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HEAD OFFICE JOBS

Interested in working for us but can’t find the role you are looking for? You can still let us know about your skills, experience and ambitions by sending us a speculative application to careers@jigsaw-uk.co.uk.


Current Head Office Jobs

Date Listed  Job Title   Location  Description      Closing Date Actions
30/10/2014

HQ124 Product Licencing Coordinator

Licencing

2 month FTC, starting in March

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are looking for a Product Licencing Coordinator to work across licensed product areas as key contact internally and externally, liaising with professionals on all levels.

Successful candidates will have a real interest in lifestyle brands and have experience working within a retail environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution to the growth of a successful British Heritage Brand.

  • Daily communication as Jigsaw representative, having a thorough knowledge of the brand and licensed product areas with strong interpersonal skills to liaise with internal and external colleagues.
  • Responsible for developing licensed product; sunglasses, optical, women’s apparel, home and tech accessories, underneath the guidance of Licensing & Business Development Director.
  • Critical path management.
  • Maintaining brand identity and values with knowledge of the core target customer as well as having commercial awareness for the wider market.
  • Negotiating extensively with licence partners to facilitate the achievement of target costs and margins.
  • Monitoring and reacting to sales.
  • Working collaboratively with the Brand Creative, Marketing, Buying, Legal and Finance departments.
  • Reporting to and assisting Licensing & Business Development Director on all aspects of the day-to-day running of the licensing department.


  • Commercial awareness and strong brand knowledge.
  • Able to build strong relationships internally and externally quickly.
  • Delivers accurate information in a clear, concise, confident and logical manner.
  • Resolves conflicting priorities, often whilst under pressure and delivers work on time.
  • Overcomes obstacles & copes successfully with unexpected change.
  • Maintains a balance and awareness of the status of all projects.
  • Actively seeks a solution to problems before being asked or directed.
  • Improvises, thinks quickly on his/her feet.
28/11/2014 Apply Expand
18/09/2014

HQ119 PR Manager

Press

Full Time, Permanent)

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

To develop, drive and implement the PR Strategy. To oversee promotional activities for the Jigsaw and Bluebird brands including planning seasonal strategies, new product launches, press events, and internal communications. To develop close relationships with the brand and product teams (Marketing, Visual, Merchandising, Design, and Retail) and external media/press/opinion formers to support brand exposure and the growth of the business. To deliver all within budget.

  • Develop strategic communications across the Jigsaw Group inc The Shop at Bluebird.
  • Liaise with marketing and social media team, ensuring content is in line with press strategy.
  • Lead the critical path and be a key point of contact with Press and Opinion Formers.
  • Build great relationship with wider Marketing Team to support press coverage, customer events and brand initiatives.
  • Ensure complete understanding of the collections and products being promoted / ‘pushed’ and creatively translates the strategy to ensure it is delivered.
  • Oversee seasonal/ad hoc press releases and generates ideas for creative press content.
  • Creation of a press/marketing calendar for the brand with flexibility for creative/ trend response.
  • Develops seasonal promotional gift ideas / brand extensions for marketing / press events e.g. Christmas.
  • Develop and garner relationships with all International Partners
  • Responsibility for evaluations including ROI
  • Build on existing relationships with key media and establish new contacts for the Group
  • Work closely with Buyers to identify and deliver quality events
  • Manage key press events, product launches and other activities.
  • Liaise with the press, answering their enquiries in a timely fashion
  • Constantly seek to cultivate good relationships with key journalists.
  • Maximise product placement in online and offline media throughout the seasons.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, self-confident and self-motivated
  • Customer focus
  • Strong existing relationships with fashion editors and press
  • Affinity with brand – A Love of both Jigsaw and Bluebird product
28/11/2014 Apply Expand
21/11/2014

HQ125 Brand Intern

Brand Creative

Full Time, I year FTC

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are looking for a Brand Intern to work with and support our fantastic creative team for a one year internship (we will consider two six month placements depending on the candidate). Successful candidates will have a real interest in lifestyle brands and have experience within a creative environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution to the growth of a successful British Heritage Brand

