Job Vacancies at The Rug House, Newry

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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HOME TEXTILES DESIGNER: Due to continuing growth we require a textile designer to help design our own homeware collections with focus being primarily on rugs but also on other homewares such as cushions, blankets, bedding and curtains. Originality combined with a retail understanding is crucial to our business and we are looking for an inspired designer who can create original textile designs with a strong brand style. The Role: – Working in conjunction with the directors and purchasing department, you will be responsible for the entire creative design of our own rug collections and other homewares – Responsible for building directional, trend led ranges, identifying new designs, colours, materials and finishes seasonally – Assist in the research of new product opportunities by monitoring customer and market activities – Assist in trend prediction or upcoming seasons – Attending trade shows where appropriate in order to source and appoint appropriate suppliers – Assist with initial stage quality checks when products are delivered – Work with colleagues to analyse feedback from partners & customers, monitor sales and identify the best-selling pieces, to ensure all products exceed customer expectations and maximise sales and profit potential – Understand manufacturing techniques and materials in textile production (specifically rugs) Person Specification – Textile design qualification is essential – Experience designing for retail is desirable – An eye for detail with an excellent understanding of colour, design and material appropriate for retail – Strong portfolio or proven experience of producing creative, commercially viable designs within a retail environment – Awareness of customers’ needs making decisions with them in mind – Ability to think on a creative and strategic level ensuring product designs are suitable for mass retail – Ability to carry out and analyse customer, market and competitor research – Broad understanding of UK & International Home retail market activities – Ability to influence at all levels within the business with strong inter-personal skills – Ability to work independently and take ownership of processes – Software skills required : AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator Salary and terms are very competitive. Apply by forwarding CV and cover letter to paul@therughouse.co.uk Closing Date: Tuesday 20th January ———————————————————————————————————————————- PURCHASING MANAGER The Role: – Devise clear purchasing policies and supplier specifications – Source, negotiate and manage international suppliers, dealing with their representatives and visiting trade fairs where appropriate – Negotiate prices and contracts with suppliers and assist with supplier contract documents – Establish and maintain excellent relationships with suppliers – Measure supplier performance and drive continuous improvement – Manage long lead times and very seasonal products through advanced forecasting and ordering – Assure a robust production plan is in place to ensure products are delivered on time and on spec – Co-ordinate the quality checks of incoming products and liaise with suppliers if problems arise – Work with colleagues to analyse feedback from partners & customers, monitor sales and identify the best-selling pieces, to ensure all products exceed customer expectations and maximise sales and profit potential – Assist with researching and identifying new products including rugs and other homewares – Have an input on the designs, colourings and materials of products ordered – Ensure smooth running of the purchasing function within the business Person Specification – Strong sourcing and purchasing background is essential – Excellent organisational skills with strong ability to manage personal workload – Excellent computer skills including accurate data entry, word processing and excel work sheets – Maintain quality in fast paced pressurised environment – Excellent attention to detail, spot issues and quickly finding solutions – Common sense approach to all tasks – Be driven for results – proactive and energetic, with unerring focus on delivering long term performance goals and continual improvement – Experience in the purchasing of homeware goods is desirable – Purchasing qualifications are desirable Salary and terms are very competitive. Apply by forwarding CV and cover letter to paul@therughouse.co.uk Closing Date: Tuesday 20th January See more at: http://www.therughouse.co.uk/blog/job-vacancies/#sthash.Q3Y8LDyM.dpuf

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