****Caroline Gardner is recruiting****

CREATIVE ARTWORKER 

Within a Design team of 8, this role touches on all aspects of the department and works closely with the Sales & Marketing team. Currently reporting into the Design Director the main purpose of this role is to deliver accurate product catalogues and marketing material for a variety of media on time and as briefed.

Essential skills;

  • Excellent skills In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator. (Any other software packages a bonus.)
  • Taking projects from concept through to completion with strong visual communication skills with the flexibility to adopt the ‘in-house’ style.
  • A motivated and resourceful team player with the ability to juggle multiple projects and work to tight deadlines
  • Must demonstrate close attention to detail and ultra-organised, methodical ways of working to ensure accuracy and good practice
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (including word and excel)
  • Working within a Marketing environment also a bonus!
  • Minimum 2 years experience.

 

Main duties include;

  • Creating product catalogues and small release brochures to promote the Caroline Gardner product ranges to wholesale (and retail) customers
  • Working with the Design Director and Sales/Marketing team to create advertorials, leaflets and marketing material ready for print
  • Re-touching lifestyle and product photographs, creating 3D visuals/mocks (in illustrator or photoshop) and re-sizing images for web
  • Preparing artwork for print for personalised stationery orders, an online retail service for wedding and party invites
  • Supporting the external PR function by updating the company drop box with the latest images

 

Other tasks;

  • Supporting the Web Editor and Stylist by creating banners, graphics, buttons and images for the web as well as e-mail campaign
  • Supporting the Designers by supplying artwork to licensing partners, editing artwork and checking proofs
  • Ordering supplies for the printer (Xerox) and liaising with custom.er service team trouble shooting
  • Supporting the design team with ad-hoc artworking tasks

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES ADMINISTRATOR VACANCY

We are looking for a forward thinking, highly organised individual to join our sales team.  This brand new position has arisen due to the ongoing growth and success of our exciting and creative brand.  The right candidate should have excellent attention to detail and organisation skills as well as a commitment to providing excellent customer service to our wonderful customers worldwide. 

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, organized and a good team player with the ability to work under tight deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment.

Would like to have!

  • Customer Service and/or sales experience
  • Experience within the gifting market
  • Experience of an office environment
  • Sage Experience
  • Proof Reading experience
  • PA experience or similar

 

Must Have

  • Passion for our brand
  • Interest in the gifting market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office (Particularly excel and word)
  • Good organisation skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Confident and professional telephone manner

This is a truly fantastic opportunity to join a friendly and driven team, within a fast growing and innovative brand at a time of immense excitement and growth.

Start date is ASAP although we will wait for the right candidate. 

Please send CVs with a covering letter to jobs@carolinegardner.com

A full job description will be sent out to candidates on request.

 

MERCHANDISING ASSISTANT – CAROLINE GARDNER PUBLISHING

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an articulate, goal driven and pro active merchandising assistant to join our growing team. Experience wise you must be operating at Merchandising Assistant or Allocator level and be looking to push your career forward.

To be successful you will have current experience in managing stock allocation plans, overseeing supplier intake, updating reports and completing regular sales reporting. You will also be experienced in making recommendation on slow movers and best sellers and be ready to take on the next step of planning and trading your own area and presenting to senior management.

You will ideally have an affinity with non-fashion product but candidates from any fast paced retail merchandising background will be considered.

This is an interesting, varied role, requiring excellent organisation and time management skills.  You will need to be commercially aware and have strong communication skills. It is essential that the merchandising assistant is numerate with a logical, analytical approach and has a very good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (including Sums, Pivot tables and vlookups)

Experience of using SAGE would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Key tasks of the role include:

 

Wholesale (UK, US & Export)

  • Daily reporting on warehouse progress
  • Processing and reconciling stock transfers and product assembly
  • Suggesting production quantities and creating purchase orders across all categories
  • Chasing suppliers on deliveries and status updates inc. liaising with freight forwarders to track all shipments from Far East and to UK and US and updating relevant departments and warehouses
  • Submitting and checking invoices prior to payment
  • Company stock take and daily stock queries
  • Product maintenance on SAGE system including product creation, booking stock and cost price maintenance
  • Reviewing suppliers and helping sourcing new
  • Ah hoc reporting on best sellers/sell through stock
  • Communicating regularly with Export customers on stock availability
  • Supporting the website team with stock availability details including Out of Stock, Discontinued and new launch lines.

 Please send CVs with a covering letter to jobs@carolinegardner.com

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