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Production Assistant


Employer: Retail

Salary: Competitive

Reference: Production Assistant/927

Date added: 1 day ago

Here at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our vibrant head office team as a Sourcing Assistant based at our Head Office in Carlisle, Cumbria.

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is a retail business comprising of over 400 units, including High Street, Tourist & Destination sites, predominantly Fashion and Home.

Head Office

The company headquarters are in Carlisle, Cumbria. Carlisle has a principal station on the West Coast main line from London Euston and sits on the M6 motorway. This location provides ready access to the major facilities expected of a city, combined with the possibility of living in one of the finest countryside areas in the UK.

Almost every conceivable type of outdoors and countryside activity is at hand. There are fishing rivers, hill walking areas and golf courses nearby and the Lake District is a short drive away.

High Street stores

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill has mainstream high street stores selling ladies and menswear for the 45 plus customer. Outlets are located in a wide variety of market and provincial towns across the UK and Ireland

Tourist Shops and Visitor Centres

We have specialty tourist stores, where gift items and other products reflect the stores location. The outlets, which trade under an individual, often local, fascia, are in key tourist locations throughout the UK. Many stores are on busy tourist routes and benefit from coach visits where food service and exhibitions are all part of the attraction.

Destination Shopping

There are Destination Sites which contain all of the Company's concepts and other brands to increase their attractiveness as a retail destination. The sites trade under local, individual fascias such as Antartex Village, and Kernow Mill, Mackinnon Mills.

If you would like to be part of a forward-thinking business and have a job with excellent career prospects, we would love to hear from you!

The role

This role will be focused on providing administration support within our Sourcing department, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within Retail Head Office

Job Duties include

Enter purchase orders on the system and amending Purchase orders for revision of delivery dates etc. on the system.
Keep spreadsheet of purchase order values up to date for all main vendors.
Issue confirmation of order placements to suppliers
Communication and provision of supply chain visibility through verbal and written communication
Management of relevant critical path stages ensuring the system is kept up to date.
Essential Skills:

Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages in particular word and excel
In addition you will be a good communicator and possess excellent organisation skills.


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