• Matthew Vohs

    Director

    I’ve worked in the fashion and retail industry for over 20 years. 

    From textile and garment supply through to managing a womenswear retail and concession business with over 65 outlets nationwide.

    This experience gives me a deeper understanding of our candidates and the roles they progress into. 

    It’s the reason I’ve built loyal and lasting relationships with some of the best retailers around the world.

    Today, as owner and director of V&C, I continue to bring this passion and professionalism to every client.

     
     
     

    BROWSE Matthew Vohs LATEST JOBS

    Production & Technical

    Head Of Production

    competitive

    V&C has been retained on a fantastic opportunity for an established Head of Production to join one of the fastest growing British Luxury  sustainability accessory brands based in central London.

    The position will working closely with Operations Director and Design team and will ultimately be responsible for sourcing and developing the complete range, managing the production of accessories collections including Bags, Belts, Jewellery and Clutches from their production facilities worldwide.

    This exciting entrepreneurial positions will work closely with current and new supply base overseeing the product from conception to production – meeting margin, on time delivery and the brands aesthetic needs.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Establishing production processes, leading ongoing artisan training initiatives, and determining approach to artisan engagement and support
    • Monitor social impact strategy and targets
    • Build and develop the product team to support growth of brand, defining the future operating model and hiring new team members as required
    • Work with designers and leadership to drive product development and sampling activities
    • Own the sampling process for new products and manage rounds of development and ultimate sign off to move to production
    • Support production audit activities with third party audit groups and drive continuous improvement plans that address findings
    • Create and maintain production strategy and plan for the range plan
    • Lead new materials research, development, and procurement; with a key focus on sustainable and up-cycled materials
    • Build the  production capacity by leading growth planning for in house atelier and partner organisations
    • Build detailed product costings to support product pricing decisions; monitoring product margins
    • Creating the detailed quarterly budget and plan
    • Establish and manage production schedules for all collections, special projects, and collaborations
    • Manage material supply chain for production centres; establishing supplier relationships
    • Monitor material inventories for production centres to ensure availability whole minimising
    • Track and report on production schedule progress
    • Establish logistics strategy to minimise costs and reduce environmental impact
    • Build effective logistics network of agents, shippers, and distributers to support production centres and market strategy
    • Own product shipping schedule to support launch timelines and sales channel needs
    • Communicate shipping timetables to sales channel leads and key partners
    • Action and manage a company testing procedure to ensure all components and fabrics comply with brand standards
    • Action and manage the record keeping of factory profiles
    • Negotiate on target costs throughout development to ensure company margin is achieved
    • Ensure all products are of a quality that reflects the brands standards
    • Manage the smooth transition of proto development to production and manage design to ensure all timelines are met
    • Ensure all business tools are updated with correct information to ensure smooth hand over into production
    • Manage all factories through production ensuring they are able to meet the brands expectations of quality, delivery, margin and capacity
    • Manage key relationships with the supplier base

    Key Characteristics

     

    • To have a strong knowledge of product development process
    • Good technical knowledge across accessories
    • Excellent production management skills working with multi product areas.
    • Good negotiation, communication and entrepreneurial skills
    • At least 6 years in a production management capacity.
    • Luxury and premium experience across hard good accessories required.
    • Analytical mind-set working to strategic business goals
    • Excellent organisation and planning skill
    • Dedicated, hardworking and an excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills
    • Worldwide travel expectedto oversee production facilities

    image
    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    E Commerce & Digital Marketing

    Retail Marketing Manager

    £75,000 - £85,000

    We have been retained on a senior Marketing position for an established London based Brand, working closely with key stakeholders of the business and reporting directly to the Customer Director.

    This important function sits firmly within Marketing and Communications team and is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the marketing calendar as well as having ownership for all activities to help the business drive sales and profitability for the business. A creative entrepreneurial spirit is required to bring the brand to life creating interest and exposure.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Create, implement and manage of the Trade Marketing calendar developing innovative, high impact campaigns in line with the overall business objectives and budget for the brand.
    Ensure appropriate media is selected and all campaigns adhere to a clearly defined advertising strategy.
    Bring and share best in class knowledge and marketing expertise across the business.
    Build a vision and roadmap for the future development of marketing activity across the brand and contribute to the on-going development of brand and communications strategy.
    Work closely with the leadership team to deliver this vision.
    Working closely with the Customer Director and the Brand, Buying and Merchandise Director ensure that the brand proposition, retail marketing and trade messages are communicated consistently, effectively and efficiently.
    Work with Ecommerce and Digital Marketing teams to amplify and drive cut through of all Marketing messages.
    Manage store marketing manager to deliver effective store and local marketing communications activity that drives store footfall.
    Support in development of marketing toolkits and assets that can be deployed by local stores and regional managers to drive in store footfall and conversion.

