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Administrative Coordinator

Location: Dorchester, Dorset, England
Type: Permanent
Salary: £23k - £25k pa
Benefits: See Description
Job Ref: YO19911
Posted: 03/03/2022Apply Now

Job Description

Do you want to work for a small but perfectly formed business based in Poundbury near Dorchester? We are seeking someone for a brand new vacancy created due to company growth with an industry renowned interior design firm. They have major projects running across the UK, and internationally, and wish to expand further.

It is to work in a team of 4 including you, so it is vital that you are able to form strong internal relationships, and be someone who can multi-task, and carry out all tasks required no matter how complex or trivial. It is a friendly, informal environment where everyone knows their role and everyone pulls their weight. The office is a comfortable, spacious and welcoming place – day to day you are surrounded by beautiful fabrics, antiques and art.

You will gain great job satisfaction from seeing completed projects published in national home living magazines, and throughout your working day you will handle samples of many beautiful fabrics, furniture & wallpapers – and see photos of their installation in beautiful homes and properties belonging to high net worth clients - someone with a general interior design interest would find the role fascinating.

The job does not offer progression to a more senior role, so we welcome applicants who would like long term employment in a secure job that is varied and detail oriented – please note this is an administrative role where some tasks are old school paperwork and will be laborious, so you need to be able concentrate on getting the details right to make sure everything runs smoothly. In time you would become involved in visits to smaller local projects, but the job is office based in nature. You need to be self-sufficient, and have personal motivation, with occasional requirement for lone working. 

Day to day tasks would include:

  • End to end management of gaining quotes, placing orders, managing through to delivery
  • Raising of Purchase Orders and Sales Invoices
  • Sample management, ordering, pricing and negotiation – great communication skills essential
  • Supplier, Auction House & Logistics Liaison
  • Client contact via phone and email – professional, grammatically correct comms required
  • Organising and cross-checking financial data (bank statements and invoices) – no actual accountancy
  • Arranging and assisting with deliveries
  • Accurate data entry on a system that will need to be learned
  • Phone answering, office management tasks
  • Making tea, putting the bins out if need be – “a can do” attitude that all small businesses need

The job is full time 37.5 hours a week - 9-5pm with half an hour lunch break and parking is available onsite.

This appointment is key to their company growth, and because the team size is small and the personality fit so important we would welcome applicants who can provide “a bit about me” on their CV, or in a covering letter – to help us make sure we select someone who’ll enjoy the culture and fit with the team.

Apply today – every application receives a response

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