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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like the opportunity to join the Amanda Wakeley team, please view the current vacancies listed below. Alternatively, please forward your CV to careers@amandawakeley.com and it will be kept on record for any future openings.

ASSISTANT CONCESSION MANAGER (HARVEY NICHOLS EDINBURGH)

We are looking to recruit an experienced customer service focused Assistant Manager for our concession in Harvey Nichols Edinburgh.

The role of the Assistant Manager is to support the Manager to achieve store goals by maximising store productivity and profitability through team building and staff development. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in Luxury retail sector, either as an established Assistant Manager seeking a new challenge or a Senior Sales looking for the next step
  • Support the Concession manager in the daily running of the store
  • Take ownership and accountability of concessions productivity, through driving KPIs and CRM when the Manager is out of store.
  • Consistently and effectively support the Manager to execute company training programs and procedures
  • Effectively manage team to build relationships with customers
  • Deliver accurate and timely feedback to appropriate members of head office team
  • Be stock loss aware
  • Ensure the team understand the company visons and values by leading by example
  • Work in partnership with Harvey Nichols staff and management team
  • Support in inspiring the team to meet and exceed company expectations

Full time, 40 hours p/week, permanent 

Please submit your CV to Kelly, hnlmanager@amandawakeley.com

INTERNATIONAL WHOLESALE ASSISTANT

Responsibilities 

Business & Financial Management

  • Support on budget monitoring, invoices, etc.
  • Strong communications skills inc. written and telephone skills
  • Is solutions focused and manage problems in a positive way
  • Manages very tight deadlines and can prioritise tasks in order of importance to ensure delivery
  • Exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and follow-through on all tasks and admin duties
  • Creates and composes correspondence, with perfect formatting and grammar
  • Maintains filing system and keeps all folders tidy and updated

Team Management (inc. Dept., across Amanda Wakeley and externally)

  • Pro-actively supports team
  • Immediately addresses and resolves issues/challenges
  • Works with teams to positively manage requests

Personal Management

  • Takes direction to ensure thorough preparation to meet delivery requirements
  • Takes ownership, is accountable to deliver timely solutions, meet deadlines and complete actions
  • Delivering individual tasks whilst maintaining focus on overall objectives
  • Demonstrates best practice in managing communications and quality standards
  • Drives best practice behaviours and works as a team to meet Amanda Wakeley objectives to maintain integrity and reputation

Expertise Skills

  • All Amanda Wakeley portfolio events including UK and international buyers, sales agents and buying offices
  • Management of the UK and international buyer’s database, including data input, amendments, accuracy, on-going review, etc.
  • Responsible for daily updates on significant changes within the industry including competitors and promotions and updating our records and team accordingly
  • Vetting buyers, ensuring confirmation of all supporting documents ( Sending weekly report to Client)
  • Ensuring registration, issuing passes, VIP badges, welcome packs, during London fashion week
  • Liaising with PR to produce staff briefing packs 
  • Invite buyers to all MARKET DATES promoting events, booking appointments, ‘walk through’ buyers in the showroom, follow up on shipping
  • Assisting International Manager compile reports for MD and Amanda
  • Follow-up with buyers prior to, during and after events
  • Research new shops and buyers through media and attendance record of whom buys from London brand
  • Find correct contact details of those who can be no longer reached via emails and phone calls 
  • Chase target buyers to who attend fashion week events hosted in London and overseas
  • Update and maintain internal buyer relations weekly department plan 

Key Relationships (Internal and External)

Maintain and develop positive and strong working relationships with:

  • UK & International buyers
  • Line manager, International Manager

Skills and Requirements

Person Specification

  • Positive outlook with an enthusiastic and friendly approach
  • Highly driven and results focused with a commitment to working to high standards and absolute attention to detail
  • Excellent relationship and communication both face-to-face and on the telephone
  • Excellent written skills with proven experience in composing correspondence in a business environment
  • Highly articulate with excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Ability to project manage multi-tasks autonomously
  • Confident, highly organised, ability to use initiative and be pro-active
  • Well presented, level-headed, personal energy, enthusiastic, engaging with a happy demeanour
  • Ability to remain calm, diplomatic and composed
  • Good time management and time planning
  • Promotes a positive, professional image in the office, and out with designers and contacts
  • Advanced IT skills in Microsoft Word , Excel –Joor and SAP essential

Professional Experience & Skills

  • Graduate with 2 languages preferable
  • Knowledge of British and international designers
  • Knowledge of global economic marketplace and its impact on retailers
  • Knowledge of UK and international retail market, Dept. stores and boutiques
  • Experience in sales, ideally wholesale with high level of negotiation skills
  • Experience of writing reports to a high standard
  • Updating databases and advanced Microsoft Applications skills

 Please submit your CV to Angela ao@amandawakeley.com

 

ALTERATION HAND / MACHINIST

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Alteration Hand / Machinist to join a Luxury women’s wear brand on a freelance basis. The role is based in Central London and will be 3 days per week; the candidate will need to be flexible with their hours. 

The successful candidate will have at least 4 years’ experience of working in a luxury environment carrying out all types of alterations on Tailoring and Evening wear to a professional standard. The role will involve fitting garments on customers and following through the alterations.

Responsibilities

  • Able to use industrial lock stitch and overlocker.
  • Understanding different fabric behavior and properties and have the ability to change machine settings accordingly.
  • Able to hold fittings and complete the alterations to a high standard.  
  • The candidate must have close attention to detail and provide a high stand of finish on all alterations.
  • Up keep of machinery cleaning and oiling machines.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and work efficiently.
  • Must have pressing experience. 

Please submit your CV to Samara, bridal@amandawakeley.com

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