Careers

 Current Vacancies:

Senior Buyer / Merchandiser

This is a full time vacancy for an experienced Senior Buyer/Merchandiser, to join our growing luxury homewares business.

Summerill and Bishop isn’t your usual homewares brand. Founded by two great friends with a truly effortless and unique sense of style, Summerill and Bishop sells the most beautiful table linen, tableware and unique accessories perfect for any occasion. 

We’ve created something special – we believe that the table is the heart of the home, the place where families share the day-to-day, where big decisions and announcements are made, where those most important to you gather for meals and celebrations. 

If you would like a role where you would be a part of this passionate ‘family’, where you can grow as we grow, be part of the design and product selection, bring ideas and see them happen, be creative and make your mark - then this is the perfect opportunity for you.  

As our Senior Buyer/Merchandiser you will take on a broad role, working directly into the CEO/Creative Director and the Operations Director, to fully manage all aspects of the buying process for our stores, our website and our wholesale partnerships and train and manage your own team as we grow. 

We are a small team, so need someone who loves being hands on, thrives on variety and has a positive can-do attitude.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Overseeing the duties of the Buying Administrator.

Setting buying budgets with the Management team and working with Management on annual company goals and buying strategy.

Managing budgets throughout the year, responsibility for achieving these budgets.

Planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans – for continuity and newness ranges.

Working with the Buying Administrator to purchase merchandise - meeting with suppliers, negotiating terms and cost prices, ordering stock, agreeing timescales and delivery dates.

Working with the Buying Administator to liaise with other members of the team (design, PR, web and retail) to ensure product related projects are completed on time, new products are fully promoted and merchandised for purchase in short time frames.

Working with the Buying Administrator to, maintain relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers.

New product development.

Attending trade fairs, in the UK and overseas, to select and assemble a new collection of products.

Market research and competitor analysis.

Product evaluations and testing where necessary.

Approving the commercial and financial viability of all products, as prepared and provided by the Buying Administrator.

Developing seasonal forecasts and overseeing the control of stock levels across all outlets, liaising with shop personnel to ensure supply meets demand.

Presenting to management projected buying and sales plans.

Managing, training and supervising junior staff.

 

Key skills required include:

Passion for the brand and luxury homewares.

High level financial literacy – track record of setting and managing budgets.

Good Analytical capability and experience.

Product development experience – ideally with contacts in different markets for sourcing.

Managerial experience.

Strong attention to detail.

Ability to use planning software and Excel – a high level of overall computer literacy.

Decisive decision making.

Great teamworking skills

Strong interpersonal skills, particularly in negotiating 

Ability to cope with pressure – and thrive under it

Ability to multi-task in a busy office environment

A love of sourcing new products

 

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Fulfilment Manager

We are looking to hire a Fulfilment Manager to oversee our website and wholesale fulfilment.

The role will be full time, based in London, W10 

The ideal candidate will have a number of year’s experience in fulfilment, great attention to detail and knowledge of shipping processes. Computer literacy and a clean driving licence are essential, as is a love of boxes.  

You will be responsible for the packing and shipping of all website and wholesale orders and be the first point of contact in our warehouse for all deliveries.

We are looking for an individual with the drive and ambition to build and manage a team around them as we grow.

Salary on application.

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If you are interested please send a CV and covering letter to jobs@summerillandbishop.com.