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Current Vacancies

Retail Buying and Office Manager

Location: Kings Road, London SW3
Apply Before: 6th November 2017

We are looking for a dynamic candidate to join our retail team based in our office on the Kings Road in Chelsea.

As well as managing our Retail Purchasing Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for sales and margin analysis, stock levels, supplier term negotiations, overhead budgets and full yearly sales budgets. They will work very closely with our finance, warehouse, purchasing and ecommerce teams, as well as liaising on a daily basis with our Retail Sales Managers and Display team.

Specific duties will include:

• Monthly sales and margin analysis and reporting
• Monthly stock meetings and responsibility for all retail stock movements
• Twice-yearly full retail stock take planning and implementation alongside Finance Manager, and implementation of quarterly mini stock takes
• Negotiating discounts and trading terms with suppliers, both new and existing
• Yearly budgeting of all retail overheads with monthly follow-up reporting
• Annual budgeting of full yearly sales across entire retail division with monthly follow-up reporting
• Representing retail division at monthly operations meeting and reporting back to Senior Manager and fellow Retail Managers
• Managing Retail Purchasing Team – keeping track of all orders coming in to ensure timely delivery and pushing/pulling order schedule as necessary in order to maintain optimum stock levels
• Co-ordinate support for all retail events – workshops, talks and twice-yearly season launches
• Manage the submission of all relevant payroll matters to head office Payroll Team / HR
• Seasonal briefing of the retail product pages on our Ecommerce site and ensuring that they are maintained throughout the season
• Forecasting all wholesale product sales seasonally alongside Ecommerce and Purchasing teams with monthly follow-up meetings
• Reserving retail quantities of all new season stock prior to launch and ensuring it arrives in-store according to Display schedule

Candidates must be team players and comfortable working in a fast-paced, varied environment.

Please apply in writing including a CV and accompanying letter stating both current and expected salaries to  [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies, please.

Wallpaper/Printed Textile Designer

Location: Head Offfice, London W10
Apply Before: 3rd November 2017

We have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced designer to join our West London based design studio. The ability to produce beautiful hand originated / hand painted artwork is essential for this role – successful applicants will be invited for interview with their portfolios which much demonstrate a flair for original hand painted work.

Proven experience in designing specifically for wallpapers, printed and woven home furnishings will be a distinct advantage.

Please note that purely CAD based designers will not be considered for this position.

Applications without portfolios (print-outs or on CD) will not be considered and due to the high volume of applicants expected, please note that any design work sent cannot be returned.

Please apply in writing including a CV and accompanying letter stating both current and expected salaries to  [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies, please.

Administrative Assistant - Retail Buying Team

Location: Kings Road, Chelsea SW3
Apply Before: 10th November 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Retail Buying and Administration team. Based at the Kings Road flagship store, our Retail team handles the buying for both our Kings Road flagship and our store in Marylebone High Street, as well as bespoke customer orders.

We are looking for a dynamic Administrative Assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will help with stock control for the stores, as well as reports, signage and general administration. They will be responsible for monitoring stock levels and coordinating our retail and online business.

Ideal candidates will have previous administrative experience (experience in a retail environment would be a plus). Candidates must be team players and comfortable working in a fast paced environment. A keen interest in contemporary design and furniture is a bonus. Proficiency in Excel beneficial.

Please apply in writing including a CV and accompanying letter stating both current and expected salaries to  [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies, please.

Customer Service Coordinator, UK desk

Location: Head Office, London W10
Apply Before: 17th November 2017

We require a bright, intelligent and flexible person to join our Customer Service team to deal with our distributors and agents globally.

Along with the drive and initiative and the ability to work under pressure, excellent administration, organisation and customer services skills are required as well as very good language skills in written and spoken English. You will be working within a small team and will need to be a great team player; you will also need to interact with other departments within one of the most exciting design companies in the UK today.

At least one year's experience in an office environment is required.


Please apply in writing including a CV and accompanying letter stating both current and expected salaries to  [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies, please.

Weekend Retail Sales Consultant - Flagship Homestore

Location: Kings Road, London
Apply Before: 31st October 2017

We are looking for a part-time (Saturday and Sunday, 14 hours per week), dynamic, sales driven Retail Sales Consultant.

Applicants must have relevant sales experience and a knowledge of and interest in soft furnishings. Experience of dealing with fabrics in a retail environment is an advantage. You will be expected to promote sales, advise customers on interior decoration and maintain the high standards required by the company. A keen interest in contemporary design and furniture is a bonus.

Please apply in writing including a CV and accompanying letter stating both current and expected salaries to Anna-Lisa Moon, Designers Guild, 3 Latimer Place, London, W10 6QT or via email to  [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies, please.

Work Experience - Retail

Location: King's Road, Chelsea SW3
Apply Before: 10th November 2017

We have fantastic work experience positions available based at our stunning Fabric Showroom on the King's Road in Chelsea. We usually accommodate placements of 1 or 2 weeks and you will gain a valuable insight into both retail and interior design. Work experience is unpaid, although we offer a nominal amount to cover your travel expenses and lunch.

We are currently inviting applications for placements from late October onwards.

Regrettably we are unable to accommodate students under the age of 18.

Please apply in writing including a CV and accompanying letter to Anna-Lisa Moon, Designers Guild, 3 Latimer Place, London, W10 6QT or via email to  [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies, please.

Work Experience - Head Office

Location: Latimer Place, London W10
Apply Before: 10th November 2017

We offer work experience in various departments throughout Designers Guild such as Creative, Product Development, Sales & Marketing, eCommerce, Press and Retail. We usually accommodate placements of 1 or 2 weeks so that you will gain a valuable insight into how the company is run as a whole, through working within various areas. This is unpaid, although we offer a nominal amount to cover your travel expenses and lunch.

We are currently inviting applications for placements from November onwards.

Regrettably we are unable to accommodate students under the age of 18.

Please apply in writing including a CV and accompanying letter to Anna-Lisa Moon, Designers Guild, 3 Latimer Place, London, W10 6QT or via email to  [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies, please.

Designers Guild is an expanding global company famous for its innovative, creative designs in home furnishings and interior design.

For over 30 years our reputation and distinctive image has been developed and as we grow we continually seek to recruit dynamic, motivated and committed employees. We value individual talent and have exciting opportunities within a wide range of jobs.

Designers Guild strives to be an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status, national origin, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits. We will also provide you with training and development to help you succeed. To find opportunities that interest you, please look at our current vacancies on this page, which will also show details of how to apply. We will only contact those persons selected for further consideration.

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