Elite

Elite London, UK
Aug 18, 2018
We have an exciting role with a beautiful lifestyle business who are looking to recruit a Project Director based in Central London. If you have experience of liaising with trade contractors and architects combined with Interior & production design experience and are keen to work with creative & skilled teams then this could be the role for you. Responsibilities include: Developing and executing design ideas from concept and production and all the way through to installation and final styling. Experience of sourcing Art, Fabrics, linens, finishes, fixtures, furniture Create design presentations Network of custom manufacturers for bespoke items First hand project management exposure Ability & experience of budgeting, liaising with trade contractors and architects. Writing purchase orders, tracking invoices
Elite London, UK
Aug 18, 2018
We have partnered a beautiful, luxury accessories brand currently recruiting a strong Head of Production to join the tam on a 9 month basis. The team is looking for a strong core Production professional to join the team. Responsibilities; Manage the Production team, overseeing and troubleshooting on their individual sectors and vendors they manage for Seasonal, Carry-Over, Runway, Corporate, Bespoke and Outlet collections. Manage end to end supply chain flow and critical path management, from PD handover, purchase order placement, pre-production changes, quality assessments, manufacture and shipping to DC, whilst adhering to company calendar with PD, Production team and Vendors. Responsible for the coordination of early bulk raw materials reservations and QC inspections and on-time deliveries. Manage end to end production process of all packaging requirements within the business. Working with PD department and team on assessing quality issues on any new products and materials and potential hazards and areas for testing. Exhibit a functional understanding of end-to-end processes across multiple applications and functions (such as PLM and SAP) and how they impact teams cross-functionally. Clearly communicate the departmental vision, project objectives, and KPI's to senior leadership and cross-functional teams. Manage calendar to achieve on time placement dates to achieve on time delivery and financial plans. Issues all purchase orders, factory splits with accuracy and within deadlines. Continually review all production deliveries to insure on time delivery and resolve any issues with suppliers and tanneries. With the team, participate in on-going factory base performance reviews, and recommend improvements to factories to improve process and drive efficiencies. Ensure that production issues are resolved in a timely manner, root cause is determined and addressed appropriately, and that resolution is communicated to cross-functional teams. Identify opportunities in our current processes and develop solutions that will help improve and evolve the business. Recommend and influence improvements or process changes that have cross-functional impacts. Set, align and communicate departmental goals and coach staff to help meet departments' financial targets and strengthen supplier relationships. Sharing top down information that help the team make informed decisions around manufacturing. Resolving any manufacturing issues that may occur on in-store product quickly and with minimal financial losses. Manage relationships with global suppliers and ensure relationships are strengthened and there is a cohesive flow of communication. Create strategies to improve supply chain flow analysis and control at Vendors. Monitor and amend Vendor and Supplier quality manuals ensuring they are kept up to date with industry standards and adhered to by all vendors including inspections and issuing penalties when rules have been breached. Influence business partners to minimize and bring resolution to financial liabilities. Personal qualities & qualifications Italian desirable Experienced (Minimum 10 Years) in Production/Manufacturing non-apparel and preferably within the luxury fashion industry in the leather goods sector. Full understanding and working knowledge of Leathers, exotics and hardware. Extensive knowledge of Production: Manufacturing and product engineering, testing protocol, product integrity, Production cycle timeline, calendar management. Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Web based applications SAP and PLM are desirable but not essential. Understanding of cross-functional dependencies. Strong interpersonal skills, able to build effective relationships at all levels with strong influencing skills and a naturally empathetic nature. Resilient, with a persuasive management style and a level of maturity to cope with change. A good team player, as well as being flexible and fast on their feet. A self-starter able to work independently and thrive under pressure. Practical and pragmatic, a lateral thinker with a solution focused outlook. Good planning skills with close attention to detail. Dynamic, passionate and nicely determined. Energetic, enthusiastic and not afraid of hard work. A "can do" attitude, multitasker with a sense of humour! By Applying to this advert you consent to the following use of your Data: The storage & use of candidate data & CVs for recruitment processes; including sharing their employment details & CV with our client partners. The storage of passport, residence cards or visas for compliance purposes according to UK employment law. The storage of contact details from candidates & clients to ensure recruitment processes can be carried out and the sharing of that data should that be necessary during recruitment processes.