    Key Requirements:-

    At least 8 years’ experience in a Marketing/Brand management role within a retailer.
    Entrepreneurial spirit and confident with self-belief.
    A proven track record of delivering exciting and innovate marketing solutions.
    You will have a strong background in developing marketing strategy.
    You will also have experience of taking new ideas from concept to execution.
    Excellent communication skills across the business and working with external agencies.
    The ability to understand and read situations well with key stakeholders of the business from Director level and across Digital, Marketing and B&M.
    Excellent communication and project management skills, numerate, commercial, passionate.
    Highly commercial, execution driven marketing professional with proven record of influencing at all levels.
    Highly energetic and most comfortable working with real pace and driving change.
    Degree in Marketing/Business.

    image
    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    E Commerce & Digital Marketing Retail Operations

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    £35,000 - £45,000

    A fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, experienced and proven Talent Acquisition Manager to join one of London’s top Creative Marketing and PR agencies.

    The agency is recognised as one of the UK’S most creative and ground breaking organisations working with some of the world most recognisable brands from Burger King, Deliveroo, Huwei to Coca Cola working across multiple sectors.

    This new created opportunity has been a result of significant growth for the business and a willingness to drive and lead their recruitment in house.

    Key Requirements:-

    3-5 years experience in a similar role and business.
    Strong understanding and experience of recruiting across PR, Paid Media, Social, Creative and Design.
    Good use of utilising 3rd party web-sites, LinkedIn and company website to engage to engage with potential talent.
    Excellent understand of culture fit for the business.
    Personable, outgoing and the ability to set the standard for the business.
    Building a temp desk for peak periods with Freelancers.
    Pipelining potential candidates for new positions within the business.
    Launch the company’s training and developing programme.
    Work closely with 3rd party agencies for insight days.

     

    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

    image
    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    E Commerce & Digital Marketing

    Creative Marketing Executive

    £45,000 - £55,000

    The Creative Marketing Executive will oversee all of the marketing activity both B2B and B2C, working closely with the Owner/Founder of this established global luxury womenswear brand.

    You will have daily control of the marketing budget as well as managing external digital and PR agencies.
    The successful candidate for this role will be a passionate and creative marketing professional with a proven track record within a luxury brand.

    You will have experience of consumer retail marketing, consumer database management and digital channels as well as strong agency interaction expertise.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Brand guardian for all marketing content and collateral, ensuring it is consistent with tone of voice and brand identity.
    Helping to establish brand guidelines for any brands in development.
    Develop brand marketing calendars for both B2B and B2C activity in line with strategic objectives.
    Manage and develop all content (visual, videography and written), overseeing any external agencies and manage publishing to multiple channels (social media, weekly emails, online)
    Merchandising the sites in line with the marketing calendar and manage product catalogue online: coordinate product information, copy and imagery with relevant teams..
    Full P&L responsibility for the Marketing budget and evaluating the ROI
    Work to create integrated campaigns to raise awareness, engagement, drive sales with Global Partner Department stores.
    Manage with full control of photo shoots.
    Report on marketing reach and web / campaign sales performance and use analysis to drive improvements.
    Managing, optimising and developing automated email campaigns Identify ways to boost loyalty and retention, customer analysis and segmentation

    Key Requirements:-

    5+ years’ experience in Marketing, ideally with some digital experience.
    Previous experience within a luxury environment highly desirable.
    Good understanding of Excel.
    CAD experience (Illustrator/Photoshop)
    High energy, lots of ideas and passion.
    Excellent communication skills, including strong copywriting skills.
    Photography / videography experience desirable.
    Experience of creating innovative digital content.
    Experience in managing website content.
    Attitude and aptitude are as important to us as experience and skills so you'll need enthusiasm, energy and resourcefulness.
    You should be a team player.
    The ability to work under pressure and organise your work to meet deadlines.
    Proactive with strong organisational skills.

     

    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

    image
    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    E Commerce & Digital Marketing

    Campaign Manager

    We are looking for a results-driven Campaign Manager, specialising in Influencing, social media strategy development, PPC and management, as well as content production.

    Undertaking implementation, management and reporting of all campaigns, whilst maximising revenue through the retention and growth of customer accounts.

