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Please see below our current vacancies - if you are interested in joining Gardiner's and we don't currently have a vacancy to suit your skill set please feel free to send us your CV to recruitment@gardinerbros.co.uk  

 

Software Developer - C#, ASP.NET, MVC

Gardiners is rapidly growing family-owned company established in 1860, with over 160 years of experience, a global force at distributing branded footwear and apparel to the best retailers. With sales in excess of 45m, 150+ employees, 700,000+ pairs in stock and 100,000 square foot of purpose-built warehousing, this makes Gardiners one of the largest UK footwear and clothing distributors through a wide variety of channels. Strong brand equity and key skills in logistics give us a competitive edge that we want to keep developing.

Due to continuous growth within the business we are looking for an additional Software Developer to join our well-established IT Department as part of our Software Development Team.

Working within the in-house software development team, we create and improve bespoke software solutions to allow the core business to better manage its processes and dataflow. This includes the creation of web applications and APIs that are used by all staff, customers, and other external parties.

Software Developer – Main Responsibilities

  • Create reliable and performant software solutions to business requirements
  • Assist in the design and improvement of new and existing applications
  • Contribute to the continued improvement in the team’s processes, software tools and output
  • Writing new and updating existing applications to improve business processes. This is within a structured source control environment with a common codebase.
  • Test and understand the impact on performance and reliability of changes to the platform
  • Work within source control and project management systems to ensure projects and code are progressed properly.

Knowledge, skills and experience required include:

This role would be well suited to an agile, forward thinking developer, who likes to see the end product of their work and the impact what they do has on the company and the customer.

Essential

  • Proficient in MS Visual Studio, using (C#, asp.net MVC, EF)
  • Confident working with JavaScript and with HTML/CSS
  • Functional knowledge of web API/RESTful web services
  • Strong understanding of MS SQL
  • Experience of working in an agile environment
  • Proficient in web centric software development environment
  • Experience of working within a source control environment (eg Git)
  • Maths & English GCSE (Pass)

Desirable

  • Experience of continuous/automated deployment

Hours – Monday – Friday 8:30am-5pm

Salary – Competitive salary dependant on experience

 

 

Junior Merchandiser – Main Duties & responsibilities

  • Review & report weekly your stock & sales position and recommendations as required.
  • Responsible for the administration involved in raising supplier orders, preparing invoices for sign off and ensuring all records are accurately recorded and maintained in all systems.
  • Maintain good communication with the supply base, identifying any issues and ensuring they are effectively communicated to the team to be resolved and ensure order deadlines are maintained and achieved.
  • Work with the merchandiser & range builder to propose and create clear and defined ranges following the range review process including all financials for both existing and new styles
  • Assisting in the maintenance of processes which ensure all product information, prices & delivery dates are kept up to date in all systems
  • Review on a regular basis a list of suppliers and where applicable propose orders to the merchandiser for sign off.
  • Visiting suppliers and attending trade shows as required with the merchandiser
  • Undertake any other administrative tasks as required

What we are looking for:

Essential:

  • Experience working with a buying & merchandising department
  • Understanding of forecasting and seasonal variances
  • Ability to analyse and organise large amounts of data
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and Vlookups
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organise workload
  • A confident communicator, both written and verbal
  • Able to adapt to the needs of the department/business
  • Ability to work independently and act on own initiative
  • Negotiating skills
  • Good GCSE level Maths & English
  • General office administration skills

Desirable:

  • Experience of working within import distribution, retail or fashion industry
  • CIPS or other recognised qualification an advantage

Hours – Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

Salary – On application

 

 

 

Assistant Merchandiser   

Due to growth of the business an excellent opportunity has arisen to join our Buying & Merchandising Department as an Assistant Merchandiser. Supporting one of our buyers to maximise the Gross Margin Profit and sell through of allocated brands such as Muck Boot, Rocket Dog, Cat Lifestyle just to name a few. As the Assistant Merchandiser you will be expected to assist in successfully managing the whole product life-cycle from selection right through to forecasting & stock management.

This is a great role if you have a desire to get into merchandising and buying and are looking for that first opportunity  or you are already working as an assistant and looking for a new and exciting challenge to grow and develop within a fast paced and growing business

Gardiners is a rapidly growing family-owned company established in 1860, with over 160 years of experience, a global force at distributing branded footwear and apparel to the best retailers. With sales in excess of 50m, 150+ employees, 700,000+ pairs in stock and 100,000 square foot of purpose-built warehousing, this makes Gardiners one of the largest UK footwear and clothing distributors through a wide variety of channels.

