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Junior Import Merchandiser

Manchester Central Location

Salary £18k-£20k DOE

The Role

  • Managing orders using the critical path from start to finish, liaising with the factory and customer on a daily basis. 
  • Working with a number of different major high street retailers and online businesses, tailoring your approach to each customer’s way of working. 
  • Working directly with factories in Pakistan / China / Bangladesh – this requires constant communication via email, phone and regular video conferences. 
  • Approval of lab dips.
  • Reviewing approvals internally before submitting to the customer and chasing for comments, then issuing the approval comments to the factories / requesting any resubmissions. 
  • Navigating orders using the critical path 
  • Attend weekly critical path meetings with the relevant account manager, designers and tech, providing a full status update on each line.
  • Working closely with the account managers highlighting any issues or problems as they occur. 

Skills Required 

  • Merchandising experience – minimum 1-2 years within a fashion import company.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment.
  • Daily communication with Buyers and Factories via e-mail and telephone is a major part of the job so a good telephone manner is necessary.
  • Garment construction and fabric knowledge
  • Must be computer literate including Excel and Outlook.
  • Proactive approach to work

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Marketing Manager

Womenswear

Salary dependant on experience £30k-£50k

Manchester

This is what you’ll do:

Reporting to the Marketing Director, you will be responsible for defining the customer acquisition and retention marketing strategy with the Marketing Director and implementing this across all marketing channels. You will be accountable for campaign effectiveness – setting objectives and tracking against clear KPIs.

  • Shape the marketing strategy in agreement with the Marketing Director and implement this across all acquisition and marketing channels. 
  • Plan and manage the marketing budget in conjunction with Marketing Director so that all marketing campaigns are delivered on budget, to KPI’s and ROI targets.
  • Ensure acquisition, retention and commercial targets are being met weekly and monthly.
  • Work closely with the Data Insights Manager to ensure performance of all activity is analysed, ROI  calculated and outputs are used to inform future budget and activity decisions. 
  • Manage the customer journey across all touch points – site personalisation, customer preferences, email, SMS, automated campaigns, retargeting, and so on. 
  • Manage the following media channels: PPC, SEO, Affiliates, Retention, conversion activity, welcome emails, welcome back, 2nd purchase etc, retargeting and abandoned baskets. 
  • Manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and promotional activities (digital marketing, CRM/direct mail, TV etc), ensuring all team members work cohesively and are aware of overall plans and their roles in delivering. 
  • Ensure email KPIs are achieved, including weekly, season and annual commercial targets
  • Work alongside our external agency to oversee and manage the paid social, PPC and Google shopping campaigns, ensuring approach is scalable, commercial and supports delivery of top line business goals and strategy. 
  • Work with our inhouse creative department to deliver top class creative for use across all channels
  • Identify product stories, trends and events and translate them into relevant customer communication, ensuring that each campaign is optimised with best practise, testing, customer relevance/personalisation, and has clear objectives set. 
  • Report on performance, analysing and reviewing the effectiveness of campaigns to maximise results.
  • Utilise leaderships skills and motivation techniques to maximise employee performance and satisfaction.
  • Monitor the team’s overall service and team work, identifying and implementing strategies to increase service delivery/productivity. 
  •  Proactively deliver job related training for all department members. 

Who we’re looking for:

We want someone who is entrepreneurial, creative, analytical and self-motivated. Combine this with strong strategic, commercial and analytical skills and you’re the perfect fit! You will have:

  • A proven track record of delivering strong acquisition, retention & commercial targets
  • Have experience working across fashion ecommerce or fast paced retail or start-ups.
  • You need to be hands-on with senior experience. Ownership of CRM and wider Marketing activities both online and offline
  • The ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Analytical skills to draw conclusions from data and sales reports 
  • 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 
  • Leads by example in all work related activities, acting as a role model for employees. 
  • Strong organisation skills: self-directed and capable of working effectively in a fast paced, exciting environment while juggling multiple projects. 

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Sales Executive/Account Manager

Manchester

Salary basic approx £25k plus fantastic commission opportunity.

Our client is seeking a Sales Executive / Account Manager to join the business to further develop their business across Key Accounts and Boutiques. We are ideally looking for an individual with approx. 3 to 5 year’s experience in growing and developing business.  You will have experience of working in a supplier or branded environment and worked on ladieswear, ideally the 30 age plus market.

Job role:

  • Develop and nurture relationships with clients (including Boutiques) through constant communication to identify and develop proactive as well as reactive business.
  • Act as a Brand Ambassador
  • Manage the scheduling of customer showroom appointments
  • Visiting customers as and when needed.
  • Responsible for preparing weekly reports, including, but not limited to, analysis of sales figures and forecasting future sales volumes, managing and controlling data analysis, stock levels, best sellers.

What we are looking for:

  • Commercially minded with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experienced in wholesale and management with a solid background
  • Results driven with proven experience in budgeting (sales forecasting) and exceeding targets
  • You will have excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Highly organised and analytical
  • A strong team player 
  • A dedicated individual with a high work ethic with a “hands on” attitude.

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Junior Knitwear Designer

Manchester Central Location

Salary c£22k – £25k dependant on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen with our client due to further growth within the business! We are looking for a Ladies Knitwear Designer to join a busy department. The role will be working on multi retail accounts and ecommerce fast fashion accounts..

The Role:

• Creating and producing commercial ladies knitwear designs.

• Extensive market research and comp shops.

• Keeping up to date with fashion trends including colours and shapes.

• Range development.

• Working to design briefs with the design team.

• Delivering products on budget.

Skills Required:

• Must have a minimum of 3 years experience.

• Strong CAD skills.

• Must be computer literate.

• Have strong womenswear knitwear design experience

• A team player but you must also be able to work independently.

Interested? contact Angela with your CV and Portfolio


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Graduate Knitwear Designer

Manchester

Salary c£16-£17k

The Role: 

Would suit a graduate with a 12 month relavant work placement

Designing a range of Ladieswear Knitwear  

You will be involved in all aspects of the business from initial concept to finished design. 

Create commercial CADs 

Researching new ranges including market research and comp shops. 

Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of fashion trends.

Translating trends into commercial design. 

Use CAD confidently and effectively. 

Producing detailed design sheets for the factories to develop samples. 

Delivering products on budget… and on brief. 

You will have strong communication skills and able to work effectively in a team as well as on your own.

Other duties as required.


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