Quest Search and Selection Ltd

Quest Search and Selection Ltd Corston, Bath BA2, UK
Dec 10, 2018
This retailer with a great online & omni-channel presence with a large emphasis on own-brand development is looking for a Head of Buying & Merchandising to drive their commercial trading team. This role would suit an experienced Senior Category Manger/Buyer ready to take their career to the next level. The candidate would ideally have experience in managing multi-channel categories and responsible for the delivery of key commercial KPIs including Sales, Margin, OTB and Stock Management.'' The principle accountability of this Buying & Merchandising position - · Lead the development of all new products · Accountable for owning, developing and driving the Retail Product Range to exceed sales and profit budgets. · Fully accountable for the personal development of the buying and merchandising team. · Oversee the delivery of weekly, monthly and quarterly sales reports · Responsible for delivering the agreed profitability across categories. · Develop a network of suppliers to ensure consistent delivery · Accountable for monitoring and reviewing category and range performances against financial objectives; · Develop and implement buying plans, product development, purchasing and range sales strategies with the retail team. · Prepare and agree the annual budget and KPIs in close partnership adherence to OTB practices and process. · Develop high competitor and market awareness within the team. To be successful in this leadership Buying & Merchandising position you must - Category or Buying experience ideally in a fashion, gifting, homewares or background Trading & Analytical background Have dealt with product development and own-label products Have worked with OTB , working towards margins and budget Being able to lead weekly trade meeting and understanding the sales reports. Have led a team within category, buying and merchandising Deliver all buying processes and procedures and ensure these are followed by the team. Ensure strong supplier relationships exist for long-term collaboration and high service levels. The business is going through large growth plans with an exciting and fast-paced retail head office environment. The role is based between Bristol & Bath and is easily accessible. The position comes with performance related bonus scheme, pension scheme & holiday allowance. If you feel that this opportunity will fit your skillset the reference is JO-145. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London, UK
Dec 09, 2018
Quest Search & Selection are partnering with a premium innovative British food brand with retail and online presence. This business is looking for a Head of Buying & Innovation to lead the change when bringing new and exciting products to market as part of their ongoing retail strategy. This role is part of the operating board where you look after the strategic direction of their buying, product range & product development including the packaging and technical side of their food business. The roles & responsibilities of this Head of position - The creation, design and new lines of retail products from sourcing to the ultimate sale Create and communicate a clear vision for the development of food directly sourced and all these this party product Management of approved suppliers and 3rd parties Sourcing and selection of produce Purchasing & Procurement including all packaging and GNFR Take overall understanding of the range review of all categories You will look after the food technology department overseeing quality of existing & new products. Have worked towards budgets & margins and formed excellent relationships with supplier Look at the improvement of processing & packaging of food product Safety of food in line with government and industry standards Negotiation of terms of business and suppliers of their 3rd party products To be successful in this Head of Buying position you would - Have worked in a commercial new product development, buying or innovation from a retail or FMCG supplier background Have wored in a Management, Head of or Director level. Have worked within the premium product retailer, hospitality or supplier Have managed business portfolio of over 40 million + Have experience of controlling a pipeline of new products and the whole product timeline Full journey of bringing new lines to market Is a real foodie that has awareness of organic food & traceability Managing a team of 10+ people in different teams. Previous retail food buying experience & experience of procurement & GNFR Understanding of food hygiene & legislation Overall the successful candidate must be a strong communicator, visionary and innovative and commercial in thought to ultimately be responsible for the smooth running of the commerciality of the retail food business. This is a great leadership position for someone to be part of a business that is unrivalled in its approach to producing top quality food and lifestyle products. This is part of a new journey where you will be able to influence and lead in a fast-growing company, offering excellent salary and benefits. If you believe that you have the relevant experience and are enthusiastic about this role, please apply now quoting the reference JO-113. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London, UK
Dec 08, 2018
My client is one of the leading agencies in London, looking for a head of design who is a creative, strategic thinking designer to come in and contribute to the growth and development across the brand and company. You must be able to have the drive and motivation to contribute to the overall shape across the brand You will be responsible for producing material online and offline to help drive the success through creative and design outputs. You will be working closely with the marketing departments working on web design, email banners, POS and social. About the role: Creating inspiring and on trend campaigns throughout the periods of the year Use multiple creative ideas when working across digital, print and social content Have Artworker understanding, magazines, brochures etc. Use your creative output to push the brand through all channels Keeping up to date with the latest design trends Personal skills Proficient in Adobe creative cloud html/css Ability to create from initial briefs to final concepts Strong Communication Skills Management/leadership skills Experience with lead designer/senior The beauty about this position is it ticks all the boxes when it comes to design output, you get the opportunity to work with an already established team with some of the most amazing clients. If you are looking for a role where it pushes your creative