Buying and Administrative Assistant- Maternity Cover (TRD2342)

Oxfam GB, OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE), United Kingdom

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Closing Date for Applications: 
23rd August, 2019

Job Description

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have office admin experience?

Do you have experience of keeping to time lines and ensuring deadlines are met?

Do you have experience in working in a role requiring a lot of attention to detail?

If yes than we would like to hear from you.

The Role

This is a temporary Maternity cover role supporting the Buying and Quality and Technical team in all aspects of developing the Source by Oxfam range and ensuring that our products meet our ethical and quality standards.

You will work with the buying team to support them to develop product that will work well both in store and online. Providing administrative support to the buying team working with the technical advisor and liaising with suppliers to ensure they are kept informed of technical requirements, sales data and keep to deadlines this is an important role to ensure our 2020 range are developed and delivered to our requirements.

What we are looking for

An organised individual who enjoys a varied workload and is confident working with internal and external teams at a variety of levels. Attention to detail is of the essence as is the ability to understand and clearly communicate specific varied product requirements and ensure that information is communicated in a timely manner.

We offer

  • This role will give you an opportunity to work within the Sourced by Oxfam Buying team and support them to build the 2020 range of ethically sourced printed, home-wares and gift products.
  • You will support the team through the Range development process and work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in ethical buying, you will gain knowledge of product technical and quality standards and experience of working in a buying office which focuses on a sustainable and ethical approach to product range selection as well as the knowledge that you are contributing to Oxfam’s wider Humanitarian objectives of ending poverty.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

  • Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
  • The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
  • We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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