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Communications Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen to join Booker Group within the Retail Support Team as a Communications Assistant.

In this role you will be responsible for: Supporting the Retail Communications Manager in developing and delivering the Retail Communications Plan; creating engaging, concise and accurate B2B marketing collateral to inform and educate stores on business initiatives and industry developments; monitoring performance of campaigns and making recommendations for improvement.

Role Responsibility

Working with the Retail Communications Manager to design and implement a communications strategy across all our retail brands;

Creating B2B marketing collateral for stores to inform them of business initiatives and to drive store engagement, including daily, weekly and seasonal communications across email, web and SMS;

Producing clear, concise store communication on major issues to minimise the effect on store operations;

Updating and maintaining the Store Communications Planner and plan activity and communications accordingly;

Producing and managing content on the retailer website to ensure content is engaging, relevant and current;

Working with our Digital team to produce reports to monitor campaign performance and make recommendations for improvement;

Helping to identify common ways of working across all our retail brands to streamline the communications process.

You will need

Excellent written and creative design skills;

Excellent interpersonal skills;

The ability to work well cross-functionally with multiple departments and across various levels of the business;

To be fully IT literate including MS Excel and MS PowerPoint;

To be used to working to tight deadlines and prioritising workload appropriately;

A strong attention to detail;

To be able to work as a team, while at the same time being able to stay motivated when working alone.

This role is a key link between our head office and our wholesale customers. The role gives insight into a number of elements of the business that may be otherwise not be available in a pure marketing role.

What's in it for you

At Booker, along with being a great place to work and giving you an opportunity to get on in your career, we also offer the following fantastic package of benefits:

  • A Booker colleague card with 10% off purchases at Booker and double discount events up to three times a year.
  • After 3 months service, a Tesco colleague discount card with 10% increasing to 15% off most purchases at Tesco for a 4 day period after every four-weekly pay day, ie. thirteen times a year. In addition to 10% off at Tesco Cafe and 20% off all F&F purchases.
  • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile for yourself, along with further great deals through-out the year.
  • Up to 30% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Free eye test when you spend £50 or more. You can also save 30% when you spend £50 or more on glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.
  • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy.
  • Exclusive access to discounted RAC breakdown cover rates
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including a cycle to work scheme.
  • After 3 months service, you can join our annual Save As You Earn share scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares in the future at a discount.
  • Retirement savings plan (pension) - save up to 5% and Booker will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - You are covered for death in service life cover of up to three times annual pay
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.
  • A great holiday package

About us

Be part of something special.  Join our team at Booker.

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from locations across the country. 

Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro Wholesale, Booker Retail Partners, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Best Food Logistics.  Our customers include Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens and Londis retailers and we have one shared aim - improving choice, price and service for all our customers.

 Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the exceptional service our customers require.

 Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of an organisation that will help your career to keep moving forward.

*Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco*


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