Current Vacancies

Junior Product Technologist – Staffordshire/Cheshire Boarder

Salary dependant on experience

A junior product technologist is required to manage the technical & quality processes for children and adult accessories including knitted and woven products.

You will be part of a small technical team working closely with design, account management, Quality Control and the manufacturers.
Your will be to work with the relevant stakeholders to ensure products are developed and produced to comply with EU/UK/customer safety legislation, are fit for purpose, fits to specifications, adheres to customer and industry standards.

Liaising with the product managers/buyers and designers to ensure product/design/concept is risk assessed considering safety, quality, testing cost, viability of design etc

To manage customer expectations by attending meetings to fit the products, agree risk assessment, agree testing requirements and keep the customer updated and consulted as required.

To ensure the product safety and consistent quality performance is assured at the start of the product cycle and exceeds customer’s expectation by:
Providing clear, accurate, concise feedback to the manufacturers on development, pre-production and production sample to aid a “Right First Time” approach, timely sample developments, timely customer approval and on time deliveries.

To provide technical expertise across the customer account, providing technical guidance to colleagues, customers and team members
To keep updated on current & changing legislation, technical changes, customer requirements and industry standards
To update the relevant stakeholders such as designers, product managers, factory contact, technical team on pertinent innovations so these can be considered during design and development

Areas of responsibilities:

Role specification:

* Manage the sealing process – preparation and sample review
* Attend fit meetings with customers
* Update and maintain workbooks and communicate comments to Chinese factories
* Create size specifications
* Work with construction standards & technical manuals
* Perform construction and product risk assessments
* Assess, manage, submit and review the testing of products
* Issue wash care and label information for packaging
* Monitor and record product status using the critical path
* Assess QC results and agree with QC team on required actions
* Support the factory compliance programme

This role will involve travel in the UK and may involve travel to China
You will report to the Technical, QA and Compliance Manager

Candidate specification:

At least 2 years’ experience of working in a similar role
Ability to manage multiple tasks and to work to tight deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Knowledgeable in and experienced in:
* BS 7907 Code of Practice for the Design & Manufacture of Children’s Clothing
* EN71 Safety of Toys
* REACH
* Construction & manufacturing methods Garment and accessories
* Pattern cutting
* Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Hours 8:30am to 5pm Mon to Thursday and 8:30am to 12.45pm Friday
Salary (reflective of skills and experience) plus Medical cash plan and Workplace pension
Holidays 34 days including bank holidays

Further training and development will be provided to the right candidate.

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Customer Services Executive – North West

Must have relevant experience within Ladieswear fashion and customer services
Salary dependant on experience c£23k
Location – Manchester

Our client a Fashion online brand are currently looking for a Customer Service Executive to work within their vibrant Head Office in Manchester! Suitable candidates will ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ customer service experience and a passion for fashion and online retail!

Duties Involved:

Responding to a high volume of inbound customer queries

Professional use of telephone, email and live chat for responses

Processing payments and issuing refunds

First point of contact for customers via telephone and emails

Providing the highest level of customer service at all times

Carrying out ad-hoc administrative support

Representing the brand to the highest standard through all methods of communication

Updating in-house systems with accurate client data

Liaison with internal departments; responding to their queries and assisting with customer data and activity within the business

Complaint handling; aiming to resolve at first stage and escalating when necessary

Providing assistance/advice to customers in regards to products

Liaison with couriers

Key Requirements

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

2 year minimum experience in dealing with customers; in an Fashion office based environment is essential.

Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office software

Have a genuine interest in ladieswear Fashion.

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Men’s Knitwear Designer

Manchester
Competitive Salary

Our client an established and expanding successful supplier is looking for a directional Experienced Men’s Knitwear Designer to join the team. Working ahead of the season, you must have excellent trend prediction skills and be confident in your chosen palettes and key shapes for a variety of high street and online customers.

• Completing seasonal trend research to create concepts and themes
• Working collaboratively with Buyer and designers to build an exciting knitwear ranges
• Taking products from concept to sampling being involved in product development and fittings
• Sourcing new yarns and stitches seasonally
• Experienced on CAD
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.

The successful Men’s Knitwear Designer will have experience of working within a fast-paced supplier environment and dealing with buyers, factories, senior members of the organisation, as well as a strong creative but commercial individual.

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Senior Designer Womenswear – Cheshire

Branded
Salary – Attractive senior designer salary

The Role

Research market trends, competitor analysis and prepare story boards on direction of the range with Head of Design and Directors.

Benchmarking competitors to support range building.

Work with wider teams to develop product from design concept to final garment approval and technical pack handover for submission to factories/supply base

Participate in range reviews, assessing best and slow sellers

Develop new sources for fabric and trims

Print development

Assess sampling to ensure meets aesthetics and quality accordance to spec. Monitor the development cycle to meet/update the critical path deadlines.

Provide accurate information for costings

Cost management.

The Person Specification

Fashion design experience with minimum 6 years fast fashion and commercial experience

Multi product womenswear experience essential

A creative versatile handwriting with good commercial judgement

Passionate about product.

Ability to manage multiple projects from concept to delivery, and to prioritise working to critical path deadlines.

Self-motivated. A good team player and creative minded.

Highly skilled on CAD.

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Assistant Manager – Export Administration – Manchester

Branded Apparel
Salary to be advised.

