• Nicole Vohs

    Director

    Like my husband Matthew, I also have extensive experience in the retail world.

    Having graduated from the London College of Printing, I started my career as Fabric Co-ordinator at SR Gent, before moving to an agency supplying fabrics from India to high street stores.  

    Now, as co-director of V&C, I’m incredibly proud of our solid reputation built on trust, discretion and empathy to both candidate and client. 

    And I'm proud of our team, who work tirelessly to find the best people for the job. 

    Because we all strive to provide a personal and professional approach, across all levels. 

     
     
     

    BROWSE Nicole Vohs LATEST JOBS

    Design Wholesale

    Senior Designer

    £70,000 - £75,000

    Opportunity for an experienced trend-led Senior Menswear Designer to join a growing and established supplier to world-wide retailers and brands. You will need a minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar Design position, putting together a line with strong CAD skills.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Being responsible for designing and developing Denim and Casualwear garments.
    Trend presentations to senior level, commercially identifying fabric/styles appropriate to the business.
    Confidently Initiate the Design and Development from concept to production.
    Undertake regular Comparative shop reports and fashion trends.
    International travel including Trade Exhibitions.
    Working closely within a team of designers, buyers and technologists to create commercial products.
    Ability to work effectively with customer design briefs.
    Strong understanding of Fabric and Trims.

    Key Requirements:-

    The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
    At least 5 years’ relevant experience, working with leading accounts.
    Proficient in Adobe, Photoshop and MS Office.
    Appropriate Software Design packages (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
    The ability to translate catwalk designs into a commercial product.
    Strong presentation skills.
    Strong communicator both internally and with clients.
    Ability to work independently and to adhere to the critical path.

     

    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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    Nicole Vohs
    Design Wholesale

    Design Manager

    £100,000 - £110,000

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Womenswear Design Manager, working across all Casuals and Denim to join a progressive and young fast-fashion Design Studio in Hong Kong.

    The opportunity is for a trend-led Designer with a young handwriting to join their growing ‘International’ team, designing into world-wide accounts across Europe and UK.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Being responsible for designing and developing Denim and Casualwear garments.
    Trend presentations to senior level, commercially identifying fabric/styles appropriate to the business.
    Confidently Initiate the Design and Development from concept to production.
    Undertake regular Comparative shop reports and fashion trends.
    International travel including Trade Exhibitions.
    Working closely within a team of designers, buyers and technologists to create commercial products.
    Ability to work effectively with customer design briefs.
    Strong understanding of Fabric and Trims.

    Key Requirements:-

    The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
    At least 7 years’ relevant experience within casual wear and washed garments.
    Proficient in Adobe, Photoshop and MS Office.
    Appropriate Software Design packages (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
    The ability to translate catwalk designs into a commercial product.
    Strong presentation skills.
    Team player with excellent management skills.
    Strong communicator both internally and with clients.
    Ability to work independently and to adhere to the critical path.

     

    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
    Nicole Vohs
    Production & Technical

    Childrenswear Garment Technologist

    Competitive

    We have been briefed on an exciting opportunity for a Childrenswear Garment Technologist to join a leading high street retailer.

    You will be responsible for delivering technical quality standards and product technical innovation across the business to meet customer needs.

    The ideal candidate would have experience as a Childrenswear Technologist, preferably from a retail background with strong knowledge on supply base and the ability to provide expertise on product construction, component/fabric innovation and technical capability of suppliers to deliver the products required.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Deliver clear specifications to suppliers at briefing stage including key construction, fit and component/materials performance standards.
    Create technical packs and ensure these are communicated to the regional offices.
    Drive garment / fabric innovation, working closely with the buyer and supply base.
    Advise on sourcing routes.
    Travel to centres of excellence for product development and supplier awareness.
    Carry out regular risk screening of products and manufacturing routes.
    Liaise with technologists across business to ensure standards are consistent.
    Liaise with the regional offices on direct buys as appropriate to brief them on their responsibilities.
    Initiate and action wearer trials for direct suppliers.
    Complete benchmarking exercises of garments with high street competitors.
    Analyse customer feedback to gain knowledge of customer requirements for product innovation and development.
    Instigate due diligence testing during each season.
    Train and develop technology trainees when appropriate.
    Work with the regional offices to ensure garments are manufactured to the specification.
    Approve first fits of all products, including quality of construction and to approve grades by exception.
    Approve grades and contract seal fits for direct suppliers only.
    Carry out regular fit reviews of garments.

     

    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
    Nicole Vohs
    Wholesale Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Senior Wholesale Merchandiser

    An opportunity has come available for an experienced and dynamic Senior Wholesale Merchandiser to join a successful and reputable supplier.

    The candidate will need to have strong communication and negotiation skills with a flair for spotting opportunities and developing sales with fast moving lines.  

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Working with the merchandising team which have close liaison with the fabric development department.  
    Advice the Account Managers for booking deadlines based on customer sign off dates.  
    Making sure the fabrics are put down with the mills in advance / co-ordinating the fabric shipments to achieve the increasing demand for shorter lead times from Far East factories competing with European markets.
    Managing and raising purchase orders.
    Overseeing critical path including lab dips submissions, approvals, samples and ensuring on time fabric delivery and garment production is on schedule.
    Daily communication with factories and weekly Skype meetings.
    Update meetings with customers.
    Analytically and commercially minded looking at opportunities to repeat orders on fast selling product lines.

