• 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

    Retail Operations

    Events Assistant

    competitive

    We have been retained on an  exciting opportunity for a hard-working events assistant with a keen interest in the luxury sector and some proven event management experience to join a dynamic London team assisting and reporting to the Head of Events.

    This is a fantastic  opportunity for a proactive and initiative-driven individual looking to join the luxury sector working in a small team, and engaged in every aspect of the business with the main focus on the broad calendar of events that the business is involved in.

    Responsibilities

    • Assisting the Event Manager to manage and execute the annual calendar of events of over 50 events including dinners, lunches, receptions, seminars, breakfast briefings, report launches and the annual awards
    • Work closely with the communications and content team on the preparation of invitations and publicity materials
    • Manage RSVPs and curate guest lists where appropriate
    • Events each week on the progress of the event
    • Manage on-the-day setup and running of the event
    • Update the CRM database  Assist the senior team with sourcing, approaching and briefing speakers
    • Coordinate speaker and VIP guests’ requirements such as travel
    • Manage a range of smaller events from start to finish, taking full responsibility and overseeing all aspects of  event management, logistics, external suppliers, communications and guest lists: liaising with event venues; event sponsors
    • Post-event reporting and feedback gathering

         Experience

     

    • University degree educated or equivalent required
    • 6 months to a year event management experience
    • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills
    • Proven organisational skills
    • An interest in the luxury sector desirable
    • Must have strong proven knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and Google Docs
    • Knowledge of social media, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey & Eventbrite
    • Organised, time-oriented, and able to work with and manage schedules and deadlines
    • Confident in building relationships with senior figures up to Board level
    • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
    • Accurate with a meticulous attention to detail
    • Flexible, able to think quickly and solve problems in a calm and considered manner
    • Strong team player to work in a small, hardworking team

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    Retail Operations

    Personal Assistant

    competitive

    We have been retained by our client whom are a growing and exciting Luxury brand whom have a newly created position for an experienced Personal Assistant duties include drafting emails and other communications, proactively prioritising and planning the diary and mailbox, ensuring scheduling and follow up of diary items, planning events and travel logistics, managing meetings and note taking, conducting desk research and other duties. Excellent writing, communication and organisational skills are paramount, with the ability to anticipate the administrative needs of a busy CEO and to work with integrity and discretion when dealing with confidential information. An interest in the business of luxury is an advantage.

    The applicant should have a strong understanding of Luxury and have the ability to work within a fast paced entrepreneurial environment with a demanding schedule consisting of press shows, meetings, corporate events, general diary management and raising the overall profile of the CEO.

     

      Key Responsibilities:

     

    • Attending events with the Owner/Creative Director and preparing presentations where possible
    • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate;
    • Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority;
    • Event co-ordination, managing the RSVPs for events hosted by the CEO, RSVP to all business invitations as directed, managing guest lists, etc.
    • Managing the CEO’s databases; contacts, filing and retrieving documents and reference materials. Maintaining required records for the CEO, making sure essential data and records are kept securely.
    • Article research and sourcing where necessary.
    • Managing expenses.
    • Booking travel and accommodation for UK and overseas trips
    • Arranging the weekly team meeting and the quarterly board meeting, ensuring that all attendees are aware of details and that any relevant paperwork is produced, checked, co-ordinated and distributed in time. Accurately recording minutes of the meetings and distributing accordingly
    • Producing general correspondence to both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Organising and maintaining diaries and making appointments;
    • Dealing with incoming email and managing where possible on behalf of the Creative Director/Owner;
    • Carrying out background research on event venues and presenting findings;
    • Preparing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations for meetings;
    • Organising and attending meetings and ensuring the manager is well prepared for meetings;
    • Liaising with High Net worth individuals, peers from other organisations and internal staff.

    Key Requirements:

     

    • Previous experience working within a fast paced fashion environment
    • Experience working for a high profile business owner
    • Excellent verbal, written  & interpersonal skills
    • Good knowledge of MS Office Packages with minimum intermediate level Excel skills.
    • Proactive and confident problem-solver with a ‘can do’ attitude and can work off their own initiative
    • Ability to work accurately under pressure and to tight deadlines, demonstrating excellent organisational skills
    • Evidence of being a proactive, self-starter who can manage changing priorities in a busy environment
    • Relevant qualifications

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    Production & Technical

    Production Assistant

    Up to £18,000

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in developing a career in ladies fashion to work closely with Sales, the Production team and the Head of Production at a leading supplier as a Production Assistant.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Maintaining and updating new customer orders.
    Ordering of trims and fabrics, making sure all deliveries are on time and adhered to.
    Keeping up to date with the critical path.
    Liaising with internal design team, customers and factories.
    Creation of dockets (manufacturing orders).
    Raising of fabric purchase orders.

