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POSITION SUMMARY

BigMat is looking for a Head of Marketing and Ecommerce, someone who’s motivated by intrinsic and extrinsic factors, sales and likes bringing new ideas and projects to life! We’re after a passionate individual with excellent communication skills, who can piece together all the elements to create and maintain a superb digital experience together with developing and coordinating advertising strategies and campaigns and determining the market for new/existing goods and services.
If you have a strong background in Marketing and Ecommerce, experience within the retail (and preferably within the Home Improvement and D.I.Y sectors) appreciate quality and customer centricity and would relish the opportunity to be a leader within a growing team, we want to hear from you!
You should act as a trusted and credible sparring partner for the BigMat management.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Manage both departments
2. Control cost and budgets
3. Manage and mentor personnel
4. Achieve sales targets and rest of the KPI-s and plans for the year
5. Increase brand awareness and market share


MARKETING DUTIES

1. Create and execute marketing campaigns to promote a product or service through traditional marketing and digital marketing methods including pay per click, social media, email, and mobile marketing.
2. Present advertising and marketing campaigns and budgets to colleagues, senior management and clients.
3. Liaise with a range of stakeholders including external and internal clients, media, suppliers, printers, designers and web developers, sponsorship partners and more.
4. Manage advertising and marketing budgets.
5. Manage brand identity.
6. Source advertising opportunities, book traditional adverts in the press, radio or TV, and online adverts (local news websites and social media platforms).
7. Manage the production of marketing material including brochures, posters, online newsletters, videos, online or print adverts.
8. Identify potential markets.
9. Conduct market research and monitor competitor activity.
10. Write and edit content for print material (e.g. adverts, brochures, flyers, press releases) and multiple online platforms (e.g. webpages, e-shots, social media posts).
11. Monitor online campaigns, access analytics and compile reports.
12. Organize promotions and events for clients and the media (e.g. press conferences).
13. Optimize copy and landing pages for search engine marketing.


E COMMERCE DUTIES

1. Offer your expertise in the creation of the project including setting up and management of timelines, implementing procedural policies to standardise information, and coordinating with all departments involved to ensure smooth running of e commerce operations
2. Research keywords to determine best descriptions to be used and create templates for uploading data
3. Identify operational procedures that might hinder project progress and offer recommendations
4. Collaborate with other departments to ensure that new product information (descriptions, images, features, data sheets) is entered into the system as per templates and policies, stocks are up to date, deliveries on schedule and customer requests are tended to, etc
5. Manage synergy between store and online operational teams
6. Oversee customer service across all digital channels (including Facebook, Instagram, google reviews & live chat), ensuring fast response time and the best possible service for our digital customers
7. Identify gaps and areas of improvements within the ecommerce operation, making suitable recommendations for progress
8. Constantly on the lookout for new trends and ways of improving customer service, website and offerings with resources at your disposal
9. Help in establishing digital yearly sales target


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

Work in an office environment. Additionally, it may be required to work outside the office which may involve visiting clients at their premises and meeting with suppliers, at the shop or stores. This role is on a full-time basis and working hours usually involve normal office hours. However, evening and weekend work may be expected when the role may require which might involve organising, attending events, when tight marketing campaign or busy days for e-commerce etc.


EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED

• A recognised qualification through a fulltime study programme related to commerce, marketing, communications and media studies. Additional background in business and management would be appreciated.
• An MQF level 6 qualification in a related field would be considered a plus
• Experience within the retail (and preferably within the Home Improvement and D.I.Y. sectors)
• Previous experience in e-commerce, knowledge of Google tools and ERP implementation and integration processes – would be considered an asset
• A valid driving license may be required for such a role.


KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION

The Marketing and e- commerce Lead is expected to have:
• Commercial and business awareness and budget management skills
• Knowledge of different media channels and how they operate e.g. TV, radio, press and internet
• Proficiency in digital media (social media marketing, content management systems, email marketing builders and bulk senders)
• Basic analytical skills to analyse online analytic tools like Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics and others
• Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), especially in relation to content marketing
• Knowledge of ranking factors and search engine algorithms
• Design skills and knowledge of design tools like Photoshop and InDesign (where applicable)
• Great organization skills with proven ability to manage projects, adhering to short and long-term goals
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (and preferably Maltese )
• Passion for Home Improvement
• Ability to anticipate customer needs and fulfil these through various tools,
• Ability to match the perfect product with customers’ needs and to offer alternatives if particular products are not available
• A passion for quality and excellence in service
• Proven leadership qualities and ability to motivate a team to achieve targets and objectives
• Willingness to collaborate with all departments
• Positive attitude, problem solving abilities
• Ability to work under pressure and in a hectic environment

 







    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Purchasing Lead will manage the buying team which plays a vital part in sourcing, negotiating, and delivering the best goods at optimum prices to our clients within our Home Improvement retail network.


