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Please see below for our current vacancies:

BI Consultant (Full-time) Head Office

We are looking for a BI Consultant to join our IT team at our Head Office in Bournemouth.

Based on the IT Help Desk you will develop, support and administer the Company BI Environment. You will also assist the IT team in the support and administration of the other computer systems and provide support for our UK store base where necessary.

Main Duties:

  • The production of accurate, timely and relevant management information, ensuring integrity and reliability of data
  • Work alongside the Project Managers and Business Users, requestors and subject matter experts, to gather, specify and document complex business and functional requirements
  • Maintenance and Development of Company BI Environment in line with the requirements of the Business
  • Managing 3rd party development, reviewing change controls and estimates
  • Liaising with IT Support Service Providers to monitor system performance and ensure timely delivery of production reports
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously as well as support users with ad-hoc data requests
  • Supporting other members of the IT Team with data queries
  • Influential in the management of business reporting standards and polices

Essential Skills:

  • SQL Server 2005/2008
  • SQL creation of Stored procedures and development of performant queries
  • SSRS MS Visual Studio BIDS
  • SSAS
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Development of ETL Processes and Interfaces using SSIS

Preferred Skills:

  • TargIT Analytics Suite reporting tool
  • VMWare
  • Exchange 2007
  • Active Directory

In addition to the above, experience in BI Strategy and exposure to Dashboard information tools would be an advantage, however you must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in BI and Analytics in a retail environment.

The post will also involve being on call shift for evening and weekends inc. Bank Holidays.

If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter stating the role you are applying for to recruitment@beales.co.uk.

Closing date 25th September

 

Sales Ledger Administrator (Full-time/6 month contract)

The main purpose of the Sales Ledger Administrator is to identify and allocate payments to outstanding sales ledger accounts, and to generate till based sales codes. This role is office-based, within the Bournemouth Head Office.

As a Sales Ledger Administrator you will need sound organisational skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook), and any prior familiarity with either Microsoft Navision or AS400 would be considered a benefit though not essential. You will also need to be a good communicator and approachable, but also analytical, methodical and able to work accurately and in detail. This role will require you to work both independently and within a team, so a clear ability to react to priorities, self-motivate and interact as part of a team are key.

This role would be ideally suited to an all-rounder with good office skills, experience of working with product setup, and a moderate understanding of payments and debtors.

Main Duties:

  • Identifying payments received and allocating these to the appropriate sales ledger account.
  • Working with internal customers to identify and correct errors in a timely and accurate manner
  • Generating and maintaining new product codes to facilitate sales across till-points
  • Maintaining accurate sales ledger accounts, and up-to-date product codes
  • Communicating with colleagues at all levels

Additional Details:

  • Training will be provided

This is a temporary position. However the successful candidate may be considered for additional roles if available at the end of tenure.

If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter stating the role you are applying for to recruitment@beales.co.uk.

Closing date 5th September

 

Food Services Supervisor (Full Time) Bournemouth

We are looking for a Food Services Supervisor to join the Food Services team at our store in Bournemouth

As Food Services Supervisor, you will be a role model for excellent customer service, and be able to inspire and motivate a team to ensure customers receive a positive dining experience exceeding their expectations. In this challenging role your responsibilities will include preparing food in line with Company procedures and legal requirements.

You will have good communication and organisation skills, and be able to use your initiative to drive sales, reduce food wastage, and upsell at every opportunity. You must be able to demonstrate a committed and flexible approach to work and be confident in dealing with the public, being helpful, friendly and customer focused at all times.

Through good communication you will ensure that all colleagues are fully aware of department and store performance, procedures, current and future promotions and deliver the administration of Company procedures, stock-takes, controls and I.T. systems.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and customer service skills and a sound knowledge of all legal requirements including health, safety and hygiene standards.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@beales.co.uk, ensure you state the role and store in your subject field.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

Food Services Manager - Poole

Beales Department Stores are looking to recruit a Food Services Manager to join the catering team at our store in Poole.

As a positive and motivational role model you will lead the catering teams in our store restaurant and coffee shop to ensure a positive dining experience and exceed our customer’s expectations. You will organise the team in the preparation, presentation and serving of food and inspire them to ensure high standards of food presentation and ticketing.

