Central Office - Preston
Central Office
37.5 per week
Vacancy Type
Closing Date


Booths is more than just a well loved store. It's a family. Maybe it's because we've been a family-run business since 1847, but joining our team really does feel like joining a caring, supportive family. You feel special.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Buying department within the Commercial team as a Buyers Assistant based in Central Office. You will provide administration support to a small number of Buyers.


The key responsibilities are as follows:

1. To be an active member of the Buying team ensuring that support and co-operation is given to other members to assist in the achievement of departmental objectives.

2. To ensure activity undertaken ultimately contributes to internal and external customer satisfaction.

3. To manage designated short-term projects as determined by the Buyers and the Buying Admin Manager.

4. To achieve and maintain professional standards across all aspects of this role in respect of work undertaken, timescales adhered to and dealings with employees at all levels of the business in a manner appropriate to their needs.

5. To manage Buyers’ diaries to ensure supplier meetings take place at appropriate intervals and support the Buyers in preparation for the meetings. To attend suppler meetings when needed.

6. To respond effectively to telephone and written supplier queries, maintain filing and provide other general administration tasks to support the Buyers.

7. To co-ordinate product tastings when needed, attend range reviews and ensure product details are accurately updated on all buying systems including listings of new products.

8. To co-ordinate the administration of data entry, update buying systems with agreed price changes and administer the weekly price reconciliation report for Buyers.

9. To ensure the daily updates to stores have all relevant information from Buyers.

10. To demonstrate and role model the Booths values.


You need to show us that you have the following:

Educated to GCSE level of equivalent - E
Educated to degree level - D

Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office Applications - E
Knowledge of VBoo - D
Knowledge of Navision and Business structure, policies and procedures - D
Working knowledge of Booths structure, policies and procedures - D
Knowledge of the Retail sector - D

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal - E
Excellent Organisational skills - E
Attention to Detail - E
Proven ability to work as part of a multi disciplined team - E
Ability to plan & organize work effectively & efficiently - E
Ability to plan time effectively, prioritise workloads & work to deadlines - E

2 years in equivalent role or similar administrative work - D

E = Essential, D = Desirable

How we do things at Booths

Booths believes that how we behave and carry on our business, with our customers and with each other, is what makes us different from our competitors and what makes us special. What we value most at Booths and will want you to demonstrate can be summarised briefly by the following six behaviours:

  • Humility
  • Dedication
  • Customer Happiness
  • Authenticity
  • Freedom
  • Togetherness

Like the idea of family life? Join us…..

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