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Garment Technologist

South Manchester Childrenswear experience preferred.

Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.  £21-£26 per annum

Duties of the job will include the following:

  • Responsibility for a number of retailers, customers.
  • Creating workbooks/ specs for costings and buying samples
  • Creating print patterns on Investronica  (Lectra) for the design team to set up print packs
  • Working on our Investronica system to aid offshore factories technically where necessary.
  • Some pattern cutting may be required.
  • Requesting of sealing samples and initial patterns, from offshore manufacturers. Measuring and checking of garments, internal approvals where necessary samples fitted with retailers in person or over VC, and sending comments out to the factories.
  • Working closely with the factories to ensure that the product meets Retailer requirements.
  • Administration of the critical path
  • Submission of final production samples and relevant documentation.
  • We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills, and who can work well with retailers, manufacturers and within the office environment.
  • Someone who is well organised and flexible, with a logical and analytical mind, and excellent administration skills
  • Someone who works well under pressure, with the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Full driving licence is essential.

The ideal person would have up to 2 years experience or be a graduate in a related subject, knowledge of computer systems such as Investronica, and Exel would be an advantage but not essential. 


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Sourcing Assistant

South Manchester

£22 – £25k DOE

As part of the Sourcing team, you will play an important part of helping the Sourcing team ensure that all OB suppliers are fit for purpose. This will encompass managing current supplier relationships and supplier on-boarding. Working closely with the retail teams and suppliers, our mission is to deliver a sustainable supply base which is capable of delivering on our long-term strategy. 
You will be part of the team working closely with our retail teams and suppliers to develop more transparent supply chains across the globe.

This is what you’ll do:
Supporting Supplier Management

  • Supplier introduction, on-boarding, development, and ongoing management
    • Collaboration with suppliers on cross costing initiatives and improving visibility of the fully vertical process.
    • Liaising with buying, design and merchandising on day-to-day supplier management
    • Collaboration with Finance on currency and terms management
    • Collaboration with Supply Chain and Logistics and the warehouse.
    • Collaboration with the supply base Ethical, Sustainable and Fabric developments to deliver our commercial goals, driving strategic business change and global growth.
    • Provide administrative support to the Head of Sourcing and wider team to ensure the efficient running of the department.

Managing and analysing data 

  • Manage and update any cross-costing projects – chasing up suppliers for pricing info and ensuring that we have pricing for all projects in a timely manner.
    • Responsible for managing the supplier database, ensuring this is maintained and regularly reviewed.
    • Responsible for liaising with suppliers, keeping track of factory management, due diligence documentation and supply base changes.
    • Involved in cross-functional projects and initiatives to support wider company growth.
    • Support the wider team in delivering departmental strategy.
    • Attends UK supplier meetings and trade shows.
    • Ensure all Ethical information is updated for supplier set ups.

We’re looking for someone with…

  • A background in Fashion Retail, in a Sourcing or related role   
    • Strong relationship building skills.
    • Knowledge of international suppliers, supplier set up and onboarding processes.
    • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of Excel 
    • The ability to work cross-functionally with other areas of Retail, including Buying, Merchandising and Design 
    • A passion for the brand. 
    • The ability to work within a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Competitive salary
    • Huge staff discount and sample sales  
    • 25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again! 



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Merchandiser

Manchester

Salary range £20k – £24k dependant on experience

Job description

Our client is a fast growing multi-branded fashion company. Developing both our own and clients brands, for both wholesale and retail.

Our business now requires a Merchandiser, for ensuring the growth and profitability of our online stores. Working closely with other departments including buying and design to maximise opportunity within the business.

Job Summary:
• To support the merchandising function for the business in order to ensure company is on track to hit targets. Displaying all relevant information for the company progress at all times.

• To ensure that the buying function is effectively controlled within the agreed business strategy, and that all necessary frameworks, controls and skill sets are in place, to enable successful long term planning and in season trading to maximise business performance.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities
• Using data to optimise the sales volume and profitability of all designated product areas.
• Supporting planning of budgets by category, option count, and depth of buy based on the overall business and financial goals of the company.
• Controls stock levels based on weekly sales and stock intakes (WSSI)
• Reviews sales forecasts based on performance, and actions re forecasts.
• Analyses and monitors best and worst sellers and makes informed recommendations for action
• Recommends promotions and re buys as necessary
• Monitors and maintains buying margin and gross profit margins as requested.
• Ensures that best sellers reach their full potential
• Supplies the Head of Merchandising and buying team with necessary data to enable informed decisions and planning.

Opportunity for Growth

The successful candidate should show an excellent understanding of latest analysis skills, and be confident of growing with this business, into a senior figure within the company.