    NO. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

    1. The primary focus of the head of purchasing position is to effectively manage and develop our diverse purchasing team
    2. Allocate project work to Buying Managers based on workload and skill set
    3. Manage all aspects of the team including appraisals, setting KPI’s according to the top management’s directions, recruitment and trainings.
    4. Category management and assortment building and optimization.
    5. Understand consumer trends to plan a strategy in line with market requirements.
    6. Sourcing the best products, locally and internationally.
    7. Include sustainability both in category management and in the sourcing process.
    8. Review current and develop new robust processes and procedures.
    9. Present Team Structure and Budgets for the next Financial Year (turnover, mark-up, stocks, rebates) and make sure to keep on track.
    10. Develop and maintain constructive relationships with new and existing suppliers.
    11. Issue tenders (RFI/RFQ) and carry out the evaluation process.
    12. Negotiate prices as well as contract terms and conditions with suppliers.
    13. Develop rebate plans.
    14. Develop and support all the promotional activity settled by/with marketing department.
    15. Sign and improve contractual conditions with suppliers.
    16. Review stock levels and order products. Follow-up on Logistics.
    17. Plan for payment and delivery.
    18. Make sure that the sourced items have the requested quality and certifications as per group policy.
    19. Prepare reports and present them to senior management.


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

    Work in office on a full-time basis, occasionally spending time in warehouses, stores, competition visits and fairs.

    EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED

    Experience in a similar role – Head of Purchasing / Purchasing Lead -preferably in retail.
    Experience working in a product and consumer-focused business, (preferably D.I.Y. or home improvement retailers – but not mandatory).
    Requires a university degree (qualification at MQF Level 4 or higher) in relevant areas including procurement, business administration, sales and marketing, management, or commerce.


    KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION

    It is expected to have:
    • An understanding of the retail industry the organisation is operating in
    • Knowledge of the products and/or services available on the market
    • Knowledge of competitors’ activities and pricing strategies
    • Commercial and business awareness
    • Financial skills
    • Analytical skills
    • The ability to adapt to different client needs
    • Leadership skills
    • Written and verbal communication skills in English and preferably also Maltese
    • IT skills
    • Numerical skills
    • Organisational skills
    • Problem solving and decision-making skills
    •Time management skills and the ability to cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • The ability to persuade, influence, negotiate and network successfully
    • The ability to build long-lasting business relationships.
    • A results-driven approach
    • An entrepreneurial mindset
    • Attention to detail
    • Business acumen
    • Confidence
    • Constructive attitude
    • Flexibility
    • Perseverance







      POSITION SUMMARY

      The Assistant Warehouse Manager is responsible for assisting the Warehouse Manager in the successful and timely flow of work.
      Should also assist with and oversee all work that is set-up during the day.


      NO. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

      1. Deliver and pick up materials as needed, operate company vehicles when necessary.
      2. Establish and maintain designated work areas and always ensure orderly and safe conditions. Ensure proper working condition of work areas, grounds, trucks, tools, fixtures and equipment; arrange for repairs/replacements as needed.
      3. Responsible for working with the Warehouse Manager to ensure accurate and timely shipping and receiving of all subcontract work materials and finished products.
      4. Establish and maintain inventory control systems for all products and materials; always keep inventory current; notify other departments of any inventory shortages.
      5. Assist in the preparation of and/or conduct time studies necessary to establish accurate consumer hourly rates and piece rates used to provide accurate contract bids for current and future business.
      6. Work with consumers on an individual and group basis to maintain order of warehouse.
      7. Monitor and provide for the quality assurance of the finished product, and delivery date deadlines necessary for each contract.
      8. Arrange for regular removal and recycling of appropriate production boxes, plastics, paper, etc.
      9. Ensure shipments’ and inventory transactions’ accuracy.
      10. Communicate job expectations and coach employees and determine staffing levels and assign workload.
      11. Interface with customers to answer questions or solve problems. Must be customer centric.
      12. Confer and coordinate activities with other departments.


      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

      Duties require one to work in different settings, including in an office environment, on the Shop-
      Floor or at a Warehouse


      EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED

      Previous experience in the warehousing in retail sector is a requirement.
      1 to 2 years’ experience, preferably in a warehouse setting desired.
      A valid C driver’s licence would be preferable. Must be capable of driving the company vehicle.
      Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Maltese required to interpret and relay job specifications, prepare reports etc.
      On-the-job training is offered by the employer.


      KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION

      Operational knowledge of a variety of warehouse equipment required (including tools, fixtures, storage equipment etc).
      Must demonstrate good safety practices.
      Must function well with minimum supervision.
      Must be a detail-oriented individual with good organizational skills.
      Ability to function in a semi-supervisory capacity to facilitate workflow and plant activities required

       







        POSITION SUMMARY

        Buyers at BigMat will be purchasing sustainable goods for resale at the best quality, most competitive prices and optimum stocks, while developing the assortment and taking care of the suppliers’ management.
        We are looking for someone with a forward-thinking and entrepreneurial mindset, a collaborative attitude and who has prior product retail buying experience and good commercial awareness as this role plays an integral part in ensuring that our products are available in stores for our customers.

        NO. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

        1. Category management and assortment building and optimization.
        2. Understand consumer trends to plan a strategy in line with market requirements.
        3. Sourcing the best products, locally and internationally.
        4. Develop and maintain constructive relationships with new and existing suppliers.
        5. Issue tenders (RFI/RFQ) and carry out the evaluation process.
        6. Negotiate prices as well as contract terms and conditions with suppliers.
        7. Develop rebate plans.
        8. Sign and improve contractual conditions with suppliers.
        9. Review stock levels and order products.
        10. Plan for payment and delivery.
        11. Prepare reports and present them to senior management.
        12. Include sustainability both in category management and in the sourcing process.

        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

        Work in office on a full-time basis, occasionally spending time in warehouses, stores, competition visits and fairs.

        EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED

        Experience in a similar role – Purchasing Executive, Assistant Buyer, Junior Buyer, Category Buyer, Buyer etc
        Experience working in a product and consumer-focused business, (preferably d.i.y. or home improvement retailers – but not mandatory.)
        Requires a university degree (qualification at MQF Level 4 or higher) in relevant areas including procurement, business administration, sales and marketing, management, or commerce.

        KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION

        • An understanding of the retail industry the organisation is operating in
        • Knowledge of the products and/or services available on the market
        • Knowledge of competitors’ activities and pricing strategies
        • Commercial and business awareness
        • Financial skills
        • Analytical skills
        • The ability to adapt to different market needs
        • Written and verbal communication skills in Maltese and English
        • IT skills
        • Numerical skills
        • Organisational, Problem solving and decision-making skills
        • Time management skills and the ability to cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
        • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
        • The ability to persuade, influence, negotiate and network successfully
        • The ability to build long-lasting business relationships
        • A results-driven approach with an entrepreneurial mindset
        • Attention to detail
        • Confidence, flexibility and perseverance
        • Any experience in product development/design would be helpful

         








          A vacancy has arisen for the post of Accounts Clerk within Attard Brothers Building Supplies reporting to the Finance Manager. The selected candidate will be mainly required to provide the most efficient, reliable and timely service in support to the smooth running of the Finance Department.

          NO. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

          • General accounting duties including the processing of purchasing invoices, suppliers’ payments preparations, inventory transactions and reconciliations.
          • Other accounting duties such as reconciling supplier statements, raising and posting journals and other general ledger postings and inputting of petty cash transactions
          • Check delivery notes and purchase orders in respect of prices with invoices received from suppliers
          • Investigating of any mismatches and reporting any discrepancies for corrections
          • Assign expenses to appropriate cost centres including coding and checking of approved invoices
          • Prepare periodical reports as requested to assist in the analysis of accounts
          • Liaise courteously with customers, suppliers, external auditors and other stakeholders as necessary
          • Providing any other accounting and clerical assistance to the accounting department as may be deemed necessary

          PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

          • Work is carried out in office environment liaising with retail outlet and warehouse environment.
          • Full time job with occasional extra hours.

          EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED

          • Have at ‘A’ level qualification in accounts or equivalent

          KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION

          • Similar experience within a retail-oriented Finance Department
          • Have excellent communication skills
          • Proficient in operating Microsoft Excel
          • Competent in operating Microsoft Word and Outlook.
          • Preference given to candidates having knowledge of Shireburn Financial Manager and/or Microsoft Dynamics 365.
          • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems







            The services of a salesperson is required to assist clients in the Building Materials, Finishes, DIY, Pools and Gardening Department. Previous experience is a must.


            NO. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

            1. Welcomes customers by greeting them; offering them assistance.
            2. Directs customers by escorting them to racks and counters; suggesting items.
            3. Advises customers by providing information on products.
            4. Helps customer make selections by building customer confidence; offering suggestions and opinions.
            5. Documents sale by creating or updating customer profile records.
            6. Keeps clientele informed by notifying them of preferred customer sales and future merchandise of potential interest.
            7. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

            PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

            Work on a full-time from Monday to Sunday
            May be required to work Sundays depending on the shop’s needs.
            Working requires standing up for extended periods. Lifting and carrying heavy items may also be required.

            EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED
            Although qualifications are useful, work-related experience and attitude tend to be given considerable weight by employers.
            On-the-job training is offered by the employer.

            KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION

            • Knowledge of the products
            • The ability to explain technical information in simple language
            • Knowledge of competitors’ products or services
            • The ability to reach sales targets
            • Selling skills and techniques, including the ability to upsell
            • The ability to understand the needs of different customers
            • The ability to negotiate and persuade
            • The ability to engage with the local community
            • Interpersonal skills
            • Written and verbal communication skills in Maltese and/or English
            • Customer care skills
            • IT skills
            • Numeracy skills
            • Organisational and planning skills
            • Problem solving and decision-making skills
            • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
            • The ability to work under pressure and in a hectic environment
            • A flair for sales
            • A sense of initiative
            • A sociable personality
            • A well-groomed appearance
            • Assertiveness
            • Charisma
            • Confidence
            • Diligence
            • Efficiency
            • Enthusiasm
            • Flexibility
            • Patience
            • Trustworthiness

            Pricing analyst and in store Promotions Manager
            The Pricing analyst and in store Promotions Manager is responsible for analyzing competitor pricing matched with market expectations to determine the ideal target price for products of the business. Duties include providing thorough analytical breakdowns of pricing structures and sales funnels of similar competitor products and services and identifying specific strategies used in pricing models of the same. Reports are written to evaluate the findings and to propose the results to the relevant departments for effect.

            NO. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

            1. Review and benchmark current prices.
            2. Recommend and implement price increases/decreases across the board were possible.
            3. Lower prices were possible to build a low-price perception.
            4. Identify products that can be used for reduced pricing and or promotions.
            5. Study section by section to find potential price increase and build a good perception of price in our store by selecting the attraction price point products and be aggressive in them.
            6. Identify and work out innovative promotions that will help increase sales finally, reduce excessive stock, be aligned to market trends and client’s needs.
            7. Prompt sales staff on any wrong ticketing.
            8. Understand what clients are thinking on the store’s promotions and prices.
            9. Analyse any change in figure and rectify if there is the need.
            10. Share presentation to the direct manager on the effect of change in price or promotion.
            11. Identify what products are to be placed in the front area and advise the Visual Merchandiser or Replenishment leader to implement,
            13. Be on the ball and react to market change, climate change or anything that is changing the client’s needs with immediate effect.

            PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

            Work 40 hours a week.
            Working during evenings, weekends and public holidays may also be required during festive season and sales period.
            Duties require one to spend time both in the shop and in an office.

            EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED

            Previous experience in the retail sector is a requirement.
            On-the-job training is usually offered by the employer.

            KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION

            The Price and in store Promotions Manager is expected to have:
            • Commercial awareness and business skills
            • An understanding of store sales, wholesale and retail management
            • Knowledge of the products and/or services being promoted
            • Knowledge of competitors’ activities and pricing strategies
            • The ability to conduct market research
            • An understanding of business accounting and finance
            • An understanding of supply chain function
            • The ability to behave in line with the organisation’s brand standards
            • Personnel management skills
            • The ability to persuade, influence, negotiate and network successfully
            • The ability to build long-lasting business relationships
            • Interpersonal skills
            • Strong communication skills in Maltese and/ or English
            • IT skills
            • Customer care skills
            • Organisational and planning skills
            • Time management skills and the ability to cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
            • Analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
            • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate and coach team members
            • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
            • A goal-oriented approach
            • A high level of drive and ambition
            • A proactive attitude
            • Accountability
            • An entrepreneurial mindset
            • Business acumen
            • Charisma
            • Confidence
            and evaluation of new employees
            • Liaise, cooperate and maintain positive relationships with other entities operating within the same or related areas
            • Efficiency
            • Enthusiasm
            • Flexibility
            • Persistence
            • The ability to be innovative







              POSITION SUMMARY

              Transport merchandise from a distribution centre to customers.

              KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

              Load the delivery vehicle, deliver goods in accordance with distribution orders and unload the goods at destination.

              Drive safely and follow all laws and rules of driving.

              Adhere to strict delivery timelines.

              Obtain client signature for proof of delivery and condition of goods and collect payment when required.

              Ensure that the company vehicle is kept clean and maintained in proper working condition, and any technical problems are to be reported accordingly.

              PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

              Work is on a full-time basis and may be required to work additional hours.

              Typically work is from Monday to Friday.

              Working during weekends and public holidays may be required especially during peak periods.

              EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED

              Must have a valid driving licence and a clean driving record.

              A valid Category C licence is mandatory for driving heavy goods vehicles.

              On-the-job training is offered by the employer.

               







                 

                We are looking for a Full-Time Cashier to manage all transactions with customers accurately and efficiently.

                Cashier responsibilities include receiving payments, issuing receipts, and keeping track of all cash and credit transactions.  To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience in a customer service position and good knowledge of how cash registers operate. You should also be available to work on Sundays and Public Holidays.

                Ultimately, you’ll ensure all transactions run smoothly and will help us maximize customer satisfaction.