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum 5 years’ experience in a supplier as Merchandiser.
    Excellent negotiation skills.
    Strong communicator.
    Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
    Good decision maker.
    Confident and outgoing.
    Excellent attention to detail.

     

    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
    Nicole Vohs
    Wholesale Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Assistant Account Manager

    £25,000 - £30,000

    An opportunity for an Assistant Account Manager to join a reputable ladieswear supplier to premium fashion brands.

    You will need a minimum 2 years’ experience as a Sales Admin Support or Assistant Account Manager, critical path management and ability to build strong relationships with buyers, clients and factories.

    Key Responsibilities and Requirements:-

    Attending and notarising sales/ development meetings with buyers.
    Following through sample request process and anything related e.g. ordering sampling, arranging lab dips and trim requests.
    Answering queries, dealing with problems from production, garment tech, factories and cloth suppliers.
    Raising garment and fabric orders on our live system.
    Managing Critical Path and liaising and updating buying teams.
    Negotiating prices with cloth suppliers, factories and buyers.
    Managing the life-cycle of the order and acting as conduit between customer, suppliers, factories and respective departments at Bravado.
    Helping colleagues with other duties.

     

    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
    Nicole Vohs
    Production & Technical

    Fabric Coordinator

    £35,000 - £40,000

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fabric Coordinator who has worked with Fabric previously to join a Luxury lifestyle brand based in London.

    You must have excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as strong computer literacy, to play a key role in the smooth running of fabric ordering, quality control right through to production.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Create and maintain fabric files and input fabric details onto NAVISION ensuring all codes/colour references/descriptions are correct.
    Work closely with Head of Design to ensure a smooth handover from development to production.
    Liaise daily with fabric mills and inform relevant departments / people of any changes to delivery dates and report any under/over deliveries.
    Approve bulk fabric for delivery.
    Action any additional processes to fabric in timely manner eg; Fabric washing, embroidery etc.
    Co-ordinate the delivery of fabrics to/from multiple destinations to meet in store delivery date.
    Work with Finance to ensure all invoices are accurate and that the relevant paperwork is processed to allow prompt payments.
    Manage internal and external fabric queries/availability/quality issues/shortages.
    Manage and update stock levels on a daily basis ensuring all transfers, deliveries and returns are recorded accurately on Navision.
    Send out weekly fabric stock updates to relevant people / departments.
    Critical path management.

    Key Requirements:-

    4+ years’ experience working in a role involving raw material/fabric buying within Luxury.
    Knowledge of UK and offshore production of CMT garments.
    Good knowledge of printing, dying, special finishes and extras processes such as washing.
    Basic understanding of textiles/fabrics and their different traits.
    Experience of working with European mills at luxury level.
    Experience working out fabric requirement using garment ratings.
    Must be good at calculations.
    Good negotiating skills.
    Excellent administration and time management skills.
    Strong communication skills and an ability to build strong relationships with colleagues, suppliers and manufacturers.
    Excellent Excel skills - need to be able to create spreadsheets and use basic formulas such as V look up.
    Does not need to be advanced.
    Attention to detail, efficient and able to work calmly under pressure.
    Articulate – well-spoken and clear with their instructions.
    Hardworking attitude.
    Forward planning and pre-empting issues.
    Suggesting or implementing new processes that streamline in with the rest of the department.
    Needs to work well on own without been micro managed.
    Must have excellent 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

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    CONSULTANT
    Nicole Vohs
    Production & Technical Wholesale

    Jersey Garment Technologist

    £25,000 - £30,000

    We are working with a well-established knit and jersey supplier, whom are recruiting for a Jersey Garment Technologist to join their growing team.

    The position plays an instrumental role within the business, with a full ownership for garment specifications and critical path management from development to production sealers.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Working on the fit of garments from the 1st proto through to production.
    Attending fit meetings with customers to ensure the sample fits well.
    Working with the Creative Designer and Sales Director on fits and assessing factory capabilities for first samples.
    Organising and attending fit meetings and relaying clear & concise fit comments to all factories.
    Measuring all samples, creating, amending and updating fully graded specs and providing technical drawings/diagrams where necessary.
    Liaising with the Pattern Cutter to ensure patterns are amended accordingly, track in-house patterns and ensure that graded patterns are checked prior to sending out to factory.
    Working across departments to ensure that all necessary people are updated on any QA issues or changes in product.
    Working closely alongside our factories to ensure product meets the required quality standards.
    Checking bulk fabrics and gold seal samples are fit for production and ensure factories have all necessary information to deliver a first class product.
    Being a point of contact for factories for any technical issues or queries they may have throughout the sampling period.
    Working alongside the Production Manager to check and approve shipment samples.
    Analysing product returns ensuring that follow up action is taken.

    Key Requirements:-

    Working with jersey fabric with over 2 years’ experience in a garment technical capacity.
    Passionate about attention to detail.
    Strong communicator.
    Team player and able to work under pressure calmly.
    Understanding a workroom environment.
    Next NIS system knowledge a plus but not essential.
    Must have a can do attitude and a true drive to be part of a successful growing team.

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    Nicole Vohs
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