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Operations & Administration Assistant

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Job details:

Our busy operations team is looking to recruit!

This is a brilliant entry-level opportunity to join a fast-paced and varied department to assist with a variety of different tasks and projects. Of course experience would be useful, but if you have passion and enthusiasm, and are intelligent with great attention to detail, then all the training you need will be provided.

We are looking for a resilient individual with grit and determination, an excellent eye for detail, an energy and passion to succeed, and a non-corporate approach to business.

Role responsibilities

A taster of the role:
- Data and information handling which must be recorded precisely, and communicated accurately and timely across various teams and sub-teams.
- Liaising with suppliers and contractors to coordinate scheduled maintenance and renew agreements.
- Various administrative tasks that support a variety of business needs across an entrepreneurial operation.
- Liaising with colleagues and suppliers at all levels, you will make contact across many different teams and sub-teams, including warehouse, supply chain, logistics, stock control, facilities, accounts, sales, production and marketing.

Person specification

What we are looking for in you…
- Communication: a strong and accurate communicator who can anticipate what information needs to be shared and who will best benefit from this detail.
- Positivity: a positive individual who can handle a hectic schedule.
- Independence: you don’t require constant supervision and are able to ask for help when necessary.
- Resilience: with grit and determination you are not the type who stumbles at the first “block in the road”, and will also aim not only to work out how you can overcome the block, but will also consider how this block can be completely overcome and obliterated!
- Energy: it is said that “one reaps what one sows” and you are prepared to work the hours necessary to be the very best that you can be rather than being hemmed in by the corporate “9 to 5” mentality.
- Vision: you can see the end goal and have the patience and stamina to work towards this by playing the long game –success in business is a marathon and not a sprint!
- Multi-tasking: you will have many different things to work on at the same time, and you will have the ability to “spin those plates” without any of them dropping.
- Inquisitive nature: you want to learn, you need to learn, and you are humble enough to know that we all still have lots to learn … and to achieve this you will probe, ask questions, and research … whether that be via the internet or from our experienced team (who want to share all of their knowledge and experience with you).
- Clever: you have achieved top grades in your studies and have an intelligent and cultured mindset.
- Organised: whether you love written lists, outlook tasks, or can simply rely on your memory, you are highly organised, and this manifests itself in your tidy workspace, clarity of thought, and ability to hit deadlines.
- Tech savvy: You have a strong working understanding of Microsoft word and excel, and if we start talking about pivot tables and functions you’re not fazed (as even if you didn’t know what they are, on reading that we want them you’ve already googled and are “on it” (*see “Inquisitive” above)).
- Tenacity: you never, never, ever give up.

What you can expect from us…
- The opportunity to increase skills, knowledge, ability and performance with an internationally renowned and entrepreneurial brand leader.
- To become part of a passionate and motivated team of like-minded colleagues.
- Job satisfaction.
- Long term career progression.
- The opportunity to work with some pretty amazing products.
- It’s hard work, and we expect the highest of standards and results, but for the individual with the right mindset it’s fun, rewarding and exhilarating!
You need to be the kind of person who thrives in a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial business that offers plenty of encouragement and support to help people perform their jobs to the best of their ability and achieve their potential.

Skills & experience

Ideally you have strong excel skills.
More important is a thirst to learn which can only be quenched by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
Degree: Any - it is more important to demonstrate the right work ethic than to have a specific qualification.

Strictly no agencies

Location: MANVERS, Rotherham, S.Yorks
Salary: To be discussed at interview.
Advertised until: Closed Mon 05-Feb-2018
Job ref: GY/52037/MA0118YG
Eligibility: Candidates must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK

Employer information:


Santoro is a London design house founded in 1985, and we spend our days making beautiful things.
Since starting out from our first little studio tucked away just behind London’s iconic Carnaby Street, we have created numerous collections based around our love of art, colour and creativity. From that simple idea we have grown and grown into the internationally renowned and award winning design house we are today, still striving to create an abundance of precious things for people to collect, enjoy and treasure.
The entrepreneurial spirit established by founders Lucio and Meera Santoro set the company on a distinct path of innovation and growth, and with the strong global brand success we are achieving today this is a really exciting time to be a part of the SANTORO team. As we continue to grow we’re always on the lookout for intelligent, imaginative and enthusiastic people to share our values and be part of our warm, friendly, creative and entrepreneurial team.
Our beautiful collections include lifestyle products, stationery, fashion accessories and gifts, including Santoro’s international award winning 3D pop-ups, and the captivating and heartfelt Santoro’s Gorjuss™.
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