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illwill
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3538 posts since 17/5/04

posted 12 Feb 2019 16:08, edited 12 Feb 2019 16:08
My mate seems to have made a career out of doing jobs like the above.

His only marketable skill appears to be being semi-good at Excel but he makes 60k+ doing backroom admin data entry contract work bouncing between financial services companies.

The work sounds boring at fuck but the money is crazy.
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

18 Feb 2019 10:29
Cubitts are looking for a Head Of Digital.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/head-of-digital-at-cubitts-1106281216/?originalSubdomain=uk

Cubitts are seeking a hugely talented Head of Digital to help reimagine and reinvent how consumers discover, try, and buy spectacles and sunglasses. With successful and rapidly growing eCommerce and retail businesses, and several innovative, consumer-facing digital technologies ready for commercialisation, we are looking for an exceptional individual to build a world-class, technology-driven team and lead the company’s digital initiatives as we expand Cubitts into a global brand.

Responsibilities

The Head of Digital role is broad and will lead our commercial eCommerce business as well as develop our digital innovation agenda. The role will:

Continue the development of our eCommerce platform, ensuring that it provides an industry-leading consumer experience; is commercially successful and conveys the Cubitts story, mission, and values; and scales as we grow and expand internationally.
Lead our digital marketing strategy to engage with the broadest audience possible via our eCommerce platform and at our stores; work closely with our brand marketing team to ensure the right content and Cubitts voice at all times; and hit key metrics of reach, engagement, conversion and repeat and recommendation.
Employ market-leading technology to continually improve the process of selecting and buying spectacles, including commercialising our current initiatives (particularly our virtual try on “The Speculator”, and our custom fit technology “Cephalometrics”), pushing innovation into new areas as appropriate.
Own key decisions in terms of specific technologies, platforms, and surrounding tools and partners.
Ensure that we have the right mix of internal team, contractors/specialists, and agencies to develop and manage our digital infrastructure.
As a key member of the management team, collaborate across the business and with the Board as we build the Cubitts business and brand.

Who we're looking for

Our Head of Digital role requires a combination of extensive experience building an eCommerce business and communicating a brand digitally with the technology chops and curiosity to develop digital tools that reinvent how people discover, try, and buy spectacles and sunglasses. It’s not a typical digital role. We envision:

A hungry, ambitious, digital native, looking for the opportunity to stamp your mark and achieve something remarkable.
The rare combination of exceptional smarts, drive, and analytics, with commercial savvy and strategic foresight.
An ability to identify and communicate where digital innovation can change and reinvent a consumer experience; savvy enough to know what is nice-to-have and what can really create a breakthrough experience (and is deserving of focus and investment).
A technical bent (experience of managing technical teams); will probably have been involved in or (ideally) led the re-platforming of an eCommerce business, including design and development of custom elements; oodles of experience of retention, acquisition, trading and much more.
Experience working in a small, start-up environment, drawn to the flexibility and pace that enables but used to working without an army of corporate support.
An excellent project manager and manager of people, including both creative and marketing eCommerce teams as well as technical developers, spanning internal teams, freelancers and agencies.

Personal qualities

Energetic self-starter, humble yet confident, who literally reeks of talent
Hands on operator with a sleeves-rolled up mentality
Thrives in an early-stage, high-growth business environment; able to handle high levels of pressure
High integrity and openness, combined with commitment to good governance
Good business judgement when making decisions; eternally considerate of the relevance/impact of each decision on the business
Presence and aptitude to support and challenge the management team; credibility and gravitas to challenge the Board
Loves spectacles, getting their hands dirty, and making a genuine difference
Bails78
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599 posts since 6/1/08

18 Feb 2019 11:29
Accounts Support role for anyone looking

https://intlfcstone.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1527591?cid=1881
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

25 Apr 2019 10:06
Sunspel are looking for a designer.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1238384230/

About the Role…
We are looking for a new Junior Menswear / Accessories designer to support our design team in our studio in Long Eaton, Nottingham. The focus of the role will be Accessories as well as supporting the design team in Menswear. Our studio is based in the adjoining building to our factory and is the centre of the design, photography, technical and production departments, and also holds our archive. The role would report in to Head of Design, and assist the technical and production teams specifically in helping to deliver the Accessories collection.


Specific Responsibilities…
To support the design team and studio in the design and development of the Sunspel Accessories and Menswear collections. Responsible for the Accessories collection from design to production with direct communication with suppliers and factories. To support the Head of Design and Head of Production with helping the day-to-day running of the studio and assisting in the creation of the collection.

1. In close collaboration with the Design Team, to assist with the design and development of the Sunspel Collections in liaison the Technical and Production Teams. Specific duties include: support on technical drawings, colour-ups of CADs, setting up of range boards.
2. Specific focus on Accessories, taking responsibility for developments from design through sampling and into Production. This will involve good direct communication with factories and close co-operation with the production department.
3. To assist the Design Team on research into themes and techniques; creation of mood boards and development of seasonal colour/stripe/print direction for the Sunspel Collections.
4. To ensure all collection boards, visual range plans and information are kept up-dated and clear through close collaboration with the Design Team. To ensure that the Design Team communicate correct and updated information to all channels throughout the company.
5. Any other related duties, not specified above, as outlined by your Line Manager and required to support the running of the design studio.

About You…
- University degree with a focus on Menswear or Accessories.
- 2-3 years experience within a brand focusing on Menswear or Accessories is ideal.
- The role will be based in the design studio in Long Eaton with hours of 9 – 5, Monday to Friday.
- Possible travel may be required with the role, to visit stores/ factories.
- Applicant needs to be incredibly efficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and In Design.
JustinCredible
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2455 posts since 11/6/08

posted 8 May 2019 20:04, edited 8 May 2019 20:04
A mate at work has asked for help with an interview presentation he has to prepare for for a retailer, one of the slides he has to give insight into is the below.