    Key Requirements:-

    A good knowledge of, and interest in, ladies fashion.
    Supply background is desirable.
    Computer literate – Excel, Word and Outlook.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    Ability to use own initiative to prioritise workload.
    A willingness to learn.

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    Production & Technical

    Garment Technologist

    Competitive

    Our partnered client, a large reputable supplier, has an exciting opportunity for a Garment Technologist to join their busy team.
    You will be responsible for managing the critical path, attending fit meetings and problem solving any quality issues.

    Key Responsibilities: -

    Working with Account’s for Primark, Penney’s, DP, Evans and Debenhams.
    Creating original size chart on the systems for customers grading rules and measurements.
    Sealing and pre-production garment technology processes.
    Liaising with designers, buyers, senior managers, suppliers and factories in Romania, Morocco, Turkey and UK and give general support to all team members within technical department.
    Liaising with in-house and factories machinist team to ensure samples are received on time and to standard.
    Attending fit sessions and provide technical advice when necessary.
    Collecting and organising sealed samples, graded specs, sketches and fit comments for production packs.
    Measuring garment samples and assess prior to fit meetings.

    Key Requirements: -

    Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar job role.
    Ability to work as individual also as a team member working in a fast-paced environment.
    Ability to understand and work against critical path.
    Development of new blocks and fit.
    Experience in fit meetings.
    Able to work under pressure.
    Strong communicator.

    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
    Wholesale

    Wholesale Manager (US Market)

    £35,000 - £38,000

    An excellent opportunity to join an expanding Wholesale team as a US Wholesale Manager.
    You will be working closely with the Head of Wholesale to deliver the US sales strategy and drive revenue and performance across the US market and will be responsible for leading the US sales team and working with agents to ensure all targets are achieved.

    Key Responsibilities: -

    Working with the HoW to establish and execute a clear commercial strategy for the UK market to maximise wholesale revenue.
    Managing the UK sales team and working collaboratively with sales agents to achieve company targets for retention and growth.
    Proactively working with global wholesale managers to promote best practice and increase sales.
    Acting as a main point of contact for all UK agents.
    Tracking weekly sales and report actions on opportunities or risks.
    Working with HoW to develop seasonal strategies, incentives around events and holidays to ensure company’s targets are achieved.
    Ensuring the brand is well represented in stores and/or online and drive marketing opportunities.
    Working with events team and agents to run all UK showrooms.
    Delivering structured feedback to the design team and head of wholesale on collection performance.
    Liaising with visual merchandising teams to ensure brand guidelines are maintained across the UK stores.
    Stay fully informed of competitors and market trends.
    Monitoring seasonal and yearly performance, by delivering relevant reports and business reviews.
    Identify customer requirements and opportunities and coordinate with other departments to implement.
    Minimise lost sales or customer cancellations and coordinate, where necessary, with other departments to find solutions.
    Assisting with ad-hoc departmental projects.

    Key Requirements: -

    3 years’ experience in a similar role.
    Excellent organisation and administration skills with a keen eye for detail.
    Strong team management skills.
    Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    Keen to take ownership in a role with confidence and enthusiasm.
    Positive and inspiring team player and a confident communicator.
    Ability to manage multiple projects within tight deadline.
    Excellent market awareness and analytical 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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    Nicole Vohs
    Wholesale

    Wholesale Coordinator (US Market)

    £25,000 - £30,000

    An expanding contemporary jewellery brand is looking for a US Wholesale Coordinator that is based in the UK.
    You will be responsible for managing relationships with key agents, driving US sales for the jewellery and lifestyle brands. As well as signing off new accounts and reviewing repeat business alongside the Wholesale Manager.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Driving sales across the US, working alongside agents to help them achieve sales targets set by the brand. 
    Working with US agents, having weekly calls based around sales and category performance.
    Prospecting new accounts.
    Optimising all categories to ensure we have good distribution across the US (in the agent’s territory).
    Manage and drive seasonal and ad hoc promotions.
    Check in on agent account visits. 
    Monitor pre-sale performance targets.
    Driving mid-season launches.
    Performing showroom visits and calendar management.
    Ensuring agents deliver show targets.
    Weekly sales updates as well as quarterly and seasonal reviews.
    Top 10 stockists – calls quarterly.
    Ensuring agents follow GDPR regulations.
    Sharing relevant product feedback to further develop the range.
    Reviewing repeat business.
    POS optimisation and signing off new accounts.

