Job Vacancies at BGC South Offices

Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at our  BGC South Offices. We are always looking for new talent to join our team so if you think you would like to work for this forward thinking family owned business then why not apply for one of the job roles below. You can apply for jobs by sending in your CV to the addresses provided in the job descriptions.

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Buying Support

(Field Based - Full Time – 40 hours per week – Monday - Friday)

We are currently going through a period of sustained growth and have an exciting opportunity within our team who are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Buying Support Assistant to join a small busy Buyers team.

Reporting to the Category Buyer and based around the M40 corridor, you will be required to support the buying team with a variety of commercial tasks. Quickly and accurately turning around information, data, and documentation.

Please note that that this vacancy may require travel overnight stays for business trips and occasional weekend working. May also require some home working.

Main responsibilities and duties:

Process purchase orders with accuracy in line with category budgets. Ensuring all overdue orders are chased weekly.
Set up and maintain accurate product and range information on the system in line with category deadlines.
Support the execution of the category pricing and promotions, including creating point of sale.
Preparing category reports and maintain planning documents to provide insights into trends, risks, and opportunities for growth weekly.
Support in executing the critical path on any range or new centre launches.
Collate supplier information and contracts to support buying activity, thereby providing a first point of contact for suppliers.
Support in authorising invoices to pass for payments, liaising with suppliers and the finance team to ensure this is dealt with in an efficient and timely manner.
Assist in the development of market intelligence affecting trade and translate into business insights. Complete competitor visits when necessary.
Any additional adhoc administrative duties as required to provide full support to the buying team.

Skills Required:

Excellent PC skills including intermediate Excel.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
Keen eye for detail and accuracy.
Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workloads.
Remain calm under pressure and be adaptable.
Garden Centre experience preferable.
Full UK clean Driving License preferable

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include free car parking and staff discount for our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as the Woodthorpe Leisure Park. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast-growing company and forward-thinking team, we want to hear from you.

To apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to:  Jo Little, Buying Analyst

 [email protected]

Applications close – Thursday 16th September 2021

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Kitchen Skills Coach (Multi-site)

(Southern Region - Full Time – 45 hours per week)

Here at British Garden Centres, we are looking for a Southern Kitchen Skills Coach to join our Catering Team. Reporting to the Group Restaurant Director the successful candidate will have a proven competency in driving all aspects of professional catering. Food quality, hygiene, and commercial standards.

The role will be based in the southern half of the country. Starting in Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire through to Kent and Dorset with approximately 30 locations.

British Garden Centres is a family-based business located throughout the country with a range of restaurants and coffee shops. Serving over 1 million meals a year it is one of the largest food offerings within the Garden Centre industry.

Duties include:

Provide support with menu creation, launches and implementation.
Provide leadership, direction, motivation, and organisation.
Ensure our restaurants comply with all food Health & Safety regulations.
Carry out regular Audit visits within our restaurants with our Restaurant Managers, Head chefs and Regional Managers
Inspire the teams to deliver excellent service and consistent results.
Maintain company systems and procedures.

Skills Required:

Organisation and planning
Inspiring and communicative.
IT literate including EXCEL
Experience of field-based roles
Kitchen skills training experience of a minimum of 2 years
Kitchen management of a minimum of 3 years
Level 3 food hygiene or higher

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include free car parking and staff discount for our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as the Woodthorpe Leisure Park. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast-growing company and forward-thinking team, we want to hear from you.

To apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to:  Natalie Johnson, PA to Group Restaurant Director

[email protected]

Applications close – Wednesday 25th August 2021