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Careers

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Sophie Allport is an exciting and vibrant place to be, whether you work in our head office in rural Lincolnshire, our shops or warehouse team. We are always interested in discovering and nurturing new talent.

We are a growing family business and are always looking for individuals who are passionate about retail, homewares and our brand. We want people to feel part of the family so that staff are able to grow both personally and professionally - we want people to fulfil their potential. We work in a supportive environment and have a family culture of working together as a team.

Current Vacancies

Finance Assistant

Full Time (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

Based in Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9WG

Sophie Allport are currently recruiting a finance assistant to join their finance team in a rapidly growing family business.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: Processing of purchase invoices, credit control, raising purchase orders for bespoke stock items, active role in warehouse stock taking, dealing with accounts related customer queries, petty cash processing and bank reconciliations.

The candidate should have great attention to detail, willingness to learn, good organisation skills and time management and be very computer literate.

Send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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Brochure Designer

Full Time (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

Based in Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9WG

We are looking for a full time Brochure Designer with brilliant attention to detail and a passion for layout design to join our exciting and fast paced design team. The ideal candidate will have a keen design eye, be self-critical and take pride in their work.

Competency with InDesign is essential, knowledge of GREP searching would be advantageous but not essential. Competency with Photoshop and Illustrator would be highly advantageous. Experience in brochure design or alternatively an HND or degree in graphic design is essential.

Send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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Product & Design Coordinator (Buyer)

Full Time (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

Based in Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9WG

We are looking for a full time Product & Design Assistant with brilliant organisation skills nd the ability to juggle multiple projects, along with a keen design eye to join our exciting and fast paced team. The ideal candidate will have a proactive outlook and always be willing to listen, learn and improve.

Key objective:

To manage, develop and grow key product categories each season from concept idea to warehouse delivery.  

Duties include:

  • Overall management of multiple product categories through a critical path.
  • Refining and actioning the product design sample request and artwork send off.
  • Sample management from supplier through to in house.
  • Building on daily communication with suppliers throughout the season development.
  • Organising the sample storage and processes for your categories.
  • Managing salesman samples from the suppliers through to the sales team from both ordering and tracking the schedule of these lines.
  • Ensuring stock and/or samples are available for show dates.
  • Feeding back and negotiating sample development – always looking to improve the development timeline in readiness for sign off with P&D.
  • Ensuring the season launch visual working document presentation is kept up to date with continual ongoing developments.
  • Analysing the product category/categories season development through sales data against; growth, missing lines, current launch and historic lines for successes, failures and abnormalities to be highlighted to the team and in the monthly sales meeting.
  • Prep for product progression meetings to show and communicate the progress updates within your categories to the P&D team.
  • Supporting quarterly season launch previews with sample collation, visual displays and up to date progression reports.
  • Encouraging innovation and fresh ideas within the product categories through development of product types, trims, details, and packaging plus customer POS suggestions to the team.
  • Mood Boarding and Story Boarding thoughts on how the products in your care ideally could be presented, both for display and for styling of imagery to support our photography. 
  • When required at busy times to assist with creating product visual mock ups.
  • When required at busy times to assist with creating artwork for sampling requests.

 Qualifications

  • 1 to 2 years industry experience
  • Buying/Design or Business degree
  • Outline skills in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Competent in Microsoft Excel
  • Essential interest in all things homewares and interiors.  

Send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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Digital Marketing Assistant

Full Time (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

Based in Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9WG

We are looking for a proactive and creative individual to support a very busy marketing team to help us with all things digital.

You will ideally have 1-2 years of experience in social media advertising, google advertising and affiliate marketing. The successful candidate will be brim full of creative ideas to help create engaging content for our customers. An ability to write well with an understanding of SEO and skills in photoshop would be a huge advantage.

Send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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