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Careers at Yarnton

Grow with Us!

Yarnton Home & Garden is a destination home and garden store located just north of Oxford. The business has undergone a huge transformation over the last few years to what it is today – an award-winning retailer with customer experience at the heart of everything we do.

We would not be where we are today without an amazing team, and as we grow we are looking to recruit the right people to take the business confidently into the future.

If you would like to be part of our journey, please email us your CV and a line telling us why we should consider you to hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk  or see our vacancies below.


BUYER – TOYS, CARDS, STATIONERY
PERMANENT, PART-TIME

About the role

We are looking for a brilliant and dynamic buyer to join our fun, hardworking and forward-thinking buying team.

Working closely with the Head of Buying you will take ownership of your categories, buying to brand and managing the stock, as it journeys through the store.

Our team values friendship, teamwork, and being experts in our roles. Becoming part of our close-knit team means taking ownership from day one and producing a high standard of work.

We are looking for a super organised, self-starter who can work at pace and deliver on time.

 Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Take ownership of the cards, stationery and toy categories. Overseeing the buy from start to finish.
  • Onboarding suppliers, uploading catalogues, placing orders, always keeping the epos system up to date.
  • Negotiating with suppliers to agree prices, quantities, delivery schedules and exclusivity deals.
  • Placing daily orders across all categories.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of pricing and stock margins, ensuring they comply with the company guidelines.
  • Raising and feeding back regular reports to managers.
  • Monitor and highlight products that are not performing well and underperforming.
  • Create and implement seasonal forward plans to ensure we are stocked with the right seasonal products.
  • To communicate across departments to ensure all shop floor teams have the info they require.
  • Good communication with Goods In regarding pending deliveries as well as sorting out any issues that may arise.
  • The signing of invoices, checking pricing and amending where needed, and handling any queries.
  • Identifying quality standards and ensuring that all products meet those standards.
  • Managing budgets, sales forecasts, and profit/loss forecasts in your categories.
  • Managing stock levels and replenishment.
  • Analysing different price points to determine the best price for various items based on trends, colours, styles, etc.

We are looking for:

  • A strong communicator who is confident in liaising across departments.
  • Brilliant organisational skills.
  • Experience in a buying or buying administration role.
  • Experience of epos systems.
  • Comfortable working under pressure, at pace and multi-tasking.
  • A good work ethic.
  • A brilliant team player ready to bring their share of fun and exuberance.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement.
  • Training and development to advance your career.
  • Generous staff store discount.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.

If you would like to be part of our fun and growing business, please email a covering letter and CV, quoting the job title as the subject, to our Store Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.


HOME INTERIORS & GIFT MANAGER
PERMANENT, FULL-TIME 

About the role

We are looking to fill this important role with a dynamic and organised Home Interiors and Gift Manager. You will be required to have in-depth product knowledge and help our customers with a range of queries by delivering first class customer service. We are looking for the right person to start an exciting and rewarding career with us.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a strong communicator and a skilled motivational people manager.
  • Be able to drive sales and profitability for the business by ensuring that your team are driven and motivated to achieve set KPI targets and be responsible for the profit and loss for your department set by our Managing Director and Store Manager.
  • Manage your team’s performance by supporting, coaching, training, and developing their skills and abilities.
  • Care about the importance of a positive team culture.
  • Be able to create visually appealing displays.
  • Act as a duty manager and be a key holder for the business.
  • Be IT literate and have exceptional organisational skills.
  • Positively manage change and work with the team through each season change with care to deliver the best service for our customers.
  • Work closely with our buying team to plan offers and promotions with sustainability being at the forefront of everything we do.
  • Manage the rota and teams within our Home, Boutique, Toy Shop and Food Hall departments.
  • Manage stock rotation and stock control.

 We are looking for:

The right candidate will be friendly, engaging, flexible, and hardworking with the ability to multi- task. You will be a great problem solver and be happy to work in a fast-paced environment. You will have extensive experience in working in a home and gift retail setting. This role is full time (8-hour shift) and alternate weekends.

 What we offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 28 Days holiday.
  • Training and development to advance your career.
  • Generous staff store discount.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.
  • On-site parking.
  • Referral programme.
  • Discounted or free food.
  • Company events.

If you would like to be part of our fun and growing business, please email a covering letter and CV, quoting the job title as the subject, to our Store Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.


HOME INTERIORS & GIFT ASSISTANT
PERMANENT, FULL-TIME / PART-TIME

About the role

We are looking to fill this important role with a dynamic and organised Interiors and Gift Sales Assistant. You will be required to gain in-depth product knowledge and help our customers across a range of areas in the interiors and gift departments and deliver first class customer service. We are looking for the right person to start an exciting and rewarding career with us.

The successful candidate will:

  • Becoming proficient at using our Epos system.
  • Maintaining a clean and presentable shop floor for our customers.
  • Sharing your product knowledge with our customers.
  • Unloading deliveries and assisting the Visual Merchandising Team to create displays.
  • Giving our customers a fantastic and consistent level of customer service.
  • Selling gift ware, furniture, stationery, art.

 We are looking for:

The right candidate will be friendly, engaging, self-motivated, flexible, and hardworking with the ability to multi- task and at times work independently. You will be a great problem solver, happy to work in a fast-paced environment and be productive at all times. Experience of working within a homeware and clothing retail setting would be an advantage.

 What we offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 28 Days holiday.
  • Training and development to advance your career.
  • Generous staff store discount.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.
  • On-site parking.
  • Referral programme.
  • Discounted or free food.
  • Company events.

If you would like to be part of our fun and growing business, please email a covering letter and CV, quoting the job title as the subject, to our Store Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.


OUTDOOR PLANTS SALES ASSISTANT
PERMANENT, FULL-TIME 

About the role

We are looking to fill this important role with a dynamic and organised Plants Sales Assistant. You will be required to have in-depth plant knowledge and help our customers with a range of queries by delivering first class customer service. We are looking for the right person to start an exciting and rewarding career with us.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting Customers with plants & shrubs queries (plant knowledge an advantage).
  • Maintaining a clean and presentable Shop Floor for our customers.
  • Sharing your product knowledge with our customers.
  • Unloading deliveries and assisting the Visual Merchandising Team to create displays.
  • Giving our customers a fantastic and consistent level of customer service.
  • Complete daily task sheets.

We are looking for:

The right candidate will be friendly, engaging, self-motivated, flexible, and hardworking with the ability to multi- task and at times work independently. You will be a great problem solver, happy to work in a fast-paced environment and be productive at all times.

What we offer:

  • Hourly pay rate.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement.
  • Training and development to advance your career.
  • Generous staff discount.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.
  • On site parking.

If you would like to be part of our fun and growing business, please email a covering letter and CV, quoting the job title as the subject, to our Store Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.