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We’re always on the hunt for talented people to join our head office in South West London. We reward our team with competitive salaries, job progression and a really enjoyable working environment.  If you’re bright as a button, passionate about what you do and love our brand, we’d love to hear from you. 

Contact us on jobs@handpickedcollection.com with a covering letter and CV.

Current role(s):

Buyer’s Admin Assistant at The Handpicked Collection (News Corp)

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen with a growing online Gift retailer for a switched on graduate or existing Buyer’s Administration Assistant based in our Head Office in the heart of London.  The business is currently going through a period of growth which is set to continue within the News UK portfolio.

The ideal candidate will have a business/fashion/design related degree and have a keen interest in following trends. You would have ideally have spent time in a retail Head Office or within a small expanding retail business, preferably within the Buying team.

Key Responsibilities

- Update and fully manage the critical path to ensure all key dates are met in order for the product to be on time for planned product selection, press editorial and launch date - highlighting risks to the Buyer and where appropriate propose action to resolve any issues

- Issue all new product forms to suppliers, following up with supplier to ensure that information provided is accurate and understood and sent back within the time frame given ready for uploading product information to the website by the ecommerce team

- Request samples from potential suppliers after pre-selection process and to ensure all press samples are received from suppliers in line with orders placed, promotional calendar and brand requirements

- Manage sample library effectively, ensuring the range is up-to-date at all times and available for meetings and presentations when required

- Fully support the buying team and complete all administration tasks set

- Attend meetings where appropriate.

- Carry out competitor analysis where required, developing an understanding of key market drivers and communicate to the product team key findings.

- Manage and build relationships with suppliers and maintain contact both on email and over the telephone in order to maintain full control of the critical path

Key skills required:

- Excellent administration skills including excel

- Ability to work to deadlines

- Strong communication skills and attention to detail

- Ability to work well in a team and communicate effectively

- A proactive approach to problem solving

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

- Highly organised and ability to prioritise

- Enthusiastic and self-motivated

- Flexible, willing to learn

- Customer focussed and a great team player

Education Level

Batchelor's Degree or Equivalent

Competitive Salary 

 


 

Experienced Customer Service roles at The Handpicked Collection (News Corp)

We are looking for superb Customer Service Advisors to come and join our team!

The Handpicked Collection is an award winning online retail company based in Battersea, London. The company was recently acquired by News Corp and as part of a plan to develop retail/ecommerce platforms for publications internationally (commencing with the Times, Sunday Times and the Sun) we are now expanding our team.

As a Customer Service Advisor it will be your responsibility to continue to provide our exceptional customer service, exceeding and fundamentally enhancing our customers’ experience with us.

Key Responsibilities

- Answer and efficiently handle all incoming calls (sales and customer service)

- Respond and keep up to date with customer email queries.

- Promote and cross-sell our products and your knowledge of them!

- Monitor fulfilment of orders and delivery times.

- Process all returns and exchanges within 48 hours

- Efficiently manage customer queries and complaints

- You will also be liaising closely with our Marketing, Merchandising and Editorial teams and a variety of other business stakeholders

Skills

- An exceptional communicator with fluent English

- Empathetic and considerate in nature

- Positive and professional manner

- Superb customer service skills

- You must be able to take initiative as well as work as part of a team

- Derive passion for products

- Excellent skills in Word, Outlook and Excel

Significant previous experience is essential to this role. Please provide a CV and references on application.

Hours of employment:

- 40 hours a week Monday to Friday. 

 


 

Marketing Executive (Permanent)

We are a fast growing, award-winning e-commerce business which specialises in seeking out best of breed, unusual products and strives for the best customer experience in the business. We currently have two brands selling gifts, home accessories and gourmet food.

We’re looking for a permanent Marketing Executive to work with our Marketing Manager in a varied and busy role. You would work on the execution of marketing campaigns across all offline channels to drive sales through advertising, catalogues and partnerships to help grow the business.  We’re looking for someone who enjoys the creative side of marketing but can also implement plans successfully and understand the commercial priorities of the business. 2-3 years’ experience in a marketing role, preferably in retail, would be needed. This job would suit someone who is full of initiative but also happy to turn their hand to the challenge required as part of a collaborative team effort.

Experience

Essential

- 2 – 3 years general marketing experience  

- Experience briefing and managing an external design team, or working yourself to produce artwork for offline initiatives

- Ability to follow up and implement marketing initiatives to secure brand exposure to new audiences and drive sales

- Experience analysing campaigns and spotting trends that can be exploited

- Experience monitoring competitor activity

- Management of budgets and costs

 

Preferred

- Direct marketing experience and understanding of mailing plans, segmentation and optimisation of customer file

- Catalogue production experience

 

Skills

- Keen eye for detail with a view to proofing materials for print

- Highly organised with ability to multi-task and prioritise accordingly

- Understanding of ROI and budgeting

- Strong written and communication skills

- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

- Strong ability to negotiate with partners and drive promotional deals

- A team player with strong ambition and a results driven approach

- Proficient in Excel