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Packing Assistant – Applications Close on 31st May 2019

Business & Personal Overview:

Hi! I’m Merrie Haig, the owner of Merrie & Bright. I started my business in 2015 when I rediscovered my love for lettering following foot surgery which had me housebound. The business has grown so much in the past 4 years, and I was able to quit my full time market research job in October 2018. There are quite a lot of facets to Merrie & Bright – from workshops, to products, to wedding and corporate stationery, there is always something happening here that needs attention!

You’ll be joining a passionate entrepreneur with a big dream of being Wonder Woman – creating beautiful things, making a bigger impact on the world through supporting social justice charities, and creating a flexible life around my family. I want my clients to feel well served – whether that is through quick responses, beautiful packaging, or little extras.

I am a busy mum to a 5 and 1 year old, and am based from my home in Bicester.  

Position Overview:

This position is for a Packing Assistant to work directly alongside me and my virtual assistant. By taking over the order processing, packaging, and the post office run, you are directly affecting how many clients I am able to service and how quickly those clients get their orders!

Number of hours: Minimum 2 per week, more may be required during particularly busy periods

Location: Studio in Bicester, Oxfordshire

Hourly Rate: £10 – Please note this is a self-employed position and will not include any benefits aside from all of the tea / coffee and biscuits your heart desires.

Responsibilities (List) – The Big Picture

  • Prioritise and execute product requests from clients within deadlines
  • Pick and package all orders, samples, gifts, etc. as needed
  • Dispatch orders (post office or courier drop off runs)
  • Take stock of inventory
  • Order supplies, packing material, etc. as needed
  • Work closely with Merrie & VA to ensure orders are being processed correctly and in a timely manner
  • Manage order systems (Etsy & WooCommerce) by updating order statuses, communicating with clients, etc.
  • Coordinate with production partners
  • Quality assurance
  • Maintain a clean and tidy studio

The Right Fit for this Role:

Mindset & Personality:

You have excellent attention to detail, high standards for products that are sent out and look for ways to improve current systems. You are a great communicator, quick learner,  and able to take initiative of projects.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Fast Learner
  • Efficient
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Problem-solver
  • Basic computer skills (advanced skills favoured!)
  • Self-discipline, capable of independent work
  • Self motivated to learn
  • Excellent grammar and spelling
  • Well-spoken
  • Organised
  • Resourceful

Professional Background:

Not needed for this role.

Job Requirements:

  • Required:
    • Efficient in Apple and Windows programmes
    • Available to be in person in the studio in Bicester once a week (may eventually be required more)
    • Able to travel easily to post office / other courier drop off points

  • Nice to have:
    • Familiarity with Etsy and WooCommerce
    • Good handwriting (to include hand-written notes in orders)
    • Excellent wrapping skills

To Apply:

Please complete the hiring application.

I'm sorry to say that the Merrie & Bright Online Shop will be closed from Monday 15th March to Friday 30th April 2021. Should you require assistance during this time please email