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Production & Sourcing Co-Ordinator

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Grace Harwell four squared recruitment

Grace Hartwell

Job Details

Date

11/06/2024

Salary

£27,000

Location

Sutton Coldfield

Contract

Permanent

Industry

Sales and Marketing

Reference

GH-1218

Job Description

 Product & Sourcing Co-ordinator

£27k

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

About the Company: Our client is a leading supplier in the interior sector, specialising in extraordinary home, gift, and seasonal products. Based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, the company prides itself on delivering innovative and dynamic products to businesses throughout the UK. Known for its seasonal specialities, our client fosters a vibrant work environment dedicated to creativity and development.

Job Overview: We are seeking a motivated and ambitious individual to join our client’s expanding buying team as a Product & Sourcing Co-ordinator. This role offers an exceptional opportunity to kick start a career in buying and product development. The successful candidate will engage in a variety of administrative, creative, and commercial tasks, providing a comprehensive understanding of the business and its operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the business, customer base, and competition through placements in various departments.
    • Monitor market trends, analyse emerging trends, and ensure the product range remains fresh and exciting.
    • Collaborate with the Product Designer to create mock-ups, concepts, and product specifications for sampling and manufacture.
    • Work with the Purchasing & Shipping team to process quotations, order samples, set up product profiles, and arrange photography.
    • Partner with the Marketing Team to create campaigns, product launch events, and trade shows.
    • Assist in the merchandising, display, and grouping of products in the showroom.
    • Support the Sales Team in delivering bespoke products, pitches, and handling key account product requests.
    • Attend trade shows across the UK.
    • Post-placement responsibilities include
    • Assist the Managing Director in the product cycle for the interior sector, from sourcing to curating the brand’s “look and feel.
    • Participate in overseas buying trips with the buying team.
    • Develop and manage product ranges within giftware, homeware, and garden categories.
    • Progress to a Buyer position, taking on responsibilities for specific seasons within the interior sector and managing budgets.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in a relevant field (Creative, Product Design, Marketing, Business) is preferred.
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for products within the interior, giftware, homeware, and décor sectors, with a keen eye for market trends.
  • Highly creative mindset with the ability to work on product sourcing and development.
  • Commercially minded with a desire to understand business operations and assist across various departments.
  • Exceptional organisational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including customer service and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
  • Great attention to detail and an understanding of how small details contribute to the big picture.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to unique buying processes.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and other common design applications. Quick to adapt to new systems.

Additional Information:

  • Salary progression commensurate with increased responsibilities.
  • Over one month of international travel annually, planned in advance.
  • Strong drive to exceed expectations and progress to a senior position within the business.

What You Can Expect:

  • Unlike traditional graduate schemes, our client offers progression at a pace that matches your abilities and skillset.
  • Develop skills across various business areas, with no two days being the same.
  • Benefits include a Birthday Bonus, increasing holiday entitlements in line with tenure, company events, and more.
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