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Due to our continued growth in other areas of our business, there is a new position available within
our Entertainment Buying team.

Working in the Buying department of over 30 staff based in Eastbourne you will be part of a team
sourcing DVDs, CDs and Vinyl, throughout the UK and overseas from both large and small suppliers.
The position involves the controlling of stock as well as liaising closely with Film & Music studios, buyers and other departments within the business.

The successful applicant will need to be computer literate with experience with Microsoft Office,
especially Excel as well as have the ability to communicate well with suppliers and other
staff be it by email or spoken.

Ideally but not essential you will have a background from some form of the following skill sets. Retail,
stock inventory, purchasing or an applicable skill that could be
used in this busy office environment.

Full training will be given
If this is of interest and an opportunity you would like to pursue please apply in writing closing your
CV to the Personnel department.

Closing Date - 2nd February 2018

This is a full-time position for a Publisher Relations Assistant to support the Head of Digital Content. This position will involve acquiring content from new suppliers, leasing with existing suppliers and customers concerning sales opportunities and liaise with all levels of management both internally and externally.
This position will appeal to a candidate with an interest in the marketing and promotion of books, is comfortable with digital technology from a user perspective who has strong communication and organisational skills. Willing improve and learn new skills as the job requires.
The successful candidate will also be providing support to our UK, International Sales and Buying teams, working within a dedicated Digital team based in Gardners’ Eastbourne office.

Key Responsibilities
• Liaising with publishers and customers in regard to sales opportunities and promotions.
• Working within the Digital Team liaison which is responsible for running our digital services.
• Responsible for all aspects of publisher and customer service, for a portfolio of publishers and customers.
• Supporting our UK and International Sales teams for our digital products and services.

Knowledge & Skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook).
• Excellent organisation, prioritisation and problem solving skills.
• Self-motivated and able to use own initiative.
• Have the ability to work both independently and as a team member
• Have the ability to liaise with all levels of management both internal and external.

Experience Required
Previous experience in a sales or buying capacity will be an advantage. This position is ideal for a candidate wishing to establish a career in eBooks and digital services.
Further specific technical and non-technical training will be provided as required.
Normal office hours are 9.00am to 5:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break.
There is a six month probationary period with a review after this time. If performance is satisfactory then the appointment will be confirmed.


Please apply in writing, enclosing a current CV to the Personnel Department, Gardners, 1 Whittle Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6QH

Closing Date - 29th January 2018

We are currently looking to grow our Sales Office team by two people (one within the UK team and another within the export team) with enthusiastic literate people who are capable of handling direct communication with Gardners customers.

The Sales Office Team is primarily responsible for the day to day processing of orders, promotions, queries, as well as being increasingly proactive on our customer communication. This includes contacting customers, following up new accounts by email, phone, mailshots, etc. with the purpose of increasing overall sales by strengthening our customer relationships.

The applicant will be dealing primarily with our customers via emails, with phone calls being made when required, and other adhoc customer related tasks.

A high level of communication skills both verbally and written is therefore required and a good understanding of the Microsoft Office suite of applications is essential.

This role is office based and full training will be given.

Please apply in writing, enclosing a current CV and send to:
Personnel Department, Gardners Books Ltd, 1 Whittle Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6QH.

Closing Date - 2nd February 2018

We are currently recruiting for a Data Services Officer within the Data Services team.
Based in Eastbourne, an exciting opportunity exists to play a pivotal role in our dynamic and expanding company, taking day-to-day responsibility for our data processes.

Reporting to the Digital & I.T. Services Manager, you will be responsible for:-

  • Assessing and specifying the immediate and long term business needs for product data, for business intelligence and customer requirements.
  • Internal liaison, both commercial and technical, to assess, advise and deliver our business data needs.
  • Sourcing product data from different suppliers in the book, entertainment and other industries as required.
  • Ensuring that we are provided with the highest quality and most accurate data available. In turn, ensuring our customers are provided with the same quality.
  • Liaise with our sales team and customers to define individual and generic data needs.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience/skills:

  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Experience with xml, csv, and other data file types.
  • Experience with Onix and other industry data standards, an advantage, but not essential.
  • Scheduling and project management experience

This is a full time postition, but part time hours will be considered for the right candidate.

Please apply in writing, enclosing a current CV and daytime contact number FAO Simon Pallant, Personnel Department, Gardners Books Ltd, 1 Whittle Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6QH.

Closing Date - 12th February 2018