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    Production & Technical

    Senior Pattern Cutter

    £40,000 - £80,000

    Working for one of Europe's most successful brands this Senior Creative Pattern Cutter is will be working within a busy design studio covering the complete denim collection for this fashionable brands.

    The Senior pattern cutter will need to have Gerber experience (or similar such as Lectra) and have over 8 years’ experience working with Denim fabrics and international denim manufacturers.

    Must have Womenswear Denim experience and relocation is required! 

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Finding best silhouette to fit with our customers including grading rules
    Assuring the best sewing method to achieve quality and price
    Working closely with the designers
    Reading sketches from designers
    Creating manual patterns if necessary
    Providing technical instruction to suppliers
    Measuring and checking samples
    Attending fitting meeting
    Improving fit and manufacturing standards
    Amending patterns as and when needed

    Key Requirements:-

    At least 8 years’ experience with Pattern Cutting
    Gerber or Lectra trained
    Strong understanding of denim and washed garments, shrinkage and grading
    Exposure to denim manufacturers
    Excellent communicator
    Good computer knowledge
     

    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 Wholesale

    International Merchandise Manager

    Up to £80,000 DOE

    Working for one of Europe's most successful brands this International Brand Merchandise Manager is an independent position with a clear remit in  ensuring  stock is in the correct locations at the correct time, optimizing sales and reduce markdown.

    Working closely with the Product Merchandisers and Regional Managers to use analysis to feed into store space plans and to support and train the allocation team. 

    Key Requirements:-

    Conduct analysis across the store base. 
    Work cross-functionally to develop a sound understanding of the customer. 
    Maintain awareness of current business priorities to ensure that department strategy is aligned to that of the business. 
    Challenge existing thinking and identify new sales and profit opportunities. 
    Present grading to senior management and retail teams.
    Support expansion into new stores.
    Analyse performance of new stores and make amends as appropriate.
    Work in conjunction with the brand teams to review department/category performance
    Ensure warehouse and logistics teams are aligned to any department specific initiatives
    Develop top level allocation and replenishment principles.
    Review and refresh grading in season to reflect openings, closures, space changes and recent performance.
    Ensure stock is moving through the warehouse as expected.
    Check Allocation plans issued by department teams.
    Review sales performance at grade and store level, proposing trading actions and delivering those signed off after trade meetings.
    Build Strong relationships between product, retail and DC teams through clear and relevant communication with regular trade updates.
    Plan stock builds ahead of key selling periods.
    Sign off and monitor the opening and closure processes.
    Report on performance of trials to the brand team and key stake holders.
    Ensure the continuity business is maximised potentializing availability.

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum 3 years experience in a similar field
    Form strong relationships with Merchandising team
    Good understanding of fast fashion
    Analytical and organised
    Commercial mindset
    Support the Merchandisers to conduct objective setting and performance reviews for the allocators
    Proactive approach to involvement in tasks outside of own department
    Strong level of both English and Spanish

    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
    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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