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    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Account Director

    Up to £45,000 plus commission

    We are working with a major supplier of retail display organisation that produces digital displays across the Consumer Electronics Industry working with major organisations including Sony, Samsung, Garmin and many more high profile businesses whom are looking for an Account Director to manage and develop and work with a pre-defined client portfolio creating and developing new opportunities for the business.

    The opportunity will be working with cross functional team to identify, develop and deliver relevant display solutions to their clients, managing, delivering against and reporting on forecast on a monthly basis

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Understand client’s strategic objectives relevant to display and merchandising. 
    Determine budget holders, decision makers, influencers and supporters. 
    Create opportunity for Senior Management representation within accounts.
    Develop service levels appropriate to client’s needs. 
    Through using market insights work towards driving efficiency and opportunities within existing and new clients.
    Develop plan for strategic growth of opportunity within Europe. 
    Create marketing and client entertainment plan. 
    Regular meetings; weekly project meeting, quarterly performance reviews, AOP, etc.
    Develop networking plan for incremental opportunity. 
    Ensure solutions are developed in line with client’s strategic objectives. 
    Create platform for year on year measurement of our performance against objectives. 
    Overview report highlighting change. 
    Review business against plan by client by month / quarter. 
    Incremental business options and potential threats. 
    Flag priority projects with plan for conversion. 
    Review resources – over or under capacity. 
    Develop clear, comprehensive client briefs with pre-defined objectives, target costs, timelines, key dates, etc.
    Weekly project update ahead of client meeting. 
    Create regular project updates for presentation to Managing Director. 

    Key Requirements:- 

    5+ years experience of working in Sales role preferably within POP, Store Fixture or Retail sector.
    Good written and verbal communication skills.
    Good knowledge of European programs and ways of working. 
    Experience in Consumer Electronics sector – (preferably). 
    Strong track record of successful client development and business conversion with Global brands.
    Good interpersonal and motivational skills.
    Ability to work flexible hours and available to travel.

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    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Marketing Manager

    Up to £50,000 DOE

    Our client, a growing cruelty-free cosmetics company, specialising in on trend make-up and nail products and looking to recruit a Marketing Manager to oversee all aspects marketing.

    As Marketing Manager, you will have the ability to drive the success of the business by implementing a clear and defined strategy that will enable the brand to stand out in a highly competitive market and ultimately drive sales.

    Must have minimum 5 years’ experience in social and digital marketing within Beauty or Retail!

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Leading a team of 6 and managing 3 direct reports including objectives setting and appraisals
    Setting the Marketing agenda including creation and delivery of the Marketing Strategy
    Implementation of the Marketing plan and ensuring that it always supports the over-arching strategy
    Managing agencies to deliver relevant comms across the most relevant channels with a focus on digital and social advertising
    Ensure that the Marketing plan covers the increasingly important focus being placed on the website
    Positioning yourself as the brand guardian so that all the brands comms have a consistent look and feel
    Oversee all PR activity, which will be managed by the team, in order that the PR plan supports appropriate products and collections and meets the targets set
    Setting and managing annual budgets for Marketing and PR and maintaining regular dialogue with the Finance Manager to advice of any over or under spends.
    Maintaining excellent relationships with key internal departments, ranging from Sales and Product Development through to Production and Planning to understand their respective functions and timings which may impact the Marketing dept.

    Key Requirements:-

    5 years knowledge and experience of social and digital Marketing
    Minimum 5 years’ experience of delivering Marketing campaigns within the Beauty or similarly fast paced sector
    Be experienced in managing and leading a team
    Be both strategically and commercially savvy
    Be self-motivated, proactive and passionate about beauty
    Have excellent communication skills across all levels of seniority
    Be able to juggle workloads and delegate and prioritise accordingly

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Store Assistant

    £20,000 - £25,000

    We are looking for a number of passionate Sales Individuals to join a high profile luxury boutique!

    Keen to speak with driven, proactive and ambitious individuals with previous experience in luxury retail.

    In addition to a competitive basic salary you will receive great commission, bonus and benefits for achieving monthly sales targets!

    Key Requirements: - 

    Achieve personal and group sales goals
    Build and maintain new and existing customer relationships
    Ensure a high level of customer service through extensive product knowledge
    Understand, communicate and represent the brand
    Assist in maintaining immaculate store presentation standards
    Ensure all sales and operational policies are followed
    A minimum of 2 years' experience in luxury retail
    Strong selling and customer relations experience
    Multilingual skills are an advantage
    Flexibility to work varied shifts due to the nature of the business

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Buyer

    Up to £80,000 DOE

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Buyer at senior level to join a reputable and well established retailer in Russia.

    You will be responsible for working in close relationships with internal teams and suppliers to develop new products and ensure new ideas are in trend and to customer standard.

    Minimum experience of 5 years at established level from a well-known retailer or brand, with excellent communication and negation skills with factories and understanding of UK market to innovate and offer new products.

