Marketplace Supply Support

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Contract type: Zero hours, Temporary
Location: Queen Square, Bristol (temporarily remote due to COVID)
Salary: £12 per hour (25 hours a week)
Ideal start date: ASAP

About Candide

Candide is a growing market-network platform based in central Bristol enabling people to progress their passion for plants and nature through the application of technology. We have offices in Bristol (UK) and Stellenbosch (South Africa) with over 50 staff members.
We openly put our people first, and we’re proud to be building a team that genuinely loves working and learning together. We know how important a positive, inclusive culture is, so have a read and see if you think we might be a good fit.

About Candide Marketplace

Candide Marketplace is the go-to destination for plant lovers to buy, sell and swap garden-related products online. It’s home to some of the very best independent businesses in horticulture, from nursery growers to sellers with unique handcrafted items for the garden.

The Role

You’ll be working within our Marketplace cross-functional team, helping to find new suppliers to join the Marketplace and sell their plant-related items through us. You’ll be using online platforms such as social media, industry websites, and other marketplaces, to research and find suitable suppliers to reach out to. You’ll be working closely with the Marketplace Growth Manager, to communicate with these suppliers, answer any questions they may have about joining the Marketplace, and follow our onboarding process to help get them set up swiftly.
The role will require someone for 25 hours per week initially, with the potential to grow in the future. There can be some flexibility with hours, permitting they’re during our usual working day (9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday).
Please note: you will be required to have your own laptop/computer for this role.

Your Responsibilities

  • Researching new suppliers for Candide Marketplace, using platforms such as social media and industry websites to find supply that’s a good fit for Candide
  • Onboarding suppliers, from initial contact through to uploading and updating listings
  • Working with the Growth Manager to find supply gaps, key trends, and seasonal items to source for the Marketplace and stay ahead of the market
  • Providing ongoing support to sellers as required

Your Personality

The ideal candidate will be adaptable and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Ideally, you’ll have some experience in customer service or communications, and perhaps some experience in using social media platforms or marketplaces, whether that’s in your personal time or professionally. An interest in plants or knowledge of gardening would also be a bonus!

Working at Candide

We offer an amazing work environment - both in the office and outside of it. Candide has a friendly, plant-filled Bristol office, which the team is looking forward to returning to when it is safe to do so. We are happy to accept candidates who are living elsewhere, provided that they are able to move to the Bristol area when the office reopens. Remote working is permitted during COVID but candidates will be expected to work from the office in the future.

What You’ll Get From Us

  • Regular team socials
  • An amazing plant-filled office in Queen Square
  • Flexible working hours

Application Process

Please send a CV covering your employment history, relevant experience and education, and a 1-page covering letter explaining why you have applied for this role to [recruit@candidegardening.com](mailto:recruit@candidegardening.com). Unfortunately we cannot consider candidates who do not follow the above instructions.
We recommend that you research the Candide website (candidegardening.com) and app (Candide) before submitting an application.
A successful application typically involves:
  • A short phone interview
  • An on-site/remote interview

Everyone is Welcome

Get in touch at recruit@candidegardening.com if you want to find more before you apply.
To find out more about Candide, visit our homepage and download the app candidegardening.com.

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