capabilities and improves your management skillsets then this will be perfect for you To apply for this role you must apply with an updated CV and Portfolio We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Quest Search and Selection are partnering with this world-renowned fashion brand, who are recruiting for an eCommerce Director to join their team. As Ecommerce Director the successful candidate will be responsible for: ·Setting the eCommerce strategy for their UK business ·Taking ownership of the Digital Trading across the desktop, mobile, applications and third-party channels ·Managing and developing the team of 15 whilst it grows ·Taking responsibility for maintaining a high performing, high energy fun and collaborative culture as the team expands to support the brand's high growth trajectory ·Drive trading to ensure all financial targets are met ·Push and drive the performance marketing channels to achieve above their current level ·Coordinate all commercial activities with the brand team to ensure organic and paid activities are aligned as well as being in sync with key company projects The successful candidate will have over 10 years' experience in eCommerce/Digital alongside strong people skills - written, oral and presentational. They will have a strong knowledge of product merchandising, marketing and technology, as well as multi-brand experience. They will need to be flexible working with a vast rangew of team member and have the gravitas to influence the CEO, COO and major stakeholders in the business., whilst demonstrating a hunger to create a customer experience to be proud of. Should this role appeal to you, please apply quoting the job reference JO-178 Quest Search and Selection are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd South End, Temple Gate, Bristol BS1 6PL, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Head of Digital Marketing Quest search and Selection are partnering with this online retailer who are recruiting for a Head of Digital Marketing to join their team and deliver revenue and margin targets through online strategies and plans for all territories. As Head of Digital Marketing the successful candidate for this role will be responsible for: ·Creating and delivering an integrated digital media strategy across SEO, PPC and affiliate marketing channel to achieve global revenue and margin targets ·Monitoring and reporting on competitor strategies ·Leading and managing the brand's PPC agency to deliver dynamic strategies, campaign, reports and targets ·Leading, developing and managing the Digital Marketing, which currently consist of 4 members ·Supporting territory teams in delivering localized plans and targets The successful candidate for Digital Marketing Manager role will have a minimum of 7 years' experience in consumer digital media, along with a proven track record of delivering revenue and margin growth within a multi-million-pound business. They will possess an advanced level on analytics skills, as well as experience managing agencies. They will also have strong communication and presentation skills and be able to lead and manager a team. Should this role appeal to you please apply quoting the job reference Quest Search and Selection are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd South End, Temple Gate, Bristol BS1 6PL, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Head of Retention Quest Search and Selection are partnering with this online retailer who are recruiting for a Head of Retention to join their team and develop and deliver customer retention communication strategies and revenue targets. As Head of Retention the successful candidate will be responsible for: ·Working with the Commercial Insights team to develop and deliver customer insights to improve global retention rates and deliver upon revenue and margin targets ·Taking ownership and leading the development of the brand's loyalty program globally. Working closely with all departments to drive the customer experience and engagement programmes. Development of the customer communications and experience requirement to raise awareness and interaction with the schemes. Leading the global program and supporting teams in appropriate localization. ·Leading and delivering of the brand's email strategy and plan, taking ownership of the email targets ·Leading, developing and managing the Retention team The successful candidate for this Head of Retention role will be a strong leader, with the ability to plan and deliver retention strategies, using insights to deliver upon set targets. They will have a minimum of 3 years' experience working within the retail sector. They will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate with all levels of the board as well as being able to deliver strategies to the team in a manner that will drive the performance of the retention channels. If this role appeals to you, please apply quoting the job reference JO-103 Quest Search and Selection are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy, We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd Oxford, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Quest Search & Selection are partnering with a premium innovative British food brand with retail and online presence. This business is looking for a Director of Innovation & New Product Development to lead the change when bringing new and exciting products to market as part of their ongoing retail strategy. This role is part of the operating board where you look after the strategic direction of their buying, product range & product development including the packaging and technical side of their food business. The roles & responsibilities of this Director position - The creation, design and new lines of retail products from sourcing to the ultimate sale Create and communicate a clear vision for the development of food directly sourced and all these this party products Take overall understanding of the range review of all categories You will look after the food technology department overseeing quality of existing & new products. Have worked towards budgets & margins and formed excellent relationships with supplier Look at the improvement of processing & packaging of food product Safety of food in line with government and industry standards Negotiation of terms of business and suppliers of their 3rd party products The will look after their retail stores, food to go areas, online & digital partners Management of approved suppliers and 3rd parties Sourcing and selection of produce Purchasing & Procurement including all packaging and GNFR To be successful in this board position you would - Have worked in a commercial new product development, buying or