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Current Head Office Jobs

Date Listed  Job Title   Location  Description      Closing Date Actions
02/09/2014

HQ118 Management Accountant

Finance

Fixed Term (12 months)

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey

We are looking for a systems savvy qualified accountant for this 12-month fixed term role within the Finance team. This role will be vital in the financial and budgetary control for all subsidiaries in the business. Responsibilities include preparation of monthly management accounts, and budgeting/forecasting. This role will also be key in systems development identifying improvements in processes, profit, working capital, and be active in their implementation.

  • To produce timely, accurate, informative and value-added monthly management accounts for the Board and senior management in accordance with deadlines
  • Preparation of the detailed annual budget and forecasts
  • Year-end statutory accounts
  • Business Partnering
  • Cash flow
  • Ad hoc commercial analysis projects


  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, to prioritise work load and deliver accurate information on time to a high standard
  • Driven, likeable personality to engage the finance team and influence peers across the business
  • Understanding of commercial drivers on the business and their financial impact
  • Rigorous attention to detail, balanced with ability to summarise key issues
  • Confidence to challenge colleagues and Directors in all areas of the business
  • Experience of working within retail, leisure or media sectors
  • Qualified accountant and PQE experience
  • Extensive financial modelling skills – advanced excel
  • Significant experience in improving utilisation of finance systems
12/09/2014 Apply Expand
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
12/09/2014 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
12/09/2014 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.
12/09/2014 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.
12/09/2014 Apply Expand