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At Creative Tops we are all about the people. We are an exciting, dynamic company to work for, always challenging and fast-paced, it’s an environment that rewards people who think beyond the confines of their everyday job role.  It’s a truly entrepreneurial company that thrives on creativity, dedication and hard work.

Kick start your Creative Tops career today! Browse through our list of current vacancies and apply by sending a covering letter and your CV to HR@creative-tops.com

VACANCY – STOCK PLANNER

 

Department: Supply Chain
Reports to: Supply Chain Manager
Number of staff reporting to the job holder: None
Hours of work: Full Time Office hours

Main Purpose of role: To work closely with the various sales teams to:

  • Agree detailed sales forecast upon which the MRP will be based.
  • Agree appropriate range launch volumes, and ongoing replenishment, having regard to forecast demand, lead times and MOQs.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with customers, both the internal account management teams, and where applicable, external customers.
  • Monitor sales patterns and both current and forecast stock levels, identifying potential problems at the earliest possible stage, recommending corrective action.
  • Maximise stock availability and service levels whilst minimising stock levels and risk of obsolescence.
  • Liaise with freight forwarders and the warehouse with the booking in of containers.
  • Continuously look for ways to improve the effectiveness of the Supply Chain processes and communication with its customers.

 Location: Causeway Road, Earlstrees Industrial Estate Corby

 
Objectives / Responsibilities:        

  1. Develop pre-Season forecasts for new ranges and lines, in conjunction with the sales teams.
  2. Closely monitor sales in the initial launch period and compare to forecast. Identify potential shortages or surpluses and recommend appropriate changes to existing purchase orders to maintain stock availability at planned levels.
  3. Monitor ongoing sales and adjust forecasts and purchase orders to ensure that service levels are maintained at the highest levels whilst minimising stock levels.
  4. Critically review suggested purchase requisitions, amending as appropriate and passing revised requisitions for approval.
  5. Ensure that any necessary changes to purchase orders are progressed promptly and accurately.
  6. Maintain and develop excellent working relationships with the customer (internal and external) to ensure a prompt and effective information flow.
  7. Pro actively progress purchase orders raised to ensure goods are shipping on time and data on SAP is accurate, fully up to date and that affected parties are kept fully up to date.
  8. Set up components and bills of materials as required for new products and ensure that they are ordered when the main parent product is ordered.
  9. Identify potential over or under stock lines at the earliest possible stage and recommend appropriate action to resolve.
  10. Raise specification sheets for new products by pulling together relevant details from both SAP system and other internal sources.
  11. Keep the container booking sheet up to date, ensuring that bookings work for all parties, including sales team, planning team and the warehouse are in agreement.

 

Knowledge, skills and experience required 

  1. High level of communication and interpersonal skills, in order to develop strong working relationships with sales teams and Far East counterparts.
  2. A conscientious team player with high level of self motivation, working closely with other team members and at the same time adopting a highly proactive approach, to further develop the effectiveness of the department as a whole.
  3. Demonstrates high levels of accuracy and attention to detail being highly aware of the consequential effect of any inaccuracies both on the department directly, but also on the wider users of information generated.
  4. Excellent analytical and numerical ability to enable meaningful conclusions to be drawn and effectively communicated based on large and complex source data.
  5. Strong problem solving ability, indentifying possible solutions and the implications thereof.
  6. Knowledge of modern inventory planning theory and processes in a FMCG environment.
  7. Advanced Microsoft Office Excel (particularly advanced Excel formulae).
  8.  Planning and self organisation ability, demonstrating the ability to prioritise and meet required deadlines.
  9. Flexibility and adaptability to change, used to working in a fast paced customer focused environment.
  10.  A continuous improvement ethos.
  11. Previous experience in using advanced integrated business systems is essential, experience with SAP would be a distinct advantage.

Apply by sending a covering letter and your CV to HR@creative-tops.com




VACANCY - Sales Administrative Assistant

 

Department: Export
Reports to:   Export Manager
Number of staff reporting to the job holder: None
Hours of work: Full Time office hours
Main Purpose of role: Provides administrative support to the Export Manager and associated export sales teams. To ensure day-to-day efficient operation of the Export department.
Location: Causeway Road, Earlstrees Industrial Estate, Corby

 

Objectives / Responsibilities: 

