• Bethanie Crisp

    Consultant

    I’ve worked in recruitment since 2012, with a background in HR. 

    My skills and knowledge in both the retail and recruitment industries have developed rapidly.

    I was recently promoted to Operations Executive and Consultant. I now cover all roles at all levels across the whole retail industry.

    From merchandising and buying, to technical and production and beyond.

    My approach is to build meaningful relationships with our candidates and clients, so that the best talent gets matched with the best roles.
     

     

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    Retail Operations

    Brand Ambassador

    £35,000 + Commission and Benefits

    We have been retained by our client, a beautiful Luxury womenswear Brand on a new position for a Brand Ambassador for their flagship concession in one of London’s top Department Stores.

    This exciting opportunity would be to manage their well-located and premium ‘Matt Space’ delivering outstanding customer service and memorable shopping experience to new and existing customers.

    The successful candidate would need to have a successful track record in sales and demonstrate positivity, encourage, mentor and lead a small team driving motivation, passion and a content working environment.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Customer focused with natural ability to build rapport, talk fashion and inspire.
    Work Closely with department store partners and management spotting new marketing opportunities.
    Merchandise stock in line with brand guidelines, as well as the department store VM guidelines.
    Maintain, tidy and recover area.
    Strong merchandising awareness and prioritise newness and create inspiring displays of stock.
    Responsible for communication to the team for all expected retail standards in line with the brand and adhering to company procedure and compliance targets including inventory control and any defected/damaged goods.
    Execute all POS procedures and departmental operating procedures for sale up take and removal.
    Complete special orders as required.
    Use personality and communication skills to sell the product to customers.

    Key Requirements:-

    Well-presented.
    KPI and target driven.
    Strong sales background within concession management.
    Good understanding of fashion (ladieswear) and Luxury.
    Excellent merchandising and computer skills.
    Confident in presenting ideas and opportunities with head office.
    Reliable and punctual.
    Excellent communication both with the department store and head office.
    Strong written skills for weekly and daily feedback.

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Retail Operations

    Accountant

    £19 - £21 per hour part-time

    An excellent opportunity for an experienced Accountant/Bookkeeper to manage all accounts for a well-established and expanding ladies’ footwear and accessories brand based in Hertfordshire.

    You will need a minimum of 3 years’ experience, ideally from the fashion industry, and experience managing accounts with a high level of knowledge working on Sage accounting.

    This role is a part-time role, required to work 3 days.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Daily bank recs.
    Sales ledger management - sales invoicing, debt collection and receipt allocation.
    Purchase ledger management - checking and paying invoices UK and foreign.
    Bank account management and forex deals.
    Month end reporting.
    Management accounts.
    udgets and forecasting.
    VAT Returns with EU sales.
    Payroll.
    Cash flow forecasts.
    Dealing with HMRC.

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum 3 years’ experience within an Accountant/Bookkeeping role, ideally within fashion.
    ighly organised with excellent communication skills.
    Ability to prioritise, manage time and work to deadlines.
    Personally ambitious but also looking to help drive the business forward.
    High level of experience with Sage accounting.

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    Bethanie Crisp
    Retail Operations

    Project Buyer

    up to £60,000 - depending on experience

    Experienced Project Buyer/Procurement Manager required to join a busy Retail Design Fit out organisation. Reporting to the Purchasing Director, you will be responsible for efficient and cost effective purchasing of bespoke VM, working with leading brands and Retailers.  

    This role requires extensive communication skills as you will be liaising closely with key stakeholders within the business such as Sales, Design, Logistics and in cases the Clients directly.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Ensure proper use of the procurement procedures are followed and follow up administration in order to provide others in the company with the relevant information.
    Managing client and account manager expectations through dealing with new enquiries and repeat projects including prototyping, selecting suppliers, evaluating total cost of acquisition, negotiation, production/manufacturing and logistics.
    Lead the projects to make them happen, problem solving, trouble shooting, risk assessments, offering up solutions, ensuring that they are delivered on time, within budget and to required quality levels.
    Build & maintain key relationships with internal stake holders & relevant supply chains.
    Provide detailed cost tracking for all projects including a CVR at the end of each project.
    Understand technical drawings both 2d and 3d, and translate these into a costing document.
    Ensure proper use of the procurement procedures and follow up administration in order to provide others in the company with the relevant information.
    ffectively manage budget of purchasing process ensuring that contracted costs are met and delivered through the suppliers to maintain best price.
    Present quotes in a clear and concise manner within agreed timescales, highlighting any applicable exclusions and lead time issues.
    Ensuring appropriate quality assurance is maintained at all stages of the supply chain.
    Planning and overseeing on-site supervision of work in progress, where necessary.
    Working with the Operations’ Manager on supplier development and performance initiatives on a world-wide basis.
    Source, evaluate, recommend and develop potential suppliers based on your knowledge, research and experience.
    Provide advice and intelligence to Designers and Sales staff on the external processes and services we manage, in terms of availability and prevailing commercial influencers.
    Manage multi supplier projects through experience and knowledge within industry.
    Develop and maintain effective relationships with suppliers.
    Source and Purchase bespoke fixtures for projects from the Far East.
    Negotiating experience required. Manage projects effectively with the ability to identify any concerns before they arise and communicate these with the Purchasing Manager.
    Update Project Log daily and maintain clear communication to all departments, ensuring smooth completion of projects.
    Deliver competitive costs, within required timescale and to the client brief.  

