We’re not just a great place to shop; we’re an awesome place to work! We know that the key to a successful business is in its people, which is why we hire the best.
Location: Manchester City Centre
Established in 2007 in the UK, Glamorous is a directional, young, fashion brand for women ages 18-30. We are inspired by the world around us; its people and places, vintage and new. Equally influence by haute couture and adventurous street style, Glamorous provides a forward take on global trends with ready-to-wear clothing, accessory and footwear collections. We are a dynamic brand with exciting prospects and there is a real opportunity to be part of a business where you can have a major impact on the range.
Due to ongoing success with the brand, Glamorous is looking for a ‘mid-weight’ Ladieswear Designer to join our small and friendly team on a full-time, permanent basis within our Manchester head office.
Support the Senior Designer with Range Planning and Design
Researching, creating collections, putting together themes, fabrics and prints
Designing multi-products and artwork for prints
Liaise with the Sales Department to move-on best Sellers on a regular basis, attending Best Seller Meetings
Liaise with Merchandising to approve fabrics and prints
Liaise with Garment technologists to approve fits
Creating and maintaining line sheets, ensuring critical path deadlines are maintained
You will be required to travel nationally and internationally for fabric/trim sourcing, design inspiration/research and range build
Degree educated within fashion design
Experience in designing multi-product with detailed tech packs and specs from scratch
A thorough and constantly maintained knowledge of catwalk and high street trends as well as fast, young, fashion
Computer literate in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Excel
Strong technical knowledge of garment construction and understanding of designing to a price point
Genuine ‘passion for fashion’
Self-motivated - Able to work in a fast-paced environment, under pressure and to tight deadlines
Ability to design and build a balanced and cohesive range
Self-motivated and hard-working with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Experience in graphics/prints, outerwear or denim would be advantageous
If you love fashion and are interested in this exciting opportunity to become a Ladieswear Designer whilst contributing to the continued growth and success for our fashion company, please apply by submitting attachments of 2x jpegs of work, along with your CV and cover letter to HR@glamorous.com
Territory Sales Executive
- (Russian, Italian, Czech or German speaking) Kacoo Fashion Ltd - Manchester
Position: Territory Sales Executive
Direct Reporting Line to: (International Sales Manager Distributor / Wholesale Business)
Location: Manchester – United Kingdom
Key Interfaces: Sales Manager Distributor Business EMEA, Customer Solutions Director EMEA, Operations Director, Trade Sales Support Supervisor, Customer Services Supervisor, Customer Services and Sales Support Facilitators
Purpose/Mission: To gain profitable sales and a high level of customer service within the designated geographical territories in order to meet agreed annual sales targets and to ensure long term repeat business.
For hitting agreed KPIs
For identifying and securing the most capable and professional customers within your designated territory that have the ability to achieve sales targets for Kacoo Ltd products.
To have knowledge of each market in order to identify strategic accounts (of our Distributor Partners) in each territory and to support our Distributor Partners to ensure our products are being purchased by them.
To create and implement strategies that will increase the average order value and the range of products offered by our customers.
To be fully responsible for customer satisfaction in all aspects of ‘after sales’ and to negotiate a win/ win solution to customer complaints. Support other team members in the development and implementation of customer care standards to ensure ongoing repeat business
Key Tasks: Functional
To identify knowledge gaps within customer’s sales teams and to provide training materials or presentations in order to ensure they are able to sell our products and services and overcome objections
To support Distributors by attending trade shows and exhibitions and assisting them by demonstrate products and sell products in order to promote Kacoo Ltd products and/or services, attending to the interest of Distributor customers at those events and where possible other interested customer groups.
To ensure that all Distributor orders are correctly calculated and submitted for before commencement of any work or dispatch of goods. This will ensure that minimum margins are being met and that Kacoo Ltd will generate profit.
To be able to manage and negotiate sensitive situations with customers in order to achieve a win/win outcome.
To ensure all customer orders are paid for on time
To have fixed review with colleagues to identify how to improve our products, process and services in order to assist in customer loyalty.To produce an annual sales business plan that demonstrates exactly how the sales target will be achieved
To submit a quarterly update of the business plan by the 15th of the first month in each quarter to the European Sales Manager EMEA
To create a yearly activity plan that is updated and submitted weekly to the European Sales Manager .