innovation from a retail or FMCG supplier background Have wored in a Management, Head of or Director level. Have worked within the premium product retailer, hospitality or supplier Have managed business portfolio of over 40 million + Have experience of controlling a pipeline of new products and the whole product timeline Full journey of bringing new lines to market Is a real foodie that has awareness of organic food & traceability Managing a team of 10+ people in different teams. Previous retail food buying experience & experience of procurement & GNFR Understanding of food hygiene & legislation Overall the successful candidate must be a strong communicator, visionary and innovative and commercial in thought to ultimately be responsible for the smooth running of the commerciality of the retail food business. This is a great leadership position for someone to be part of a business that is unrivalled in its approach to producing top quality food and lifestyle products. This is part of a new journey where you will be able to influence and lead in a fast-growing company, offering excellent salary and benefits. If you believe that you have the relevant experience and are enthusiastic about this role, please apply now quoting the reference JO-113. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Quest Search & Selection are partnering with a premium innovative British food brand with retail and online presence. This business is looking for a Director of Innovation & New Product Development to lead the change when bringing new and exciting products to market as part of their ongoing retail strategy. This role is part of the operating board where you look after the strategic direction of their buying, product range & product development including the packaging and technical side of their food business. The roles & responsibilities of this Director position - The creation, design and new lines of retail products from sourcing to the ultimate sale Create and communicate a clear vision for the development of food directly sourced and all these this party products Take overall understanding of the range review of all categories You will look after the food technology department overseeing quality of existing & new products. Have worked towards budgets & margins and formed excellent relationships with supplier Look at the improvement of processing & packaging of food product Safety of food in line with government and industry standards Negotiation of terms of business and suppliers of their 3rd party products The will look after their retail stores, food to go areas, online & digital partners Management of approved suppliers and 3rd parties Sourcing and selection of produce Purchasing & Procurement including all packaging and GNFR To be successful in this board position you would - Have worked in a commercial new product development, buying or innovation from a retail or FMCG supplier background Have wored in a Management, Head of or Director level. Have worked within the premium product retailer, hospitality or supplier Have managed business portfolio of over 40 million + Have experience of controlling a pipeline of new products and the whole product timeline Full journey of bringing new lines to market Is a real foodie that has awareness of organic food & traceability Managing a team of 10+ people in different teams. Previous retail food buying experience & experience of procurement & GNFR Understanding of food hygiene & legislation Overall the successful candidate must be a strong communicator, visionary and innovative and commercial in thought to ultimately be responsible for the smooth running of the commerciality of the retail food business. This is a great leadership position for someone to be part of a business that is unrivalled in its approach to producing top quality food and lifestyle products. This is part of a new journey where you will be able to influence and lead in a fast-growing company, offering excellent salary and benefits. If you believe that you have the relevant experience and are enthusiastic about this role, please apply now quoting the reference JO-113. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Full time
This leading international group that is established in 15 countries globally within food, hospitality, supermarket & wholesale is looking for a Head of Supply Chain within their UK operations. This Head of position is for their hub in the UK within their supermarket division that has been established for over 20 years...... click apply for full job details
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London Borough of Hounslow, UK
Dec 06, 2018
This leading international group that is established in 15 countries globally within food, hospitality, supermarket & wholesale is looking for a Head of Supply Chain within their UK operations. This Head of position is for their hub in the UK within their supermarket division that has been established for over 20 years. The responsibilities of this head of Supply Chain include - Set-up the physical consolidation hub operation according to the nature of goods (food chilled, frozen, non-food) to the transportation mode (sea/land/air), to the required storage. To lead the strategy of the lowest landing cost and the shortest lead time to destination & country. Leading the development, implementation and enhancement of an international supply chain Perform selection of 3PL (warehouse and/or freight-forwarders) thru tender approved process. To lead & guarantee the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Share to countries the database of exportable range list for new and for updated items. Maintain the list of countries documentation requirements and ensure the documentation used is compliant to destination country regulations. Constantly looking for opportunities to reduce supply chain cost and efficiencies and delivering the best value across the supermarkets. Ensure strategic contract negotiations are conducted in a constructive manner and when sourcing new supply chain partners, Set and develop a long-term logistics strategy for supply chain development through the business. To continuously develop best supply chain practices and processes for implementation within the business. To be successful in this Head of Supply Chain role - Extensive Supply Chain experience and a Head of level in a supermarket, FMCG, food service or restaurant background An expert who has established and maintained a supply chain function that's highly responsive to demands of an ever-growing business A strategic thinker who'll ensure that the supply chain evolves and improves. An expert planner with an ability to accurately forecast and report on supply and demand trends across an increasingly complex network and supply chain. You'll have a meticulous eye for detail and used to working with large amounts of data that you use to analyse and report on demand patterns and trends. Global Trade Management (GTM) & Int'l Transport Management System (TMS) knowledge Excellent communication skills verbal and written Proven deep expertise on export management This is a senior leadership role and looking to pay £70,000-£80,000 and will have a package that will compliment this. As well as this you will be working for a true global leader with Europe and the Middle-East and be part of a progressive business that has excellent profitable growth. Here you will be work closely with our operations team, suppliers, and distributors across UK and our European territories to support the hub. If you feel like this role will be suitable apply call quoting the reference JO-162. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London, UK
