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Brand Manager
 

Our client design and develop exciting ranges of products for the home. They supply many of the UK’s leading retail groups as well as the International markets.

 Due to continued success they are looking for a Brand Manager who can create clarity and vision for a brand.  The ideal candidate must be creative with strong commercial acumen with an excellent track record in building a specific product area.  With a good knowledge of the product development process they will be managing the development of products from early concept to launch. The ideal candidate will have the ability to influence those around them, be flexible, results driven and innovative, this however needs to be grounded in sound commercial thinking. They should be able to demonstrate where they have made an impact within their current position and within a brand.  Experience in dealing with factories including factory visits will be advantageous. The successful candidate will have key responsibilities for maintaining and developing existing customer relationships this will include working closely with the field and national sales teams to support the brand and maximise growth opportunities.  In addition they must work with the marketing team to make sure the message for the brand resounds throughout sales literature, POS, consumer and trade press and social media.
With 3 year experience within housewares, textiles, gifts, wrapping, interiors or an associated industry, you will ideally be degree educated and have a structured career history progressing from design through to senior buying, creative lead or brand manager roles.   The role will be supported by the talented marketing and product development team.  

 DAY TO DAY ROLE 

 Product development and its associated areas;

Manage product managers and designers.

Co-ordinate all projects under the brand. 

 Design brief development with internal and external designers.  Packaging briefs and development will form part of the role

 Travel to trade shows and factories internationally.
                                                                                                                                                                       Marketing and its associated areas;      

Co-ordinate product launch within key selling periods

Present new products both internally and externally.

Co-ordinate production of catalogues and sales literature and brief marketing team on key directives for the each season

Organise and attend meetings with Directors, senior managers on new product ideas

Stand planning at shows including product display and attendance during key shows  

                                                                                        

Sales                                                                                   

Work with sales team to present new products and in particular with key buyers.  

Visitation of key buyer/customer groups for sales and research purposes within the UK and Ireland and on occasion internationally.

  

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Energy and enthusiasm for the products and brand

Creativity and flair in design.  You will be able to show how you have pulled together relevant concepts and ideas to lead the way in range and brand development within your current role.

Influencing skills and tenacity, combined with an impactful presence/ personality will be key to raising the profile of the brand within the business and to deliver results.

Interpersonal skills will be key to gain support and momentum, as well as generating sustained enthusiasm across the business, in particular with the Sales Force

Organised and thorough with an ability to prioritise, especially given the breadth of the role and multiple products running at any one time.

An ability to make things happen to deadlines. - Pulling out the stops to get the job done

Decisiveness - Willing to make decision and the convictions to carry them out and stand by the

Have entrepreneurial leanings - Possibility to open new markets for the brand

Creative judgement - Understand where the market current is and ability to get the brand inline.

The role will be supported by the talented marketing and product development team and the successful candidate will be assisted by a Product Manager. 

The department consists of a Marketing Manager Brand and Product Managers, shape and surface designers, packaging and marketing creative, research and development personnel and marketing assistants.

This is a superb opportunity for a talented brand manager to develop their career with this market leading company.

 

 
Excellent salary and package
Liverpool
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National Account Manager
 

Our client is a successful and dynamic international business with a comprehensive range of  branded products for the kitchen. Renowned for their quality and innovation they supply many of the UK’s leading retailers across the high street, grocery and departmental store channels.

                                                      

They are now looking to recruit a talented and dynamic National Account Manager to join their thriving sales team.

 

You will be responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of retailers across the high street, grocery, on-line and departmental store channels as well as developing new business ensuring you achieve sales and margin targets.

 

To be successful in this role it is envisaged that you will have previous National Account Management experience developing and managing a portfolio of retail accounts including on line retailers ideally with a background in the FMCG housewares, giftware or garden channels. You will be able to demonstrate your success in growing business in existing accounts achieving aspirational targets and objectives.

 

You must demonstrate excellent sales, planning, forecasting and communication skills as well as strong commercial acumen.

 

You will be part of a small, hard working pro-active team in a progressive, fast changing  environment where you can develop your career as the business continues to grow.

 
£45000- £55000 ote Plus car
South East
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National Account Manager
 

                   

Our client is looking to recruit an additional National Account Manager to boost an already successful team and help drive their growing business forward.

 

This key role will involve selling a range of own label and branded homewares/garden products via a very diverse customer base including major grocers, high street and online retailers.

The Account Manager will be responsible for managing and developing existing accounts as well as pro-actively identifying and opening new national accounts. You will work closely with customers to forge strong long term relationships, present new products and ideas, develop individual own label ranges, conduct range reviews and identify growth opportunities.

Successful applicants will need to have a recent track record of selling housewares, garden / DIY products, or similar into national retail accounts.

The successful candidate will have recent experience selling housewares, garden or DIY  products into National retailers, experience in selling own label products with excellent account management skills. You will also have a proven track record in developing sales with new and existing accounts, have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additionally you will have a really positive can-do approach together with high energy levels and a pro-active approach to your work.

 

This is a great opportunity to develop your career with this well established and successful company where hard work is valued.

 
c£45,000 plus bonus and car
Nationwide
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Marketing and Product Development assistant
 

Well established our client design, develop and distribute distinctive branded and licensed children’s ranges selling to most major UK retailers as well as many international markets.

Due to continued growth they are now recruiting for a Marketing and Product Development Assistant to join their thriving, hard - working marketing team.  

You will assist in the development of both licensed character ranges and private label ranges with the guidance of the Marketing Director and members of the Product Management team. You will liase with key suppliers, monitor critical paths, progress chase and follow up.

Managing supplier and manufacturer relationships as well as co-ordinate the sample process.

Additionally you will also provide marketing support and tools to the sales team, research, presentations as well as be involved in all aspects of market research.

