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Waterstones, formerly Waterstone’s, is a British book retailer that operates 283 shops, mainly in the UK and also other nearby countries. As of February 2014, it employs around 3,500 staff in the UK and Europe.
Available Positions and Salary Information at Waterstones
Like most companies, the Waterstones departments needs the workforce to manage its tasks and company operations. Therefore, there is often a need for staff at various points. Below you can find the job that suits your qualifications by examining the requirements of the available positions. Employment requirements and fees at Waterstones vary depending on the position and working hours. You must be at least 16 years of age in commonly used entry-level positions. For certain positions you must be 18 years of age. Below are the most popular Waterstones jobs;
Our booksellers are the hearts of our bookshops and what makes them so unique and enticing. They pride themselves on knowing what their customers want from their bookshop, and deliver it through their friendliness, enthusiasm, knowledge and love of books.
What Do We Look For in a Bookseller?
To be a great bookseller, you will first and foremost provide excellent customer service: friendly and professional at all times, you will deliver genuine customer service, face to face and over the phone, whether helping a customer choose a new book, or a special gift.
You will also contribute to creating enticing and vibrant bookshops. As a bookseller, you are vital to this – your passion for bookselling and willingness to help will ensure your customers look forward to coming into your shops. From creating inspiring displays to helping out at our special events, there will always be plenty of opportunity to use your initiative.
Current Bookseller Vacancies
Waterstones bookshops work very cooperatively as part of clusters – five or six nearby shops who share knowledge and support each other. Our booksellers will often have the opportunity to work in more than one local branch – which is great for meeting more book lovers, whether customers or colleagues.
All of our bookseller recruitment is done at a local level depending on whether there are any vacancies. If you are interested in working for Waterstones then visit your local shop and discuss this with the Bookshop Manager.
You can use our Bookshop Locator for a list of our bookshops.
To deliver a distinct product offer that is in line with the RP strategy that will maxamise sales and margin while improving stock holding within your given area. Work alongside your Senior Buyer and the Central Waterstones team to facilitate an enhanced understanding around RP to create diverse, interesting and engaging ranges.
Work with the RP Support Manager & wider retail team to deliver clear shop objectives aligned to the wider business focus and sales growth plans for RP.
To source new brands and product in line with the RP strategy through knowledge and expertise of the product and market
To negotiate the best possible terms with suppliers i.e. margin, trade discounts, markdown support, marketing contribution and sell through agreements.
To ensure that Buying decisions are based on a sound commercial framework to drive sales and profit
To be the first to market with new and exclusive brands & Products and devise the launch strategy with teams centrally
To be responsible for range planning, working closely with the Senior Buyer.
To work closely with the Senior Buyer to plan & order the buys and to monitor and review in season, taking action or making recommendations to the Senior Buyer where necessary.
To manage existing brands through analysis of performance, taking action when necessary and making decision to keep or discontinue within the business
To ensure effective communication with retail teams, particularly with regard to new season launches and product training
To work closely with retail to ensure product placement optimises the look and performance of the department
To work closely with central teams to maximise promotional opportunities during negotiations with suppliers
To be responsible for the ordering process within RP, ensuring compliance with all relevant processes
To manage a small team where appropriate, focusing on their individual performance and development.
Experience and Qualifications
Well-developed understanding of Gifting products and markets
Numerate with highly commercial approach
Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships across all area of the business.
Proficient IT skills including Microsoft Office packages
The ability to negotiate and influence at all levels
The ability to communicate effectively and comfortably across all levels of the business.
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
Extremely organised and able to plan and prioritise workload.
Person Profile and behaviours
Genuine understanding and passion to deliver better bookshops
Customer service focused
Collaborative and considered
Pragmatic & adaptable
Positive and Proactive
Confident to establish credibility
Creative and inspiring
Key working relationships
Central RP team
RP Support Manager
Central Head Office teams
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