    Key Requirements:-

    2+ years’ experience in a similar role, ideally working in a fast paced fashion environment.
    Excellent organisation and administration skills with a keen eye for detail.
    Confident communicator with the ability to influence.
    Strong aptitude for relationship management.
    A real team player, willing to go above and beyond.
    Analytical skills and intermediate Excel 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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    Nicole Vohs
    Wholesale

    Key Account Manager

    £35,000 - £40,000

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a Key Account Manager to join a rapidly growing jewellery brand.
    As the selected candidate, you will manage relationships for new and existing house accounts, introducing new lines and ensure sales from existing ranges are optimised and prospecting new accounts in line with our brand. You will present collections to new and existing clients at client offices as well as our onsite showroom.
    You will also need to have contacts in the fashion, gifting or jewellery industry.

    Key Responsibilites:-

    Responsible for achieving set revenues and all other defined KPIs.
    Develop and optimise sales through an existing client base, whilst also highlighting, targeting and converting new accounts.
    Analyse account potential, track sales and report accordingly.
    Identify and develop market insight to source new partners.
    Present, promote and sell products/services to existing and prospective customers. 
    Support clients with the implementation of key promotional and marketing activity to generate sales growth and meet brand objectives.
    Negotiate terms, costs and conditions.
    Work with the Head of Wholesale to develop a sales strategy for key accounts globally.
    Work with all in-house teams to further grow key accounts (Design, Merchandising and VM).
    Respond quickly and effectively to accounts requests.
    Develop internal network and relationships to support key activity.
    Collaborate effectively and enthusiastically within the sales team.
    Assist with operations side of the business to ensure smooth process from order inputting to delivery.

    Key Requirements:-

    5 years proven account management or other relevant experience.
    Knowledge of how to range build.
    Understanding of current retail environment and how retail high street stores operate. 
    Innate sales skills with the ability to negotiate and influence.
    Entrepreneurial and results orientated mindset.
    Excellent communication with the ability to drive and influence both internal stakeholders and external business partners.
    Ability to create and deliver presentations tailored to the accounts needs.
    Ability to work under pressure within deadlines with excellent organisation and time management 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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    Nicole Vohs
    Production & Technical

    Fabric Technologist

    Competitive DOE

    We are looking for a confident and self-motivated fabric tech/testing candidate. Experienced in dealing with high street retailers along with knowledge on sustainability within the industry.

    The role will be to provide administrative and technical support for both the sales and production team, managing and prioritising their own workload.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Submit and maintain base and bulk testing for customers’ requirements, liaising with internal departments, suppliers and customers.
    Going through all customer manuals and testing requirements so nothing is missed.
    Keeping up to date with Reach Compliance and relevant regulations.
    To advise on fabric specifications, and where necessary make improvements to a fabrics performance to meet customers’ requirements.
    Chasing relevant labs for test reports to ensure they are received back in timely manner, and dealing with any failures/ issues along the way.
    Assessing and evaluating reports regarding customer complaints related to fabric performance.
    Advising care Labels based on base and bulk test reports.
    Maintain and update their own Critical Path while keeping in tune with the final delivery dates given to customers.

    Key Requirements:-

    3 years minimum experience.
    Must have strong fabric and textile product manufacturing knowledge.
    Along with strong communication skills, team player, customer focused attitude.
    Great attitude with a bubbly personality.
    Ability to handle pressure within a fast pace environment.
    Strong communication and 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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    Nicole Vohs
    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Sales Executive

    Our client, a large reputable womenswear supplier, is looking for a Sales Executive to join their team!