Through good communication you will ensure that all colleagues are fully aware of department and store performance, procedures, current and future promotions and deliver the administration of Company procedures, stock-takes, controls and I.T. systems.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and customer service skills and a sound knowledge of all legal requirements including health, safety and hygiene standards.

The role comes with 26 days holiday, up-to 20% staff discount across departments and our store is situated within 10 minutes walk from the beach.

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our team whether it’s for current or future opportunities. If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter stating your existing salary and the role you are applying for to recruitment@beales.co.uk.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

HR Systems Administrator Full-time - CSS

We have a vacancy for a HR Systems Administrator to provide technical and analytical support to the HR team within our Head Office in Bournemouth.

The role involves developing internal HR systems, including sickness and holiday management spreadsheets, admin wizards and recruitment processes. You will effectively collate and analyse the Group’s labour turnover, FTE and absence on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and make recommendations on areas for improvement, along with providing reports for pensions, HR stats & administrating pay reviews.

You will also manage the administration of colleague benefits, including long service awards, private medical insurance and policy reviews; annual holiday entitlement; maternity & recruitment.

The role requires a high level of confidentiality as you will also be supporting the Head of People and Development and HR Department with ad hoc projects.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel formula are essential, as well as advanced numerical reasoning skills. You must have attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone with a proactive and analytical mind-set, who enjoys a challenge and demonstrates initiative and flexible approach to working.

If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter to Sue Kempton at skempton@beales.co.uk

Closing date 29th August 2014

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

Operations Manager (Full-time) Wisbech

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Wisbech store for an Operations Manager (35 hours per week).

We are inviting applications from candidates with strong leadership qualities and a passion for retail and excellent customer service.

The successful candidate will be able to make quick commercial decisions and react to trade and sale trends. You will be leading a team of Floor and Sales Managers delivering excellent operational set up and outstanding customer service as well as running the store in the absence of the Store Director. You will also need to develop and maintain strong relationships with our Head Office and on occasion represent Beales at town centre meetings and other external organisations.

This is an exciting opportunity to further your retail career in a unique department store environment.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@beales.co.uk, please ensure you state the role and store in your subject field.

Closing date 11th September 2014

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

Web Product Coordinator (Full-time/35 hrs per week)

The main purpose of the Web Product Coordinator’s role is to upload product to the Beales.co.uk retail website, work with third party Concessions to integrate their product into the website’s back-end database (Navision), and improve the quality, quantity and range of product data within the online offer. This role is office-based, within the Bournemouth Head Office, and sits within the Web Team.

As a Web Product Coordinator you will need sound organisational skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook), Photoshop, and an understanding of Microsoft Navision would be a benefit. You will also need to be a good communicator and approachable, but also analytical and methodical. This role will require you to work both independently and within a team, so a clear ability to react to priorities, self-motivation and an ability to interact as part of a team are key.

This role would be ideally suited to an all-rounder with good office skills, experience of working with product setup, and a moderate understanding of websites.

Main Duties:

  • Identifying products from the existing catalogue and managing their upload.
  • Working with third parties (concessions) to integrate external products into the Navision database, and then managing and maintaining their upload.
  • Moderate copy-writing as required
  • Scheduling and organizing photo-shoots for existing and new ranges, and maintaining the image database
  • Maintaining the product tags, and supporting the marketing activities on the website
  • Communicating with colleagues at all levels

Ad hoc duties:

  • To undertake, implement and suggest development strategies, either individually or as part of a team
  • To liaise with and carry out any other related duties as requested

Additional Details

  • Training will be provided

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our team whether it’s for current or future opportunities. If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter stating the role you are applying for to recruitment@beales.co.uk.

 

Assistant Merchandiser (full-time) Head Office

We are hiring an Assistant Merchandiser to join our Buying team at our Head Office in Bournemouth.

You will need to be a team player, commercially aware of the market place and able to react to findings. Your main role will be to assist the Buyer in developing their division, working to meet customer needs and achieve bottom line results.

