Head Office Positions

Great booksellers need great people on hand in our Head Office to support them.

Current Vacancies

Facitilties Manager Service Desk Advisor - Birmingham

Our Facilities Management and Maintenance team is integral to the smooth running and success of our shops. The technical knowledge and experience of the regional team needs to be coordinated and supported through a central team of service desk advisors.

We need a confident and highly organised individual to come as join our service desk. You need to be an excellent communicator, proactive and balanced in approach and be able to multitask to get tasks completed. It is essential that you can establish and maintain effective working relationships with the direct team, alongside the maintenance, H&S and shop teams. This role requires an ability to juggle conflicting priorities, with a calm and professional approach.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of building maintenance, Health and Safety Management and experience with third party liaisons.

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How to apply

This role is based in our Central Birmingham shop and available for an immediate start. If you have the relevant experience, are adaptable and happy to get stuck in, you might just be the person we’re looking for so, please apply by sending your details to; opportunities@waterstones.com Please included the job title in the subject field for your application.

Closing Date – Monday 9th August

Supply Chain Analyst - Burton on Trent

This new role within the Supply Chain Team has the objective of improving the management of stock and suppliers for the business. Through analysis of stock within the business and the performance of the suppliers who deliver in to us, this role has the opportunity to have an impact on the effective running of the operation. Strong Excel and analytical skills are essential, as is an eye for detail. This role will also support the move to our new JDA Warehouse Management System and will involve process mapping and the design of future ways of working.

As an experience supply chain analyst you will be able to demonstrate;

  • A background in stock management/supply chain
  • Extensive data processing experience with attention to detail
  • Able to plan optimal storage requirements
  • Analysing and reporting on supplier performance.

This role will be based at our hub in Burton with the option to work from home.

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How to apply

Please take a look at the Job Description and if you have the relevant experience please apply by sending your details to; opportunities@waterstones.com

Junior PHP Developer

We are looking for a Junior PHP developer to come and join our digital team to design, build and maintain ecommerce platforms, using technology to give our customers enriched book browsing experiences.

As a knowledgeable developer you will have practical experience using;

  • Demonstrable commercial experience in PHP5/7
  • Zend Framework / Laravel 7+ / Symfony
  • Knowledge of SCRUM and/or KANBAN process frameworks
  • MySQL; query optimisation and administration
  • Good knowledge of web technologies (HTML/ES6/CSS)
  • Experience with Docker and related VMs

If you are driven with a strong passion for web development then this could be the role for you! In addition to the above, you should be able to understand requirements and use these to design and build technical solutions. Also, being a problem solver who is self motivated is a must and you should be able to meet tight deadlines with a positive and can-do attitude.

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How to apply

If you have the relevant experience and are happy to get stuck in, you might just be the person we’re looking for so, take a look at the Job description and if you have the relevant experience please apply by sending your details to; opportunities@waterstones.com

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