant Buyer
Working in a small team within an established manufacturing company based in Mid Kent, the ideal candidate will possess purchasing experience gained from a similar sector. Candidates applying will be able to show their skills within vendor and supplier management together with sound knowledge of SAP. Please note this job for Assistant Buyer was advertised some time ago and is now withdrawn. 1. the employee will be involved with raising purchase orders, booking goods received onto SAP, maintaining pricing and supplier information for communication to a number of internal departments and assisting with both material and inventory planning. 2. New Appointments Group was committed to diversity, equality and opportunity for all . Many opportunities within the organisation. . (N.B. Assistant Buyer is shown for research purposes only.) This was an opportunity to develop your career within a fast-paced company who recognise talent and promote from within Find Maidstone or Sevenoaks as well as Kent jobs on the right.
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Key points: Retail Manager - GravesendSalary £ 23, 000 pa.Full Time 40hrs (No zero hour contracts here)WJ isalways on the lookout for great Managers. If you have retail management experience, are passionate, friendly and enthusiastic we would love to hear from youManager requireds If you have experience...In retail shop managementIn the same or similar retail environment e.g. clothing, fashion shoes, accessories, perfume and cosmetics etc.Working with a sales floor team day-to-dayControlling and organising the resources of a small shopIn one-to-one customer care what are you waiting forJewellery knowledge isn't required as on the job training is provided.WJ is loved by customers. We are a British business established since 1979 and have a unique culture - our fabulous jewellery, amazing prices and our people are the key to our success. We are the UK's largest independently owned jewellery chain and with 220 shops across the UK, there is never a dull momentIf you're passionate about people and sales, we would love to hear from.This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/job/75894443 ..........
Key points: One of the UK's largest paint manufacturers, The prospective employer is a well-established household name. They currently have a Retail Sales Merchandiser vacancy to service their major multiple DIY customers covering Kent & East Sussex counties.The role is charged with developing a brand profile within the major DIY multiples and larger Trade outlets. Working with a team reporting to a Team Leader the Sales Merchandiser will be given responsibility to develop contacts at Senior Store Manager level through to store team level and ensure brands are merchandised successfully in store.Duties for this job will include: Merchandising and Sales activity Customer Service Data Checks Implementation of all promotions and relevant POS Training activity and range reviews as required The merchandiser role is a demanding and rewarding function that demands an outgoing personality with an able to discuss and communicate at all levels with customers. The Candidate must be able to work on your own and able to work on your own initiative within given guidelines. The work demands a reasonable degree of physical activity, particularly during range changes. Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required. Overnight stays and some weekend working will be expected. A flexible attitude to varying demands is also required.Previous merchandising and sales experience within the paint/ DIY environment would be helpful, although full training will be provided to suitable jobseekers. Possession of a full and valid driving licence is necessary, as the employee will be provided with a company vehicle to carry out your duties.If you have the skills and experience required for the vacancy, apply today.Keywords: Merchandiser Sales Merchandiser Retail Merchandiser.This vacancy is being circulated and advertised by Adam Butler Limited. The services advertised here are those of an Employment Agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender race, colour religion disability or sexual orientation and we are d to accept applications from all sections of the community. Any qualifications listed are indicative and we confirm that we are willing to accept applications from people holding equivalent qualifications.Any direct canvassing or organisationapproaches will be automatically redirected to adambutlerltd.co.uk for further consideration..This job was initially submitted as www.retailchoice.com/job/75630805 ..........
Key points: Approx.13 Hours Per Week plus overtime (Mon Wed Fri Sat) £7.50 Per Hour (Full Driving licence is necessary) Joining a small friendly team, you will work set hours and days, calling on local retail outlets - tidying and replenishing greeting card displays as well as the execution of new installations. No experience is necessary, as we offer full training. The Candidate must demonstrate a conscientious and flexible approach, plus plenty of initiative and the skillto work on your own. Overtime will be expected during busy and seasonal periods, which will include weekend working. ..........