Dec 05, 2018
Head of IT Are you an experienced IT leader, used to working in a multi-site environment, looking for a new challenge as Head of IT , leading one of the UK's most well-known online retailers, through the next stage of their technology journey. Skills & Knowledge; Proven leadership skills and experience Excellent negotiating and influencing skills Commercial acumen and an understanding of business processes and protocols Able to persuade, influence and build effective relations at all levels Able to produce results to demanding deadlines and manage priorities while working on several projects simultaneously Able to explain ICT concepts and technologies in a clear and simple way that managers will understand Able to produce clear, concise and objective written reports and presentations on complex technology issues Ability to contribute to the wider strategic development of the organisation Up to date knowledge of current technologies, equipment, prices and service delivery options Understanding of the leisure and cultural sector or service sector (desirable) Experience; Experienced as a Head of IT & Technology to help our client take the business forward Experience in Cloud Transformation Nationwide and Multi-site experience Experience of developing and leading a national ICT strategy Experience of the full range of systems design and development from business requirements analysis, feasibility studies, system design, programming, testing, installation, evaluation, operational management and user support Budget management and business processes Staff management Managing contracts with outsourced service providers and suppliers Experience or knowledge of working with; SQL databases Network convergence/unified networking Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Network architecture Business intelligence systems IT Infrastructures in Library sector e.g. RFID technology (desirable) Enterprise Resource Planning ISO 27001 E-commerce experience About You; Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities Self-motivated and directed Appreciation of, and commitment to, the culture and philosophy of our client Flexible approach to tasks and workload Commitment to personal continuing professional development We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London, UK
Dec 05, 2018
Quest Search and Selection is currently working with one of the San Francisco based enterprise SaaS company, is looking for a full time Account Manager to join our growing team in London. Charismatic and trustworthy sales professional is needed to ensure large international corporations are enjoying our revolutionary Artificial Intelligence-based product. You'll need to handle client relationships with senior executives and technology specialists. You will need to: - Identify and deliver new sales opportunities from existing accounts; - Develop and maintain excellent client relationships; - Maintain communication with key contact within the client organization and internally; - Continually improve customer service, understanding client requirement and ensuring the client is appropriately represented to the client; - Maintenance of appropriate sales funnels; - Develop new business contacts from nominated prospects and the prospect universe; - Identify and evaluate opportunities, assess competitor activity and interest and, in consultation with the Sales Manager, make the decision to proceed with the contact strategy; - Plan sales strategy, qualify business issues and create consultative dialogue; - Contribute to the development of tactical business plans, undertaking client research and identifying prospects, clients and marketplaces to shape new business sales focus. We want you to have: - Corporate software sales experience for large enterprises; - At least 5 years' experience of handling major accounts; - Basic knowledge of modern tech to catch up customization requests from the clients; - Commercial business awareness; - Experience in the relevant sectors (software solutions, telecom, insurance, financial sector); - Outstanding interpersonal skills and confident and fluent English communication; - Strong conflict management and decision-making skills; We offer: - Startup in an exciting high-growth phase with the offices in San Francisco, London, Kiev and Manila; - Great, motivated and international team to work with; - Competitive salary and bonuses without a cap; - Opportunities for learning and personal growth. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London, UK
Dec 01, 2018
Full time
Quest Search & Selection are partnering with a premium innovative British food brand with retail and online presence. This business is looking for a Head of Buying & Innovation to lead the change when bringing new and exciting products to market as part of their ongoing retail strategy. This role is part of the operating..... click apply for full job details
Quest Search and Selection Ltd Oxford, UK
Dec 01, 2018
Full time
Quest Search & Selection are partnering with a premium innovative British food brand with retail and online presence. This business is looking for a Director of Innovation & New Product Development to lead the change when bringing new and exciting products to market as part of their ongoing retail strategy...... click apply for full job details
Quest Search and Selection Ltd London, UK
Dec 01, 2018
Full time
Quest Search and Selection are partnering with this well-established Online Retailer. Home to over 400 leading brands, this retailer is at the forefront of the market and are looking for an E-Commerce Director to drive their Digital Innovation strategy and take the brand on to the next level. As Ecommerce Director the..... click apply for full job details