    Develop organic engagement and audience growth working across multiple brands, platforms, audiences with select and targeted influencers.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Building & managing campaign briefs directly with clients.
    Devise B2C (business to consumer) or B2B (business to business) integrated marketing campaigns with the aim of acquiring and retaining customers
    Manage the implementation, tracking and measurement of marketing campaigns
    Creating and managing campaign timelines, ensuring everything is managed to agreed deliverables.
    Work within a budget
    Write, edit and proofread copy for promotional materials within marketing campaigns
    Ensure that the organisation’s brand and identity is adhered to in campaigns and in all communication channels
    Deliver regular reports of campaign results, including web analysis and evaluation of KPIs
    Maintain regular measurement of the ROI of campaigns
    Ensure accuracy of marketing materials and provide formal sign off if necessary
    Collect and use data to inform new campaigns and the evaluation of existing campaigns
    Daily management of campaign talent relationships including (but not limited to) timelines, content checking and communication, ensuring a good experience for our talent and the best outcome for our clients.
    Keep abreast of current trends in marketing

    Key Requirements:-

    Excellent communication and writing skills are a pre-requisite as you will frequently have to write copy for marketing promotions and communicate with clients. 
    Ability to manage relationships with agencies and third parties as well as persuade a non-marketing audience, such as senior level managers within the organisation, of the wisdom of proposed campaigns.
    Project management skills; work with a budget, meet deadlines for multiple projects and ensure ROI on marketing campaigns.
    You will need to manage the organisation’s output effectively and intervene if things are going off-track.
    Numerical skills: You will need to acquire data and use it to target selected groups, as well as analyse the success or otherwise of campaigns.
    A first degree is usually deemed essential. A professional marketing qualification, such as the Diploma in Professional Marketing.

     

    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

    image
    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Buying Manager

    competitive

    An inspirational, trend driven and dynamic organisation are looking for an experienced Buying Manager responsible for all Menswear Footwear for this progressive retailer.

    This exciting position will be responsible for full P&L accountability for the departments with line management responsibility of 9 direct reports as well coordinating, selecting and range planning Worldwide Luxury Brands.

    Pre requisites for the position would include working and developing close relationships with Supplier Buyers, managing and developing a small team with a view to expanding the offer.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Range Planning
    Select product to create the offer.
    Create buying plans at department level.
    Select products and aware of market influences and competition.
    Assimilate trends and feed into buying plans.
    Conduct contract negotiations with brands.
    Trading
    Work closely with the merchandisers to review the OTB plan and forecast at class and department level.
    Deliver intake margin to plan at product area level.
    Gather competitor data and review competitor activity.
    Support category marketing strategy and promotion plans.
    Brief marketing on activity objectives.
    Develop strategy for promoting products, working with Marketing and Visual Merchandising in conjunction with the corporate calendar.
    Provide regular briefings to all team members on business priorities and progress, and other corporate events.
    Build an effective and motivational team environment.
    Support training and development activities, ensuring all performance assessments are completed to enable individuals to achieve business and personal development goals.

    Key Requirements:-

    A minimum of  8 years spent as a Buyer across footwear Brands.
    Previous experience of preparing & implementing Strategy.
    Experience in planning and coordinating promotional activity.
    Strong relationships with brands.
    The ability to lead and organise a small team.
    Line Management essential.
    Ability to present to stakeholders.
    Good organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines.
    Good interpersonal skills

     

    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

    image
    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    Executive & International

    Head of Marketing Communications

    competitive

    V&C have been retained by our client whom are a successful International brand based in Central Europe and are recruiting a Head of Marketing & Communications to join their fast growing business and one that is currently experience exciting growth across Europe .

    The successful candidate having a proven track record of sales in brand management with a strong understanding of Market Awareness across the Sportswear/Performance and Leisure Sector.

    The position is reporting to the Global Marketing & Communications Director managing 4 direct reports, working closely  with the other Marketing teams, the Omnichannel team, Design & Buying teams, Finance team internally.
    This 360 degree role requires a strong commercial, creative, Digital Native who can drive customer behaviour and loyalty through developing innovative and engaging marketing and digital campaigns.
    This role will focus on strategically developing and delivering our 360 Marketing campaigns linking Brand and Digital Marketing teams and will be responsible for developing and overseeing Brand marketing projects.    

    Key Objectives:-

    Drive brand marketing initiatives from conception through to analysis in line with brand marketing core goals and objectives delivering against awareness, positioning, product marketing campaigns, all with a digital and customer-centric focus.
    Develop the seasonal marketing strategy, corresponding calendar and budgets for own ecommerce site as well as wholesale partners setting KPI’s, objectives and analysing performance.
    Devise and deliver bespoke innovative marketing initiatives that drive consumer engagement, traffic to ecommerce site, conversion and brand loyalty.
    Focus team efforts on engaging and retaining existing customers whilst also delivering new acquisition and re engaging lapsed customers.
    Leading the weekly marketing meeting involving all marketing departments (incl. CRM/Omni-channel/Market intelligence/Creative team/Operations/Visual Merchandising/CSR) and securing follow up of agreed actions.
    Constantly on the look out for ‘the new & the next’ innovative and exciting new opportunities and trends that would add value to the customer experience and business commercially.
    Managing the execution of both above the line (e.g. TVC, OOH, Print, Radio) as well as below the line (e.g. PR, Social, Influencer marketing and Ambassador programme) communications for all campaigns and generates visual assets to be used across different media platforms.
    Develop and lead key brand partnerships to leverage, position and amplify the brand and develop our customer base.   

