We currently have the following vacancies at Charlie Brear:

Production and Wholesale Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate level Production and Wholesale Assistant to join our growing company. We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic self-starter, who enjoys working as part of a close-knit team. You will be looking for a new challenge and be confident in offering support to both the Production and Wholesale Managers within a small but highly productive company. We welcome applications from all parties who feel they have the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in this role.

The role:

Production:

Assisting in the production of our bridal collection, working with our London-based manufacturers – working with monthly repeat production setting up new collection styles (style set up, grading, spec sheets, etc).
The use of production software (Zedonk) for orders, raw materials, etc.
Assisting in the delivery, QC, picking and dispatch of all retail and wholesale orders.
Stock monitoring and QC of all raw materials required for CMT production.
Stock check and ordering of all sundries (labels, bags, boxes, etc) required for production.
The efficient and organised day-to- day running of the production workroom and stockrooms.

Wholesale:

  • Assisting with customer, stockist and brand research and analysis.
  • Running sales reports.
  • Tracking samples and organizing send outs for stockist events.
  • Dealing with customer queries, offering a high level of customer service via phone and email to both stockists and brides.
  • Helping to produce wholesale collateral (lookbooks, pricelists, customer information, etc)
  • Helping with general company events.

The ideal candidate:

  • A relevant degree or equivalent experience within the fashion/bridal industry.
  • Can demonstrate strong technical and practical knowledge of garment construction, patterns and fabrics and have a sound understanding of the industry as a whole.
  • High quality standards and attention to detail are key.
  • Ability to work on their own initiative.
  • As we are a small team, good communication skills and the ability to work well with others is essential.
  • All applicants must be computer-literate, with experience of using Word, Excel and preferably Photoshop and InDesign.

Salary: Competitive, graduate level

Location: Queens Park Design District, N.W London

Hours: 38hrs per week, Monday – Friday

Please send applications for the attention of Beverley Essam to jobs.charliebrear@gmail.com, enclosing your CV and covering letter and stating the role for which you are applying.


Retail Sales Assistant

Charlie Brear is an independent, high-end luxury brand specializing in designing and producing directional bridal and eveningwear collections for the UK and international market. 
We are looking to recruit a part time Sales Assistant to join our small, close-knit team at this very exciting time, in our Queens Park based showroom.
You will work under our Retail Manager to support the day to day running of the showroom, as well as being an ambassador for the brand and offering a high level of customer service to all clients.

The role will include:

  • Ensuring visual merchandising, replenishment of stock and general showroom standards are perfectly maintained inline with company guidelines.
  • Taking one-to- one appointments with brides and offering flawless customer service from first booking to wedding day and beyond.
  • Booking in clients via our online system.
  • Ensuring brand customer service standards are always met including bookings, scheduling, after care follow up, etc to guarantee the best customer experience possible.
  • Assisting with set up and running of company events (including designer days, styling events and private sales events across both bridal and RTW).
  • The role will also incorporate all duties involved in the general day-to- day running of a luxury retail showroom, including housekeeping, sundry ordering, etc.
  • This is a challenging and varied position, but will give the right candidate the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the retail growth and development of an innovative and inspirational brand.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience in retail, preferably within the luxury market. Given our clientele and product, our staff must be impeccably presented and able to deliver a friendly and mature level of customer service. Due to the nature of our appointments, which involve helping female clients to undress we regret this role is only suitable for female applicants. As we are a small company, a positive, can-do attitude, good organizational skills and the ability to work well as part of a team and support other departments is key.

Hours: Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday.

Salary: based on experience, plus inclusion in the company bonus scheme.

Further benefits include access to the company pension scheme (subject to Ts and Cs), generous staff discount and holiday allowance.

Location: Queens Park Design District, N.W London

Please send applications to hannah.obyrne@charliebrear.com enclosing your CV and covering letter and stating the role for which you are applying.


PR & Marketing Assistant

Charlie Brear is an independent, high-end luxury brand specializing in designing and producing directional bridal and eveningwear collections for the style aware customer. 2016 sees the launch of our new retail exclusive ‘London Collection’ and the continued expansion of our bridal customer base in the international market. 
We are looking to recruit a graduate level PR and Marketing Assistant to join our small, close-knit team at this very exciting time, to be based in our North West London studio.

The PR and Marketing Assistant will be responsible for providing in-house support for our freelance PR and Marketing Managers. The main focus of this department is the promotion of all Charlie Brear collections and the development of the brand as a whole.

Responsibilities:

Handling and monitoring press sample requests
Managing PR contacts
Assisting the team with general tasks and admin support
Assisting our social media and digital marketing strategies
Creating reports / data analysis as and when required
Assisting with customer and press events
Completing any other ad-hoc tasks; such as competitor research and analysis

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree level or similar related course/relevant industry experience
  • Previous experience within Marketing & PR
  • IT competent – particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Indesign and website software (experience of
  • Squarespace would be an advantage)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Attitude and Understanding:

  • Comfortable working independently and in a fast paced environment
  • Approachable and articulate
  • Passion for fashion
  • Interest in and strong knowledge about the luxury womenswear market
  • Self-motivated, organised and dedicated
  • Attention to detail and strong presentation skills
  • Innovative and creative, with good commercial acumen
  • A team player, with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude

This is a challenging and varied position, but will give the right candidate the opportunity to develop their skills and experience whilst playing a pivotal role in the creative development of an innovative and inspirational brand.

Salary: Competitive, gradual level.

Further benefits include access to the company pension scheme (subject to Ts and Cs), generous staff discount

and holiday allowance.

Location: Queens Park Design District, N.W London

Hours: 38hrs per week, Monday – Friday

Please send applications to claudia.soehngen@charliebrear.com enclosing your CV and covering letter and stating the role for which you are applying.