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Job Opportunities at Park Cameras

Park Cameras is one of the leading independent photographic retailers in the UK. We have an excellent reputation that has been built up during the 40+ years that we have been in business. We sell a comprehensive range of cameras, camcorders, accessories and digital products. Our existing staff are very knowledgeable and are well adept to offer sound buying advice and technical assistance to photographic beginners and pros alike.

We’re always keen to hear from photo enthusiasts who would like to join our team and who are:

•    Energetic and Positive
•    Reliable and Customer Focused
•    Interested in Photography
•    Enthusiastic about the technical side of cameras and lenses

Most of our vacancies are at our Burgess Hill head office/store, but sales roles are also available at our London store.  Sales roles are available both part-time and full-time.  We pay market-rate salaries (depending on skills and experience), and offer a staff discount scheme, contributory pension scheme and annual company profit-share scheme.

Please see below for our current vacancies. If these roles aren't what you're looking for but you'd love to join our team and would like us to keep your details on file, please send your CV and covering letter to us at jobs@parkcameras.com .

Store Sales Advisor
Customer Care & Sales Advisor
Events Coordinator
Buyer

Ongoing Positions – register your interest!


We’re always keen to hear from people who would like to join our sales, customer care and warehouse teams.  We may not have a position immediately, but would be very happy to keep details on file and to make contact when a vacancy arises.  Please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@parkcameras.com.

Store Sales Advisor

Reporting to the Store Manager, and working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of in-store customer service.  You will:

• Be enthusiastic and energetic with a positive outlook
• Be interested in photography, and show a natural enthusiasm for acquiring technical knowledge of new cameras, lenses and accessories
• Have strong listening and customer services skills and the ability to proactively seek sales opportunities
• Be able to quickly build rapport with colleagues and customers, be able to deal with complaints calmly and professionally
• Have in-store sales experience, be able to communicate clearly and fluently, and be able to use language appropriate for each customer
• Be comfortable using computers and have experience of computer-based sales and order management systems


Customer Care & Sales Advisor

Reporting to the Customer Care Team Manager, and working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of customer communication along a single channel –inbound telephone calls, or inbound email/website LiveChat/social media communications.  You will:

• Be enthusiastic and energetic with a positive outlook
• Be interested in photography, and show a natural enthusiasm for acquiring technical knowledge of new cameras, lenses and accessories
• Have strong listening and customer services skills and the ability to proactively seek sales opportunities
• Be able to quickly build rapport with colleagues and customers, be able to deal with complaints calmly and professionally
• Have contact centre or sales administration experience, be able to communicate clearly and fluently, and be able to use language appropriate for each customer
• Be comfortable using computers and have experience of computer-based sales and order management systems

Events Coordinator

A great opportunity has arisen to join the Sales & Marketing Team. Reporting to the Commercial Director, and working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for developing and delivering the company’s external events programme. This includes planning, promoting and delivering external and in-store promotional events across both stores (around 2 per month) as well as coordinating the delivery of the company’s in-house paid photography training division (‘School of Photography’).  You will:

  • In-Store Events
  • Develop and evolve an annual programme of in-store events to drive new and existing customer football
  • Plan and deliver 1 event per month across both Burgess Hill and London stores (24 per year)
  • Develop appropriate marketing strategies to deliver customers
  • Work with the buying team to develop and promote appealing in-store promotional offers
  • Work with the online/offline marketing team to ensure cross-channel promotion
  • Deliver monthly reporting on footfall, sales conversion and other relevant KPIs
  • School of Photography
  • Oversee the annual programme of courses in both Burgess Hill and London stores
  • Schedule courses on a rolling quarterly basis
  • Liaise with the bank of tutors to ensure bookings are made for each scheduled course
  • Promoting newly-announced courses with appropriate marketing activity
  • Ensure relevant instore POS (posters, quarterly programmes) and produced and circulated
  • Manage course booking levels to meet minimum booking levels, ensuring additional promotion is undertaken where needed, and cancelling/rearranging courses when appropriate
  • Overseeing the customer experience
  • Assisting with course bookings and catering bookings
  • Producing monthly reporting with course utilisation and attendance data
Buyer