Tasks will include reviewing weekly trading performance, producing reports, forecasting sales and managing stocks to target. You will contribute to promotional and range planning with the Buyer, and provide analysis for seasonal strategy packs, working closely with the Buyer, to propose achievable KPI targets.

The ideal candidate will have experience at allocator or merchandising assistant level. Alternatively candidates with proven analytical and numeracy skills and a passion to pursue a career in merchandising will also be considered.

The role comes with 24 days holiday, up-to 20% staff discount in store (including restaurant), and our Head Office is situated within 10 minutes walk from the beach.

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our team whether it’s for current or future opportunities. If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter stating your existing salary and the role you are applying for to recruitment@beales.co.uk.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

Team Leader - Bournemouth Store

We have a great opportunity for a full time Team Leader within our Bournemouth Flagship store. In this challenging and varied role you will be motivating a team through good communication to provide the best possible customer service while driving sales & ensuring a high standard of visual merchandising is achieved. You will also attend & participate in meetings & work effectively as a team member, setting a positive example at all times, supporting & covering on other departments as required. You will be responsible for managing department staffing & allocating daily tasks to colleagues.

The role requires you to work weekends (including Sundays) & have a flexible approach to your hours of work.

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our team whether it’s for current or future opportunities. If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter stating your existing salary and the role you are applying for to recruitment@beales.co.uk.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

SMD Textiles Sales Executive (Full-time) Abingdon

Contract: A Permanent Full Time Contract

Days of Work: Wednesday to Sunday using a flexible working initiative to be discussed at interview Evening work may be a regular requirement of the role as is having a flexible approach to meet peak demands of business is crucial.

Your Background…

You’ll have a passion for delivering amazing customer service and being sales driven - the more you sell, the more you will earn. A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude is essential, with a natural ability for striking up a conversation with a diverse range of customers. Your excellent organisational, listening and communicating skills will create a vision to inspire.

Holding a background in the textile industry, you will be able to provide a great customer service experience whilst providing a made to measure service. You will hold good experience in stock checking and reconciliation. You will be naturally curious, driven to deliver and a skilled influencer with a professional approach who is self-motivated and happy to go the extra mile. You will work hard to develop your product knowledge and to meet sales targets.

Earning potential…

      • £ Competitive salary
      • Up to 5% bonus based on value of net sales

Benefits:

      • 22 days holiday that increases with length of service
      • Staff Discount
      • Bonus linked to value of net sales
      • Life Assurance
      • Company Sick Pay
      • A Flexible Working Opportunity

Applicants email CV to robin_hutchinson@smd-textiles.co.uk.

SMD Textiles Limited is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

 

Maintenance Assistant Part-Time Tonbridge Store.

We have a vacancy for a part time Maintenance Assistant for their Tonbridge store. The candidate will provide positive support for sales floor colleagues and customers; carry out all basic plumbing, carpentry, decorating and flooring work to a good standard; carry out regular maintenance checks around the store; check Maintenance Book daily and carry out maintenance, ensuring health and safety entries are given priority; carry out basic electrical work and liaise with Company electricians for other electrical work; communicate positively with others and work effectively as a team member; Keep up-to-date with department and store performance ensuring all administration complies with Company procedures; and ensure that high standards of housekeeping are maintained across the departments in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to Djenkins@beales.co.uk, please ensure you state the role and store in your subject field.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

CMO Assistant Part-Time Tonbridge

We are looking for a full time CMO (Warehouse) Assistant for our Tonbridge store. The candidate will provide positive support for sales floor colleagues and customers; communicate positively with others, covering on other departments as required; will check orders, any damage to stock, pricing stock, filing systems, prioritising workload and make accurate use of K3 system; ensure stock is ticketed, stored and dispatched as required to the selling departments, ensure correct movement around the store of shop floor fixtures and fittings; ensure effective use of space for storage; reduce stock loss; and complete department administration and paperwork in line with Company policy.

You will be required to work some weekends (including Sundays) and contracted for 20 hours over 5 days with flexibility to work full time during busy periods.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to Djenkins@beales.co.uk, please ensure you state the role and store in your subject field.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

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