  • Assistant styling on editorial shoots for the brand
  • Support the Photography Manager with styling for ecommerce
  • Support Production Coordinator with pre-production for editorial photo-shoots including location & crew research
  • Check all imagery before it goes live on the website, highlighting any discrepancies
  • Data Management of sample report for ecommerce
  • Sample management – checking samples in & out of department
  • Competitive research


  • Passion for fashion styling & shoot production
  • Basic excel
  • Basic Photoshop. Retouch knowledge is a bonus
  • Understanding of trends & desire to innovate
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication
  • Proactive
28/11/2014 Apply Expand
28/11/2014

HQ126 IT Support - MS Dynamics NAV

IT

Full Time, Permanent)

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

In 2008 Jigsaw embarked on a journey to implement MS Dynamics NAV and today supports over 200 users/devices spanning Finance, Payroll, Merchandising, Warehousing, Stock Control and Point of Sale. We are currently operating MS Dynamics NAV 2009 Classic on a Windows Server 2003 / SQL Server 2005 platform but have exciting plans to upgrade to 2013 RTC, Windows Server 2012 and SQL 2014 over the next 18 months and so there’s no shortage of things to do.

  • Simply put, the aim of this role is to help the business & our users to get the most out of our MS Dynamics NAV system and includes the following key responsibilities:
  • System Administration
  • Monitor & report on system performance
  • Check scheduled & EDI services are running successfully
  • System Support
  • Map, optimise & document operational system processes
  • Train & deliver 1st level MS Dynamics NAV support to head office & remote users
  • Log & progress 2nd level support issues with Simark
  • System Development
  • Interpret user requirements & convert to technical development specifications
  • Prioritise requests in accordance with business objectives & cost benefit
  • Undertake beta testing and support User Acceptance Testing
  • Liaise with MS Dynamics partner in the planning & delivery of more complex development projects


  • Effective communicator able to work in a non-technical user environment
  • Ability to understand & document business requirements and deliver applicable solutions
  • Attention to detail and an able to work well under pressure both as part of the team and on own initiative
  • Ability to manage workload and competing demands
  • Resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic, prepared to go the “extra mile”
  • 5+ years MS Dynamics NAV experience
  • End user support experience
  • MS Dynamics NAV Finance, Warehousing, Stock Control & LS Retail
  • Knowledge of Pebblestone and Miracle Dynamics an advantage
  • Appreciation of Windows Server & SQL database environments
  • Use of business intelligence tools such as SSRS , Targitnet, Jet Reports, etc. an advantage
28/11/2014 Apply Expand
18/09/2014

HQ127 Merchandiser (Accessories & Junior)

Merchandising

Full Time, Permanent)

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are looking for a Merchandiser to manage the day to day merchandising functions for our Accessories and Junior lines. In this role you will be integral in planning and developing a strategy to produce a range that delivers Jigsaw’s sales budget and profit target. You will take responsible for ensuring that products appear in the right store at the appropriate time in the correct quantities and work closely with the buying team to deliver a balanced range. Successful candidates will have a real interest in Fashion and may even be working within a retail environment already. Above all we need someone who is great at what they do and who can work well as part of a vibrant team to achieve all deadlines.

  • Planning Product Ranges and preparing stock and sales plans in conjunction with the Buying and Product Directors.
  • Present and talk through product performance in Trade Meetings.
  • Option planning , Grading and Buy Quantities
  • Update WSSI's.
  • Manage Line Cards on Essential Styles
  • Maintain a comprehensive Library of analysis data (including but not limited to stock and sales, markdowns and promotions).
  • Oversee the Buy Budget and manage OTB
  • Analyse every aspect of bestsellers- including price point, colour and size.
  • Competitor Analysis – regular store visits to help influence the range
  • Ensure trading on relevant covers and phasing intake appropriately
  • Maximise sell through on each budget group and advise actions in trade meetings.
  • Analyse past sales figures/trends to anticipate future product needs.


  • Solid Branch Merchandising experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-channel environment
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and lead direct report
28/11/2014 Apply Expand