Careers


Careers at Sophie Allport

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

 

 

Product Designer & Developer

We are looking for a full time Product Designer & Developer with brilliant organisation skills and 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. A strong creative vision to grow new and existing product categories and to be a true ambassador of the brand.

Key Objective: To manage, develop and grow key products each season from concept idea to warehouse delivery.

Duties:

  • Designing and creating new products and visual mock-ups in line with the season brief
  • Assist when required with creating artwork for new products
  • Creating product specification sheets
  • Initial costing requests and some negotiation for new product
  • 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
  • Management of multiple product types 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • At busy times assist 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

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years industry experience
  • Buying/Design degree or relevant experience
  • Strong skills in Photoshop and Illustrator, outline skills in InDesign is beneficial
  • Competent in Microsoft Excel
  • Essential interest in all things homewares and interiors

Working Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Location:

Sophie Allport Head Office, Spalding Road, Bourne, Lincs.. PE10 9WG. Remote working is facilitated flexibly.


Start Date:

ASAP


Salary:

Dependent on experience

 

If you are interested in joining a fast-paced family business, we’d love to hear from you. To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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Ecommerce Assistant

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our Ecommerce team on a full time basis. The successful candidate will have flexibility to work both remotely and from our head office in Bourne, Lincolnshire. You will be passionate about your work and always looking for ways to continue developing and improving your skills in an ever-changing industry. You will have great attention to detail.

You will be joining a close-knit team in a fast-paced environment. As an Ecommerce Assistant, you will be assisting with managing multiple websites, uploading products, and helping to improve our online user experience to support the continued growth of Sophie Allport in the UK and internationally.

Duties:

  • Create and edit product listings on our website and Amazon, ensuring all products are listed with the correct images, description and pricing
  • Closely monitoring and reporting on website statistics to better understand what is working well or how certain areas could be improved to increase conversions and better UX
  • Updating our websites to reflect our marketing campaigns (banners, homepage blocks, category images and re-ordering products)
  • Working closely with customer service so any technical issues with the website can be resolved as quickly as possible

What we're looking for:

  • Must possess a “can do” attitude
  • Have meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Self motivated, proactive, organised and dedicated
  • Project coordination skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Must be performance driven
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about your work and always looking for ways to continue developing and improving your skills in an ever-changing industry

Advantageous but not essential:

  • Experience working in a similar role, agency or in-house
  • Proficient with spreadsheets (Excel & Google Sheets)
  • Experience working with Shopify Plus and Amazon Seller Central
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Google Analytics
  • SEMrush
  • Commercially aware to help increase E-commerce sales
  • Experience with SEO and optimising techniques
  • Hands on and great communicator, someone who is driven, going the extra mile to get things done
  • Basic HTML/CSS
  • E-Commerce Experience 1-2 years preferred but not essential

 

If this sounds like the perfect role for you and you are interested in joining a fast-paced family business, we’d love to hear from you. To apply for this role please send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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