British Corner Shop Meets: Sarah Hughes, Purchasing Clerk
Q1: Hello! Please introduce yourself and what your role is here at British Corner Shop? Hello, my name is Sarah and I currently work within the order placement team as a Purchasing Clerk – I’ve been with the business now since March 2004
Q1: Hello! Please introduce yourself and what your role is here at British Corner Shop?
Hello, my name is Sarah and I currently work within the order placement team as a Purchasing Clerk – I’ve been with the business now since March 2004.
Q2: How did you end up doing what you are today?
I started off my working life as a health care assistant, it fit well around raising my family and it was a very rewarding job – I then went on to do a course in business studies, thereafter, starting at British Corner Shop.
There aren’t many areas of the business that I haven’t worked in, I started off organising the product suggestions submitted by customers, then tried my hand at picking and packing. I then moved into customer services and product control which involved managing the products available on the website. I’ve now settled in the purchasing team where I have been for the last four years.
Q3: Describe what a typical day at British Corner Shop looks like to you?
The buying team are responsible for all products we sell, from sourcing to listing on the website for our customers.
My day usually starts by producing a list of suppliers we need to place orders with, these are then processed throughout the day; the aim is to hold enough product to dispatch orders straight away, whilst avoiding overstocking at the same time. Essentially, my role involves spending lots of money that isn’t mine! I’m also known as a bit of a practical joker, so naturally, I try and fit this in my schedule when and where I can 😉
There are never any two days the same and always plenty of samples to try.
Q4: What’s the best part about working for the company?
I’d have to say the people and working atmosphere, it’s like an extended family with lots of laughs along the way.
Q5: Lastly, what would your desert island Brit food saviour be and why?
It would have to be a tube of Pringles – Paprika are my absolute favourite!