Head Office Details
Situated in vibrant Shoreditch, the London office is the drive behind the brand creativity, holding the Buying, Merchandising, Design and Marketing functions. Supporting these are shared services, which include Finance, HR and IT.
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The buying team have the overall responsibility of buying products that best reflect our brand. This means, buying the right product at the right time and at the right price, in order to offer that unique Coast difference. The buying team works closely with the merchandising teams to create a balanced and commercial range for our customers.
This department is ultimately responsible for commercially planning and trading the product to maximise profit and limit risk. The merchandising team work closely with buying offering analysis on sales performance and guidance on buying quantities.
The journey of a garment starts in the hearts and minds of the Design teams. They produce a range that emulates our Brand Values. Inspiration is drawn from many sources; from latest catwalk trends to global shopping trips and trade fairs.
Our Home Production team is our own internal supplier working closely with the design, QC and buying departments. Production has its own supply base both UK and Offshore, Factory managers, Trims team, Marker Team and Pattern Room.
The quality department is responsible for fit and quality of all brand garments, from the initial concept to the end product. This includes after care sales of the garment to ensure total customer satisfaction. The product is checked finally upon delivery at the Distribution centre to ensure only the highest quality products reach the store. The department consists of quality controllers and garment technicians.
The Marketing Team works together with all areas of the business to ensure our brand stands out over our competitors and maintains our niche in the market. They ensure that the Coast brand values are upheld throughout all visual and written communication.
Our expert teams deal with and account for the day to day movements of monies into and out of the business in line with agreed budgeted levels. In short they help the business manage the pennies so the pounds take care of themselves.
We have Area managers that provide guidance and support to our nationwide network of stores. They evaluate store operations and service through the support of the in store teams-both sales staff and management. This field team are supported by a retail operations team based in London.
Strategic Development are responsible for assisting and advising on key business projects where a number of different departments are involved in the change. An example was the introduction of the euro, which involved retail, buying, distribution and the learning and development team.
Our Human Resources and Learning and Development teams are based in London and Oxford. The team consists of generalists who deal with all aspects of employee relations, specialists who support the business units as HR Partners and a learning and development team who drive personal development within Coast. Above all, our effort is concentrated on building and maintaining good relations with our employees and adding value to the business through its people.