Operations Coordinator

Job Title: Operations Coordinator
Contract Type:
Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  • Negotiable
  • Contact Name: Juliette Cox
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH5290

    Job description:

    Vanilla Recruitment

    We’re looking for an skilled Operations Coordinator / Buyer on behalf of a world-class retail design specialist, known for delighting their clients with stunning, industry-leading display solutions.

    As an innovative and well-reputed local company, this coveted employer has worked with a range of major international luxury brand names for over 35 years.

    Joining a forward-thinking creative team, the successful candidate will ensure that the business runs smoothly and that any problems are identified and resolved as quickly as possible. This is a truly varied and interesting role with responsibilities covering office administration, purchasing, supplier management, stock control, logistics and estimating.


    As Operations Coordinator / Purchaser you will have the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Reviewing processes to ensure that all aspects of production are operating as efficiently as possible
    • Collecting and analysing data to track the efficiency of the department, creating reports where requested
    • Breaking down drawings and using this information to estimate build costs
    • Liaising with other departments to assess demand so as to manage internal capacity and visibility for workload planning
    • Taking responsibility for all procurement and purchasing for internal projects
    • Engaging with suppliers for efficiencies in supply chain, initiating new supplier accounts, obtaining quotes and onward communication with suppliers
    • Planning and organising all aspects of logistics for the business
    • Ensuring all relevant legislation is adhered to such as health and safety and industry-specific best practice
    • Liaising with external warehousing provider to control storage
    • Managing the Capacity Planner and Hours Tracker sheets


    Skills and experience required:

    • Experience in a similar role involving a variety of Operations / Purchasing responsibilities and liaison with suppliers from different disciplines
    • Sound understanding of raw materials and production methods
    • Good knowledge of health and safety processes within an installation environment, and previous involvement in ensuring they are adhered to
    • IT proficient, with advanced level knowledge of Excel, a good understanding of Outlook and Word, and the ability to learn and adapt to new software quickly
    • Interested in exploring sustainable and emerging materials to develop build quality and style
    • Demonstrates commercial acumen and takes a positive, problem-solving approach to finding solutions that are best for business while meeting client requirements
    • Strong analytical and numerical abilities
    • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written


    Hours of work:

    • Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
    • Once established in the role – opportunity for Hybrid working


    Salary and benefits:

    • Competitive package