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    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
    Production & Technical Executive & International

    Knit Yarn Technologist

    Up to £75,000 plus benefits

    V&C have an exciting International opportunity for a Flat  Knit Yarn Technologist to join a hugely successful multinational organisation working with the Research, Development & Manufacturing Departments. This important role requires identifying and developing the ideal yarns for product that differentiate themselves.

    Working across natural and manmade yarns, the technologist will be required to source and develop yarns that are fit for product, performance, purpose whilst maintaining and setting quality control levels, ensuring quality and efficiency within acceptable cost. Identifying and collaborating with the supply chain, the successful candidate will work on the development of production viable yarn solutions.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Developing natural & man-made fibre based yarn solutions and quality assessment.
    Identifying the latest yarn trends, developments and innovations
    Managing and controlling the yarn during dyeing and finishing processes
    Sourcing yarn, follow-up making and development samples during the sampling stages
    Ensuring quality in areas such as strength, durability, colour fastness, and water and chemical resistance
    Advise chemicals that may be added to product through yarn to make them more waterproof, flame-resistant or shrink-resistant
    Advising commercial colleagues on technical aspects of the business
    Liaising with designers, technical specialists and adapting designs to suit product & production methods
    Undertaking quality evaluations of materials and checking the quality of the final product
    Collaborative developments with key/strategic yarn suppliers
    Responding to product queries, including complaints from internal & external parties
    Undertake research to find new ways of using yarns to give product differentiations
    Experiment with yarn to improve their look, feel, texture and durability.

    Key Requirements:-

    At least 5 years’ experience working across Yarns suitable for Knits (Preferably Flat Knit)
    Strong understanding of factory process
    Technologically experienced
    Extremely hands on
    Excellent development knowledge
    Good understanding of Chemical awareness
    Ability to travel

     

    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
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