17/09 - Buyer Location: South East Kent Sittingbourne Jobs
Key points: A Buyer is necessary to be working with one of Kent's foremost employers - a global manufacturer with their UK Headquarters located in Mid-Kent on a six month fixed term contract. A permanent role is also available. The role will deliver the successful procurement solutions for material supply, balancing cost total cost, quality and service with an objective to minimise materials inventory. Working within a large Supply Chain team, the incoming jobseeker for this new vacancy will own the relationship between suppliers and the business, ensuring that the business will be a customer of choice. The Candidate will be able to interrogate master data and be able to negotiate at a senior level. Working with your counterparts in the team - you will work collaboratively to reduce risk, delivering a better value supply chain by embedding supplier relationship management into projects and focusing the needs of internal and external partners. Candidates will be seasoned Buying professionals with demonstrable experience of using SAP. Key characteristics needed will include excellent attention to detail and a pro-active, can do attitude. The post holder will take full responsibility for their position within the broader supply chain. CIPS Certificate would be preferred although not required. Advanced MS Excel skills are needed as you manipulate and examinelarge data sets. Good MS PowerPoint skills would be expected too, in order to successfully present to suppliers. Applicants need to be available with immediate effect in order to be considered. New Appointments Group, Expertly Matching Employers and Jobseekers since 1975. Committed to diversity, equality and opportunity for all. Twitter: @nagforjobs ..........
Key points: Product Selector/ Junior Buyer Location - DartfordSalary - £30k We have a motivating and challenging job opportunity for an established and leading furniture retailer. As the Product selector for accessories you will manage end to end processes from product and supply strategy through to delivery and execution instore and online. The accessories department supports mainfurniture by the creative selection of complementary product such as Mirrors, Rugs, decorative and soft accessories. Working in collaboration with the mainfurniture Buyers the product selection should enhance the mainfurniture offer and be maintained in accordance to the key launch periods per year. What we are looking for: As the Product Selector you will have an established background within home accessories with a flair and passion for product and styling. The Candidate will work well independently as well as within a team with a strong leadership and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact in order to help visual merchandising and retail teams. The Candidate will be creative, innovative with a highly commercial approach to drive send the accessories department to achieve sales targets and margin. The Candidate must be a strong negotiator and have the skillto influence those around you whilst creating strong cross functional relationships. Key Vacancy responsibilities: Autonomy and management of product selection and range building across the total accessories department.Maintaining structured price architecture within the product proposition to make sure good better best mixes are apportioned correctly.Managing market observations and defining a clear product strategyEnhancing mainfurniture product ranges in accordance to the look and feel of the companies zonal strategyManagement of range review and sign off presentations to be in line with mainfurniture departmentsNegotiation of store showdiscounting and markdown exit plan costsMargin maintenance by sub department Maximise sales opportunities both instore and online by showcasing of breadth of rangeConsidered and educational product knowledge to be cascaded simply and successfully through to the retail team and consumer.To build and keepstrong internal cross functional relationships throughout the various company UK/ China sites communicating all areas of change that impacts these departments.Management of service level agreements between both direct and DHD suppliers.Managing store, customer service and quality manager s response via Supplier to make sure preventative actions are put in place. Experience required: earlier Buying experience at either Junior Buyer/ Product Selector/ Assistant Buyer levelHome Accessories experience vitalA passion for creative product development and understanding of required quality and compliance expectationsStrong analytical skillsexemplary conversational and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interactSelf-motivation and the skillto be working ..........
Key points: Senior Buyer / Raw Materials / Lubricants Industry / CIPS / Supply Chain The prospective employer part of a global, leading provider of automotive fluids, oils and chemicals, are looking to recruit a talented and knowledgable Senior Buyer to be working with their Procurement Team based at their UK Manufacturing Site. They are expert marketers of quality automotive motor oils and car care chemicals. The Candidate will support, develop and implement the local sourcing strategy in line with the Global Sourcing Strategy through liaison with relevant departments and international busyness. Key Areas of Responsibility.Responsible for all sourcing activity on new and existing business, covering raw materials for base stocks, additives, MEG, brake fluid and other strategic suppliesDevelop and implement Global Sourcing StrategyDevelop analytical framework of commodity requirementsDevelop commodity and supplier strategic sourcing plans identifying cost saving opportunitiesManage supplier relationships, including supplier selection development, negotiation and management of contracts and checkcompliance with Supply Contracts, Agreements, Terms and ConditionsEnsure suppliers have a continuous improvement philosophySupport on-going product development and cost reduction efforts by partnering with suppliers, Sales & Marketing and Operational departments to develop mutually helpful strategiesApply relevant Company policies, procedures and controls to meet audit/SOX requirements and give training to colleagues or departments where it proves necessaryProvide strategic support to Supply Chain Committee What you will need to succeed A University Degree in Business, Chemistry, Engineering or other related areasChartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply membershipProcurement or sourcing background across the lubricants businessGood technical knowledge of base oils, additives and formulationsStrong commercial acumen including agreementnegotiationStrong analytical skills and skillto produce and present accurate reports and proceduresexemplary conversational and communication relationship building and inter-personal skills to deal with people at all levelsAbility to multi-task and problem solve with the capability to work under pressureEuropean languages (desirable)Contract law knowledge (desirable) Please apply if you are keen to progress your career as a Senior Buyer. ..........
