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  • Branch Allocator

    Location: London Head Office
    Contract: Type Permanent

    Purpose of the Role

    Reporting to the Assistant Branch Merchandiser with responsibility for ensuring that the right stock is allocated to the right Stores in the right quantity, at the right time to potentialise sales. Communicate with Stores in line with the Branch Contact Scheme and assist with analysis and duties as requested by the planning team.

    Personal Requirements

    A successful candidate will need a passion for fashion with an enthusiastic personality and a desire to succeed within the retail industry. Technical/numerical skills are essential, as the role requires a good knowledge of computer systems, especially Excel and logical, analytical thinking. Also they need to have a polite and confident telephone manner when dealing with store queries.

    Distribution

    Manage the throughput of stock from allocation to replenishment using all available tools.

    Work with the Merchandising team for your departments so that you understand the range to achieve the planned stock levels and anticipated sell through.

    Grade stores in order to potentialise sales and manage stock levels.

    Demonstrate competence in all technical area’s relevant to the role.

    Analysis of Weekly Sales information and Cover Sheets and decide with the Senior Allocator and Merchandising on actions to be taken for priority Stores.

    Participate in the Branch Contact Scheme with the Branch merchandisers ensuring that stores have regular communication and Branch Visits are undertaken on a regular basis.

    Allocate to new Store Openings and Refits

    Allocate accurately to International stores in line with the International team requests.

    Demonstrate behavioural skills required from the Planning and Logistics team.

    Behavioural Skills

    Maintain successful meetings with Merchandising by promoting distribution strategies and improving communication.

    Visit stores to gain a better understanding of the impact of allocations/replenishment and store stock profiles.

    Be commercial and aware of the changing role of retail on the High St.

    Communicate clearly and effectively with others to gather information to make better informed decisions.

    Carries out tasks as delegated in a timely manner. Asks for support and direction to develop skill base.

    Assist with training as required.

    Demonstrate personal commitment.

    Be a positive and enthusiastic member of the team, building up strong relationships.

    Can work under pressure, especially in an Ad Hoc focused position.

    We expect you to live our People values

    Pride…

    Acting as a role model for the Brand & its values

    Demonstrating ownership & accountability for your role & results

    Showing commitment to your role & the Brand

    Passion…

    Tackling your role with pace, energy & commitment

    Demonstrating a can do attitude & going the extra mile when needed

    Having integrity by following through on all commitments

    Being continually self-motivated & energising to others

    Winning team…

    Having strong & collaborative relationships with others

    Respecting & valuing opinions from others

    Creating a positive working environment

    Communicating effectively, adapting your style to different needs

  • Lead Brand Designer

    Location: London Head Office
    Contract: Type Permanent

    Who we are looking for:

    Are you enthusiastic about sharing your creative ideas and able to stimulate others to do the same?

    Does thinking outside the box come as naturally to you as your passion for designing?

    Are you keen to become an integral part of a passionate multi-channel marketing team?

    Are you an expert in your field, looking for a role where every day is different? Then we’d love to hear from you.

    We are seeking a talented graphic designer that will be responsible for all offline creative executions in a dynamic fashion retail environment. This role is diverse and there is plenty of opportunity for the right candidate to shape the role and to take creative lead.

    The role encompasses the full spectrum of a retail print portfolio with specific focus on seasonal concepting across all Coast’s offline channels. These include: windows, press day, in-store and international as well as guiding the digital team on how they should interpret.

    If you are an individual with a passion for design, expertise in print, exceptional art working skills, who is highly organised and motivated to deliver then this role is for you!

    Scope of Work:

    Concepting, design and art working of press materials such as press day invitations, Look Books, press day graphics, windows.

    Liaising with the in-house print suppliers to achieve optimum print solutions within agreed deadlines, adhering to allocated budgets.

    Supporting the digital team to ensure all customer touch points are aligned to deliver a consistent brand message.

    Design and art working for all material required by the marketing team, including; in-store graphics, seasonal and promotional POS, materials for store opening and closures, local marketing collateral, labelling and packaging, corporate literature, and large format graphics.