Like the dude in the brand identity thread it turns out I'm mildly retarted and can't work out how to resize the below image on imagur as it's a sensible size on my pc before I upload it… Anyway, link attached that you can zoom in on.

This isn't my field but having done a quick google on RFM it seems to me the slide is showing the "value" of different types of customers i.e. whilst VIP customers sales are down 44% they are still very valuable compared to other types of customer (index vs category 143).

What does index vs category mean? I get 143 is good and -87 for Others is bad but how would this be calculated and what insight would you gain from these numbers?

Any help appreciated - help a young man bag an exciting new job in the big smoke.


https://imgur.com/a/r3MDfpK

andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

22 May 2019 08:35
Any German-speakers want to work in Cologne?

https://spectr-magazine.com/2019/05/16/wanted-content-creator/

SPECTR magazine wrote: WANTED: CONTENT CREATOR

With a German and an English edition, SPECTR is a globally recognised print- and online magazine in the field of high-quality eyewear fashion. Premium eyewear labels are positioned in our media. Our focus is on the fashionable staging of the products and we design our media, especially the print magazine, with a lot of love and passion. We would also like our new employee to show this commitment to his or her work.

We are looking for a committed, pro-active employee on a full-time basis.

The tasks include:

* Support with magazine planning
* Creation of editorial articles for print and online
* Support for photo and film productions (organisation, casting, booking, production)
* General organizational activities
* Handling of products, contact to brands and photographers

What we are looking for

* Pro-active work and a positive, friendly attitude
* Absolute text security in German language with modern writing style. Unconventional, but professional is desired.
* Very good knowledge of English
* Fashion sense and an eye for the good picture
* Advanced computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet). Knowledge of Photoshop is also desirable.

Due to SPECTR’s exposed position as a high-quality, modern medium, the applicant should fit in well with this product.

Our office is located in the Belgian Quarter, our photo studio in Ehrenfeld. Both locations offer a pleasant working atmosphere in the most attractive areas of Cologne.

It would be desirable to start work on 01.06.2019.

Interested? Please contact press@spectr-magazine.com with the subject “content creator”
roophees
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1502 posts since 18/12/10

22 May 2019 08:42
Anyone else finding it hard to get a new job? Wanted to move out of my banking job either to a promoted level or to another industry, but having to set my sights lower just to get interviews. the stages seem way more detailed and robust than a few years back, wonder whether thats just me regressing comapred to the rest or if anyone else has experienced it.
Rez
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7936 posts since 5/4/09

22 May 2019 09:13
I think a lot of industries are putting off hiring until after Brexit uncertainty, certainly happening in advertising at the moment.
RickRude
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3258 posts since 13/1/12

22 May 2019 09:49


https://www.ft.com/content/4cce6f54-7624-11e9-bbad-7c18c0ea0201

swede
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7883 posts since 21/3/09

22 May 2019 09:52
roophees wrote: Anyone else finding it hard to get a new job? Wanted to move out of my banking job either to a promoted level or to another industry, but having to set my sights lower just to get interviews. the stages seem way more detailed and robust than a few years back, wonder whether thats just me regressing comapred to the rest or if anyone else has experienced it.

experiencing the opposite where i work. can't get enough people through the door. having to take on extremely pricey freelance contractors which ruins our profitability
crutch
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402 posts since 22/11/12

23 May 2019 11:51
Clarks originals looking for a junior designer

https://apply.clarksjobs.com/vacancies/32506/junior_designer_originals/junior_designer/
illwill
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3538 posts since 17/5/04

posted 29 May 2019 11:59, edited 29 May 2019 11:59
I've been working in IT in an admin/development role for the past 10 years but I'm starting to feel like my career can't develop much further unless I reach a level of technical ability that I have no interest in.

There's a high chance that I'm going to be made redundant in the next 6 months so I've been thinking that this might be a good opportunity for a career change.

Anyone do anything unusual that I might not have thought about? There must be 100s of jobs out there that people don't know exist.

I don't have a degree but work/life balance and job satisfaction are my priorities over salary.
swede
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7883 posts since 21/3/09

29 May 2019 12:15
mate of mine is a wind turbine engineer. looks fun
swede
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7883 posts since 21/3/09

29 May 2019 12:15
ice cream tester?
crutch
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402 posts since 22/11/12

29 May 2019 12:23
Are you like to get much of a redundancy package? Could be seed money for starting something yourself?
illwill
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3538 posts since 17/5/04

29 May 2019 13:03
crutch wrote: Are you like to get much of a redundancy package? Could be seed money for starting something yourself?

Yeah, I've been at the same company for the duration so it should be a decent chunk.

I was thinking it could fund any training I might need.

Either that or I'll bung it all on crypto.
figurine
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5668 posts since 14/5/07

29 May 2019 13:35
illwill wrote: Either that or I'll bung it all on crypto.
Better off buying a few classic Porsches.
crutch
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402 posts since 22/11/12

29 May 2019 14:19
What are your interests? Could that help guide where to look for a career change? For example my g/f’s dad quit a city job in the 80s and retrained as a horticulturist
illwill
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3538 posts since 17/5/04

posted 29 May 2019 15:30, edited 29 May 2019 15:30
Do people still have interests? Don't we all just fuck about on our phones all day then get pissed at the weekend?

The fantasy of leaving your rat race job to do something you love only works when you bought your fuck-off house 30 years ago.
joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

29 May 2019 17:17
Fuck! That’s such a grim outlook on life !!