17/09 - Buyer Location: Maidstone South East Kent Jobs
Key points: We are currently employing for a sensational organisation that are seeking to recruit an individual with good exposure to buying/procurement to be working with their Purchasing team. The role will require you to liaise with new & existing suppliers and manufacturers, keepand improve the performance of the product range through proactive management of existing items and ensuring that the supplier portfolio allows the company to introduce new items in line with the defined purchasing strategy. Duties will include: Maintenance of existing supplier commercial relationships and strategyCommercial awareness for purchasingThe investigation of potential commercial improvementsBuild upon market and competitor knowledgeFull understanding of product and rangeSupplier and trade show visits including international travelPatent awarenessWarranty issues and concernsSupport and assist the Strategic Purchasing Manager Product Management Skills and experience required earlier work experience in Procurement, planning or purchasing is soughtSAP knowledge would be a distinct advantageHigh level of Microsoft office skillsNegotiation skillsOrganised high attention to detailGood written and verbal conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact - internal and external make an application today for this excellent opportunity. ..........
Key points: Inside Out Purchasing & Supply has been engaged to recruit a Senior Buyer for an established and leading manufacturing company. This role would ideally suit a Senior Buyer who has sourcing experience of raw materials for a manufacturing company. The successful applicant will be CIPS qualified or of Degree calibre. This job offer : Develop and implement the local sourcing strategy in line with the Global Sourcing Strategy Develop analytical framework of commodity requirements Develop commodity and supplier strategic sourcing plans identifying cost saving opportunities Manage supplier relationships, including supplier selection development, negotiation and management of contracts and checkcompliance with Supply Contracts, Agreements, terms and Conditions. Support on-going product development and cost reduction efforts The company benefits are Excellent Bonus incentives incentives Structure Pension Private Healthcare and much more ..........
Key points: Energy Solutions has a motivating and challenging job opportunity for a Technical Salesperson to be working with their team located in Rochester Kent.
Job Title: Technical Salesperson
Job offer is situated in Rochester Kent
Remuneration is £40, 000 per year + car + company pension
A Technical Salesperson is necessary to be working with our busy sales team to give pre- and after-sales advice. The role is home based covering the UK with some International travel required. The successful jobseeker for this new vacancy would also be expected to attend steady meetings at our Head office located in Rochester Kent.
Energy Solutions designs, manufactures and sells energy management and control systems into the marine, off grid vehicle and industrial markets and is the UK distributor for a number of well-known brands in the power industry.
The role would consist of offering technical knowledge / advice to clients about the bespoke products and systems the company has to offer. The primary focus would be growing the Marine market although other sectors would also be covered.
- Meeting steady sales targets and coordinating sales projects
- Providing pre-sales technical help and product education and after-sales support services
- Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
- Searching for new clients who might benefit from company products or services
- Developing long-term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
- Persuading clients that a product or service best satisfies their needs in terms of quality, price and delivery
- Supporting marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
- Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client needs
The successful Technical Salesperson will have to liaise with line managers from other departments within the organisation and follow strategic direction in terms of acquiring new business and targeting certain clients and markets.
The Candidate will need to have working knowledge and experience of the marine market, possess a suitable electrical or mechanical degree, have strong organisational skills and be able to prioritise enquiries, explore leads and actively produce new business.
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This role may be relevant if you have previously worked as a Business Development Executive, Business Development Manager Account Manager Sales Executive or as a Telesales Executive. ..........