Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, sn3 3rx

Contract type: Fixed Term

Brand: WHSmith High Street

Pay: Competitive

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Job Overview

Based; Greenbridge, Swindon
Fixed Term Contract (1 year)

At WHSmith our people are at the heart of everything we do. They are the ones that go the extra mile for our customers. The ones that enable our growth.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an Allocator to join our High Street Cards team at our Support Centre in Swindon on a one year Fixed Term contract.

The role of an Allocator is to allocate the right stock, to the right location, in a timely manner within agreed timescales to deliver optimal availability, sales and profit.

What you will be doing
  • Calculation and creation of orders
  • Tracking and maintaining availability at SKU/store level, promotional availability at the Distribution Centre
  • Supplier forecasting
  • Supplier liaison, including resolving/escalating issues
  • Management of stock intake to achieve month end targets as well as availability and fulfilment targets
  • Distribution Centre communication & relationship management
  • Liaise with Stores for all stock related enquiries

What we are looking for
  • Similar experience in a logistics/supply chain role would be highly beneficial, or experience of working in store retail
  • Strong numerical skills with the ability to analyse large amounts of numerical data
  • Excellent admin and organisational ability and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills, time management and prioritisation

How we reward our teams
  • Hybrid working model from home and in the office
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • Flexible Working
  • 24 days holiday, plus your Birthday off, plus Bank Holidays with an opportunity to buy extra days holiday
  • Family friendly leave
  • Company pension
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • Annual Bonus based on company and Personal Performance
  • Competitive salary
  • Staff discount card for stores and online

About us
Celebrating 230 years, we’re proud to have grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand present in over 30 countries around the world, and we’re proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. As a diverse group of over 12,000 colleagues, we are all on the same journey to a better business through our commitments to our planet, people and the communities we serve.

WHSmith have occupied our place as the Hub of the High Street and in our customers’ hearts since 1792. Across our diverse estate of c.525 stores on UK high streets, with our wide-ranging store sizes and formats, we sell a large range of products including stationery, greeting cards, art and craft, newspapers, magazines, books and drinks. We are an ambitious team that thrives on pace, collaboration and innovation resulting in a real entrepreneurial culture.

WHSmith are proud to be an inclusive employer, we want our colleagues to feel welcome, and free to be themselves with us.

Our Values

We strive to be outward-facing and customer-focused:
an organisation that keeps its promises. Living our four key values is an important part of achieving this aim.

Customer Focus

We keep the customer at the heart of all that we do.

Value Our People

Our people are respected and valued in an honest, open environment.

Drive for Results

We push ourselves to achieve ambitious and competitive results – delivered with pace.


We take personal responsibility and deliver what we say we will.


Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, sn3 3rx

Contract type: Fixed Term

Brand: WHSmith High Street

Pay: Competitive

Apply now