Our client is a UK and Europe’s leading clothing brand.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and driven Export Administration Assistant Manager to join the International Wholesale team

Who are we looking for?

The successfully appointed Exports Administration Assistant Manager will be responsible for management of daily activities for all International customers ensuring total customer satisfaction. Providing a first class service & administrative support to sales team & offices

Main duties and Responsibilities:

Manage daily activity for customer orders, order input, communicating stock shortages & advising of new delivery dates.
Record customer complaints, oversee that all issues are resolved to customers satisfaction. Identify trends and take action to implement resolution.
Act as an Ambassador for offices and country Managers ensuring first class support and service is maintained at all times
Undertake ongoing consistent robust performance management, through employee engagement, ADR’s and 1-1 sessions.
Manage team development on all areas required. Complete and maintain training schedules for all team.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Computer literate excel intermediate
Computer literate on Business Objects system
Understanding of AS400 software
Good knowledge of current legislation in export requirements
HMRC compliance in export
Good understanding and knowledge of systems integrations

In addition to a competitive salary, this role comes with an extensive benefits package

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Experienced Fashion Copywriter

South Manchester
Salary c£30k

Copywriter

Do you want to work in the glamorous world of fashion and fast paced digital media? Are you an experienced and on-point fashion feature copywriter? We are a chic and exciting online fashion destination for stylish women – and we have an amazing opportunity for someone equally as amazing to join our growing digital team as a Copywriter.

This is what you’ll do:

” Your core role will be to write multiple feature articles each week for our avidly read blog Style News. These are aimed at the customer, not for SEO content purposes
” Pitch article ideas each week for the latest blog posts
” Write monthly articles and content for our monthly customer brochure
” Write monthly products descriptions
” Follow topical celeb & fashion news and put our style into our coverage of it
” Create thumb stopping, headlines & engaging content to increase our social following and inbound traffic
” Write our engagement posts on social media channels; Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Pinterest, to name a few. (Not paid social)
” Be the written voice of our brand and help us to refine our tone of voice
” Lead our non-paid social media content strategy
” Ensure all content calendars across social are in line with the brand vision and business commercial goals
” Drive innovation and explore all new social media opportunities
” Work with designers to write copy for and create attention grabbing emails
” Other cool stuff!

Who we’re looking for:

We need someone who is creative and self-motivated with a heartfelt passion for writing in a style that’s not only engaging, but with genuine personality & wit. You will have:
” A strong background in writing, ideally in a media/journalism environment
” A writing style that’s energetic, sometimes humorous but most importantly real. We talk to our readers and customers, not at them
” The dynamic ability & talent to write both punchy headlines and shorter phrases to longer articles, press releases & product copy
” The ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, through both text, video and images. Everyone loves a meme! But you have to understand the need for variety in social media content
” Experience in fashion retail
” Knowledge of social media content strategies
” Analytical skills to draw conclusions from data and sales reports – we know social is super fun, but we still need to make sure we’re engaging with our audience how and when they want to be and looking at the numbers is a key way to check we’re still on track with this
” An enthusiastic and energetic, ‘go the extra mile’ work ethic – do what you love and love what you do
” An excellent attention to detail and quality
” An intuitive grasp of brand and customer
” Strong organisation skills: self-directed and capable of working effectively in a fast paced, exciting environment while juggling multiple projects.
” A good knowledge of SEO

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Junior Import Merchandiser – South Manchester

Salary upto £18k

An established and expanding ladieswear fast fashion clothing business now have an exciting new job opportunity for an junior import merchandiser. You will enjoy working alongside a professional knowledgable team on high street accounts.

Role
As the Import Merchandiser you will manage the product life cycle from initial order through to delivery. You will be responsible for speaking to the customers and managing your own accounts. Once the order is placed you will confirm delivery details with the off shore factories and then manage the critical path.
Main Duties
Sending in submissions, chasing approval, critical path, test report and completing BCI tracker once a month – will be trained on the testing if they don’t have experience.

Ideally you will have minimum 1 years experience.

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Freelance Ladieswear Designer (Tops) – Manchester

Salary Neg dependant on experience
Approx 4 days a week for 8 to 12 week period

We are currently looking for a commercial experienced designer at a senior level. You must have experience designing woven and jersey tops for the fashionable 30 plus age range. Your handwriting will be feminine, classy and trend lead! you will be designing more dressy tops than casual which are ideally worn with jeans on a evening out!!

If you want further details please contact us immediately.

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Junior Mens Footwear Designer – West Yorkshire

Salary c£18 – £20k dependant on experience
Branded

Our client are looking to employ a Junior Mens Footwear Designer. Working directly with the senior designer

Role:

We are currently recruiting a footwear design assistant/junior designer to join our busy design team to work for this menswear brand. Job includes taking part of everyday activities in whole design process starting from research, sketching, cad work and presentations to sampling of the styles.

Candidate:

Creative yet commercial eye to design

Understanding of market, trends and brand identity

Ability to design styles according to brief and design direction.

Understanding of footwear construction and materials to assist with development process by completing of technical packs and checking samples.

Excellent computer skills particularly across Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Good hand drawing skills and presentation skills

Experience or interest in graphic and web design is a bonus.

Willing to travel in UK and abroad.

Ad-Hoc

You will have a relevant portfolio in men’s footwear to show versatile skills on design and experience of working in similar position. You are eager to learn new skills have good working ethic and positive attitude to work in team.

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