Business Manager

How to apply

Please complete the Brent Works registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you submit the completed form with your CV, or your application will not be processed. The Equality and Diversity Monitoring section of the application is voluntary.

 

 

Job Title Business Manager
Location
Park Royal
Reference Code
BW115
Contract hours

40 hours/week

Salary

Competitive

Number of vacancies

Estimated start date

ASAP

Application closing date

October 2019

Summary:

A rapidly growing and award-wining office furniture company based in west London is seeking an experienced Business Manager, who will set up and manage all aspects of business, from sourcing to marketing to sales and fulfilment.

This is a hands-on role where you will be learning the business from the ground up, including liaising with suppliers (together with our Buyer), entering furniture details on the web pages of the store, updating listings, leading marketing efforts (together with our head of Marketing and the Managing Director), commissioning improvements to the functionality of the online store, answering calls from clients and arranging delivery logistics (working with our operations and installation teams). This experience will enable you to shape the business to meet the needs of customers and streamline our supply chain.

This is a truly entrepreneurial role where you will be rapidly building and refining the business, with the freedom to shape the business to respond to what we learn about the market and to create competitive advantage. As the business grows, additional staff will be recruited to build out your team.

We have a range of marketing initiatives and to drive traffic to our online store, which we will continue to build with your help.

 

The role and responsibilities:

  • Web management of store

  • Liaising with suppliers

  • Listing products and tracking of sales all the way through to preparing orders and dispatch

  • Dealing with customer enquiries both online and via telephone

  • Invoicing/Taking payments

  • Managing returns

  •       Liaising with colleagues internally for detailed product information and pricing
  • Tracking and reporting sales

  • Marketing (with the assistance of the Head of Marketing and the Managing Director)

  • Improvement of the business

Attributes (you must have all of these):

  • Passion for creating a more sustainable world

  • Strong customer service ethic

  • Able to rapidly learn new skills

  • Outgoing and friendly

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written English

  • Attention to detail

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Enthusiasm and aptitude for working in a fast-paced environment

  • Self-directed, able to work independently

  • Interest in furniture

  • Proficient in MS Office and Wordpress

  • Well organised, able to multi-task using a structured approach to deliver on every promise

Candidates with the following experience will be given priority, although these are not essential:

  • Experience dealing directly with customers (e.g. working in retail)

  • Inventory management experience

  • Experience in the furniture sector

 

How to apply

Please complete the Brent Works registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you submit the completed form with your CV, or your application will not be processed. The Equality and Diversity Monitoring section of the application is voluntary.