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Bought In & Interiors Administration Assistant

Paul Smith
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Entry Level / Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for someone who is extremely well organised and methodical to take responsibility for all administrative support to the Bought In & Interiors department, ensuring the smooth running of the Office. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest in Interiors and wants to learn more about the unique items we sell in our shops.

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Please note, this role is not eligible for sponsorship in the Skilled Worker visa category.

• To organise all the administrative related duties for the Bought In & Interiors department.
• To act as the initial point of contact for all internal and external queries from customers and suppliers for the Bought In & Interiors department.
• Co-ordinate the transport and logistics of moving stock as required within the UK and overseas, ensuring all shipping documentation is completed.
• Work on systems such as Prima and SharePoint to ensure any purchased items are logged and the relevant product codes have been created. Maintain and update the records on a regular basis.
• Keep track of any purchase orders and invoices, ensuring they are processed for payment.
• Organise and assist with periodic stock takes of the Bought In & Interiors stock in the Warehouse.  
• Assist the Bought In & Interiors Buyer to liaise with Antique Dealers, Restorers, Architects, Shop Designers and other external contacts in the UK and abroad (mainly France, Italy and USA) when necessary.
• Assist with any special projects or exhibitions as necessary, such as the co-ordination of the restoration and re-upholstery of items.
• Act as a Coordinator, ensuring relevant departments are aware of stock movement / priorities. 

Essential Experience and Skills Required: 
• Proven administration skills gained in a busy, commercial office. 
• The ability to collate and create figures and produce accurate reports.
• Previous demonstrated experience of diary management. 
• Advanced Microsoft Office suite knowledge including Excel, Word and Outlook.
• Confident liaising with third parties.

About You:
• Highly systematic and well organised with the ability to prioritise own workload to meet set deadlines.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• A reliable, confident and outgoing individual who enjoys working with and meeting people and can adapt well diverse audiences and environments.
• Very methodical, accurate and has the ability to remain calm and work well under pressure.
• Well-presented and has a passion for the Paul Smith brand.


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