    You will be responsible for supporting the Sales manager by developing relations with internal departments, mills and clients and helping to drive sales.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Assisting the Sales Manager by arranging costings, confirming fabric orders and raising fabric POs.
    Sending out orders to costing group and raises them on internal system ensuring details are always up to date.
    Maintaining a library of strike offs and dips for the customer, organising submissions for approval.
    Developing relationships with the mills and contacts them to confirm price, leadtime and fabric details for the sales manager.
    Submitting strike offs and lab dips to the customer and follows up approvals and comments with the mills.
    Attending customer meetings when required.

    Key Requirements:-

    2-3 years’ experience within a wholesale sales environment.
    Good organisational and time management skills.
    Strong team player who can work and communicate well with others.
    Coordinates well with other departments.

    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
    Production & Technical

    Technical Manager

    £40,000 - £45,000

    An exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to work for an established womenswear manufacturing company based in Central London.
    The candidate must come equipped with managerial skills and have experience working with garments that are more complicated focusing on soft separates.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Working within a busy technical team, and across a variety of multi product garments: woven, and jersey, structured draped dresses, also separated and tailored trousers and jackets.
    Responsible for spec writing, garment fitting and sealing with customers and factories.
    Communicate all technical information directly to the factory.
    Checking, measuring factory samples and production samples.
    Accountable for overseeing the critical path.
    To handle the comments/approvals process and resolve technical/quality issues.
    Attend fit meetings with customers and communicate with the pattern cutters regarding the amendments.
    Overseeing 3 Production Pattern Cutters, 3 Techs, 1 Tech Admin and a Grader.

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum 5 years’ experience.
    Pattern cutting background would be beneficial.
    Highly organised.
    Strong communication skills.
    Work well as part of a team and to the agreed critical paths.
    Experience with soft separates – jersey and woven fabrics.
    Good knowledge of garment fit, construction and grading.
    Eye for detail and quality.
    Manage costs during development, fit and sealing stages.
    Computer literate – including Microsoft Office.

    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

    Footwear Designer

    Our client, a highly recognised fast fashion retailer, is looking for a Footwear Designer to join their large team!
    You will be responsible for designing footwear based on briefs, working to tight deadlines and conducting market research to react to the fast changes within fashion.

    Relocation Required!

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Work alongside the Design Manager.
    Interpret fashion trends, colour trends, garment commodity knowledge and apply to the high street.
    Liaising with the buying team, suppliers and other departments on a regular basis in terms of fabric, design, shapes, colours and policies etc. is a given.
    Regularly present clearly and concisely on trends through photos, drawings and samples to suppliers and the wider team.
    Ensuring that critical paths, sales and reports are monitored and all details regarding measurements and phasing in of products are meet.
    Researching and designing a commercial range of merchandise in order to maximise sales and profitability and to ensure the timely and correct handover dates of products.
    Design footwear based on briefs with innovative and commercial concepts and work to tight margins.
    Liaise and work with Development team and supplier factories (mainly in the as and when required.
    Present seasonal concepts and articulate product information to the business.
    Prepare materials and samples for presentations.

    Key Requirements: -

    Minimum 3+ years’ experience with a fast fashion retailer.
    Highly motivated.
    Aware of current and upcoming trends, colours, fabrics and shapes.
     real team player.
    Fully understand how a shoe is constructed and have experience of designing in house.
    Creative flare and commercially aware.

    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
    Retail Operations

    PR Manager

    £30,000 - £35,000

    We are working with one of the UKs fastest growing independent Womenswear footwear brands, endorsed and worn by celebrities and VIPs. The Herrtfordshire based brand are looking to recruit a talented and passionate Marketing and PR Manager to join their team during this exciting time as it develops and grows its presence in the UK launch their new US website. This is a key position for our client who are keen to speaking with individuals who can articulate and be passionate about the brand and devise Press Releases for new product Launches.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Developing and implementing marketing campaigns and achieving coverage in national media.
    Identifying new marketing and business opportunities.
    Generating new leads and growing customer-base.
    Development and maintenance of relationships with press, brand ambassadors and other contacts.
    Creating and writing press releases.

    Key Requirements:-

    Excellent communication skills.
    Strong relationship building and networking skills.
    Excellent copywriting skills to articulate the brand Understanding the brand and value.
    Strong and confident personality.
    BA/MA educated.
    Excellent articulation skills.
    Experienced with CRM.  

    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
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