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Developing and delivering core product marketing and digital campaigns.
    Forecasting, managing and reporting budget for owned areas.
    Management of external PR agencies ensuring all assets are supplied and KPIs are met.
    Brand marketing projects, collaborations and partnerships management of the key relationships with global partners including weekly team catch ups, daily contact, developing a joint-strategy, negotiating demands in line with our objectives.
    Project management of events  

    Key Requirements:-

    Determined, resilient and able to stay positive under pressure.
    Proven marketing & digital marketing experience and knowledge at management level, preferably in a fashion or agency environment.
    Proven experience of integrating digital, social, influencer and partnership amplification.
    Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to overcome business issues, propose solutions and make commercial decisions.
    Highly developed communication and presentation skills.
    Experience of developing a brand internationally, in particular, local knowledge of partner markets.
    Self starter - with the ability to work under minimal supervision and guidance.
    Strong team player with experience of building strong trusting and credible relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners quickly.
    Creative thinker with the ability to achieve the full potential from projects, keeping abreast of and utilising new industry developments and technology.
    Strong affinity with fashion, culturally aware; with an in-depth awareness of current fashion, music and lifestyle trends and a strong visual eye.
    Genuine passion for understanding customers, retail, fashion, brand and product.

     

    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. 

    image
    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    Executive & International Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Merchandiser

    65,000 EUROS + Bonus + Benefits

    We have an excellent opportunity for an established Merchandiser to join an international fashion retailer.

    You will be responsible to trade, plan and deliver a commercially focused ranges alongside the Buyer, driving profit and enhancing the brand position, continually exceeding and anticipating customer expectations by using effective commercial and planning skills and building effective working relationships across the business and develop team members to reach their maximum potential.

     

    Key Responsibilities:-

    • Creates a vision for the department that encompasses strategy, budget and product for both the short and long term. Works closely with the Buyer to build a balanced range in line with customer expectation that reflects the brand strategy, by delivering correct product mixes, price architecture and delivers the right product at the right quantity to the right store.
    • Takes responsibility for developing departmental sales, stock, intake plans, profit and markdown in order to monitor and measure performance.
    • Ensure that space and option plans can deliver the departmental strategy, taking into account timings, stock builds and store layout.
    • Takes responsibility for flexing trade between categories and managing mixes, optimising sales and stock levels and intake phasing, to an agreed divisional and departmental plan through effective use of WSSI.
    • Reacts to current sales and trends, by managing OTB or current stock situations and repeating, cancelling or re-phasing where necessary or proposing promotional or markdown activity.
    • Effectively manages departmental KPI’s within season, ensuring markdown and buying in margin (BIM) are controlled in order to maximise profit for the department.
    • Take responsibility for managing the supply base to ensure delivery is to time and that intake targets are met, whilst anticipating risks and planning contingencies and developing solutions to problems as appropriate.
    • Work alongside Stock Distribution to ensure optimum stock levels are delivered in store, to meet customer demand and expectations.
    • Work closely with the Head of Merchandising to devise a department merchandising strategy that demonstrates a clear understanding of external factors and competitor activity.
    • Demonstrates strong commercial awareness by supporting and challenging the Buying teams to ensure that product ranges are planned and constructed in line with the divisional and department strategy.
    • Develop a strong understanding of the customer to take account of when planning and building a range.
    • Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of all merchandising systems and processes and is able to fully utilise all merchandising tools including forecasting, WSSI and BI.  
    •  

    Key Requirements:-

    • 5-7 years’ experience in Merchandising.
    • Build effective relationships with team members across Buying, Design, Product Technology, Retail, Marketing, VM and Regional Managers, in order to encourage constructive feedback and communication between departments.
    • Similar high street retail experience and understanding of the customer market.
    • Line Management skills.
    • Advance knowledge of excel and negotiation skills.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Strong commercial awareness.

     

    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. 

    image
    CONSULTANT
    Matthew Vohs
    Tell Us About Your
    Ideal Next Career Move
    More
    Arrange A
    Convenient Call
    More
    Arrange A
    Convenient Call
    More
    Tell Us About Your
    Ideal Next Career Move
    More