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Overview & company profile Established in 1991, Fashion & Retail Personnel is a proven leader in the field of recruitment consultancy. We have 27 staff based at offices in London’s West End as well as in Nottingham which serves the North, Midlands and overseas clients and candidates. Our Managing Director, Shelley Pinto has over 20 years’ fashion recruitment experience and continues to work hands-on running the company. We recruit for fashion jobs throughout the UK and around the globe. We're preferred suppliers to an impressive number of blue-chip retail multiples and numerous fashion brands, fashion suppliers, fashion manufacturers and fashion designers. Fashion & Retail Personnel comprises seven specialist divisions: • Retail Operations • Buying, Merchandising & Head Office • Design, Wholesale & Technical • Marketing, Digital & Creative • International (which operates across all these disciplines) • Executive Appointments • Temps Our Temps division supplies skilled staff for short-term, hourly-paid temporary assignments, seasonal wholesale / retail work as well as professionals for long-term interim posts across all disciplines within fashion and retail. Each of our consultants is an industry specialist, enabling them to understand and respond to your specific needs. Our staff receive thorough and on-going recruitment training ensuring they are able to provide the highest standards of service anywhere in the industry. The bottom line is Fashion & Retail Personnel provide a personal and flexible approach, tailored to your specific recruitment needs.

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk •

• 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


Buying, Merchandising The positions for which we recruit include: • HR & Training • Finance • • Head of Buying & Merchandising • Merchandisers - All levels • Buyers - All levels • E-commerce/Multi-channel Merchandisers • Assistant Merchandisers • Assistant Buyers • Supply Chain, Logistics & distribution • Graduate Entry level Merchandise Assistants/MAAs • Graduate Entry level Buyer’s Administrators/BAAs

Buying , Merchandising

candidates

Candidates we source for this sector typically possess: • Experience in a competitor or similar volume retail environment • Understanding of the brand strategy and vision • Strong team working and leadership skills • Knowledge of fashion trends and the ability to translate into a customer focused commercial range • The ability to work well under pressure • Solid career background with proven success • Management experience of a high level of options and turnover • The ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders • Good work ethic and are highly motivated • •

and the ability to

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and challenge

• 0115 933 4778 (Midlands w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


Design, Production, Technical & Wholesale: Permanent & Temporary The positions for which we recruit include: • Designers • Graphic Designers • Technologists • Pattern Cutters, Sample Machinists, Sample Cutters • Production & Sourcing Assistants • Production & Sourcing Managers • Product Development • Customer Service & Customer Service Managers • Sales Administrators • PA/Office Manager and General Administration • Wholesale Merchandisers • Account Managers • Sales Executives • Sales Managers and Directors

Design & Production candidates Candidates we source for this sector typically possess: • Excellent product knowledge • The ability to work well in a demanding and fastpaced environment • Strong internal influencing skills and the ability to manage the supply base • Experience at a high street competitor • The ability to innovate in cutting edge fashion • Understanding of brand handwriting • Can do attitude • Understanding of the marketplace • The desire and ability to work well in a team • Good communication skills

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk •

• 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


Retail: Permanent & Temporary The positions for which we recruit include: • Visual Merchandisers and Visual Merchandise Managers (field based) • Sales Advisors/Consultants • Assistant and Deputy Managers • Sales Managers • Commercial Managers • Store Managers • Area Managers/Regional Managers • Retail/Regional Controllers • Executive & Directors

Retail candidates Candidates we source for this sector typically possess: • Experience working at a leading fashion retailer • A background in working in a fast paced background • A strong, stable CV demonstrating clear career progression • Tangible achievements • A creative mind and capacity for commercial thinking • Proven track record in customer service excellence • Drive and a passion to work with people and product • Experience managing in a comparable team size and turnover • A forward thinking attitude with the ability to deliver new ideas

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) • 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk • w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


Marketing, Digital & Creative: Permanent & Temporary The positions for which we recruit include: • E-commerce • Web Development & Web Design • Online Marketing • Marketing • Styling • PR • Graphic Design • Creative Visual Merchandising and Visual Display (head o ce based) • Visual Communications • Product Line Management • Project Management

Marketing, Digital & Creative Candidates Candidates we source for this sector typically possess: • Strong e-commerce knowledge • Up-to-date knowledge of latest online trends and technology • Creativity and innovation • Outstanding communication skills • A highly dynamic and results driven working style • Strong fashion retail understanding • The ability to perform under pressure

t: 020 7436 0220 (London e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk •

• 0115 933 4778 (Midlands w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


International: Permanent & Interim Based in our Midlands o ce our International Division provides permanent and interim recruitment at all levels across all disciplines within the fashion industry.

