We are hiring!

We are hiring!

We are looking for someone to join our team as our ‘Designer makers buyer & retail shop assistant‘. The role will be 2-3 days a week, potentially more. We are looking for someone to really put their stamp on this role and become a valued team player in the growth of the business.

Designer Makers buyer & retail shop assistant at Stag & Bow

Reporting to  – Business Owner

Location – Stag & Bow, Forest Hill

Start Date – Late September 2017

Salary – £8.50/hr, increasing to £9.20/hr after probation period. V&A Membership & Bonuses for exceeding targets.

Hours of work – 2-3 days/week: 9.45am – 5.15pm – Rolling weekend schedule.

Additional terms – 3 month probation period Benefits include:

  • Free attendance to workshops
  • Use of downstairs space as a studio and exhibition space, to fit around Collaborations on use of space possible too.
  • Opportunities for workshops tuition @ £25/hr
  • Statutory holiday allowance

Role profile

The role will be primarily responsible for the sourcing and buying of Stag & Bow’s ‘Designer Makers’ range, visual merchandising and day to day retail sales.

Main job tasks and responsibilities

  • Sourcing and buying new products for the store’s Designer Maker ranges, comprised largely of products by local makers, according to seasonality.
  • Management of relationships with designer makers, overseeing regular invoicing.
  • Designing and implementing processes for supplier (designer makers) management, co-ordinating with the new EPOS system.
  • Assessing and reporting on success of ranges; implementing buying strategies to maximise income potential.
  • Promotion of the store’s Designer Maker range using Stag & Bow’s existing social media channels, newsletter and website; working with the Marketing Consultant and Creative Director to agree the marketing strategy to meet and exceed sales targets.
  • Responsible for the visual merchandising of the Designer Maker range; responsible for window displays.
  • Retail sales duties including opening up, closing up, cashing up, customer sales and customer services, stock replenishment and display, and housekeeping duties.

About you

  • You should be a motivated self-starter interested in carving out a role for yourself. This job is essentially what you make it.
  • Have retail or hospitality customer service experience.
  • You should have an interest in the craft sector. Being able to sew, knit and crochet or a keen interest to learn are an advantage.
  • Ideally you will have experience in sales strategy and tactics, and/or visual merchandising
  • Have an existing network of designer makers, or a good knowledge of local / British designer makers would be an advantage.
  • Be computer literate and ideally have experience with – Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Microsoft Excel & Word.
  • Be confident using social media platforms, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Mailchimp. Ideally have experience with WordPress & Square space or have experience with managing a website.



If you feel this suits you and you are keen to become a valued team member in a growing business  please email your CV and covering letter by September 22nd to info@stagandbow.com

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