Commercial Assistant

  • Job Reference: JR4097
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2017
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Sales
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jo Raynor
  • Email: jor@uandirecruitment.co.uk

Job Description

Our client is currently one of the leading men's formal and casual apparel for both own label and Branded. They have an exciting opportunity for a full time permanent Commercial Assistant to join their Savile Row based team.

Commercial Assistant - The Role:

  • Critical path management including weekly update meetings, with support from the Merchandising and Technical teams, ensuring timely delivery of a quality product.
  • Attend customer and in-house work meetings, writing and publishing notes. 
  • Set up and calculate costings, allowing accurate and timely sales and customer orders.
  • Order of fabric and the management of the fabric within the brands division directly within European suppliers or via Nottingham.
  • Maintain the business order book.
  • Review and revise production forecasts with the Brands Manager.
  • Develop effective working relationship with our retail staff, key wholesale customers and suppliers. 

Commercial Assistant - The Candidate:

  • Proven experience working product, preferably clothing although specific product area is not essential
  • Previous experience within a customer focused role is essential
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent
  • A degree in a business related subject is desirable
  • IT literate with the ability to use Outlook and the Microsoft Office Package efficiently, specifically Excel
  • Confident, determined, driven, self-motivated and pro-active attitude
  • Acute attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly organised
  • Good level of commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills; able to liaise effectively and build relationships with customers and internal teams 
  • Good listener, able to take instruction and highly tuned interpersonal skills
  • A team player with a flexible approach 
  • Genuine interest in the fashion and retail industry

Commercial Assistant - The Package:

  • Dependant on Experience

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.