The positions for which we recruit include: Design & Product Development • Technologists • Supply Chain & Sourcing • Manufacturing • QC/QA • Commercial Management • Brand & Product Management • Buying & Merchandising • Retail Operations Management • Visual Merchandising Management •

Executive Appointments Our executive appointments division is headed up by Denise Matthews. Denise has over 20 years’ recruitment experience, specialising in senior assignments within multiples, niche and luxury brands, recruiting for salary bands of £80k and above to board level. She has experience of recruiting for specialist and general management roles across all our divisions including: • Brand Director • Buying Director • Commercial Director • CEO/COO • Finance Director • HR Director • Managing Director • Marketing Director • Merchandising Director • Sales Director

t: 020 7436 0220 (London e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk •

• 0115 933 4778 (Midlands w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


Temporary Division MATERNITY COVER · EMERGENCY COVER · PRE-SHOW PREPARATION · SEASONAL SHOWROOM SALES · INTERIM MANAGEMENT · PROJECT WORK · TRIALS FOR PERMANENT ROLES Our Temporary Division provides temporary and interim recruitment at all levels across all disciplines within the fashion and retail industry.

The positions for which we recruit include: • Design & Production, Technical & Wholesale • Buying & Merchandising • Retail Operations – from Sales Assistant to Director level • Administration Support

Temporary Candidates Candidates we source for this sector typically possess: • Reliability • Relevant fashion experience • Flexibility for us and our clients • Strong positive attitude towards work and the brand • Confidence to hit the ground running • An open mind and flexibility to the requirements

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) • 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk • w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


The company we keep...

FLOOR ONE: • Womenswear • Menswear • Kidswear • Sportswear & Outdoorwear • Suppliers

..visit the Fashion Personnel Shopping Centre.

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) • 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk • w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


The company we keep...

FLOOR TWO: • Jewellery & Accessories • Footwear • Lingerie & Swimwear • Homeware

..visit the Fashion Personnel Shopping Centre.

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) • 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk • w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


How we source our candidates We use a carefully selected range of recruitment methodologies and media in order to generate the talented, experienced professionals you need to fill your vacancies. These include: •Almost 50,000 candidates on our bespoke in-house database •On-line advertising – leading Job boards •Our own website: www.fashionpersonnel.co.uk •Fashion Personnel App •Website CV searches •Print advertising •Our candidate referral scheme •Head hunting •Professional networks – LinkedIn •Social media such as Twitter – TwitJobs •Direct and viral marketing

You can view / download our mobile App using this QR code!

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) • 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk • w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


Candidate management: in partnership with you Fashion Personnel will be your ambassadors at every stage in the recruitment process, actively promoting your culture and business. We pledge to meet candidates face-to-face whenever possible and that every candidate we submit to you will be fully briefed on the role they are applying for, including its salary and

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Candidates are provided with detailed feedback after their interview.

Additional services • Salary Surveys • Client branded advertising • Use of our West End and Midlands o ces to interview candidates • Reference checks • Temp to perm facility

t: 020 7436 0220 (London • e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk •

0115 933 4778 (Midlands w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


Terms & conditions of business Standard Fees: Salary

%

£0 to £14,999

15%

£15,000 to £17,999

18%

£18,000 to £24,999

20%

£25,000 to £34,999

22%

£35,000 to £49,999

25%

£50,000 and over

30%

Standard Rebate: Weeks

Rebate %

1–2

90%

3–4

80%

5–6

60%

7–8

40%

9 – 10

20%

11 – 12

10%

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) • 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk • w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


Contact us Shelley Pinto: Managing Director t: 020 7462 9960 e: shelleyp@fashionpersonnel.co.uk

Jennifer Barry: Manager of Design, Production & Technical t: 020 7462 9965 e: jennifer@fashionpersonnel.co.uk

Julie Man: Consultant on Buying & Merchandising t: 020 7462 9966 e: juliem@fashionpersonnel.co.uk

Diane Wilkinson: Manager of Retail Operations t: 020 7462 9970 e: diane@retail-fashionpersonnel.co.uk

Kate Morton: Manager of Marketing, Digital & Creative t: 020 7462 9974 e: kate@fashionpersonnel.co.uk

Denise Matthews: Manager of Executive Appointments t: 020 7462 9978 e: denise@fashionpersonnel.co.uk

Helen Doherty: Temporary Division Controller t: 020 7462 9979 e: helend@fashionpersonnel.co.uk

Helen Taylor: Associate Director (UK & International) Nottingham Office t: 01159 334778 e: helen@fashionpersonnel.co.uk

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) • 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk • w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


A final note... Fashion Personnel will be proud to be ambassadors for your company. We have enjoyed more than two decades of success in fashion recruitment thanks to our commitment, hard work and knowledge of the marketplace. We look forward to working with you, providing you with the highest calibre people to continue your success. If you need any further information about us and the way we work, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

t: 020 7436 0220 (London Office) • 0115 933 4778 (Midlands Office) e: info@fashionpersonnel.co.uk • w: fashionpersonnel.co.uk


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