• Bethanie Crisp


    I’ve worked in recruitment since 2012, with a background in HR.

    I joined V&C in 2015 as an Administrator, quickly progressing to Junior Consultant then Consultant as my skills and knowledge in both the retail and recruitment industries rapidly developed.

    I was recently promoted to Operations Executive and Consultant, I now support the Directors with Operational needs and cover all roles at all levels across the whole retail industry from merchandising and buying, to technical and production and beyond.

    My approach is to build meaningful relationships with our candidates and clients, so that the best talent gets matched with the best roles.


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    Design Retail Operations

    Design Development Manager

    £35,000 - £40,000

    Opportunity for a Development Project Manager to join one of the UK’s leading Shop fixtures and fittings manufactures.

    You will be responsible for working closely with the Design teams to collate drawings, specs and BOM’s and work closely with suppliers with development of new products.

    Must have a minimum 5 years’ experience within shopfitting or retail display, with strong Project Management and Design experience.

    Key Responsibilities:- 

    Providing design support to Key Accounts, liaising with Account Directors and Managers.
    Creating agreed, well defined and formulated briefs and communicating these back into the design team using the appropriate documentation and process.
    Supplying technical design support to internal design team utilizing personal areas of expertise where appropriate, expanding personal knowledge base to include multi-disciplined solutions and exploiting value engineering opportunities
    Monitoring and supporting projects as they develop through the design process actively project managing, supplying documentation and liaising with Procurement Account Directors and Managers.
    Taking active involvement in the project estimating process where required to provide proactive value analysis and optimum cost efficiencies, value engineered products.
    Working with Procurement and supply base to assist with technical queries and to maintain full awareness of manufacturing processes and techniques.
    Collating drawings, specifications and BOM’s for manufacture of prototypes and production roll-outs.
    Providing other functions and colleagues with advice on all aspects of design engineering and technical development.
    Working within strict time parameters in keeping with the demands of retail customers.
    React to project alterations and make adjustments promptly and efficiently, able to be a confident and effective decision maker.
    Actively researching and investigating innovation and new technologies that may be used to increase the businesses range of products and services.
    Able to travel when required to oversee international projects - or liaise with foreign supply base.
    Compliance to company policies and group management systems.

    Key Requirements:-

    Demonstrable ability with Solidworks and/or AutoCAD design software would be of benefit.
    A minimum of 5 years’ experience of project management within the retail display or shop fitting industry.
    Excellent knowledge of shelving systems would be an advantage
    A good appreciation of the relevant manufacturing processes and materials.
    Excellent IT skills to include Microsoft Excel, numeracy and analytical ability
    Good attention to detail with a disciplined approach to time management
    Strong written and oral communication skills.
    Strong interpersonal skills, able to work both independently and in a team orientated collaborative environment.
    Ability to effectively make decisions, prioritise and execute tasks in a high pressure environment
    Organised, process driven individual who understands project management, critical paths, also approval processes, and the commercial implications of decision making.
    Flexible and motivated, with a ‘hands on' approach.

    Bethanie Crisp
    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

    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

    Bethanie Crisp
    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

    Bethanie Crisp
    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

    Bethanie Crisp
    Retail Operations

    Junior CAD Designer

    up to £33,000 + benefits

    Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Junior Retail CAD Designer / Technical Designer to join an award-winning worldwide shopfitting and retail display organisation within their ambitious team.

    You will be responsible for liaising directly with the client to take project briefings and produce 3D designs that can be manufactured to client expectations within agreed timeframes. You will be the design champion for your team’s projects, owning the design and making it your responsibility to deliver it to the best quality possible.

    You will possess essential knowledge of manufacturing materials, processes and costs within a shopfitting supplier, with at least 1 years in a CAD Designer / Technical Designer position.

    Based in Coventry! 

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Working with internal Concept Designer or external design agencies to realise the chosen concept.
    Sketch solutions to assembly/manufacturing problems or for estimation purposes.
    Take approved visuals/concepts and produce 3D models and manufacturing drawings using SolidWorks.
    Ensure projects are designed to budget, actively looking for and promoting cost-saving opportunities during design development.
    Work closely with Project Buyers to develop the appropriate combination of design and supplier, ensuring that designs meet the manufacturing capabilities of the supply base. Be conscious of varying regional supply capabilities and designing for the right market.
    Manage the build and completion of your prototypes, ensuring the unit is presented to the client on time.
    Visit factories within Europe and Asia as needed to verify display construction, specifications and quality.
    Ensure project documentation adheres to company defined processes.
    Ensure designs are fit for purpose, adhering to any client requirements or health and safety needs.
    Managing your time and projects to meet agreed deadlines.
    Be the design lead on larger projects where additional resource is required to deliver.
    Maintain excellent communication across all departments ensuring all relevant project information is circulated to all parties.
    Highly motivated you can bring a sense of humour and good interpersonal skills to benefit during pressured periods.

    Key Requirements:-

    1 years’ experience of working in Retail Design industry.
    A thorough and demonstrable knowledge and experience in designing for manufacturing displays in; Steel and sheet fabrication, Sheet metal, Finishings, Plastic, Wood fabrication, Wood by-products and Timber.
    Self-motivated, does not need constant supervision to stay productive.
    A good communicator, able to get ideas across and manage expectations.
    Experienced user of Solidworks (or similar 3D modeller)
    Positive approach to problem solving / lateral thinking, can do attitude is essential.
    Process discipline, good attention to detail, ensuring compliance and correct completion of all processes.
    Good time management, working in an organised fashion.
    Good interpersonal skills, working well in a team environment.
    Ability to work flexible hours when necessary and available 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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