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum 5 years’ experience within Buying/Purchasing/Procurement within a Shopfitting Retail business.
    Ability to read and understand Technical Drawings.
    Good sourcing and negotiation skills.
    Excellent organisation skills.
    High level of attention to detail, with an energetic fast pace and able to perform under pressure.
    Self-disciplined, logical, accurate and flexibility is necessary for this role.
    Must be able to drive real savings through strong supplier negotiations.
    High level of computer literacy.
    High level of Excel skills and evidence of day to day usage.
    Professional attitude at all times in both business and personal capacity, on their own and within a team.
    Strong ability to work under pressure and maintain positive relationships where pressures are high.
    Solution orientated focus.

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    E Commerce & Digital Marketing

    Email and CRM Manager

    £25,000 - £30,000

    Are you an experienced Email & CRM Manager, looking to join a reputable and rapidly growing innovative brand?

    Keen to speak with passionate and professional individuals who have experience growing customer database profitably via recruitment and retention campaigns.

    You will be working closely with the Head of Marketing and the Head of E Commerce to lead Email & CRM strategy with a clear vision of what ‘good’ looks like and to deliver significant growth in the customer database.

     

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Being customer centric with a passion for creating data driven marketing campaigns

    Working closely with the Head of Marketing and other team members to create and deliver a synchronised set of marketing activities to deliver the company’s business plan

    Own and manage an agreed spend and revenue budget covering an agreed range of activities and timings

    Manage all marketing interactions with individual customers (or support other team members in providing data for their activities).  Currently this covers specifically email and postal mailing, but may in future include other channels

    Increase the quantity and value over time (VOT) of customers through effective targeting and communication within agree budgets

    Help the team set targets for customer acquisition (e.g. quantity, cost) and retention (e.g. cost, VOT), proposing the means of achievement, implementing the agreed plans, and evaluating performance on a weekly and monthly basis through a succinct set of reports

    Email marketing, CRM & database marketing, ROI and direct mail

     

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role at a reputable brand or retailer and educated to degree level in marketing/database marketing

    Experience of Content Management Systems and Database Management

    Has a proven track record of growing an email database and growing email sales

    Expert knowledge in deployment of email and platforms data solutions

    Creative approach in developing successful content strategy

    Accuracy and strong attention to detail

    Extremely IT savvy

    Strong communication skills, can manage upwards and sideways

    Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills

    Ability to work well within a small team while building strong relationships with other business functions is essential

    Ability to source and interpret customer data to drive profitability

    A can-do attitude and willing to go the extra mile

    Ability to think commercially

    Passionate, enthusiastic and enjoy working in a constantly growing and evolving department, close-knit team and ambitious company

    A high degree of analytical thinking and numerate yet also comfortable with the operational and implementation aspects of the role

    Data driven with a high level of technical ability

    Interest in sustainable/ethical clothing, fashion or retail

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Production & Technical

    Gerber Pattern Cutter

    Our client, a respected and established luxury womenswear brand are recruiting for an experienced and proficient Gerber trained Pattern Cutter to work closely with the Owner, Head of Design and Technical department, and be involved in all aspects of pattern cutting developments and amendments.

     

    You will need experience and knowledge working across RTW collections on delicate garments using high end luxury fabrics from double faced Cashmere, Silk and wool fabrics across multi products including Woven and Knits as well as being a competent Gerber user.

     

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Translate the Designers concept into a prototype pattern and work with the machinists to produce garments within the required timescales

    In conjunction with the Designer, review the prototype garments making appropriate changes until the fit is approved, ensuring that all critical path requirements are met

    Promote to the production library a final pattern version electronically/Gerber

    Produce a detailed product specification for every pattern/style

    Liaise with Designer on future concepts and new fits or interpretations

    Manage the production of samples allocated to your area of responsibility

    Update product development teams as required on sample pattern and specification status

    Manage and maintain the style portfolio for your area of responsibility in terms of pattern or specification updates in season

     

    Key Requirements:-

    Minimum of 5 years’ experience as Pattern Cutter within a luxury brand

    Gerber trained

    Good technical understanding of garment construction

    A commercial eye for fashion

    Attention to detail extremely important

    Multi-product experience

    Excellent communicator

    Luxury fashion experience extremely important

    An understanding of creative environment

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