Elite London, UK
Aug 18, 2018
A rare senior opportunity within a well established premium retailer has arisen for an experienced Head of Retail looking to develop the retail strategy for this retailer that has recently received a large amount of investment. Although the head office is based in London, the role will be split between head office, store visits and working from home with 50% of the successful candidates activity to initially be based within the stores across the UK. There will be a large amount of travel within the role throughout the UK. The brand is currently undergoing exciting change and this is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate that is commercial, service driven, people driven and strategic to join the business at this crucial time. With a new CEO recently appointed candidates that do not shy away from change and are business focused will thrive in this opportunity. Fantastic growth opportunities are expected within the next couple of years and an ability to make change and grow a retail business is essential. With the current store count at around 30 stores experience managing a medium sized business is required and a current store count of around 20-40 stores. Due to the business critical aspect of this role candidates will be contacted immediately if shortlisted and interviews will be held end of July/ early August. If you meet the above criteria please apply with your CV immediately. By Applying to this advert you consent to the following use of your Data: The storage & use of candidate data & CVs for recruitment processes; including sharing their employment details & CV with our client partners. The storage of passport, residence cards or visas for compliance purposes according to UK employment law. The storage of contact details from candidates & clients to ensure recruitment processes can be carried out and the sharing of that data should that be necessary during recruitment processes.
Elite London, UK
Aug 17, 2018
The successful candidate will be leading a team and responsible for: *Oversee and own sales audit and the order to cash work stream *Partner with our outsourcing partners to support management of Accounts Payable and other transactional processing *Support accounting processes while simplifying as the business grows through new markets and countries *Support the finance and treasury teams with accounting practices and cash flow tasks *Manage the team's performance and development opportunities *Proactively monitor changes that impact SOX environment and ensure continuous improvement *Manage audit (external, internal and VAT) queries *Support and lead the transition to SAP By Applying to this advert you consent to the following use of your Data: The storage & use of candidate data & CVs for recruitment processes; including sharing their employment details & CV with our client partners. The storage of passport, residence cards or visas for compliance purposes according to UK employment law. The storage of contact details from candidates & clients to ensure recruitment processes can be carried out and the sharing of that data should that be necessary during recruitment processes.
Elite London, UK
Aug 16, 2018
We have an amazing opportunity to join a luxury British brand based in London. This is a Maternity cover role initially for 6 months potentially extending to 12 months. Specialising in the Womens Ready to Wear category and responsible for global locations. You will work with the designers and directors to ensure the most commercial and standout collections are in place. Reporting in to the Chief Product Officer for this iconic brand established for over 20 years. If you are available from early September and have impeccable womens RTW taste, get in touch today. By Applying to this advert you consent to the following use of your Data: The storage & use of candidate data & CVs for recruitment processes; including sharing their employment details & CV with our client partners. The storage of passport, residence cards or visas for compliance purposes according to UK employment law. The storage of contact details from candidates & clients to ensure recruitment processes can be carried out and the sharing of that data should that be necessary during recruitment processes.
