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Current Head Office Jobs

Date Listed  Job Title   Location  Description      Closing Date Actions
29/08/2014

HQ117 Visual Merchandiser

Windows & VM

Fixed Term (12 months - Maternity Cover)

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

Causing visual impact, stimulating and motivating the customer to spend more money in our stores are important factors which contribute towards the success of the Jigsaw Brand. We are looking for a Visual Merchandiser on a maternity cover basis to present the Jigsaw collection each season in such a way that it gives a strong clear brand image, is appealing, commercial, desirable and persuades our customers to buy. The role will involve travelling to Jigsaw stores across the country on a daily basis.

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.

  • Translate viable VM solutions to all Jigsaw Stores nationwide, within Womenswear, Accessories & Junior
  • Train staff within stores on VM standards
  • Working closely with the VM Manager and Head of Windows & VM to communicate any problems that may arise and help to resolve them
  • Communicate directly with each Store Manager to explain the process of each floor move
  • Liaise with Display team to integrate with current window scheme's & dressing
  • Involvement in the setup of various events each season i.e. Press Day & Managers Meeting, New Store Openings
  • Ensure minimal disruption to a store whilst carrying out a floor move
  • Be organised and meet time lines to successfully carry out a floor move as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • Maximise sales throughout the store


  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Being aware of current fashion trends and passionate about fashion
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Creative ability with a strong awareness of Jigsaw customer shopping habits
  • Maintaining standards within every store
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience within a retail environment
05/09/2014 Apply Expand
22/08/2014

HQ116 BAA

The Shop
at Bluebird

Full time, Permanent

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are currently looking for a Buy Admin Assistant to join our Shop at Bluebird team. This role will provide administration support to the Buying function by managing the purchase order system, critical path and product management and storage. The role largely focuses on setting up styles within Dynamics, ensuring product information, tickets and prices are correct.

The ideal candidate will have a qualification in buying as well as previous hands on buying and/or retail experience. You should have strong analytical, numerical and IT skills as well as exceptional team working skills. The candidate must be highly organised and have the ability to prioritise.

  • Create product style numbers with all attribute information and bar codes
  • Scan sketches into dynamics
  • Send Purchase Orders and tickets to suppliers
  • To order in good time any additional samples required for meetings such as best sellers, stock to store, swots, range reviews, rack-ups and retail presentations where the entire range is to be represented
  • Manage press sample ordering and handover liaising with press. Ensuring that all samples/hero pieces are ready for handover deadlines. To be able to suggest sub samples where correct samples unavailable and to escalate any issues to your line manager.
  • To take ownership over preparation for meetings as directed by team (pressing, correct hangers, sub samples/sketches/swatches etc)
  • Dynamics management – to process all of departments purchase orders, product set-up, suppler set-up, emailing PO’s and housekeeping. To obtain line manager’s sign off for PO’s in good time for ordering of epos and emailing PO’s
  • To file, store and be responsible for the whereabouts of all buying boards
  • Archive digital press cuttings and circulate good press coverage internally
  • Sending of packaging instructions and manuals to new suppliers
  • Manages courier parcels, sending and receipt


  • GCSE Mathematics and English
  • An interest in the Retail Business with a desire to progress
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good numerical and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills with an organised and structured approach
  • Computer literate with knowledge of excel and word
05/09/2014 Apply Expand
22/08/2014

HQ115 Business Development Coordinator

Licensing

Fixed Term (12-months - Potential for perm)

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are looking for a Business Development Coordinator to assist in managing the day to day running and coordination of the International Franchise and New Business Development department. A key part of the role will be to research and evaluate new business opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution to the growth of a successful British Brand Successful candidates must have a real interest in Fashion and ideally will be working within a retail environment already although this is not a must have! 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.

  • To support the Licensing and Business Development Director in managing the day to day running of the International Franchise and New Business Development department.
  • Be the key point of contact for International Franchise and New Business internally and externally.
  • Organise the International “buy” week for each season.
  • Manage International Franchise partners “buy” budgets.
  • Prepare International “buy” sheets to be submitted to partners
  • Work closely with logistics to ensure “buy” data is accurate and delivery schedules are adhered to.
  • Work alongside Merchandising to analyse sales data and make recommendations.
  • Work closely with all areas of the business to ensure the critical path is adhered to and ensure our partner’s requirements are fulfilled
  • Co-ordinate International and New Business meetings, internally and externally.
  • Identify research and evaluate new business opportunities.


  • Build strong relationships internally and externally (and quickly).
  • Deliver accurate information in a clear, concise, confident and logical manner.
  • Resolve conflicting priorities, often whilst under pressure and deliver work on time.
  • Overcome obstacles & cope successfully with unexpected change.
  • Maintain a balance and awareness of the status of all projects
  • Brings simplicity and order out of complexity.
  • Actively seek solutions to problems before being asked or directed.
  • Improvises and thinks quickly on his/her feet with little or no risk posed.
05/09/2014 Apply Expand
15/07/2014

HQ114 PR Assistant

Press

Full time, Permanent

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are looking for a PR Assistant to promote and protect the Jigsaw and Shop at Bluebird brands at all times. Seizing opportunities where they arise being both reactive and proactive. The ideal candidate will be currently working within a fashion or lifestyle retailer in a similar role. 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.

