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Why work with us?

The Simply Group is a family owned business founded in 1995 by our Managing Director Gerrard Dennis.  We are a dynamic, customer focused and innovative company striving to be the best in the market.  With approximately 50 staff operating from our modern, purpose built premises in the picturesque town of Faversham in Kent.  We run a retail outlet, open plan office, photographic studio and 3 floors of warehousing where we pick, pack and despatch all customer orders.

Your time here will be challenging and in return rewarding.  We embrace a “can do” attitude that has allowed us to be where we are today, an award winning online retailer.  Being part of The Simply Group team will ensure your development and growth in return for your hard work and professionalism.

As a company we are never shy to try a new idea and always moving forward.  We welcome ideas from staff on how to make any aspect of the company better, whether that is a procedure within your personal role or a companywide initiative; please don’t hold back on suggestions.

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At The Simply Group we offer some great benefits to all eligible employees, these include;


Opportunities to gain vocational and professional qualifications.

Flexible Working

Our staff have flexi time and flexible hours available.

Long Service Holidays

Long standing staff members gain extra holiday.

Childcare Voucher Scheme

We offer a great childcare voucher scheme to our employees.

Modern Working Environment

We have lovely offices. A lovely environment to work in.

Staff Discounts

Our staff get discounts to all our online stores.

Group Pensions

We have a great pension scheme for all our employees.

Staff Social Events

Lots of staff social events, throughout the year. 

Free Parking

No worries about parking. We have our own parking.



Assistant Buyer / Merchandiser – Simply Swim – Full Time

We are actively recruiting for an Assistant Buyer / Merchandiser for Simply Swim, to assist the Swim Category Manager with purchasing, merchandising, pricing, management, and sales of products within our Swim product category.

Simply Swim has been at the forefront of online retail innovation since it was established in 2006. We are looking for an individual with a passion for the brand, a keen eye for detail and an outgoing personality. You will need to possess strong Excel skills in order to analyse data and identify trends within your brand. You will maintain good working relationships with new and existing suppliers, meeting when necessary to manage stock distribution, negotiate prices, ordering stock, agreeing timescales and delivery dates and completing necessary paperwork.

Key responsibilities & objectives;

  • Planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in conjunction with buyer
  • Work closely with product administrators and managers to decide how goods should be displayed to maximise customer interest and sales
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Control stock levels based on forecasts for the season
  • Maintain awareness of competitors’ performance
  • Identify production and supply difficulties and deal with any problems or delays as they arise

Key skills and attributes;

  • Must be commercially minded with a good understanding of the retail environment
  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confident in liaising and building good working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Must be friendly, personable and approachable with a commitment to providing customer service excellence
  • Committed team player with strong verbal, written and listening skills
  • Good excel skills with the ability to analyse data for trends and forecasting


  • £20,000 – £22,000 pa dependant of skills and experience
  • 28 days annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Parking & staff facilities
  • Long service holiday scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme

Application closing date;

  • Friday 27th January 2017
  • To apply – Please send your CV and covering letter to rebeccasmith@thesimplygroup.com

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