WHSmith

WHSmith South End, Temple Gate, Bristol BS1 6PL, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Now a household name for personalised cards and gifts, since WHSmith acquired Funky Pigeon in 2010, turnover has rocketed. We continue to invest in customer experience and apps and we're always innovating, to give our brand unique selling points over our competitors. That makes for a fast-pace and all our projects are carried out from start to finish in house. As we grow, you'll evolve with the business. Due to exciting growth we are looking for a Digital Marketing and SEO Executive to join our talented team at our Head Office in Bristol. Reporting into our Search Marketing and Content Manager you will mainly focus on working across all things SEO to help optimise the entire website, with the aim of increasing organise search traffic and revenue. Responsibilities of the role: *Optimising landing and product pages on a weekly basis (for organic search and google shopping). *Creating content to help grow our blog; idea generation and assistance on social media, as well as working with PPC team/agency to ensure SEO and PPC are in sync. *Work towards a content strategy to help develop the Funky pigeon blog, aiming to increase branding, traffic, revenue and improve SEO rankings. *Update, improve and optimise website content, including landing pages and category pages. *Identify trends and assist with conducting keyword research, competitor analysis and overall reporting, recommending new pages and product ranges. *Use tools such as Google Search Console and Analytics for various tasks, as well as a range of SEO tools to report on traffic, rankings etc. *Learn and understand the site structure, categories and back end, working with the internal merchandising team to ensure best practices are followed. *Help with SEO development work and technical SEO. *Link building, outreach and other off page PR and SEO campaigns to build quality and relevant links, creating valuable partnerships and contacts. *PR initiatives, working with bloggers and news sites to promote products and gain coverage wherever possible. *Keeping up -to- date with SEO and marketing trends. *Proof reading and testing web pages. *Covering and stepping up in absence of line manager. Who are we looking for? You will ideally be someone with good experience in digital marketing with an emphasis on all aspects of SEO. You will be an experienced in writing content and have previously worked using CMs, SEO tools, Search Console, Google Analytics and MS Office. If you have experience of PPC, content marketing and social media this will prove advantageous. We want someone who is proactive and eager to help drive the business forward in an increasingly challenging market. You will be genuinely interested in digital and forward thinking- helping the team to come up with ideas and strategies to increase traffic. You will possess excellent communication skills and be numerical with the ability to provide insight on high level data to influence future business decisions. What's in it for you? You'll be at of the hub of an incredibly fast-moving function and you'll be trusted to make decisions that benefit the business. It's a serious responsibility - which will seriously motivate you. You'll thrive on the freedom and the chance to use your skills and will be supported with plenty of training and development opportunities. What's more, you can expect some fab rewards, including an achievable annual bonus, 25 days' holiday, pension, the perks of your birthday off, access to various discounts and lots more! "WHSmith values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the Community"
WHSmith City Corner, Hinton Parva, Swindon SN4 0DH, UK
Dec 07, 2018
WHSmith is one of the UK's leading retailers. With over 1 million visitors to our High Street stores every day, it's no surprise that we are one of the UK's most respected and trusted household names! We're always developing, diversifying and evolving and 2019 will not be any different! We now have multiple exciting opportunities for commercial, driven and ambitious graduates to join our Swindon, High Street Head Office Buying teams. What you'll do Our Buying teams are responsible for identifying products at the best price and developing ranges to surpass our customer's expectations all of the time. Trading is fast-paced, so to be successful our Buying team need to be able to react quickly in this constantly changing retail world and anticipate what our customers' want before our competitors do! Buying exciting ranges within our High Street categories you will be accountable for the whole process from identifying, sourcing and launching new products; negotiating prices with suppliers; ensuring a customer focused range in store, all the way through to analysing sales and financial performance to check they made the best possible decision. If you have a blend of creativity, analytic capability, commerciality and ultimately feel passionate about products, then buying could well be the job for you. What's in it for you? You might be learning the ropes - but you'll still have responsibility as you learn crucial elements of your category. Rest assured that you'll get solid support and plenty of on-the-job training. We'll give you everything you need to build your confident and help with your development to catapult your career with WHSmith! Want more? You'll also receive a range of flexible benefits, from staff discounts to 24 days' holiday (and the option to buy more). Plus; a pension, the perks of your birthday off and an early finish on Fridays. Perhaps most importantly, we'll welcome your drive and smart ideas. In our business, fresh thinking can take you anywhere - there really are No Limits to where your career can go. Who we're looking for We need people who are exceptionally talented, passionate and driven to not only begin but accelerate their future career in Retail. At WHSmith, results and performance are key. You need to be a top flight graduate who is; self-motivated and highly commercial with strong numerical and analytical skills. You need a 2:1 degree (minimum), ideally in a Retail or Business-related subject; but what will really count is an entrepreneurial approach. Wherever you join and in whichever function, where you go from there is driven by your determined attitude to succeed. Choose your direction and develop your interests, and we'll give you the support to grow.
