Here at Coast, we take pride in our brand and everything we do. We are passionate about our product, our customer and being a winning team. We believe that dressing up should be fun!

  • Junior Designer – Dresses

    Location: London Head Office
    Contract: Type Permanent

    Purpose of the Role

    Working closely with and supporting the Designer /Senior Designer, the Junior Designer takes an active role in the designing and building of a beautiful collection that reflects the Coast handwriting and is right for the customer and the brand.

    Key Deliverables

    Capable of designing own product area by category.

    Responsible for designing and following through on product from research concept to final product.

    Lead and innovate on the development of non-print artworks (ie – embellishment and embroideries) working with the design assistant to execute this aspect of the range.

    Responsible for managing Design Assistant and help to manage their workload/ time management in order to meet critical deadlines.

    Support senior designer in design, research, meeting preparation and range building in order to meet critical deadlines.

    Responsible for day to day running of the department:

    • sample tracking.
    • spec pack deadline management.
    • supporting and managing design assistant with filing/organisation

    Liaise with the supplier base both near and far east. Must have an understanding of supply base capabilities and strength of country of origin manufacture.

    Attend relevant meetings to support, develop and enhance the range and Coast handwriting.

    Expectation to complete seasonal project based work in addition to specified product area.

    Innovate, challenge and develop handwriting of the Coast dresses department.

    Lead catwalk analysis for the dresses department. Work towards a continual level of balanced design research using directional and comparative shops independently and as part of the team.

    Attend relevant fabric fairs to help provide up to date information on fabric trends.

    Build understanding of prices structure and how to develop or modify product to achieve margin targets.

    Work closely with the buying team to develop balanced ranges.

    Assist in developing fabric, trim, technique research packs for suppliers.

    Behavioural Skills

    Create clear accurate spec packs.

    Have a detailed understanding of garment construction, make and finishes.

    Able to attend and contribute garment fit sessions.

    Able to hand draw.

    Some experience of presenting and the drive to progress this skill.

    Organised.

    Ability to multitask.

    Efficient time management.

    Ability to work as a self motivated individual as well as part of a team.

    Expectation to build relationships within the department, design team and buying team.

    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

  • 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

  • Merchandising Admin Assistant – Franchise

    Location: London Head Office
    Contract: Type Permanent

    Purpose of the Role

    Based in the London office, supporting the International Merchandising team in all aspects of the function, in order to achieve planned sales and profit for the partners.

    Key Deliverables

    Collate and distribute the weekly and monthly performance reports. This incorporates sales, best / worst sellers, market feedback and lessons learnt for use in future planning.

    Attend weekly trade meeting, highlighting risks and opportunities and taking appropriate actions.

    Use sales and stock reports to make recommendations on stock movements and fulfil additional stock requirements.

    Range selections – Prepare information for, and attend range selections for each market. Follow up on queries, update the buying team with stock requirements and populate all planning documents.

    Provide ad-hoc analysis for the International team to support trading and buying decisions.

    Allocation planning. Work with partners to accurately plan and deliver their monthly ranges in line with OTB and specific market requirements.

    Attend Critical Path meetings with UK Buying and Merchandising teams to understand the impact of delivery changes and discuss appropriate actions with line manager.

    WSSI maintenance – update the WSSIs with actualised sales, stock, markdown costs and intake. Work with line manager on re-forecasting and the implications.

    Work in collaboration with partners and all departments within the business including Buying, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising.

    Liaise with the Exports team to ensure the smooth dispatch of stock for each market in line with an agreed plan.

    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