Park Cameras is seeking an experienced hard goods/electricals buyer, not just your classic procurement responsibilities, but an opportunity to really own the whole trading proposition of key categories and suppliers. Developing trading strategies to drive profitable growth online and instore across multiple sites. Reporting to the Commercial Director and responsible for development and growth of complete key categories across multiple suppliers, as well as dedicated supplier/account responsibilities. You will:

  • Purchasing - negotiating the best price on purchases, ensuring timely delivery, agreeing favourable payment terms
  • Supplier relationship management – developing and maintaining strong working relationships with external suppliers/third parties including negotiating terms of contracts and annual purchasing targets
  • Stock control – maximising availability of key lines whilst minimising inventory, ordering stock in a timely manner, managing down aged stoc
  • Sales forecasting – working with online and offline channel managers to ensure company sales targets are met, producing regular sales forecasts
  • Pricing – setting and competitive customer prices whilst maintaining targeted profit margins and responding to competitors’ price movements
  • Management/business updates – Regular review activity to update management team and the business on supplier performance trend/issues
  • Budgeting and cash flow management – working with finance to ensure stock payments are within financial constraints
  • Supplier support – working with suppliers to agree and claim financial support in a timely manner
  • Event programmes – working with suppliers to agree and implement staff & customer facing promotional events
  • Demand management – monitoring, analysing and reacting to market fluctuations and changes in supply and demand in a timely manner
  • Training - organising periodic training events for in-store and telephone sales teams
  • Market analysis - analysing consumer buying patterns, product knowledge (including attending UK and overseas trade fairs to source new products), predicting future market and product trends and providing regular market insight to the SMT (review of market trend data gfk/futuresource to highlight opportunities)
  • Marketing – working with marketing to ensure initiatives are executed and appropriate marketing spend is allocated to various promotions according to product profitability, generation of and participating in suppliers’ promotional activities
  • General administration - including ensuring systems are accurate and up-to-date (including product adding, price lists, back order reports, buying/selling notes)
  • Planograms – Ensure stores are provided with accurate planograms to Park Cameras best practice for all relevant products (reviewed and updated every 6 months)


Park Cameras is one of the leading independent photographic retailers in the UK. We have an excellent reputation that has been built up during the 40 years + that we have been in business. We sell a comprehensive range of cameras, camcorders, accessories and digital products. Our existing staff are very knowledgeable and are well adept to offer sound buying advice and technical assistance to photographic beginners and pros alike.

Our approach has been very successful and we have been voted:

Online retailer of the year 2007 (What Digital Camera Magazine)
Good Service Award 2008 (What Digital Camera Magazine)
Independent Retailer of the Year 2008 (Pixel)
Good Service Award 2009 (What Digital Camera Magazine)
Good Service Award 2011 (What Digital Camera Magazine)
Good Service Award 2012 (What Digital Camera Magazine)
Good Service Award 2013 (What Digital Camera Magazine)
Good Service Award 2014 (What Digital Camera Magazine)
Good Service Award 2015 (What Digital Camera Magazine)
Good Service Award 2016
(What Digital Camera Magazine)
Good Service Award 2017 (Amateur Photographer Magazine)
Gold Good Service Award 2017 (Practical Photography Magazine)

We have also been given the following manufacturers accreditations:

  • Adobe Digital Imaging Specialist
  • Bowens Gold Dealer
  • Canon Pro Partner
  • Epson Pro Photo Specialist Partner
  • Fujifilm Approved Digital Retail Centre
  • Fuji Digital Imaging Dealer
  • Fujifilm Minilab Gold Award Winner - 2008, 2010
  • Gitzo 5 Star Dealer
  • Nikon Binocular and Spotting Scope Specialist
  • Nikon Pro Dealer
  • Olympus PEN Elite Centre
  • Panasonic Photographic Specialist
  • Pentax Pro Centre
  • Ricoh Platinum Dealer
  • Samsung Specialist Centre
  • Sandisk Authorised Stockist
  • Sigma Digital Specialist Stockist
  • Sony Alpha Centre of Excellence
  • Tamron Super Stockist

We are always at the forefront of technical advances and thus we have ongoing in house and external training to keep up with all photographic developments.

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