    Design work for the international department, including promotional signage advertising materials, and bespoke international graphics.

    Create and publish seasonal style guidelines ensuring they are always relevant for the business and followed by all internal and all external stakeholders.

    Essential Skills:

    Expert knowledge of CS6 (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and Acrobat Professional.

    Excellent typographical and layout skills.

    Creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense /fashion aesthetic.

    Proven experience art working for print across a range of media.

    Performs well under pressure and can multitask across a number of important projects at any one time with the ability to prioritise workload.

    An eye for detail whilst maintaining pace.

    A completer-finisher who can follow the process from concept through to end result with enthusiasm and energy.

    Proactive and able to offer innovative solutions.

    Positive approach to constructive feedback and an open minded attitude.

    Confident to present concepts to senior member of the business.

    Proven track record within a similar creative role for a retail brand.

    To Note:

    As part of the recruitment process you will need to have a portfolio, showcasing examples of your print work and your creativity.

    We expect you to live our People values

    Pride…

    Acting as a role model for the Brand & its values

    Demonstrating ownership & accountability for your role & results

    Showing commitment to your role & the Brand

    Passion…

    Tackling your role with pace, energy & commitment

    Demonstrating a can do attitude & going the extra mile when needed

    Having integrity by following through on all commitments

    Being continually self-motivated & energising to others

    Winning team…

    Having strong & collaborative relationships with others

    Respecting & valuing opinions from others

    Creating a positive working environment

    Communicating effectively, adapting your style to different needs

  • Merchandising Admin Assistant

    Location: London Head Office
    Contract: Type Permanent

    Purpose of the Role

    To support the Product Merchandising team in all aspects of the merchandising function, in order to achieve planned sales and profit.

    Key Deliverables

    Intake Management

    Manages the Intake process on a day-to-day basis, liaising with supplier contacts, DC contacts and Imports.

    Ensures the system order is correct & at the right status before delivery is given permission to ship / air.

    Communicates any supplier delivery issues to the AM / Merchandiser.

    Works closely with BAA to ensure production samples are approved before delivery is given permission to ship / air.

    Chases any quality issues with BAA and Technologist in a timely manner and updates team of progress.

    Manages intake through the DC until it is available to Allocate.

    Actions any stock phasing under guidance of the Merchandiser / AM.

    Develops productive relationship with Logistics and Imports dept.

    Distribution Liaison

    Discusses weekly intake instructions and conducts updates with Distribution as required.

    Has on-going communication with Distribution to ensure optimum product distribution.

    Communicates and reacts to branch feedback.

    Review dept free stock in conjunction with AM and liaises with Distribution to ensure best action.

    Merchandising

    Maintains sales and intake on line cards and feeds back to the AM / Merchandiser on variances to plan.

    Forecasts sales and feeds back on any OTB generated, under the supervision of the Assistant Merchandiser.

    Works towards maintaining category WSSIs under guidance of the AM. Reviews with the AM and highlights discrepancies.

    Compiles history for use in departmental planning process.

    Completes ongoing analysis for the department which is the basis of improving the range and its width and depth e.g. size analysis, options etc.

    Analysis of sales by store and ROS to feed into range planning process.

    Creates ad hoc analysis as requested and under own initiative. Communicates results of analysis effectively and makes positive recommendations.

    Store Focus

    Completes store visits as directed, and prepares effectively.

    Develops a good understanding of current competitor activity and understands its impact on the success of the brand.

    Communicates any feedback to B&M team in timely manner post visit.

    We expect you to live our People values

    Pride…

    Acting as a role model for the Brand & its values

    Demonstrating ownership & accountability for your role & results

    Showing commitment to your role & the Brand

    Passion…

    Tackling your role with pace, energy & commitment

    Demonstrating a can do attitude & going the extra mile when needed

    Having integrity by following through on all commitments

    Being continually self-motivated & energising to others

    Winning team…

    Having strong & collaborative relationships with others

    Respecting & valuing opinions from others

    Creating a positive working environment

    Communicating effectively, adapting your style to different needs