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Current Vacancies

Buying Office Manager

Location: Kings Road, London SW3
Apply Before: 18th May 2018

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.

Product Development Assistant - Maternity Cover 6-12 Months

Location: Head Office, London W10
Apply Before: 24th May 2018

We have an exciting opportunity for a bright, enthusiastic assistant to join our fast paced Product Development Team for a maternity contract of six months with a view to extending to 12 months if required.

Applicants should ideally have experience in home furnishings product development/administration. This is a demanding role and excellent organisation, numerical and communication skills are essential as well as good attention to detail.

We are looking for applicants with a passion for product, a positive attitude and who can work effectively as part of a dynamic team. Excellent computer skills and a professional self-motivated attitude are essential, and methodical with an excellent eye for detail, but above all you must be enthusiastic and flexible.

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.

Assistant Manager - Contract Office Administration

Location: London W10
Apply Before: 5th July 2018

We are looking for an Assistant Manager in our Contracts department, based at our West London Head Office.
This role involves the management of all contract enquiries from beginning to closure. Furthermore you would be responsible for preparing, analysing, negotiating and revising contracts that involve the purchase and sale of goods, involving a very high standard of customer service and understanding of procurement.
Key tasks include:
The management of all contract orders from beginning to end.
Handling acquisition and distribution.
Maintaining an audit file for each contract
Ensuring selling price achieves company margins and supplier costs are the most competitive
Coordination with Product Development, Purchasing, Warehouse, Customer Services, Suppliers and Shippers to ensure maximum service in achieving completion of contract deadlines.
Extensive product knowledge.
The ideal candidate for this role will have customer service experience coupled ideally with specific contract management experience. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, along with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach.


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 Coordinators

Location: Head Office, London W10
Apply Before: 18th May 2018

We are looking for bright, intelligent and flexible people to join our Customer Service teams to deal with both our UK Customers as well as 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.

For the customer service roles supporting our export markets, we require fluency in European languages such as: Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian etc.

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.

kaufmännische Mitarbeiter / Showroom (m/w)

Location: Munich, Germany
Apply Before: 10th May 2018

Wir sind ein englischer international tätiger Textilverlag für exklusive Wohntextilien und -accessoires und suchen für unsere Niederlassung in München zum nächstmöglichen Termin

In dieser Position beraten Sie unsere Kunden in unserem Showroom mit allen damit verbundenen administrativen Aufgaben und unterstützen
unser Team im Showroom sowie im Innendienst .
Wir suchen nach kompetenten Mitarbeitern mit guten Englisch- und MS-Officekenntnissen. Branchenkenntnisse im Bereich Textil / Inneneinrichtung sind für diese Position erwünscht.
Bitte senden Sie bei Interesse Ihre ausführlichen Bewerbungsunterlagen an:
Designers Guild Einrichtungs GmbH, Neelam Kaur, Ottostrasse 5, 80333 München

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.

Interiors Sales Consultant - Flagship Homestore

Location: Kings Road, Chelsea
Apply Before: 18th May 2018

We are looking for a full-time (40 hours, 5 days per week), dynamic, sales driven Retail Sales Consultant to join our team at our flagship store in Chelsea to be part of the exciting expansion in Spring 2018!

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 or via email to  [email protected]

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies, please.

Weekend Retail Sales Consultants - Fabric Showroom

Location: Kings Road, Chelsea
Apply Before: 18th May 2018

We are looking for two part-time dynamic, sales driven Retail Sales Consultants to work every Saturday and Sunday (15 hours per week) at our flagship Chelsea fabric showroom, which is undergoing an exciting expansion due to be completed Spring 2018.

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.

Immediate start preferable

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: 11th May 2018

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.

Showroom Sales Consultants - Kings Road

Location: Kings Road, Chelsea SW3
Apply Before: 30th April 2018

We are looking for a full-time (40 hours, 5 days per week), dynamic, sales driven Sales Consultant to join our team at our flagship fabric showroom in Chelsea.

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  [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: 9th May 2018

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 May 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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