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Buying & Merchandising Assistant Dobbies Head Office, Melville Nursery, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1AZ

Role Overview
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Purchasing team as Buying & Merchandising Assistant, based in our Central Support Offices at Lasswade. 

Our BMA’s provide support to the Purchasing teams, with focus on sample management, product data management, supplier liaison, maintaining the critical path and general administration.

Duties will include:

  • Managing and maintaining the sample library. Ensuring samples are delivered and returned to suppliers on time and to critical dates for sign off deadlines, other key events (Press & Marketing).
  • Ensuring new suppliers are set up on all systems accurately.
  • Liaising with suppliers to resolve any issues regarding purchase orders, samples, delivery dates and other ad hoc requests.
  • Inputting key product information into the range plan and inputting short codes and product attributes into back office systems.
  • Creating group purchase sheets and uploading into our intranet for store use.
  • Creating Dobbies barcodes for products as required.
  • Resolving scanning queries received from store.
  • Setting up promotions on Navision system; carrying out relevant checkout tests to ensure accuracy. 
  • Providing analytical reports where required.
  • Raising Purchase Orders.
  • Assist in the preparation of seasonal product catalogues.
  • Any other general tasks as requested. 

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a high degree of computer literacy and have a meticulous, organised and pragmatic approach to their workload with a keen eye for accuracy. They must also be able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team.  As an integral member of the Purchasing team, you will be able to form good working relationships at all levels and enjoy working in a fast paced, demanding and varied environment. 

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Ideally, previous experience of working within a similar role within a retail environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – can communicate articulately and effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Able to work collaboratively and build effective relationships.
  • Resourceful in their approach to resolving day to day operational issues and queries.
  • Highly organised with a flexible approach to work.
  • Resilient and resourceful with a ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to respond to reactive situations.
  • PC literate and a proficient user of the Microsoft Office Suite.

What we offer

This role attracts a competitive salary dependant on experience.  We offer 33 days annual leave, life assurance cover, a Company-contributed pension scheme and a fantastic staff discount.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to grow your career with Dobbies?  Are you passionate about putting the customer first?  Do you thrive on being part of a successful team that consistently delivers exceptional service?  If you have answered Yes then we want to hear from you.  Click apply now to send your CV and covering letter.

About Dobbies

For 150 years, the Dobbies name has stood for quality horticulture. During this time, we've been proud to provide the very best products and expert advice to gardeners throughout the UK.

Today, Dobbies is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre retailers. We have 40 Stores across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Naturally, we have one of the biggest and best ranges of quality plants and gardening equipment around.  You don’t have to be an avid gardener to enjoy Dobbies because, as well as having everything to make your garden grow, we have everything you need to simply relax and enjoy your garden – and much more.

Dobbies Head Office
Melville Nursery, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1AZ

  • Job Ref DO2935
  • Branch Dobbies Head Office
  • Location Dobbies Head Office, Lasswade
  • Salary/Benefits Competitive Salary
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Shift pattern Monday to Friday
  • Hours per week 36.25 hours per week
  • Posted date 13/12/2018
  • Closing date 28/12/2018