Work for Osprey London

OSPREY Graeme Ellisdon Ltd is an independent luxury leather company with a big heart and even bigger plans. From office administration to supplier liaison, managing stores to co-ordinating customer deliveries, this is a customer-focused and forward-thinking organisation.

Loyalty, flexibility, a keenness to roll up the sleeves & get on with whatever comes our way, attention to detail and a real commitment to customer service are all highly valued here. And if you love design, craftsmanship and quality, we can't think of a better place to work.

Here is a list of our current vacancies:

PART-TIME SALES CONSULTANTS
  • Posted on: 02-09-2017
  • Deadline: 03-02-2017
  • Location:
    OSPREY LONDON
    FLAGSHIP STORE
    27 Regent Street St James's
    London
    SW1Y 4NQ

     



  • Description:
    DO YOU HAVE GREAT COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND A PROVEN TRACK RECORD WITHIN THE LUXURY RETAIL SECTOR? We are looking to appoint Part-Time Sales Consultants at our stunning flagship store in Regent Street St James's (nearest tube Piccadilly Circus).
     
    This is an exciting opportunity to join our team. If you have solid retail experience in the luxury sector, along with the ability to deliver exceptional customer service, we would love to hear from you.

    Experience required:
    As brand ambassadors, applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to and experience of delivering great customer service; with first class sales skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and the highest standard of personal presentation.  


    Function of the role:
    The overall function of the Sales Consultant is to support the store's objectives through excellent customer service skills, bringing our brand and our products to life for our customers.

     
    Core skills & qualities:
    • A passion for customer service and building effective customer relationships
    • Great communication skills
    • An ability to bring the stories behind our brand to life for customers
    • Ability to maximise sales opportunities
    • Strong desire to achieve targets
    • Good understanding of the luxury market and its customers

    Main duties and responsibilities:
    • Provide excellent customer service in bringing the brand and its stories to the attention of our customers
    • Security awareness
    • Product knowledge - to continuously learn about the product
    • Use of tills
    • Assist with new deliveries
    • Assist with replenishment
    • Assist with merchandising
    • Maintain required standards throughout store
    • Identify which products are selling well
    • Assess which products are selling slowly and think about solutions
    • Comply with dress code standards
    • To be actively committed to your training and development
    • Comply with all company policies & procedures

    Hours: up to 24hrs/week including weekends. In exchange, we offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package and opportunities to develop your career with our brand. 

    If you are a highly motivated sales person and possess exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven track record in delivering first class service within the luxury sector, please send your CV and a short covering letter in support of your application to:
    recruitment@ospreylondon.com

SENIOR BUYER
  • Posted on: 02-11-2017
  • Deadline: 03-11-2017
  • Location: Head Office
    Luton

  • Description:
    ARE YOU A HIGHLY ORGANISED SENIOR BUYER WITH EXPERIENCE OF LUXURY PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURERS? 

    If so, we'd like to hear from you! This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Accessories Senior Buyer to join our successful and growing luxury brand, working alongside the Managing Director to develop outstanding product collections.

    About the role:
    You'll take responsibility for the resourcing, planning and selection of a range of products including branded leather products across our different retail channels; overseeing the buying processes & working with existing suppliers as well as identifying new ones. 

    Reporting to
    The Managing Director

    Based
    Head office in Luton, with some overseas travel required 


    Experience required:
    • Educated to A level standard as a minimum but preferably with a degree in fashion retail, design & production
    • Minimum of 5 years' buying experience in a related premium luxury fashion &/or leather industry
    • Experience of working within a retail environment
    • Should have existing supplier relationships and/or knowledge of suppliers
    • Direct experience of working with factories in Europe and Far East
    • Track record in product development
    • Management experience of small teams
    • Technical understanding of manufacturing techniques
    • Strong negotiating skills