WHSmith City Corner, Hinton Parva, Swindon SN4 0DH, UK
Dec 06, 2018
HR Advisor - Swindon, Greenbridge Up to £32,000 P.A Grade C HR is at the very centre of WHSmith. We have a team of specialists who cover Employee Relations, Learning & Development, Recruitment and Reward, plus a team of HR Generalists. HR supports the entire WH Smith Group which is over 14,000 employees. Because life moves so fast in our business, HR has to move quickly too. You'll need to take the initiative and be ready to make big decisions, fast. At WH Smith, HR is all about finding innovative, commercial solutions and putting them into action. We're now looking for an experienced HR Advisor to join our Employee Relations team in Swindon, to provide advice across our High Street, Travel and Post Office stores in conjunction with our people policies and UK Employment Legislation. What you'll do We're a fast moving business that constantly keeps ahead of the curve and our HR team have to adapt and react just as fast. We have to be on the ball and take the initiative; so you'll need to be a confident communicator, be resilient and be able to manage HR cases through to completion including; Disciplinary, Grievance and Absence Management. You will also be required to support the Employee Relations Manager with ACAS early conciliation claims and Employment Tribunal cases so experience of dealing with these is desirable. The Employee Relations team utilise data reports to identify trends of issues and cases and this data is used to develop solutions to up skill our line managers; a keen eye for detail and an analytical mindset are therefore key. Our HR teams work closely with our Stores to make sure they're up to date with any legislative changes and support with any restructures or TUPE processes. You'll also be expected to liaise with Trade Union Representatives as required, so being credible and able to build relationships with key stakeholders will be important to you. Who we're looking for As an important member of our HR team, you will have previous experience within a similar HR role, be a confident communicator over the phone and via email and have a 'can do' attitude. The ability to support staff who are based remotely is essential. We are looking for someone who is detailed, can manage their own time, and is organised and dependable. This is a fast paced role dealing with high volume queries so being able to remain calm under pressure is an important trait. You'll be passionate about HR and have a good understanding of up to date UK Employment Law. To fulfil this role you'll be able to thrive in a challenging environment and have a proven track record managing a busy workload. A HR Qualification would be advantageous, as would experience working in a unionised environment. A passion for retail and an understanding that everything we do is to give our customers the best experience is vital. If you're driven by results and want an autonomous role with a company that encourages employees to bring new ideas and ways of thinking to the table then why not explore what a career with WHSmith could do for you?
