Product Assistant

Recruiter
Kingfisher
Location
Southampton
Posted
26 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Product Assistant They want to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone. Their ambition is to become the leading home improvement company. They are investing in working better together, to make the most of their scale and to better serve their customers. One of the ways they'll achieve their ambition is by developing and delivering a range of home improvement products based on customer insights that will be available across all of their 9 brands in 6 countries. They've started their transformation journey and are investing significantly to make their ambition a success. Over the past 18 months they have already made great progress with new ranges already available in all their stores. Position: Product Assistant Location: Southampton, Hampshire Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Salary: £Competitive Benefits: 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Bonus scheme, Shares scheme, Pension, BUPA Private Healthcare, B&Q Discount Card, Childcare Vouchers. About the role: The Range team is set up to design, develop and edit a unique and unified, coordinated range of solutions and products that help millions of people to improve their home inside and out. Their Range teams work to understand their customers and how they live, as well as researching markets, locations and emerging trends. This helps them to build their ranges by focusing on meeting customer needs and simplifying their offer to avoid duplication and complexity. They develop their unique brands, managing everything from strategy to product design and packaging. Their products are high quality, low cost and long-lasting. They are easy to build and install and combine sustainable choices with best economics possible. A Product Assistant is an integral role within their Range team. It's a fantastic opportunity for anyone that's interested in a career in Product Ranging and Design. You will contribute to the performance of your team by supporting your Product Lead in the day to day management of their ranges. Specifically, you will be responsible for understanding and interpreting customer insight, managing product data information to ensure that key details are up to date, liaising with individuals within their Operating Companies across Europe to understand their specific requirements of their customer markets, analysing current range performance and supporting high levels of communication across a matrix team. About you: They're looking for people who want to accelerate their career within retail but specifically for individuals that are passionate about products that will can enhance customer's lives. You may currently be a Buying Assistant in another retailer, recently out of university and looking for a challenge or someone wanting to use their existing experience but within an exciting company looking to make an impact. Ideally, you'll have: - Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage shifting priorities and tight deadlines - Efficient in MS Office, Outlook and internet - Strong communication and interpersonal skills - Experience within a retailer desirable - Fluent business English - other European languages would be an advantage You may currently be a Buying Assistant in another retailer, recently out of university and looking for a challenge or someone wanting to use their existing experience but within an exciting company looking to make an impact. You may have experience of the following: Product Assistant, Category Assistant, Junior Product Lead, Junior Buyer, Assistant Category Manager, Category Controller, Consumer Goods, etc. This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
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