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


Account Manager - South East & London

Sophie Allport is a growing Homeware & Lifestyle brand, based in rural Lincolnshire. We take pride in selling a comprehensive range of items, from fine bone china, stoneware, clothing and jewellery to home fragrances, children and pet products, to retail and trade customers.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Account Manager to join our Trade Sales team. In this role you will be responsible for trade customer sales, continued business development and full account management, for the South East & London region (including East Anglia). This is a fully remote role, with the ideal candidate living within the territory as you will be on the road visiting new and existing customers. Working hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, with some flexibility will be required for travel and events.

All About You

You will be joining a dynamic and encouraging team so you will be a true team player, working collaboratively to achieve goals together. The wider Sophie Allport departments are just as important as your immediate team so you will relish the opportunity to work alongside them also. You will have a positive approach to your job, customers and colleagues and embrace new processes and concepts, whilst being able to listen, learn and improve. To be successful in this role requires resilience, a proactive manner and someone who is results driven.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the sales team, ensuring that our brand is represented well and with the right customers.
  • Responsible for every aspect of the customer’s experience, including some administration of their account.
  • Managing new and existing key accounts and independent retailers to include gift shops, cook shops, garden centres, farm shops and department stores.
  • Ensuring that customers are met with regularly to maximise customer service levels and sales.
  • Working with the Head of Sales to analyse sales data and maximise opportunity.
  • Working to a monthly and annual financial target as well as KPI’s.
  • Representing Sophie Allport at showroom events twice or more a year.
  • Reporting back to the Head of Sales on a regular basis on activity.
  • Management of the Company’s matrix with regards to their territory’s customers.

Experience, Requirements & Attributes

  • Previous experience within trade retail sales is key to be able to understand our customer’s needs.
  • You will welcome the opportunity to participate in trade events and travel as required.
  • Fantastic organisation skills.
  • Analytically minded.
  • A strong work ethic and someone who is self-motivated.
  • A genuine interest in lifestyle, homewares and interiors is an advantage.
  • A full clean driving licence is essential.
  • The successful candidate must have Right to Work in the UK.

The Package

Salary will be dependent on experience and skills, complimented by our employee benefits package that supports our people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. You will also be eligible for a monthly sales bonus upon reaching targets. You will be provided with a company laptop, fully expensed mobile phone and a company car.


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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Purchase Ledger Clerk

We are looking for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join our Finance Team. This is a full-time position, working Monday – Friday and is facilitated by hybrid working, with some flexibility to support with ad-hoc stock counting activities. This is a varied role in a busy department with a responsibility for the day-to-day inputting and reconciliation of supplier invoices, reconciling employee’s credit cards and processing expenses.

All About You

Our Finance team is a central support function to the whole business, so it is essential that you are able to build good working relationships with not only your team, but other departments, and have excellent communication skills. As this is a varied role, you will need to demonstrate your ability to manage priorities and organise your time effectively to meet deadlines. You will be engaged to learn new systems and processes and continuously be seeking opportunities to making improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Entering supplier invoices onto the company ERP system in a timely manner
  • Processing invoices through our sign off system to ensure costs as approved by the relevant managers
  • Processing credit card receipts; reconciling receipts monthly and chasing up missing documents from colleagues
  • Processing employee expenses in line with the company’s expense procedure
  • Reconciling supplier statements in advance of company payment runs
  • Handling supplier queries and invoice disputes
  • Maintaining supplier accounts within company ERP system
  • Processing product invoices and reviewing any cost discrepancies
  • Provide support to Head of Finance and Purchase Ledger Executive undertaking purchase ledger related matters
  • Provide adhoc analysis based on purchase ledger data and information.
  • Processing customer refunds

Experience, Requirements & Attributes

  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • GCSE - Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • Strong IT skills including Excel
  • Previous experience within accounts payable function
  • Previous experience working within a demanding finance function
  • Qualified by experience or AAT qualified
  • A genuine interest in lifestyle, homewares and interiors is an advantage.
  • The successful candidate must have Right to Work in the UK.

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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