As a Merchandiser you should be highly motivated, with technical flair, excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude.


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Buyer Junior or Assistant Level

South Manchester

Junior Buyer (£28K-£32K) or Assistant Buyer (£22k -£25k) 

We are looking for a Multi-product Junior Buyer or Assistant Buyer to support across clothing categories. Having experience on womenswear Denim or Knitwear would be beneficial.


The role involves

  • Working alongside the Design & QA team to deliver new trend products/collections in line with the critical path key dates and key marketing dates.
  • Trading the Department daily to expand on best-selling styles quickly, product developing directly with the supply base to maximise sales on the area
  • Improving the category bought in margin by re negotiating with the supply base on Best Selling styles and fabric bases that are performing.
  • Working closely with the design and merchandising teams on a daily basis to ensure the range is balanced, profitable and commercial
  • Developing strong relationships with a new supply base by working with design to place the right product at the right source.
  • Attend weekly Fit & buy meetings to ensure products are delivered on time
  • Support the Buyers Admin to ensure smooth running of the department.
  • Weekly analysis to identify missing products from the booked ranges, reporting back to the Head of Buying.
  • Regular competitor reviews to ensure pricing and range is in line with the market. Highlighting risks and opportunities.
  • Building range plans with attributes with the support of head of buying to enable merchandising to analyse the range on a weekly basis.
  • Work with marketing ecommerce team to ensure shoot samples are available in line with shoot dates 

·Travel – Europe and FE as and when required by the business.

Key Experience, Skills & Abilities

A commercial fashion eye is essential.

Enjoys working with the numbers to maximise product sales

Experience in trading a Department to maximise sales, ideally ecommerce experience

The ability to problem-solve under pressure in a fun fast paced environment.

Enjoys change, open to new ways of working.

Identifies new ways of working that fit the business as it continues to grow.

Able to take responsibility and make decisions.

Strong communication with all departments and levels is imperative.

Effective time management and the ability to prioritise.

Understands/ has experience with the test and repeat ecommerce buying model.


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Ecommerce Assistant

South Manchester

Upto £20k

We’re looking for someone with bags of energy and enthusiasm, along with a love of fashion and impeccable attention to detail, to work in our fast-paced eCommerce team!

This is what you’ll do: 

· Day-to-day management of the online store using Magento, ensuring the website is kept up to date with seasonally relevant products, updated imagery and banners, new in products, regularly updated category pages

· Be responsible for the uploading of new products, ensuring deadlines are met by completing uploads on a weekly basis and making sure product specs are provided on time

· Ensure products are displayed correctly on the website focusing on accuracy from the initial upload, following the guidance from the Ecommerce Guide

· Asset management, ensuring samples and images are collated ahead of launches

· Product copy management, putting briefs together for the copyrighter when needed

· Upload product images as soon as they are made available and populating the ‘Coming Soon’ category on site

· Ensure products are put live as soon as the stock arrives, raising any stock or SKU issues with the relevant teams, Buying, Merchandising and/or the warehouse team

· Monitor product performance to ensure product and category pages are optimised efficiently

· Liaising closely with the Ecommerce Manager you will work on the visual merchandising of the site under their direction

· Be responsible for upselling and cross selling opportunities on product pages to maximise sales, ensuring they are continuously updated with in stock, relevant styles

· Working closely with the Buying & Merchandising teams to ensure products arrive on time for marketing launches such as the monthly brochure and TV advert

· Use Google Analytics and reports from the Merchandising team to inform on site decisions

· Support the Ecommerce Manager with ad hoc on-site projects and web developments by putting briefs together and submitting tickets to the web development agency when necessary

· Deliver best in class customer experience working closely with the customer service team to provide the customer with relevant information, advice and conversion opportunity

· Lead on the imagery and product uploads with 3rd party sellers partners such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Next.

· Any other customer service or administration tasks as and when required.

What we need from you;

· Highly organised

· An excellent attention to detail & quality

· Hands on experience with wed CMS’, able to comfortably navigate the platform and upload products and make site changes. Magento experience is preferable but not essential.

· Analytical skills to draw conclusions from data and sales reports, experience with Google Analytics

· Super positive, energetic and enthusiastic with a creative mind, bursting with ideas and the drive

· Experience in the fashion industry is desirable and working with 3rd party platforms such as next, John Lewis & M&S

· An enthusiastic & energetic, ‘go the extra mile’ work ethic

· An intuitive grasp of brand with a ‘customer first’ approach

· Strong organisation skills: self-directed & capable of working effectively in a fast paced, exciting environment while juggling multiple projects

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


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