This role will suit a recent marketing graduate, or similar, who is looking to pursue or has some relevant work experience in product development and marketing. You will be analytical, highly professional, demonstrate excellent communication skills, able to forge strong relationships both internally and externally. You will be able to multi task and demonstrate good organisational and computer literacy skills.

This is a superb opportunity for a junior marketeer to develop their career.

 

 
£18,000-23,000 pa plus Bonus
Surrey
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Key Account Manager
 

 This is a rare opportunity to join our client who is a market leading manufacturer of branded products in the home storage, cleaning and laundry categories. Supplying many of the UK’s leading high street, grocery , departmental store and independent retailers they have an enviable reputation for the quality and style of products.

 

They are now recruiting for a talented and pro-active Key Account Manager who will be responsible for the continued development of their key account portfolio while managing field based accounts.

 

Your territory will cover the Midlands south of Staffordshire across to East Anglia and down to Sussex and Kent and across to Hampshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire.

 

You will be responsible for developing and growing sales in existing and new retail accounts.

 

The ideal candidate will have previous sales experience gained ideally in the housewares, garden or DIY channels. You will be driven, ambitious and target driven.

 

You will have good territory planning and presentation skills and proven ability in building long term relationships with customers at all levels.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company who can offer excellent career prospects.      

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
£25-£30,000 + exc bonus, car, pension
Midlands and South East
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Marketing Manager
 

Our client has a very exciting portfolio of housewares brands who supply their design–led, quality products to leading UK and International retail groups.

 

To support impressive sales growth they are now recruiting for talented and results oriented  Marketing Manager who will be responsible for the ongoing development of the company’s marketing communications.

 

Managing and leading a small marketing team you will be responsible for developing brand newsletters, brand catalogues as well as the brand and trade websites.

You will also be responsible for the continued development of the company’s social media strategy as well as developing marketing material to support both the UK and internationally sales teams. 

Additionally you will be responsible for both PR and advertising as well as developing relationships with retail buyers both in the UK and overseas.

To be successful in this role it is envisaged that you will be of graduate calibre, or similar, with a proven track record of commercial success gained in marketing across the consumer goods channels.

This is a superb opportunity to join this market leading company where hard work and success are rewarded.

 

Excellent package

Liverpool
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Product Manager
 

Our client has a very exciting portfolio of housewares brands who supplying their design–led, quality products to leading UK and International retail groups.

 

To support impressive sales growth they are now recruiting for talented and creative  Product Managers who will be responsible for the ongoing development of product ranges working closely with the Marketing Director.

 

Developing product briefs you will work closely with internal colleagues and key suppliers to ensure that product is delivered on time, to the correct quality and cost specs and in line with market requirements.

 

With an emphasis on creativity you must demonstrate sound commercial acumen to develop new ideas and ranges to help drive your brand forward.     

 

The ideal candidate will be of graduate calibre, or similar, with 2 years experience as a product manager and a proven track record in managing and marketing new products from concept through launch. Ideally this experience will be gained in housewares, textiles, gifts, wrapping, interiors or an associated industry.

 

You will be style and trend conscious with excellent written, verbal and IT skills.

 

Some domestic and international travel may be required.   

 

Our client can offer superb career development to the best candidates.

 
Excellent salary and package
Liverpool
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Product Designer
 

Our client is a leading supplier of housewares are now looking for a talented product designer to join their In-house design team.

From their headquarters in Liverpool they design and develop kitchen, dining and cookware

products, and supply them to department stores, independent cook shops, garden centres

and gift shops across the UK and internationally.

Duties will cover

• Working on new product ideas i.e improving existing ones

• Sketching initial design ideas from design brief

• Design and develop design concepts using CAD

• Producing technical drawings and specifications using CAD

• Produce samples or working models using our 3D printer

• liaise with the marketing department, to discuss appropriate production processes

Skills, Qualities & Abilities

• Experienced in product design, preferably in housewares sector

• A high degree of technical knowledge and creative ability

• Knowledge of industrial processes/techniques and standards

• Ability to work as a member of a multi-functional team

• Excellent time management and organisational skills

Essential

• Degree in Product Design, spatial design, 3D design or industrial design or equivalent

education or qualifications

• Previous experience working in the product design industry or a similar role. Retail/FMCG

design experience desirable but not essential

• Ability to execute design solutions using CAD

• A strong creative flair, and a strong spatial sense

 
Excellent salary and package
Liverpool
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SALES AGENT
 

Our Client makes water pitchers and filters which lead the industry in water purification. With a 5 stage filter, better contaminant removal, 50% more solids removed (compared to others), and certified to reduce lead and other heavy metals. Total dissolved solids (which may include Minerals, Salts, metals, chemicals, fluoride or runoff) after their filtering is 0 parts per million. The model is similar to others where you buy a pitcher and then buy filters later.

They currently have no distribution in the UK and are looking to expand here before entering the greater European market.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Garment Technologist
 

Our client is a well-established and successful supplier of mens and boyswear to many of the UK's leading high street retailers and mail-order groups.

They are now recruiting an experienced garment technologist who will be responsible for ensuring that garment production is delivered to the customers specification through liason with overseas factories, retail customers and internal colleagues.

Reporting to the Technical Manager you will be responsible for managing and providing technical expertise at customer fit meetings, advising factories of technical, construction and pattern amendments and establishing and maintaining close working relationships with customers’ technical and buying departments as well as key personnel at the factories.
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You will visit overseas factories to improve understanding and to review quality systems, discuss and agree actions where required.

The ideal candidate will have 2 – 3 years commercial experience as a Garment Technologist. You will have good communication and organisational skills together with the ability to multi-task.

This is a superb opportunity to develop your career with a company who pride themselves on developing their people.


 
£25,000 pa
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