Assistant Merchandiser – Main Duties & responsibilities

  • Review & report weekly your stock & sales position and recommendations as required.
  • Responsible for the administration involved in raising supplier orders, preparing invoices for sign off and ensuring all records are accurately recorded and maintained in all systems.
  • Maintain good communication with the supply base, identifying any issues and ensuring they are effectively communicated to the team to be resolved and ensure order deadlines are maintained and achieved.
  • Work with the merchandiser & range builder to propose and create clear and defined ranges following the range review process including all financials for both existing and new styles
  • Assisting in the maintenance of processes which ensure all product information, prices & delivery dates are kept up to date in all systems
  • Preparation, production & posting of product labels for customers and suppliers as required to ensure deadlines are achieved for all parties.
  • Work towards reviewing own list of suppliers and where applicable propose orders to the merchandiser for sign off.
  • Visiting suppliers and attending trade shows as required with the merchandiser
  • Undertake any other administrative tasks as required

What we are looking for:

Essential:

  • Experience working with a buying & merchandising department
  • Understanding of forecasting and seasonal variances
  • Ability to analyse and organise large amounts of data
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and Vlookups
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organise workload
  • A confident communicator, both written and verbal
  • Able to adapt to the needs of the department/business
  • Ability to work independently and act on own initiative
  • Negotiating skills
  • Good GCSE level Maths & English
  • General office administration skills

Desirable:

  • Experience of working within import distribution, retail or fashion industry
  • CIPS or other recognised qualification an advantage

Hours – Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

Salary – On application

 

 

 

Warehouse Manager – Evening Shift (Sunday – Thursday)

Due to a growing customer base and demand, we have expanded our Warehouse Team and working hours due to this we are looking for an additional Evening Shift Manager to join our team.

The Evening Shift Manager will be responsible for making sure that the shift is working efficiently to complete all late picks, new customer orders are picked, packed and despatched by the agreed cut of times. Co-ordinate the replenishment of stock and ensure efficient support for the following day’s shift.

Gardiners is a rapidly growing family-owned company established in 1860, with over 160 years of experience, a global force at distributing branded footwear and apparel to the best retailers. With sales in excess of 45m, 150+ employees, 700,000+ pairs in stock and 100,000 square foot of purpose-built warehousing, this makes Gardiners one of the largest UK footwear and clothing distributors through a wide variety of channels.

Evening Shift Managers – Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing evening shift work rotas, tasks and agreed targets for all team members, ensuring H & S legislation and good practise guidelines are met.
  • Manage the task manager for picking tasks & meet SLAs
  • Responsible that all temp and permanent staff are inducted to the appropriate standard and all required paperwork and training has taken place.
  • Ensuring all team members have the necessary skills and knowledge to fulfil all tasks and providing training and guidance where it is needed and following the company disciplinary process when required.
  • Reporting all H & S related incidents in the required manner following procedures set by the company and meeting current legislation.
  • Responsibility for security of site as senior manager present during the evening
  • Driving continuous improvement

What we are looking for?

Essential

  • Strong verbal & numeracy skills
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  • Experience of working with a Warehouse Management System
  • Previous experience of managing teams within a warehouse or similar environment
  • Experience of managing Picking, Packing & Replenishment

Desirable

  • Forklift licence
  • Low or Medium level order picker licence
  • Experience of working with a variety of couriers
  • Previous experience working with different delivery windows etc 24hr, 48hr & standard deliveries

Hours –  Sunday -  12:30pm-7pm

                 Monday - 1pm – 10pm

 Tuesday - Thursday – 2pm – 10pm

Salary - Competitive salary dependant on experience

 

 

Business Analyst     

Permanent – Full Time

Due to Gardiner Bros growing rapidly in the areas of customer integration, drop ship fulfilment and most recently the delivery and management of several globally branded direct to consumer websites. We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Analyst to join our small, dynamic data integrations team.

The Business Analyst within the Data integrations team will be the go-to person for delivering integrations between the systems of Gardiners and its retail customers, leading requirements gathering, facilitating technical discovery and development support, and ensuring timely turnaround on projects.

The Gardiners group is a global force at distributing branded footwear and apparel to the best retailers, to enable them to trade and grow. Key retail partners include Next, Screwfix, Freemans, JD Williams, Very, Littlewoods and John Lewis. Key brand partners include Skechers, Hush Puppies, Muck Boots, CAT and Dr Martens.  With sales in excess of 45m, 150+ employees, 700,000+ pairs in stock and 100,000 square foot of purpose-built warehousing, Gardiners is one of the largest UK footwear and clothing distributors to the trade.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate integrations with retail partners through effective and proactive management and communication, requirements gathering, and prioritization.
  • Work collaboratively with retailers and internal teams to understand, develop, and document integrations.
  • Advocate and implement technical integration links between Gardiners and its retail partners, from pre-sales through to go-live.
  • Facilitate internal and external communication before, during and after implementation in conjunction with the commercial project owner.
  • Own the management of established integrations, ensuring operational issues are resolved effectively, delivering a polished experience to external and internal stakeholders.

What are we looking for?

A focus on repeatable processes, proactive communication, and the desire to build and maintain relationships are all important qualities for this role.

Essential

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Office 365 Suite, particularly Excel, Teams, OneNote.
  • Technical acumen and experience.
  • Comfortable and experienced working with data.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of all levels.
  • The ability to juggle many moving pieces, across multiple projects, while adhering to timescales and keeping the larger picture in check.
  • Attention to detail.

Desirable

  • Software and integration requirements gathering and testing, mapping specific use cases to a defined solution.
  • Experience writing requirements for assignment to the internal development team and 3rd party partners would also be ideal.

Full job description is available on request to recruitment@gardinerbros.co.uk

Hours –Monday – Friday - 8:30 -5pm

Salary – Competitive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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