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Central Operations Co-Ordinator Dobbies Head Office, Melville Nursery, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1AZ

Role Overview
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Central Operations Co-Ordinator to support the Head of Central Operations and H&S, based in our Central Support Offices at Lasswade.  This role will play a vital part in the smooth running of our Central Operations function which is the main link between our office and our stores.  

Duties will include:

  • First point of contact for all incoming calls, incoming mail and email enquiries.
  • Collation of data and information to produce daily, weekly and periodic store communications.
  • Gate-keeper of all inbound and outbound communications between the centre and our stores.
  • Assisting in the production of letters, reports, presentations, spreadsheets etc.
  • Arranging and coordinating meetings, venue bookings, equipment & refreshments etc.
  • Minute taking and distribution of all action points and responses from relevant operational meetings and conference calls.
  • Liaising with key stakeholders across all functions of the business to ensure accurate information, actions and tasks are issued to the stores in line with departmental deadlines.
  • Liaising with office and centre teams to ensure completion of tasks as required.
  • Booking and coordinating travel requests.
  • Processing and reconciling all invoices received for the central team.
  • Ad hoc administrative duties including support to the Retail Director.

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 our team, you will ideally have a good understanding of the needs of the organisation, 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 retail office or store 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.
  • A high degree of integrity, confidentiality and commitment.
  • 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 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 34 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 DO2518
  • 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 08/02/2018
  • Closing date 19/02/2018