Elite London, UK
Aug 15, 2018
Elite Associates have partnered with a beautiful luxury womenswear brand to recruit a Commercial Director. You will be responsible for growing revenue across all sales channels and delivering on targets set in the strategic plan. Key responsibilities: Plan, implement, develop and control sales short and long term strategy in order to achieve company targets for retention, growth and profitability Drive business development and expansion strategies to strengthen the company's market position Ensure Sales Plans are set and adhered to by all markets and channels, and that Sales Plan is consistent with overall company Business Plan. Evaluate and execute new business opportunities while working with key internal stakeholders (e.g. marketing, creative, finance, etc.). Work with Creative Director to offer strategic guidance to achieve desired results in product (range, pricing, quality of make), while ensuring that timelines and budgets are met. Provide constant feedback and advice to the Design team regarding commercial reality of collection and products. Work with Marketing and the Creative Director to develop and oversee effective marketing strategies to establish and grow brand awareness and consequently boost sales. Manage and strategically analyse the product offering. Benchmark pricing and assist on the merchandising of the range. Lead pricing strategy for all product, with support from Finance team. Plan, manage, and launch seasonal ranges in all markets within agreed timescales and budgets Consider showroom requirements as brand grows, and implement displays, location changes etc as appropriate. Manage the showroom and lookbook campaigns. Oversee timely and accurate forecasting on bookings, sales, and returns Produce regular selling reports during market to feedback relevant data to the Design team and management. Ensure the sales team are communicating the product features and the overall collection themes correctly. Develop strong business relationships, and influence, with the leaders of key stockists and ensure opportunities for growth are maximised. Travel extensively to promote brand in key regions and understand brand perception and opportunities Enter high level negotiations with large department stores in strategic locations to ensure wholesale sales targets are met, considering corners, installations as per Sales Plan Source potential partners, consultants and contacts who can assist with branding, image and execution of shop corners, franchise stores and own retail outlet Work with Management Team to ensure consistent and appropriate brand image Oversee with Marketing team ensuring cohesive use of sales trips, social media initiatives, press days etc, providing brand exposure for maximum number of sales channels. Recruit, train, manage, lead and retain the sales team. Oversee Wholesale distribution and logistics, working with production to optimise delivery times. Research and consider regional need for agents and distributors, and develop contacts to implement where appropriate Analyse market trends and ensure industry changes are reflected in the brand's strategy Establish and build high-level profitable business relationships, developing role as 'second' face of the brand, after the Creative Director Articulate vision of sales growth to the team, providing drive and leadership in achieving that vision. Develop business network to identify specific new business prospects/partners that support overarching company strategic priorities. Responsible for overseeing and presenting research findings, market analysis, strategic direction and product requirements. Evaluate and execute new business opportunities while working with key internal stakeholders (e.g. marketing, creative, finance, etc.). Work with Managing Director and Product Development team to ensure structured and successful launch of new product categories Support the Creative Director on miscellaneous projects that contribute to innovation, marketing, public relations, branding, etc. when appropriate. Skills and Experience needed: 5 - 10 years previous experience working within International market places Proven sales experience within the fashion industry Strong relationship builder who is a self-starter and target driven. Commercial acumen with the ability to plan strategically and present new ideas. Clear and confident communicator Good negotiation and problem solving skills. An inspirational leader and positive spirit Dedicated, hard working and committed person willing to invest long term. By Applying to this advert you consent to the following use of your Data: The storage & use of candidate data & CVs for recruitment processes; including sharing their employment details & CV with our client partners. The storage of passport, residence cards or visas for compliance purposes according to UK employment law. The storage of contact details from candidates & clients to ensure recruitment processes can be carried out and the sharing of that data should that be necessary during recruitment processes.
Elite London, UK
Aug 13, 2018
Role Overview We are working with a beautiful luxury hotel who are in the search of an Interior /Spatial Designer, who will have impeccable style, project management and interior / production design experience, will be working with the Chief Engineer, collaborate with the Creative Director and liaise with outside design consultants on a wide range of projects. Skills *Must have first-hand luxury commercial residency experience dealing with clients and various projects *The position requires understanding, developing and executing design ideas, taking them from concept and production and all the way through to installation and final styling. *Need able to source from exiting network of the following - art, fabrics, linens, finishes, fixtures, furniture and custom manufacturers for bespoke items. *As you will be working on several projects it is essential need to have experience in Project Management, including budgeting, liaising with trade contractors and architects. *Will create design presentations for internal communication purposes and be skilled in administrative duties, such as writing purchase orders, tracking invoices and keeping well-organized files. *The in-house team is also responsible for maintaining the condition of hotel and its grounds, consistently improving and layering the visual and the tactile. *Should have a perpetually positive attitude, a naturally strong work ethic, enjoy working with other designers and with the hotel's operations team to improve guest experience while maintaining the unique design integrity. *Knowledge in AutoCAD and InDesign is a plus. Note: Due to the expected volume of applicants we may not be able to send you a personal response but only contact you if your application is successful. By Applying to this advert you consent to the following use of your Data: The storage & use of candidate data & CVs for recruitment processes; including sharing their employment details & CV with our client partners. The storage of passport, residence cards or visas for compliance purposes according to UK employment law. The storage of contact details from candidates & clients to ensure recruitment processes can be carried out and the sharing of that data should that be necessary during recruitment processes.