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Retail Operations Co-Ordinator

Retail Operations Coordinator (FTC - 12-18 months)

Purpose of role:
Review on-going operational expenditure that has an impact on our retail stores. Work with
stakeholders to analyse and understand activities to determine whether the costs associated can
be reduced or removed. Take the relevant corrective actions to support and deliver that change
across our store network.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Identify, manage and communicate opportunities to reduce operational expenditure across retail operations in an analytical manner with a focus on the value each cost is adding to the business.
  • Coordinate cross functional initiatives to remove or reduce costs in the areas identified and establish buy-in from relevant stakeholders
  • Track the progress of initiatives, existing and proposed and, working with the retail operations team, agree timescales for roll-out to stores
  • Provide an effective link between Procurement, Finance and Retail Operations on the opportunities identified, ensuring that relationships are effectively managed and harmonious
  • Work closely with appropriate vendors and our Procurement team to ensure best practice is achieved among vendors, while strengthening the existing vendor relationships
  • Provide financial analysis and analytical support to the Retail Operations function
  • Own the Smart Spend initiative and contribute, as required, to other projects and initiatives in the Projects & Improvements area within Retail Operations
  • Represent Retail Operations in a professional and positive manner with other business functions

Essential knowledge, education, skills and experience:
  • Ideally retail experience
  • Have 2 plus years’ experience in a support office role, ideally in a fast-paced organisation
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables whilst meeting deadlines set by management
  • Business related qualification - desirable but not essential
  • Have a good level of business acumen and a genuine interest in the retail industry
  • Excellent planning, communication and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self
  • Positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Strong attention to detail, professional and calm under pressure
  • Confident, pro-active, organized and professional attitude
  • Ability to use own initiative is essential
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience in working as part of a diverse and geographically dispersed team

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