Are you a buying or administrative assistant looking for a challenging new opportunity?

Gardners Buying Department are currently recruiting for a highly organised and motivated candidate who will assist the team as a Stock and Administrative Controller.

We have an exciting vacancy to become a part of our buying department as a Stock and Administrative Controller as part of our inventory team.

Our Stock & Administrative Controllers are responsible for a variety of day-to-day tasks that aide the team and keep the systems moving smoothly. This is a dynamic and exciting area of the business where we manage all aspects of book inventory including buying, returns, and general stock management.

Reporting to the Stock Manager you will use your initiative and office skills to deliver excellent results across the business.

This Stock and Administrative Controller position is a dynamic role with commercial, financial, and operational aspects. It is a rewarding role offering a varied and exciting range of work that covers all areas of the business.

Working with suppliers and other departments at all levels, the position will involve (but is not limited to):

Raising, tracking, and maintaining publisher orders
Raising and managing returns
Assisting in the management of our inventory across multiple sites
Liaising with Gardners sales and accounting departments
Creating and maintaining system and excel reportsThe buying team promotes a strong team culture, you will be working with various members of not only the team, but other departments, publishers, and with colleagues at all levels. It is key you are able to work well as part of a team, but also to be able to work on projects alone.

This role is temporarily hybrid but will revert to office-based at a later date. The office is based in Eastbourne. The hours for this position are from 9am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday.

We welcome applications for this Stock and Administrative Controller role from candidates with experience in the following areas: Buying Administrator, Admin, Administration, Customer Service, IT Literate, MS Office, Excel, Word, Data Entry, Reporting, Data Analysis, Communication, Telephony, Office, Analysis, Hybrid.

Essential Skills

Excellent organisational skills
The ability to communicate with other departments and with external partners at all levels
Numerical skills with the ability to work with stock and financial data
Ability to prioritise and work as part of a team
Motivated by targets and personal achievement
Ability to work under pressure
Good working knowledge of office systems, particularly Excel

Desirable Skills

Previous experience within and similar role and within an office would be an advantage to this Stock and Administrative Controller role.

About Company

Gardners is one of the world's largest wholesalers of British books, entertainment products and eBooks.

Based primarily from our Eastbourne premises, we are proud to be a family-run business with our staff at the very heart of what we do.

Our departments and teams' combined effort ensures we offer a first-class service to our global customer base, combined with a fast delivery service.

At Gardners, we recognise that our people are our strength, and the diverse talents they bring to our collaborative workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunities employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion across all departments