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ONLINE TRADING MANAGER

Looking for a new job? Then grab this chance to join the close-knit team at a company providing bespoke sportswear for teams and individuals worldwide.

Samurai International Sportswear would like to recruit an Online Trading Manager working within with their Marketing Department to support and build their internal team. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to play a pivotal role in the businesses online commercial strategy.

The Online Trading Manager will have managerial responsibility as well as owning the online trading channels. They will also have responsibilities across the wider business. With plenty of freedom and initiative, you’ll help to grow the company’s eCommerce business.

Job Description:

• Full ownership of trading on the company’s on-line shop and customer club shops that are serviced from our stock holding within our warehouse.

• Day-to-day ownership of products on site: Everything from product titles, descriptions, and images to category hierarchy.

• Working with our on-site web developer and digital marketing manager to provide onsite SEO both at the initial set-up stage and for ongoing improvement and optimization

• Idea generation: Creating innovative ways to increase both traffic and conversion identifying areas in need of improvement or ripe for a fresh approach

• Working to simplify processes and operations to maximize efficiencies

• Owning the process within your trading area,

Samurai International Sportswear are looking for the following skills and qualities:

Essential:
• A good team player

• Excellent communication, telephone and interpersonal skills

• Personable and able to quickly develop strong, effective relationships

• Outstanding organisational skills and a good eye for detail

• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while providing high quality work and remaining calm and professional at all times

• IT literate with good working knowledge of MS Office, Adobe

• Multitasking & the ability to work under pressure

• Should possess an enthusiasm and passion for online shopping with the ability to think on your feet

• Professional communication (written and verbal)

• Strong Commercial awareness & problem solving skills

• Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload effectively

• Highly proactive & solutions driven

• Strong negotiation skills with the ability to develop strong supplier relationships

• Commercial experience in a retail Ecommerce environment

• Entrepreneurial spirit with the creative flair to drive your trading area forward

• An experience working within a Retail eCom platform would be an advantage

Desirable:

• Experience of CRM systems and in particular Sage 200

• Experience in ECommerce activities particularly within the apparel industry

Benefits
You will work closely with the Samurai Sportswear team and will be actively encouraged to contribute your own ideas for improving products and processes.
You will take part in regular team meetings and there will also be the opportunity to watch some Elite Teams in action. You will be eligible for a substantial discount on the company’s range of kit and clothing for you and your family too.

The Organisation
Samurai International Sportswear is a privately owned family business manufacturing bespoke sportswear to schools, universities, clubs and retailers with multisport team and leisurewear solutions.
Samurai International Sportswear manufacture sports specific teamwear for over 30 individual sports, and have 12 different leisurewear design themes that can be tailored exactly to the needs and requirements of the customer.

Start Date: As soon as possible following interview

Please note: the above skills are not expected to be shown in a commercial context, but rather through the skills gained from your degree and other activities.

Please send CV’s and covering letter to yourcareer@samurai-sports.com

Senior Merchandiser

Location: Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk

Remuneration: Subject to Experience

Samurai Sportswear is a leading provider of sports apparel and equipment within the sports industry. For over 10 years our range of products and level of service has continued to set the standards in the sports industry. With an impressive, comprehensive account portfolio we have continued to grow year on year both in the UK and on an international basis and are making major waves in the industry.
Due to our future growth targets, there is currently a requirement to add a Senior Merchandiser into the business reporting into our Head of Procurement. The position will cover both our sports apparel and sports equipment ranges.

Senior Merchandiser Job Role
Working within a team of 4 to develop high quality and innovative teamwear products. This role has an ability to directly impact the business and as a result will be greatly rewarding. You will be an integral part in the growth and development of the brand. The right candidate will be extremely organized, scrupulous about quality and have an eye for detail. You must be able to work under pressure and at high speed; the balance between accuracy and efficiency is at the heart of this role. The ideal candidate will be a forward thinker, have demonstrated sourcing experience and have excellent organisational skills.

• Assist with implementing and upholding departmental processes

• Liaise between departments where necessary as well as developing and building strong relationships with suppliers and third-party partners.

• Dealing and assisting with the management of our china factory.

• Always ensuring to uphold the brand image, core team values and act as an ambassador for the brand.