  1. Accurate and timely processing of ex-works customer purchase orders and requests. Obtaining relevant information as required.
  2. Administration of associated tasks for customer orders to be progressed, ensuring timely delivery of products according to customer specifications and timescales i.e liaising with warehouse, supply chain and shipping departments.
  3. Arranging timely labelling and dispatch of all customer, salesman’s and show samples and brochures, in order to meet customer deadlines, show dates and seasonal product releases.
  4. Liaison with marketing department to complete customer requests for product images and other marketing materials as required.
  5. Preparation for customer appointments, overseas visits, trade shows and events, as directed by the Export Manager and International Sales Executives. 
  6. Maintaining efficient and up to date filing systems for ease of reference and auditing purposes.
  7. Accurate data entry of customer lead sheets.
  8. General housekeeping duties, maintaining samples area, ensuring work is conducted in a clean, tidy and professional environment.
  9. Ensuring all correspondence copied to relevant International Sales Executive.
  10. Attending customer meetings as and when required and recording of events to support completion of further actions.
  11. To maintain up to date knowledge of current company products and new product lines.
  12. Any other duties as directed by your line manager.

 

 Knowledge, skills and experience required

  1. Educated to GCSE level or above equivalent.
  2. High level of communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. A conscientious team player.
  4. PC and Microsoft Office literacy.
  5. A continuous improvement ethos.
  6. Previous office or administration experience.
  7. Ability to work flexibly according to customer requirements and departmental needs.
  8. A “can-do” attitude.
  9. Well organised; gives attention to detail to deliver a high level of accuracy.
  10. Customer focused approach and/or previous experience of dealing with customer enquiries.
  11. Ability to be flexible and provide support to team.
  12. Well organised and structured approach to assigned tasks, demonstrates the ability prioritise and meet required deadlines. 

Apply by sending a covering letter and your CV to HR@creative-tops.com


VACANCY - Surface Pattern Designer

Department: Creative Studio 
Number of staff reporting to the job holder: None
Hours of work: Full Time office hours
Location: Causeway Road, Earlstrees Industrial Estate, Corby

We are looking for an experienced Surface Pattern Designer to work in our Creative Studio. You will be responsible for assisting in the development of some of our key License brands (V&A and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) and supporting the wider design team.

The role will be varied and challenging working with major blue chip retailers and brands, interpreting client’s briefs and creating visual mood boards with strong commercial pattern designs.

 You will be liaising with external design agencies and working to tight deadlines. You will need to have an in-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 5 or equivalent and advanced knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, with working knowledge of InDesign being an advantage. Good traditional drawing & painting skills essential, with ability to adapt to different styles a bonus.

 To succeed in this role you will be highly creative and have previous commercial experience ideally in the homewares retail sector or within a creative design studio. You will be qualified in a design/art based degree or BTEC/ HND equivalent or qualified by experience.

 

Objectives / Responsibilities: 

  1. Create visual mood boards to produce commercial surface pattern designs with the aid from licensed archive images to deliver accurate print ready art work for presentation to the client.
  2. Create a variety of designs in varying formats from initial concept or following/expanding on pre-designed styles, to deliver accurate print and ready art work for presentation to the client.
  3. Produce initial artwork to a two dimensional concept of products and developing three dimensional model mock ups of products, demonstrating application of designs in varying formats.
  4. Management of designated customer accounts ensuring delivery of work to tight timescales and in line with internal priorities and according to customer demands.
  5. Ensuring knowledge of the industry is up to date and has the ability to predict future trends, continues to develop professional expertise and knowledge by attending trade show exhibitions and sourcing material through professional media sources. 
  6. Creating and developing bespoke artwork and surface pattern designs for Creative tops.
  7. Interpreting customer briefs through developing and maintaining a close customer relationship, advising on individual collections.
  8. Ensuring visual accuracy and understanding of print and manufacturing processes to incorporate designs / ready art work in liaison with Hong Kong Office.

   

Knowledge, skills and experience required: 

  1. Minimum of 1 year experience working in the fashion/retail sector or within a creative design agency with blue-chip retail client list.
  2. Strong communication skills demonstrating confidence and ability to interpret with accuracy specific requests, sometimes with limited guidance. Previous experience of managing successful client relationships.
  3. Enthusiasm, innovative, creative and artistic flair, demonstrates the ability to develop new ideas and concepts.
  4. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite 5(or equivalent) with a high level of expertise in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  5. Good traditional drawing & painting skills essential, with ability to adapt to different styles a bonus.
  6. Shows intricacy and attention to detail, takes pride in creating work to a very high standard.
  7. Understanding and application of pantones, CMYK and print process.
  8. Has a keen eye for current trends in the fashion/retail world, is keen to develop their expertise and shares expertise and learning with the team.
  9. Ability to self-manage workload, prioritising where necessary, sometimes working with conflicting demands and to tight deadlines.
  10. Supportive to team members and work colleagues, works well within a team and is able to respond positively in busy periods and where demands are high.
  11. An art / design based degree level qualification  
     

Apply by sending a covering letter and your CV to HR@creative-tops.com