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Interested in joining the Peters team? We’re friendly yet professional and have a real passion for what we do, so we’re always looking for the best people to help us improve our products and services. If you think you’d make a good addition to the team, take a look below at our latest opportunities.

Do you have a strong interest in and extensive knowledge of primary, secondary and educational materials? Then we would like to talk to you about becoming our Stock Coordinator/buyer.
We are looking for an experienced buyer to purchase a comprehensive range of stock for the primary, secondary and educational market. In addition, you will provide bibliographic detail and knowledge to support customers and staff.

Duties include:

• Managing plans for stock levels
• Liaising with publishers, representatives and wholesalers and presenting new ranges to colleagues
• Review performance indicators such as sales and terms
• Carry out bibliographic work on primary, secondary and educational material
• Monitor and review stock to ensure currency. Vet stock for de-stocking, and organise returns to the publisher
• Work with our database to provide listings on primary and secondary material
• Create online and Showroom promotions for the primary and secondary market. Includes liaising with publishers about title and discount terms.
• Keep up-to-date with, and react to publishing trends

Candidate profile:

• The successful candidate will be commercially aware and results driven
• Have relevant book trade/retail/educational experience, and be familiar with stock purchase for educational institutions, primary and secondary schools
• Have knowledge and experience of negotiating terms and meeting targeted stock levels
• The capability to work in a fast-paced environment and achieve targets
• An appreciation of the needs of educationalists and challenges of teaching would be advantageous
• Well organised with excellent interpersonal and time management skills

Hours are 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday. Please apply by sending your covering letter, outlining your relevant experience, together with a full CV and your salary requirement, to Barbara Davies by no later than Friday 21st December 2018.

Are you an enthusiastic, organised, team player looking for a new challenge? 

We are looking for an administrator to support our Sales and Marketing team with everything from administration to customer liaison to event coordination.

The job involves:

  • Providing administrative support to the Sales and Marketing team
  • Promoting Peters products and services to potential customers
  • Maintaining relationships with existing customers and providing high levels of customer support
  • Coordinating and overseeing events
  • Supporting the team with sales and marketing project work as required

The successful applicant will need:

  • A proven ability to prioritise projects and tasks according to work flow and deadlines
  • A high degree of self-motivation
  • To be comfortable initiating and establishing a relationship with customers
  • To enjoy working as part of a team and liaising with colleagues internally
  • To be well organised, with good time management skills
  • Able to work under pressure maintaining an enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude

Essential skills:

• Previous experience in a similar role
• Competent with Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• First class attention to detail

A clean current driving licence is essential plus a willingness to drive to external events and exhibitions as the need arises.

This role is a full-time role; however, if working term-time only would suit you, please let us know.

Hours are 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday.

Please apply by sending your covering letter outlining your relevant experience, together with a full CV and your salary requirement, to Barbara Davies by no later than Friday 14th December 2018.

Are you a digital marketing professional with a flair for writing engaging, concise, customer focused copy?

Would you like to help in the creation and management of compelling marketing campaigns across all channels, online and offline, including direct mail, web, email marketing, social media and advertising?

If so, we are looking for a Marketing Executive to join our busy team in our central Birmingham office.

Applicants will have a minimum of one years’ experience in a marketing role and will be a qualified marketer to degree level and/or with a proven record of achievement.

The ideal candidate will be able to write engaging, concise, customer focussed copy and have knowledge and experience of all aspects of digital marketing including, email marketing, SEO, PPC and social media.

The job involves:

  • Contributing and supporting in the planning and implementation of a programme of marketing activity that successfully promotes Peters and delivers sales targets within budget
  • Ensuring that the Peters brand is consistent in style and quality across all of Peters’ communications and materials, online and offline
  • Working collaboratively with publishers, suppliers and partners to ensure productive working relationships and sales growth and profitability
  • Providing administrative support to the sales and marketing team
  • Coordinating and overseeing events

The successful applicant will need:

  • a practical understanding of campaign planning and management
  • to be comfortable liaising, and negotiating, with publishers, suppliers, partners and customers
  • a knowledge and experience of CRM software and managing multiple websites
  • to be well organised with good time- and people-management skills
  • to be results driven and have a strong attention to detail
  • to enjoy working as part of a team

A clean current driving licence is essential plus a willingness to drive as the need arises.

This role is a full-time role. The job is based in our central Birmingham offices, however attendance at external events and exhibitions will be required from time to time.

Please write explaining why you are suited to this role, enclosing a full CV, and salary requirement, to Barbara Davies by the closing date of Friday 14th December 2018.

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