Careers: Inventory & Purchasing Coordinator, Islington

Location: Islington, N1
Hours: 40 hours/week
Reports to: Operations Manager
Start Date: Immediate

We are looking for an Inventory & Purchasing Analyst who is a dynamic and proactive individual with relevant direct experience in retail purchasing, inventory and accounts management. The role provides an opportunity for the right candidate to lead the inventory replenishment for an entrepreneurial, high-growth company.

Working closely with one of the founders and our Buying Director, the successful candidate will report to the Company’s Operations Manager and be part of a small core team, evolving our inventory management to optimise inventory levels and purchasing processes across our four stores and warehouse.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Develop demand forecasting and manage the flow of information between our stores, marketing, warehouse, cook school and our e-commerce team
  • Optimise inventory levels
  • Place orders and supervise direct-to-store orders
  • Record deliveries received, ensuring accurate inventory recording
  • Provide data/analysis to support decisions on ordering volumes, product discontinuation and all related trading activities, including analysis of sales trends to drive profit
  • Manage logistics, liaise with forwarders and follow up orders while developing strong professional relationships
  • Ensure correct up-to-date pricing and maintain required margins and real-time communication of supplier inventory issues
  • Manage credit/returns for damaged/missing products/deliveries
  • Support Stores and Online for rapid turnaround of special orders/projects
  • Purchase general supplies and packaging for all stores


        • 3+ years experience in purchasing and demand forecasting using relevant inventory management systems (ideally NetSuite)
        • 3+ years proven role ownership with the ability to manage extensive data/information
        • Qualification in a related field (certificate/diploma/degree) would be beneficial
        • Problem-solving skills, proactiveness, highly organised, diligent, and reliable
        • A can-do attitude paired with attention to detail and strong analytical ability
        • Exceptional computer skills (Excel, G Suite, inventory management and accounting systems)
        • Highly motivated, outstanding communicator and great team player
        • Passion for cooking and entertaining


          Salary and company benefits:

          • Competitive salary
          • Industry-leading discount programme on products
          • Complimentary Cook School classes
          • Access to an employee assistance programme which includes free counselling sessions, free financial and legal advice, discounts and cashback offers for over 1200+ brands, and many other offerings relating to health and wellbeing


          About Borough Kitchen:

          Our online platform and cook shops cater to the at-home chef providing everything needed to entertain - from the kitchen to the table. Our passion is to find the best tools for the job from around the globe, focussing on quality, functionality and durability. Founded 10 years ago, we opened our first shop at Borough Market in September 2013 and have since opened three more shops in London, including our flagship store with our most central Cook School in Islington Square.

            Equal Opportunity Employer

            Borough Kitchen is an equal opportunities employer, and we treat all our employees fairly and equally, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, pregnancy and maternity, or the fact that they are a part-time worker or a fixed-term employee.

            How to Apply

            Please email with the following documents in "pdf" (Adobe Acrobat) file format:

            • In the email subject line, include the Position of the role for which you are applying
            • Your CV
            • Covering Letter introducing yourself, stating which position you would like to apply for and why you would be a great fit with our team
            • Your Favourite Recipe: a dish you love to make for friends/family. Explain why you love this recipe and if this is a personal recipe or one from family or friends. Describe how to prepare it and what else you would serve alongside your dish.