Buying Administration Assistant Job in Swindon at National Trust –

In the role of Buying Administration Assistant, you’ll provide an efficient, enthusiastic, and flexible support service to the Retail Buying team, focusing on Home, Garden and Plants. You’ll have a passion for products and an interest in trends, as well as excellent organisation and admin skills to help the effective operation of the Buying team.

What it’s like to work here:We’re bigger than you think, we’re more complicated than we appear and we’re larger scale than you’d imagine. We’ve got passionate people in our teams, and we’ve got so much more we want to achieve. We’re for everyone, for ever and we really mean that.

Your contractual location will be our head office in Swindon, however there will be an opportunity to explore and agree hybrid working arrangements which strike the right balance for you and the Trust. We are currently working in the Swindon office 2 days per week, Wednesday and Thursday, but this needs to be flexible depending on business needs.

What you’ll be doing:As our Buying Administration Assistant, you’ll provide a flexible support service to the Retail Buying team. Your role will primarily involve providing administrative support for the team, using your excellent organisational skills. You’ll also roll up your sleeves and get involved in helping the team with lots of different projects.

You’ll manage the administration of the product life cycle effectively to ensure products meet approved standards and are processed promptly. All of which is essential in helping the team create beautiful retail lines, creating income streams that support the care of our special places and spaces.

You’ll be creative in your approach to tasks and love products as much as we do. You’ll be part of a supportive team who take great pride in the retail service they provide.

Who we’re looking forYou can view the full role profile for this role in the document attached. You don’t need to have all the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the role profile; this is just to provide a full picture of what is possible. We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • A good understanding of the UK retail market, including trends
  • Communication skills, being able to talk with colleagues across the business and email suppliers
  • Attention to detail, with accuracy to ensure product details are correct
  • Organisational skills, the ability to prioritise daily, weekly and ad-hoc tasks to manage your work

The packageThe National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Free entry to National Trust properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

Tax free childcare scheme

Rental deposit loan scheme

Season ticket loan

Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts

Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.

Flexible working whenever possible

Employee assistance programme

Free parking at most locations

Independent financial advice

Requirements :Compliance.Eligibility to Work in the UK

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

About the Company

Company: National Trust –

Company Location:  Swindon

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