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Buyer / Creative Coordinator

Listing ID: 301144

Buyer / Creative Coordinator

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: alligator pear
Location: Tadworth, Surrey, South East, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: Entry level
Salary: Competitive
Twitter Handle: @alligator_pear
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 4 days
About: Since opening in 1994, Alligator Pear has attracted customers from all over the county, winning Gift Shop of the Year for the South of England twice. Based in a Surrey village, in a large Victorian building, it is an on trend lifestyle store selling home interiors, fashion accessories, children's toys, novelties and cards.

Alligator Pear - Large Independent Retailer

There are numerous aspects to this role:

  • Marketing and advertising 
  • Website administrating and social media 
  • Buying admin 
  • General retail duties and customer service

Marketing:

  • Designing adverts for local publications & ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Creating our weekly email newsletter. Informing customers of new products, promotions / events.
  • Regularly updating all social media platforms.
  • Developing social media presence.

Website:

  • Being responsible for upping the website (Wix platformed). - Updating stock, writing product descriptions, etc.
  • Processing web orders - pick, pack & dispatch
  • Sourcing imagery from suppliers

Buying:

  • Communicating with manager about reordering of stock.
  • Dealing with email enquiries from suppliers.
  • Work with the buyer and manager to create new stories and exciting promo areas.
  • Uploading delivery details on to the EPOS system.
  • Keeping good relationships with suppliers via email, phone and meetings.
  • The opportunity to attend trade fairs.

Shop floor duties:

  • Daily stock replenishment
  • Covering the till
  • Unpacking deliveries
  • Assisting with visual displays

We are looking for a retail savvy individual with strong marketing and buying skills. The ideal candidate will be creative and commercial, with an enthusiastic flair. They will be passionate about the business and keen to make a difference. They will learn a lot about the retail process and develop a skill set to take further in their career.

Key Skills

  • Proficient in Adobe Indesign / Photoshop 
  • Commercially aware and have active interest in the retail sector 
  • Experienced retail assistant 
  • Good knowledge of social media 
  • Mailchimp and Wix experience beneficial 
  • Attention to detail with a methodical and organised approach 
  • Good communicator

This role is ideal for a candidate enthusiastic about developing experience in retail generally, and  who would like to use their marketing skills and see some results. 

A further role role is developing for an experienced buyer to take a more managerial role in helping to push the store and sales forward. Either full or part time. 
The team comprises of a manager, assistant manager, the buyer/creative coordinator and 6 part time staff.

The store is accessible by public transport however driving here would be beneficial.

Previous employees in this role have gone on to work in PR, Graphic Design and Buying roles.

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