• 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.

     
     
     

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    Digital

    Digital Marketing Manager

    V&C Fashion and Retail specialists are looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist to join the business to help develop, build and support our growing clientele of Brands and Retailers across all aspects of their digital growth, from Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), PPC Digital Advertising to Paid Social Marketing.

    The individual will be required to manage and set-up the Digital Marketing activity for the business, including installing a social media dash board, Google Analytics and other tools, working closely on our fashion brands in executing their marketing objectives.

    Must have an understanding of the fashion retail sector, working on PPC and paid and organic social media campaigns with a creative eye and hands on attitude to develop alluring campaigns. 

    Strategy:-

    Build the client online brand presence
    Increase sales and conversions
    Launch new products and services
    Understanding every element of the digital marketing activity whilst working in harmony
    Map connections, identify current and potential audience and plan how to reach them
    Manage and optimise PPC campaigns
    Put measurement and reporting systems in place
    Look at team and resources and see where extra support or coaching is required

    PPC Campaigns:-

    Providing instant visibility of the customers PPC Account Management
    Taking on the management of PPC Advertising campaigns on Google and Bing platforms and optimising spend to achieve maximum results
    Goggle Certified
    Competitor analysis/research
    PPC proposals
    Campaign creation
    Monthly campaign management
    Landing page split tests
    Conversion rate optimization
    Suggesting new products/advertising opportunities
    Managing online review profiles

    Paid Social Media and SEO:-

    Create and manage social media accounts for clients across a range of platforms
    Regular and effective engagement with customers increasing trust in a brand
    Managing social feeds for a range of clients and Social media audits
    Original content tailored to various platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
    Creating social media strategies to help clients reach a larger audience
    Art direction for all social asset shoots
    Setting up and evaluating paid spend
    Content calendar creation
    Day to day community management
    Producing analytical social/data report
    Managing social budgets.
    Performing keyword research and trend analysis to identify areas of growth and improvement
    Implementing good SEO practices across departments
    Reporting on the effectiveness of both organic and paid search campaigns, using and employing the appropriate tools
    Identifying and implementing site improvements
    Driving effective resolution to online performance issues

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    Matthew Vohs
    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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    Matthew Vohs
    Digital

    Web Developer

    £40,000 - £45,000

    Magento developer required for our client, a very fast paced premium jewllery brand. You’ll be working within the growing ecommerce team in this new role!

    Your core focus will be Magento website development and you will manage a varied workload; building and maintaining websites – front and backend so knowledge of hosting environments and basic server maintenance would be advantageous.

    The ideal candidate will have 3+ years Magento development experience and have multiple Magento 2 builds under their belt, backend and frontend development expertise, experienced using git source control, competent in PHP, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, and HTML, and have created websites using Magento 1 & 2. 

    Key Responsibilities and Requirements:- 

    To provide leadership in Magento 2 development, best practices, features, extension development and architecture design.
    Experience using PHP to create and consume web services (e.g. SOAP, REST)
    Expert knowledge in design and implementation of ElasticSearch platform
    To provide clear technical advice to team members
    Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
    Good knowledge of CSS and CSS pre-processors like Less and SaSS Analyse, design, code, debug, test, document and deploy applications
    Capture functional and non-functional requirements
    Certified Magento developer credentials strongly preferred
    Experience with release building and deployment software
    Contribute in the delivery of clear and concise requirements specifications
    Proactively identifying, communicating and addressing technical risks
    Ensuring your code is thoroughly tested and well documented
    Able to work with external development teams and alone

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    Matthew Vohs
    Digital

    Paid Media Manager

    Up to £40,000 DOE

    Do you follow fashion? Are you analytical? Do you follow social platforms? Our agency is growing and we are looking for a Paid Media Manager (PPC and Paid Social Manager) with experience of both Google AdWords (search, display, shopping and Youtube) and paid social (Facebook and Instagram) to join our team. You will be working with major fashion brands and retailers on their paid social and organics campaigns worldwide.

    Key Requirements and Responsibilities:-

    Understanding of custom audiences and lookalike audiences.
    Ability to generate and install the Facebook pixel, Dynamic products and all FB ads functionality.
    Oversee accounts on search platforms (e.g. Google AdWords, Bing)
    Be involved in keyword selection and audience targeting
    Monitor budget and adjust bids to gain better ROI Track KPIs to assess performance and pinpoint issues
    Produce reports for management (e.g. dashboards)
    Write attractive and concise copy for adverts
    Suggest and develop new campaigns across multiple channels
    Maintain partnerships with PPC ad platforms and vendors
    Find ways to reduce risk of click fraud
    Keep abreast of PPC and SEM trends
    Strong understanding and experience of bidding techniques (AutoBid, CPC, CPM, oCPM).
    Strong at statistical analysis, spreadsheets and reporting.
    Ability to navigate, schedule or generate reports quickly.
    Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects.
    Participate in forming effective paid search strategies
    At least 5 years’ experience in paid media
    Experience in multi-channel data analysis and reporting
    Knowledge of SEO and digital marketing concepts
    Working knowledge of analytics tools (Google Analytics, Tableau, WebTrends etc.)
    Understanding of HTML and XML is a plus Proficient in MS Office (particularly Excel)
    Excellent communication skills Analytical thinking with strong maths skills
    Agency background preferable Google AdWords and Facebook Blueprint certification a bonus.
    Love of fashion and retail
    Adspend management experience and strong sense of responsibility for client budgets.
    Fast implementation.

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    Matthew Vohs
    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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    Matthew Vohs
    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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    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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    Matthew Vohs
    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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    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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    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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