Merchandiser

Employer
Tindle Newspapers Limited
Location
Wellington, Somerset (GB)
Salary
£9.30 - £10 per hour
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Sector
Sales
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Job Details

A unique opportunity for someone who is confident, outgoing, and able to work on their own initiative.

We are looking for 10 hours a week to help us to ensure that we are connecting and working with retailers to promote and manage our publications and to help manage wholesale supply.

This role will be mainly home/field-based, and will be 10 hours a week, spread as needed within core retail hours. As travel is included in the hours, you must be within a short distance of Minehead, Wellington which are the main offices.

We will pay £9.30-£10.00 an hour plus fuel expenses.

The key duties are:

Manage retail/wholesale supply

  • Manage print orders to waste/availability targets
  • Sales v returns – manage weekly data, report as required
  • Top ups – assess/manage weekly as required
  • Box outs – assess/manage weekly with Editorial/Ad leads eg supp, event or breaking story
  • Assist in managing free distribution and transport, where applicable

Manage store marketing/identify opportunities

  • PoS
  • Positioning
  • Racking
  • Display
  • Arrange and provide in-store + similar events
  • Identify closures/openings and help manage eg through Newsteam or next nearest retailer

Promotions

  • Work with Publisher to incentivize retailers
  • Work with Editorial/Advertising leads on meaningful competitions and offers

Track activity

  • Call sheets to measure and manage activity

About Tindle Newspapers Ltd:

You are joining Tindle Newspapers Limited at one of the most exciting times in its history, as we embrace the transformation into a truly multimedia news organisation.

The company has been in existence since the Second World War, but some of the titles that have joined this family business in more recent years are more than 100-years-old. We are a business that focuses on our local markets, ensuring the content and work is truly focused on the communities it serves.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Company

The history of Tindle Newspapers can be traced back to the 1950s when Sir Ray Tindle started the group with the £300 demob money he was given at the end of the Second World War. Our oldest papers predate the formation of the Tindle Group – most of our paid-for titles are over 100-years-old.

Today, Tindle Newspapers Ltd is one of the largest privately-owned media companies in the UK, with publications stretching from Aberystwyth to Westerham. The group also owns radio stations in the Channel Islands and Ireland.

Tindle Newspapers began life when Sir Ray bought a small weekly paper in Tooting, south London, with a circulation of 700. Through launches and acquisitions the company now has over 150 titles covering much of South and West England, Wales and the Isle of Man.

Sir Ray says his successes are attributed to a dedicated and loyal staff led in recent years by Brian Doel and Wendy Craig, as well as the superb managing directors and general managers who run their newspapers locally. Brian retired from the company in April 2014 and sadly died in August 2016.

Tindle Newspapers became involved in local radio in 1972 when Sir Ray led a delegation to Westminster to make the case for local papers’ involvement in the new media.

The following year, he was part of a company chaired by Robert Stiby which invested in the then newly-formed Capital Radio. 25 years later, Ray Tindle took this money out of Capital and purchased Island FM in Guernsey, Channel 103 in Jersey and, later, Midlands 103 in Ireland.

Sir Ray has always maintained an ultra-local philosophy in all his newspapers and radio stations, reporting on strictly local news and events which are important to the community.

The company has embraced new technology and now each publication is able to offer a complete media package to their customers, encompassing print and digital.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
01252 735667
Location
The Old Court House
Union Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7PT
GB

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