    English and Russian speaking is imperative!

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Trend research, work with design and product development to develop products.
    Review best sellers from previous season in the market to offer new products to move on bestselling lines.
    Follow up with suppliers, merchandisers and technicians to interpret products meeting the key elements of the design sheets within the timelines.
    Visit factories to identify products in trend, share new ideas, products and work with designers to develop products to cover missed opportunities.
    Review design presentations, critical path and plan to visit with a collection from mills and factories.
    Work closely with all teams involved to offer the best product range to the required price points meeting demands of the market.
    Promote capabilities of the region and encourage designers, customers to visit factories, and mills in the region.
    Work with director and general manager to set sales and profit targets at the beginning of the year, review and drive teams and suppliers to meet targets at the end of the year.

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum 5 years’ experience in buying, design or product development role at an established retailer or brand.
    Knowledge and experience in Fashion Design, fabrications, product development, people management and working with manufacturers to interpret design sheets to samples
    Trend research and be updated WGSN, FASHION SNOOP and magazines.
    Knowledge and understanding of fashion market specially in UK and work to innovate and offer new products.
    Excellent communication and negotiation skills with customers to get competitive prices, go getter to get the best from the team and factories.
    Exceptional team player, resourceful and energetic.
    Training / development skills to develop teams and suppliers to improve developing products and remove restriction and ability to challenge to improve the product offer.

     

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy

     

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    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Sales Executive

    Up to £28,000 DOE

    Fantastic opportunity to join a very well established, 25 years and growing Digital agency on a position of Sales Executive to support the sales team by cold calling to generate new leads.

    The ideal candidate will have worked in a Telesales / Business Development within the digital industry for at least 2 years and have strong communication skills!

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Support the Sales team by managing their diaries
    Booking in meetings with potential clients
    Cold calling to generate new leads for the sales team
    Writing and following up with proposals
    Keeping CRM system up to date with client information and proposals
    Attend meetings with new and existing customers (teleconference and face to face)

    Key Requirements:-

    A background in the digital arena would be beneficial and understanding of Media and Web Development
    Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to daily targets
    A confident and approachable telephone manner- both in person and over the phone
    Strong organisational and time management skills
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Enthusiasm, positive energy, and ability to maintain composure under pressure
    Ability to communicate effectively in technical and business environments with both colleagues and clients
    Experienced in Microsoft and CRM databases
    Knowledge of / interest in Design / Marketing / Web Development would be a huge bonus
    Be engaging and confident on the phone and able to build rapport quickly

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Sales Executive

    £20,000 - £25,000

    A new opportunity to develop and drive a successful and innovative retail design organisation nationally and possibly internationally as it seeks to double its turnover over the next 3 years.

    Reporting to Managing Director/Owner, the position requires a resilient Sales Executive with an impressive track record in business development to open new doors with retailers and brands.

    Based in Hertfordshire!  

    Key Functions: -

    A strong and successful Sales background
    Cold call potential Retailers and Brands
    Managing and organising sales appointments
    Delivering quotations
    Excellent communication skills internally and externally
    The ability to translate design requirements into briefs and vice versa
    A confident, dynamic and engaging character
    Excellent attention to detail
    Positive and can-do attitude
    Travel may be required nationally and internationally

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Executive & International Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    European Sales Manager

    £55,000 plus commission OTE £75,000

    V&C is very excited to be partnering with a very successful manufacturer of luxury lighting that has built an outstanding reputation worldwide over the past 20 years working with some of the leading interior designers on exclusive projects across high-end hotels and restaurants.  

    The design-led reputable business are looking to recruit an experienced European Sales Manager to lead the implementation of the company's sales strategy working closely with a team of European agents and reporting directly to the Commercial Director based in Central London.  

    The opportunity is for someone with 8-10 years’ experience in a similar role and business, responsible for pushing European sales and to lead across the sales department during a time of exceptional growth, working in an extremely fast paced environment.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Manage European agents and distribution network across Europe ensuring sales targets ad KPI’s are met
    Expand the distribution network through agents, dealers, trade clients and other customer bases
    Oversee, implement and develop an effective sales strategy to achieve company targets
    Managing, educating and developing agents
    Develop excellent customer relationships in person
    Seek new opportunities to develop untapped sales streams
    Drive new products into existing and new markets
    Produce monthly sales reports
    Ensure a high level of customer retention, focus and satisfaction
    Attend national and international trade shows; Decorex, Maison and Objet, and IMM Cologne Euroluce
    European travel

    Key Requirements:-

    You must be ambitious and have the vision to make the sales department thrive and grow under your leadership
    You must be an enthusiastic, organised person with a passion for design and will relish the chance to operate in a successful luxury, design led company
    A minimum of 10 years’ experience of developing a sales region increasing sales and customers
    Proven track record of managing sales agents and dealers
    Strong presentation skills, communication and negotiation abilities
    Good project management
    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and a CRM database
    Fluency in one or more European language would be beneficial

     

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy

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    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    Executive & International Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Buyer/Product Developer

    £50,000 - £60,000

    We have an exciting opportunity for experienced Buyers at Senior level working across Men’s, Women’s and Children’s multi-product to join a reputable and well established retailer as Product Developer/Buyer.