To present a weekly 121 report to the European Sales Manager EMEA
To ensure all customer account details are kept up to date and stored on the CRM / SAP system
To provide a quarterly sales forecast that is updated by the 31st of each month and to liaise with other Departments within Kacoo Ltd to ensure that customer’s orders/forecasts are communicated and known and that products/inventory and/or services are scheduled, prioritized, progressed and delivered in order to satisfy external and internal customers expectations
To have in place quarterly review meetings either face to face or over the phone with each of our trade customers and to ensure the meeting overview is added to the CRM / SAP systems
To analyse customer accounts and advise on the quarterly update of any actions and support that is needed in order to increase sales
Excellent negotiation skills in order to ensure a profitable business and to be able to convince customers
Conceptual selling skills
Fluent in English and either Russian, Italian, Czech or German and other languages
Technical ability and product knowledge of all Kacoo products
To have the ability to communicate a message and present in front of an audience
Ability to analyze and evaluate information in order to support the justification for an action
To ensure a high level of verbal and written skills are used when creating any customer communication letters or contracts
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook
Experience in dealing with problem solving and processing customer enquiries
Ability to be tactful, assertive, resilient and professional at all time when in the company of business partners and colleagues
To be positive in your approach to customers and colleagues
Willing to attend international tradeshows as required
Ability to be flexible
Willingness to maintain own continuing professional development and undertake relevant training and development activities
Account Sales Executive
Kacoo Fashion Ltd - Manchester
Established in 2007 in the UK, Kacoo Fashion Ltd is a multi-channel fashion company with an international presence in over 30 countries worldwide. Our fashion brands include Glamorous, True Decadence and Alice and You. Our brands are dynamic with exciting prospects and there is a real opportunity to be part of a business where you can have a major impact.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Account Sales Executive to join Kacoo Fashion Ltd on a full-time and permanent basis. Working from our Manchester City Centre head office, the successful sales person will be responsible for selling our successful womenswear label, Glamorous, for our international wholesale accounts for apparel.
We are looking for a candidate with direct experience managing wholesale accounts within the fashion industry or an industry relatable to fashion. The successful candidate will have ownership over their assigned accounts and will ultimately be responsible for customer service, selling and handling the process from initial interest to product delivery. The Account Sales Executive will be reporting into the Head of Wholesale and will be responsible for:
Managing and growing relationships with existing accounts, working towards and exceeding monthly sales targets
Highlighting customer targeted products and best sellers to existing international customers
Effectively manage critical path to ensure orders are delivered on time
Prepare all paper work for prospective and confirmed orders
Representing Glamorous at the Tradeshows – some international travel will be required on an infrequent basis
The successful candidate will also have the following skills and attributes:
Excellent PC skills including Microsoft Office
Strong interest in fashion
Commercially minded - understands our Glamorous brand and customer
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service skills
In return for working for us, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, incremental holiday allowance, birthday leave, child care vouchers, early finish on a Friday, free city centre parking and a generous staff discount.
Kacoo Fashion Ltd - Manchester
Kacoo Fashion Ltd. is a Manchester based multichannel womenswear company with a fast-growing international presence. Our labels include Glamorous and True Decadence and our labels are found in over 30 different countries worldwide. Working close to the season, we are able to respond quickly to the market demand by controlling all aspects of the supply chain from design through to distribution. With a strong presence in both the UK and internationally, we are looking to build upon our success and to seize new opportunities for growth. We are therefore looking to expand our Sales department in our Manchester office and are recruiting for a Sales Manager. Reporting to the Director, duties will include but will not be limited to:
• Accountable for the management of all sales operation for the UK and international markets • Develop and refine business plan and strategy for maximizing potential • Set profit and revenue targets and develop plans to exploit accordingly • Identify and follow through with new business opportunities to increase market presence • Develop and lead a team of sales personnel • Attend range reviews with design team to improve range through customer feedback • Manage and attend trade shows
• Demonstrable commercial acumen with the ability to visualise opportunities for growth and the steps required to get there • Proven experience of developing sales within a fashion organisation • Demonstrable experience of building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and motivate a team to gain results • Takes a ‘hands on’ approach to work and is active within their role • Proficient IT skills
Salary: Competitive Role: Full-time, Permanent
If you are interested inany of the above positions, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to HR@glamorous.com