our opportunities - head office
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All of our head office team are based in North West House, Marylebone Road, in the heart of Central London.
The Design team identify and translate the latest trends into wearable fashion for the target customer.
Each designer has an area of responsibility and will work closely with their Buying team to ensure that they have the latest trends, the season's key items and ultimately the best value fashion on the high street.
Have you got what it takes for a career in Design?
The qualifications, experience and key skills required for a career in Design will vary according to the level of the position though generally you'll need:
- A strong commercial aptitude with an understanding of the high street.
- Innovation and a creative flair as well as an eye for identifying forthcoming trends.
- Capability to work in a fast paced, high-pressured environment.
- Excellent communication skills as well as presentation and influencing skills.
- The ability to influence and work with a variety of people as this will range from suppliers to the technical services, buying and management teams.
- Design background i.e. a design based degree and/or relevant experience.
- CAD literacy is preferable but not essential.
Design Assistants > Designer > Senior Designer > Head of Design
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Our Buyers and their teams focus on developing and delivering the product ranges, driving profits, and influencing the brand product strategy. They concentrate on anticipating and meeting the needs of the customers and developing strong links with our suppliers. Working closely with Merchandising they balance trading and planning to create appropriate new and exciting ranges in our stores.
Buyers specifically meet the target customer requirements by working alongside designers to capture the latest trends, and with technologists to ensure that fabric and fit satisfies our quality standards.
Starting a Career in Buying
BUYER'S ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT - BAA
As a Buyer's Administration Assistant you'll provide crucial support to the Buyer and the Assistant Buyer. Whilst in this role, you'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed within this area of the business.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:
- Providing effective administration support to the Buyer and the Assistant Buyer.
- Contributing to decision-making across the product range.
- Monitoring deliveries into the Distribution Centre and liaising with suppliers and colleagues.
- Maintaining a library of sample garments.
- Ensuring the quality control process is applied.
- Visiting our stores and those of our competitors.
To be effective in this role you'll need to be passionate about fashion, have a strong awareness of current and future fashion trends and a real desire to make things happen. It's also important to have a creative flair, strong communication, interpersonal and team working skills as well as an ability to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks.
Buying is a multifunctional and uniquely satisfying role and to be a part of it you'll need to combine great organisational skills with a drive to succeed.
Buyers Administration Assistant > >Assistant Buyer > Buyer >Buying Manager / Head of Buying>Buying Director
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Working alongside the Buying Team, Merchandising will ensure we have a balanced range to satisfy customer and store requirements.
They will trade the range to maximise profit and minimise markdown. They do this by forecasting sales, reviewing and balancing stock and developing strategic promotions.
They will also plan the future ranges, considering past, present and future trends. They will analyse current information in order to find the lessons required to optimize profit on the next season's range.
Merchandise Administration Assistant > Assistant Merchandiser > Merchandiser >Merchandising Manager>Merchandising Director
Distribution, Planning and Logistics
Distribution, Planning and Logistics is a blend of forward planning and a response to sales performance. It involves complex data analysis, liaison with stores, buying and merchandising and balancing warehouse and store stock levels. You'll need a head for figures, be able to prioritise and communicate effectively as well as a lively interest in the fashion industry.
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Retail Operations are responsible for sending out communication to stores and field teams on a regular and structured basis to ensure that communication is clear, concise and motivational.
They will collate news articles from different departments within the brand to include in our weekly newsletter, making sure all articles are consistent with the Brand image.
They also liaise with all levels in different departments both within Arcadia and external businesses to achieve brand and group objectives.
Retail Operations Co-ordinator > Retail Operations Co-ordinator
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Creative and Visual Merchandising
Visual Merchandising is creative and inspirational. The VM/Creative team control all aspects of retail design including window and in-store design and display, merchandising of product and promotions, graphic design, store design and the implementation of in-store product displays and mannequins ensuring that all of our stores have that essential 'Evans' feel.
To be part of the VM team you'll need to have creative flair, an eye for fashion and visual merchandising and strong commercial awareness and understanding of the high street.
Visual Merchandising Coach > National VM Manager > Visual Operations Manager > Creative Director
The role of the Evans marketing team is to provide the contact between our customers and our business, by communicating the brand through a variety of media.
The marketing department have a variety of specialist areas focussing on the brand, advertising (magazines, national press and TV), stores, direct marketing (store card and MasterCard), public relations/special events, the Internet, promotions and market research.
The marketing team liaise closely with the buying and merchandising teams, creative and PR as well as 3rd party partners i.e. GE Money.
Positions in marketing are challenging and fast paced and typically entail planning and carrying out all marketing activity for the brand. The qualifications, experience and key skills required for a career in Marketing will vary according to the level of the position though generally to work in this field you will need:
- To be a creative thinker and have an innovative approach with commercial ideas.
- Enthusiasm, energy and determination.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Good communication skills - both written and verbally.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability to perform under pressure and act on own initiative.
- Capacity to build strong working relationships, both internally and externally.
- Highly organised and a motivated team player.
- Marketing background degree or previous experience operating in a Marketing capacity.
Marketing Assistant > Marketing Co-Ordinator > Marketing Manager > Senior Marketing Manager
Every decision taken in Evans has a financial implication, so the finance team play a key role monitoring how the profit projections for the brand might change in the light of these decisions.
They also support the brand through provision of timely reports and analysis that enable recipients to become quickly aware of risks and opportunities to our plans, therefore prompting corrective action to protect profit.
The department comprises of three elements:
- Retail Finance
- Buying & Merchandising Finance
- Central Costs Finance
The qualifications, experience and key skills required for a career in Finance will vary according to the level of the position though generally to work in this field you'll need to have a passion for working with numbers, an understanding of fashion retail and be able to thrive in a fast paced environment.
To become a Graduate Financial Analyst a finance/maths or business related degree is essential, including 5 GCSEs or equivalent (Grades A - C). You can apply for a graduate position via our Training programmes website: www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/recruitment
Finance Analyst > Finance Manager > Senior Finance Manager > Finance Director
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It's our people at Evans that makes the difference where it really matters most - with the customer.
Delivering great service, great product and a great shopping experience to our customers, through our people, is the key to our success as an HR team.
As you can imagine, this is quite a challenge! The role of HR in Evans is to ensure that our people have the skills, knowledge and passion to be able to motivate, inspire and support their staff through great leadership therefore delivering a leading edge customer experience.
We have teams dedicated to Resourcing, Employee Relations, Reward and Learning and Development. We shape the business through our close working relationships with line managers focusing on resourcing, spotting talent, training and management of individuals. In addition, we also have a strong external focus to ensure that we're marketing Evans as an exciting, innovative and rewarding employer.
The team are structured so that there are two camps, one focusing on Head Office and one focusing on Retail. The Head Office team are based in Central London and the Retail team are based in the field.
HR Assistant HR Advisor > HR Officer > Resourcing Officer > Senior HR Officer > Human Resources Manager > Human Resources Director
The career prospects in HR are excellent, the experience you need depends on the role you're interested in. You're likely to need a degree and CIPD although experience of working in a large multi-disciplinary organisation (ideally fashion retail) can supersede these qualifications.