WHSmith City of London, UK
Dec 06, 2018
Learning and Development (L&D) Advisor - 6-9 Month FTC The Learning and Development Team are passionate about working closely with the Directors & HR Business Partners in each part of the business to provide targeted initiatives & delivering bespoke individual, team and organisational development solutions to support the business strategy and people requirements. We now have an excellent opportunity for a passionate and motivated Learning and Development professional to join our HR team for a period of 6-9 months. The role will be field based to deliver training with regular UK travel to our travel stores and including to our Head Office in London. What you'll do As an L&D Advisor you will be responsible for the design, delivery and facilitation of training and solutions for behavioural and technical skills in line with business needs for our Travel business. You will be responsible for delivering and facilitating our Travel store apprenticeship and internal development programmes for our store population. You will also manage our Travel Head Office Graduate programme through the rotational cycles. You will need to keep your ear to the ground and benchmark our training against external solutions to ensure forward thinking approaches are utilised and provide a consultancy service to key stakeholders in the business. Alongside the practical delivery of training you will also evaluate the return of investment of development and present this data back to key stakeholders to assess performance. What's in it for you? We're a company that values our people; from day one you will receive ongoing support and have access to our various training and development programmes as well as exciting career development opportunities for your future. We offer a wide range of benefits to say thank you for all your hard work including; a competitive salary, a profit related bonus, 24 days holiday plus your birthday off, pension, as well as other perks such as our popular holiday trading scheme and a 4pm finish on a Friday! Who we're looking for You'll have strong experience designing, delivering and evaluating learning and development in a retail environment, and it would be advantageous if you have had a stores development focus. Strong project management skills are a must, with the ability to manage multiple projects to a high standard and the tenacity to see projects through from beginning to end. Everything you do should have a strong focus on finding solutions to truly embed a learning culture in our stores. You will be confident and articulate communicator who can deliver innovative and engaging training interventions and manage key stakeholders with a consultative approach. If you're positive, forward thinking and driven and want to challenge yourself within this exciting L&D role; then apply now! This is a field based role so you must be able to travel within the UK with overnight stays when required.
WHSmith City of London, UK
Dec 05, 2018
In News & Magazines, our Buyers have to manage suppliers creatively, keeping on top of the latest trends, such as the massive adult colouring craze and influencing others to create exclusive WHSmith content for our Bookazines. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Buying Assistant ready to make the next step or an Assistant Buyer looking for a new challenge to join our News & Magazines team, based in our Travel Head Office in London. Reporting into the Buyer the main purpose of this role is to determine the customer offer and manage the trading activities and Profit and Loss for the News and Magazines category, to deliver maximum sales and profitability, with specific focus on the Bookazines area. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to work in a fast paced environment and will work well in a team. The role requires an organised individual, capable of managing complex information and supporting the news team in all areas of trading. What you'll do You will have buying responsibility for categories across our News & Magazines range, (particularly Bookazines) and be responsible for selecting and develop profitable new ranges. You'll use to commercial acumen to generating new ideas on how to grow YOY sales, margin and income, whilst building up strong relationships with suppliers to deliver effective and profitable plans. Working closely with the supply base to ensure in store availability is maintained, managing performance within budget. You'll utilise your analytical skills to deliver meaningful reports and cut through the information / detail in order to get to the real issue, whilst keeping abreast of market trends and competitor activity in a fast paced environment, to help identify new opportunities as well as changes to our existing offering. You'll need to engage and partner with other areas of the business including Operations, Business Development, Marketing and Finance team to deliver the best results. Who we're looking for You'll be an experienced Buyers Assistant, Buying Administration Assistant or Assistant buyer within the Retail / FMCG markets. You will need to be confident and credible to have autonomy and buying accountability for your own categories. We're looking for someone who is creative, but also commercial, with a head for figures, as this area's data-driven. You'll need to use your creative thought process on product, promotions and displays to keep us one step ahead of our competition. Knowledge of Profit & Loss and supplier management is essential as well as a strong numerical capability. You'll need to have an entrepreneurial mindset and be looking for a role that has the scope to develop and make a real impact. If you're analytical, calm and articulate, you could be the ideal fit. What's in it for you? You'll be at of the hub of an incredibly fast-moving function and you'll be trusted to make decisions that benefit the business. It's a serious responsibility - which will seriously motivate you. You'll thrive on the freedom and the chance to use your skills and will be supported with plenty of training and development opportunities. What's more, you can expect some fab rewards, including an achievable annual bonus, 24 days' holiday (and the option to buy more), a competitive pension, the perks of your birthday off and an early finish on Fridays, and lots more! Our London Head Office is only a five minute walk from Holborn tube and close to lots of shops, bars and restaurants and we will soon be moving to new, larger offices in Liverpool Street!
WHSmith Swindon, UK
Dec 03, 2018
Full time
Our Distribution Centres are a pivotal part of ensuring our WHSmith stores are well stocked, merchandised and looking great! It's no mean feat. It takes a lot of innovation, creative thinking and problem solving as challenges arise all the time! We have a brand new opportunity for a Lead Electro Mechanical Engineer to..... click apply for full job details