  • Support the Head of Press and PR Manager with the development of the strategic brand proposition
  • Ensure the creation of appropriate press communications
  • Support the development of third party relationships
  • Write and distribute press releases as briefed by Head of Press
  • Responsible for all reactive and proactive media enquiries whether for information, samples or product images. Working with newspapers, journals, magazines and e-bulletins both nationally and internationally. These to be handled in a timely fashion
  • Respond quickly to news and ensure excellent written communication for reports, speeches and articles
  • Liaise with buying department to source samples for journalists
  • Maintain the journalist and blogger database
  • Arrange deliveries to journalists and contact to follow up as appropriate
  • Archive digital press cuttings and circulate good press coverage internally
  • Compile and collate weekly, monthly, annual and ad hoc press reports
  • Collate and maintain press cuttings book for office display
  • Build relationships with journalists we aspire to feature us in their publications
  • Find bloggers to engage and build relationships with
  • Organise and coordinate external PR competitions as directed
  • Assist on seasonal and ad hoc events


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, will be self-confident and self-motivated
  • Strong existing relationships with fashion editors/assistants
  • Affinity with the brands – a love of both Jigsaw product and the unique Shop at Bluebird designer edit
  • Creative and flexible approach
  • Social media understanding and the part it plays in PR
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, PR, journalism, marketing or similar
  • Computer literate including full knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
05/09/2014 Apply Expand
15/07/2014

HQ112 Concessions Merchandiser

Merchandising

Full time, Permanent

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are looking for a Concessions Merchandiser to manage the day to day merchandising functions of all Jigsaw concession and International locations with the remit to expand the business channel and drive sales through effective merchandising and informed buying. 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.

  • Merchandise Planning for Concession and International
  • Budget – reviews and re forecasting
  • Attend Buy Meetings to influence Concessions range
  • Space Planning - review seasonally
  • Effective in season Trading and Stock management
  • Weekly reporting and analysis - feedback to the Group
  • Range Presentation to 3rd Parties
  • Management of 2 x MAA’s
  • Pivotal in driving and expanding the concession portfolio across all Jigsaw categories


  • 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
  • Ability to understand and analyse sales figures
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and lead direct report
  • Computer literate, particularly with experience of Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent, ideally in Fashion, Business, Merchandising or Retail
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics (desirable)
05/09/2014 Apply Expand
25/06/2014

HQ111 Sample Machinist

Production

Part Time (30 hours per week), Permanent

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are currently looking for a Sample Machinist to join our Production team. This role will involve working with pattern cutters, designers and garment technicians to produce high quality samples.

The ideal candidate will have substantial previous experience in a similar role. You should be passionate about clothes, be able to work with a range of products and have exceptional team working skills. The candidate must be highly organised and have the ability to prioritise.

  • To accurately assemble samples and toiles
  • To provide feedback to pattern cutters on accuracy of patterns and paperwork; to offer feedback on viability of styling, finish and manufacture in line with Jigsaw standards of quality
  • To meet deadlines where specified, to inform line manager or senior pattern cutter where this is not possible
  • To communicate fabric issues to the relevant person or department
  • To ensure that necessary trims are well stocked; to communicate shortages when necessary
  • To keep work station clean, tidy and well organised


  • Substantial experience in a similar role
  • Execution of tasks in a timely manner
  • Multitasking skills due to small team
  • To be able to work with multi products
  • Communication skills must be good and must be able to work in a team environment
  • Passionate about clothes and always wanting to find ways to improve finish
05/09/2014 Apply Expand
30/05/2014

HQ107 Social Media Executive

E-commerce

Full time, Permanent

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are looking for a Social Media Executive with great communication and team working skills to join the team at Jigsaw. In this role you will be responsible for the day to day running of our social media content and campaigns. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join a successful British heritage brand.

  • Creative and visuals for social media and web including copy, graphics and photography.
  • Work with PR to identify guest editors and fashion writers to get a regular fresh injection of content into our social media channels.
  • Identify newsworthy stories from around the business that will make for relevant content for the Jigsaw Group websites and social media channels, adding weight and authority to the Jigsaw brand.
  • Dedicate sufficient time to nurturing the Jigsaw community, engaging in conversation, responding to comments and promoting relevant content.
  • Work with customer services to respond to customer feedback directly on our social media channels, managing any negativity and reporting any issues or trends that arise. (Please note this feedback could arise and need managing out of normal office hours).
  • Work with the Social Media Manager to deliver the social media strategy, implementing it through the key channels (Please note these chennels may increase/decrease from time to time).
  • Act as a conduit between all areas of the business where social media plays a role – promoting our brand social media channels and getting staff involved.
  • Work closely with the online team in order to maximise social commerce opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Social Media Manager to populate and circulate a social media content calendar, ensuring all activity is in line with the marketing critical path.
  • Work with the Social Media Manager and other internal stakeholders to plan video activities for the Jigsaw YouTube channel.
  • Develop and implement new initiatives to grow the number of fans and followers on our social networks whilst maintaining a highly engaged community.
  • Keep track of social media statistics month on month, as per the Social media Strategy objectives.


  • Proactive, energetic individual with excellent communication skills
  • Able to produce engaging copy and content for the Jigsaw audience
  • Good technical understanding, with image editing skills i.e. Photoshop
  • An understanding of major social media channels as well as the Jigsaw brand
  • Good organisational skills and flexible nature to juggle multiple projects
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Photography skills and the ability to use an SLR would be advantageous
  • Experience working in fashion retail
  • This role will suit an individual with a serious interest in fashion and blogging.
05/09/2014 Apply Expand