    You will be responsible for working in close relationships with internal teams and suppliers to develop new products and ensure new ideas are in trend and to customer standard.

    Minimum experience of 5 years at established level from a well-known retailer or brand, with excellent communication and negation skills with factories and understanding of UK market to innovate and offer new products.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Trend research, work with design and product development to develop products.
    Review best sellers from previous season in the market to offer new products to move on bestselling lines.
    Follow up with suppliers, merchandisers and technicians to interpret products meeting the key elements of the design sheets within the timelines.
    Visit factories to identify products in trend, share new ideas, products and work with designers to develop products to cover missed opportunities.
    Review design presentations, critical path and plan to visit with a collection from mills and factories.
    Work closely with all teams involved to offer the best product range to the required price points meeting demands of the market.
    Promote capabilities of the region and encourage designers, customers to visit factories, and mills in the region.
    Work with director and general manager to set sales and profit targets at the beginning of the year, review and drive teams and suppliers to meet targets at the end of the year.

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum 5 years’ experience in buying, design or product development role at an established retailer or brand.
    Knowledge and experience in Fashion Design, fabrications, product development, people management and working with manufacturers to interpret design sheets to samples
    Trend research and be updated WGSN, FASHION SNOOP and magazines.
    Knowledge and understanding of fashion market specially in UK and work to innovate and offer new products.
    Excellent communication and negotiation skills with customers to get competitive prices, go getter to get the best from the team and factories.
    Exceptional team player, resourceful and energetic.
    Training / development skills to develop teams and suppliers to improve developing products and remove restriction and ability to challenge to improve the product offer.

    Benefits:-

    Excellent Salary and expect benefits
    Spacious fully furnished apartment for you to choose with relocation assistance
    Availability of a car and a driver at your service
    Home trip and business travel to UK
    Membership of exclusive clubs and activities including holidays, facilities, spas, salons, food & beverages etc.
    Monthly branded clothing sales exclusively with a wide range of clothing from different brands.

     

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy

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    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    Design Production & Technical Wholesale Digital Sustainability & CSR Executive & International Buying, Merchandising & Sales Retail Operations

    Recruitment Consultant

    V&C are Fashion and Retail specialist, working closely with many of the leading high street retailers, brands and wholesalers covering the following sectors Digital Marketing, Design, Technical & Production, Buying & Merchandising and Shopfitting Interior Design.

    Due to incremental growth we are actively recruiting for a knowledgeable and ambitious 360 Recruitment Consultant to develop their desk by developing new business, maintaining existing accounts and resourcing for suitable candidates based out of our Borehamwood, Hertfordshire offices.

    The opportunity comes with a chance to earn immediate commission with achievable targets and excellent incentives including generous commission structures, quarterly team events with a dynamic and fun working environment.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Developing your own desk by establishing new business across your area (Digital Marketing)
    Resource for suitable candidates through 3rd Party websites including LinkedIn
    Interviewing suitable candidates – qualify, requalify and prepare the candidate for interview for their opportunity
    Manage, maintain and meet potential candidates
    Manage, maintain and meet potential clients
    Updating our web based CRM system
    Collaboration with in house operations to ensure job coverage and exposure
    Working to a structured time frame/day ensuring all parts of the 360 recruitment is covered
    Keeping abreast of industry insight and news

    Key Requirements:-

    360 recruiter or Sales individual within Fashion
    Ambition to develop their own desk
    Excellent communication with a great telephone presence
    Sales driven  
    The ability to work as a team
    Organised and efficient at all times
    Intuitive and empathetic
    Ambitious and driven to succeed with a good work ethic 

     

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Wholesale Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Account Manager

    £35,000 - £45,000

    The Sales Account Manager must have a good understanding and experience working within a fast-paced fashion supplier to leading high street retailers and brands, with at least 5 years’ experience in an Account Manager role across ladieswear.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Develop and maintain sales for all key accounts of which the candidate will have complete ownership.
    Overseeing samples through to production.
    Understanding and identifying key trends and having the ‘eye’ for fashion.
    Understanding of range planning.
    Good understanding of margins and working with merchandisers and buyers for optimising open to buy.

    Key Requirements:-

    5 years’ experience as a Sales Account Manager across ladieswear.
    Able to work under pressure and prioritising workloads.
    Excellent communication and organisational skills.
    Ability to travel at short notice for clients, evens and shows.
    Confident and outgoing with a passionate about the business and customers.

     

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy. 

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    CONSULTANT
    Nicole Vohs
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