    Core skills:
    • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
    • Strong commerciality and trend awareness
    • Strong understanding of retail environment
    • Ability to network well, you'll excel at relationship building along with the ability to influence people
    • Great teamwork and interpersonal skills
    • Highly numerate with strong MS office skills
    • Ability to cope with pressure and meet tight deadlines
    • Capable of working in a fast paced environment to achieve targets
    • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi task
    • Good time management to include planning of timelines 
    • Strong creative flair
    • Confident presentation style along with strong leadership skills
    • Ability to demonstrate drive and determination
    • Great sense of humour never goes amiss

    Main duties & responsibilities include but are not confined to:
    • Sourcing new suppliers for future products as well as maintaining and developing relationships with existing suppliers 
    • Meeting suppliers and negotiating appropriate terms of contract
    • Taking initial brief and being able to interpret it correctly while being aware of future trends
    • Presenting new ranges to Directors and relevant teams
    • Identifying sales/profitability opportunities – continual analysis of price architecture
    • Responsible for producing reports, forecasting and buying plans
    • Measuring and monitoring the performance of the business on a weekly basis
    • Reacting appropriately and positively to changes in demand and logistics
    • Regularly reviewing key performance indicators such as stock, sales, margins, etc
    • Keeping abreast of trends and opportunities in the market place
    • Writing reports and forecast sales levels
    • Controlling, monitoring and chasing all outstanding development with suppliers (leathers, styles, colours, etc)
    • Liaising with retail stores to review what is selling and reviewing customer demand 
    • Developing a close strategic relationship with the Merchandising team regarding range development and planning
    • Liaising with distribution to compile and manage store stocks and intake plans based on forecasts
    • Overseeing the efficiencies and day to day functionality of buying processes within the Product Development team of four

     
    In return, we offer a great working environment, a highly competitive salary and benefits package and fantastic opportunities to develop your career with our brand. To apply, please send your CV and a short covering letter in support of your application to recruitment@ospreylondon.com. Deadline for applications is 11th March 2017.

BUYING ADMINISTRATOR
  • Posted on: 02-11-2017
  • Deadline: 03-11-2017
  • Location: Head Office
    Luton

  • Description:
    ARE YOU A HIGHLY ORGANISED RECENT GRADUATE LOOKING TO BUILD YOUR CAREER IN THE FASHION ACCESSORIES BUYING SECTOR?

    OSPREY LONDON is growing and we need a sharp, switched-on, self-motivated and, above all, accurate individual to join our team.  


    About the role:

    Due to the expansion of our brand, this new role has been created to provide additional administrative support to the Buying/Product Development team in the processing and finalising of our product lines.


    Reporting to:
    The Senior Accessories Buyer


    Based:
    In our head office in Luton, two minutes' walk from the station

    Experience required:
    • You should be A level educated (minimum)
    • Preferably with a degree or with two years' minimum fashion industry related experience

    Core skills:
    • High levels of accuracy
    • Strong computer/excel skills
    • Strong numeracy skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Ability to work under own initiative & can demonstrate proactive behaviour
    • Ability to ask the right questions
    • Team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
    • Ability to work under pressure

    Main duties include:
    • Setting up and create product paperwork and purchase orders on our inventory management system (Prima)
    • Creating makesheets and costs & margin sheets
    • Creating specifications for a range of products (hand draw or powerpoint) for our different retail channels
    • Tracking sample orders and updating the department accordingly
    • Ensuring all details of orders received are correct
    • Accurately raising all orders on time
    • Booking in of orders for major wholesalers
    • Invoice wholesaler orders on time and accurately
    • Managing similar process for other retail channels as and when required
    • Running end of month reports (open sales & purchase orders)
    • Inputting key data into trackers to monitor performance at major wholesalers
    • Organising tickets for wholesalers
    • Maintenance of showroom and preparation of showroom for meetings
    • Ensuring the sample room is well organised and maintained
    • Other ad hoc duties and general support to the buying team as required

    In return, we offer a great working environment, a highly competitive salary and benefits package and fantastic opportunities to develop your career with our brand. To apply, please send your CV and a short covering letter in support of your application to recruitment@ospreylondon.com. Deadline for applications is 11th March 2017, but why wait that long? 


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