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

 

 

Designer & Developer

We are looking for a full time 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 print and products each season from concept brief to warehouse delivery.

Duties:

  • Designing and creating new products and visual mock-ups in line with the season brief
  • Updating current product in-line with the new season prints
  • Creating new layouts and to scale print repeats for different product types utilising Sophie’s unique illustrations of the season
  • Illustration/Artwork manipulation on multiple software such as photoshop and illustrator
  • Preparing artwork for print by redrawing, simplifying and colour separating illustrations for the appropriate end use/print method
  • Colour is key and you must have a strong eye for colour and tone, you will be responsible for picking out initial pantones for briefs
  • Creating print and product specification sheets and sizing and grading where applicable
  • Costing requests, creating costing sheets and negotiation for new product
  • Encouraging innovation and fresh ideas within the print and product categories through development of product types, trims, details, new print methods or applications and packaging plus customer POS suggestions to the team
  • Management of multiple product types through a critical path
  • Refining and actioning the product design and print sample request and 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 management
  • 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 the product categories to the management team
  • Supporting quarterly season launch previews with sample collation, visual displays and up to date progression reports
  • Responsible for creating and placing new product PO’s through our system and with suppliers, negotiation production space and ex-factory dates
  • Working with the merchandising team to ensure MOQ’s and initial orders are in line with the sales forecast
  • Ensuring stock and/or samples are available for show and photoshoot 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
  • Assist where required with sourcing and new supplier relationships

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 thing’s, lifestyle, 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 are 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

 


Working Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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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Project and Development Co-Ordinator

We are looking for a full time Project and Development Co-Ordinator with brilliant organisation skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks, along with a keen interest in product 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 can-do attitude with excellent problem-solving skills is a must.

Key Objective:To manage and develop key supplier accounts and compliance, as well as to organise the season data process through internal systems.

Duties:

  • Supplier compliance: research, co-ordination and management to ensure our supplier standards and certification is kept up to date in line with our values.
  • Responsible for reviewing each season’s product development to ensure we are in line with our responsible values and to highlight and implement any areas we can improve.
  • Sense checking the season launch spreadsheets to ensure all data is in line with our system requirements.
  • Assisting in managing the overall critical path and timelines to ensure launch deadlines are met through our internal systems.
  • Supplier project management in two key product categories.
  • Product regulation research and implementation in key product categories.
  • Management of regulation data and consultants to ensure we are always compliant and in line with industry changes.
  • When required to develop new product lines within these two key product categories
  • Management of key product types through a detailed critical path.
  • Sample management from supplier through to in house (when required.
  • Feeding back and negotiating sample development – always looking to improve the development timeline in readiness for sign off with management.
  • 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 management
  • Ensuring the season launch visual working document presentation is kept up to date with continual ongoing developments.
  • Responsible for creating and placing new product PO’s through our system and with suppliers, negotiation production space and ex-factory dates.
  • Working with the merchandising team to ensure MOQ’s and initial orders are in line with the sales forecast.
  • Responsible for creating and placing new product PO’s through our system and with suppliers, negotiation production space and ex-factory dates
  • Working with the merchandising team to ensure MOQ’s and initial orders are in line with the sales forecast
  • Costing requests, creating costing sheets and negotiation for new product or pricing review.
  • Building on daily communication with suppliers throughout the season development.
  • Prep for product progression meetings to show and communicate the progress updates within the product categories to the management team.

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

Click here to email us