• Support the design team through all stages of garment development to build a considered and commercial range in line with our market place.

• Create and assist with tech packs, QC, Fit Logs for full range including equipment.

• Manage Product Development process in line with Critical Path from Strategy through to Gold Seal Approval, ensuring bulk production meets quality expectations.

• Working with Operations Director to agree target costs and negotiate prices to achieve or exceed margins.

• Assist with the production of company pricelist ensuring target margins are met or exceeded.

• Build an excellent understanding of the Brand’s customer & competitors through customer visits, market research, customer feedback.

• Factory visits to negotiate, aid development & ensure product quality.

• Daily communication with the factories regarding Fabric and trim quality, testing and bulk delivery.

• Contribute to the pre-development process (sourcing, testing, analysing & futureproofing) considering performance, cost & margin. Risk assessment of any items that might be an issue on cost or delivery. • Co-ordinate & confirm appropriate care instructions with factories, approve care label artworks & update internal information sheets. • Keep up to date with industry innovations, attend trade-fairs, build a strong network to support Brand’s future growth.

Skills

• A confident, pro-active individual with excellent time-management and organization skills

• Personal accountability & integrity

• Experience in small-medium sized active wear, sportswear or teamwear.

• Knowledge of seamless product category would be a benefit.

• Proficient in Excel & Microsoft package

• Adobe Illustrator, Creative Cloud Software preferred but not essential

• Creating Look Books and presentation sheets

• Ability to adapt to the needs of all areas of the business

Require Ad Hoc Task Outside Your Outlined Job Description.

• Provide ad-hoc support to the team on administrative tasks.

• Demonstrate an innovative & creative approach to critical thinking and decision making.

• Have a keen interest in sports

Start Date: As soon as possible following interview
Please note: the above skills are not expected to be shown in a commercial context, but rather through the skills gained from your degree and other activities.

Please send CV’s and covering letter to yourcareer@samurai-sports.com

Passionate about Sportswear? Motivated by great design?
Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service?

Samurai Sportswear is always on the lookout for talented individuals or representatives to join our growing business. Whether that is as an overseas reseller providing local representation around the world; UK based sales or customer services staff looking to offer truly unique multisport teamwear; product designers with a passion for eye catching design; or back office staff ensuring Samurai continues to grow.

If you think you have what it takes to join our team please send your CV and Covering Letter to yourcareer@samurai-sports.com


Current vacancies

Junior Creative Designer

Multisport Teamwear brand Samurai Sportswear is looking for a Junior Creative Designer to join their Graphics team and become part of our success story. Samurai Sportswear has built a worldwide reputation for supplying quality bespoke sports clothing and equipment to the hockey, netball, cricket, rugby and many more markets.

Key requirements of the role:
• Develop visual designs on screen for customer presentations and orders, including designing leading edge sportswear.
• Create order job sheets using Illustrator, these are sent onto our manufacturing team and require a high level of detail for each specific garment.
• Work closely with other members of the Graphics Department & Sales Department to achieve a high quality of design detail and meet the customer’s specific requirements.
• Liaise with our manufacturing team in China, to assist with any bespoke queries for Sublimation/Print and Embroidery Samples.
• This position requires someone who is innovative, creative, has a strong eye for trends and a very keen eye for detail. A real passion for sport is preferred.

General Requirements:
• Have a hard working, pro-active, ‘can-do’, enthusiasm at all time
• Organised and Self – motivating
• Able to work to tight deadlines
• Responsible and Reliable.
• Good attention to detail.
• Team player that takes pride in your work.
• You must have a good understanding of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and In design. Experience with Quark Express and Adobe Acrobat would also be beneficial.
• Have good working knowledge of Microsoft windows packages.
• Extremely creative and has a strong eye for trends

To apply:
If you think you have the necessary skills and a winning personality and want to work in a fun, friendly company where people matter then please email your full CV and a Covering Letter, including your current salary and detailing why you would like to join one of the fastest growing and profitable sportswear companies in the UK

Permanent position, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm each day with an hour for lunch.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications: Educated to GCSE level and some experience of Graphics, also suitable for a graduate

Benefits: Training will be ongoing in this role to help the successful candidate to develop further
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £14,500 per annum

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