CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

To apply for any of vacancies listed below please forward your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to:

Dionne Kendall
People Administrator
Speedo International Limited
Speedo House
Enterprise Way
NG2 Business Park
Nottingham
NG2 1EN

Alternatively you can email your Curriculum Vitae directly to dkendall@speedo.com

Store Manager - Bluewater

JOB TITLE: STORE MANAGER – BLUEWATER
DEPARTMENT: RETAIL
REPORTS TO: RETAIL OPERATIONS MANAGER

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for the daily operations, trading and safekeeping of the store in line with the company objectives and brand standards. Ultimate responsibility for the store team, including their delivery of all tasks in relation to all commercial and operational targets.

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Manage the commercial performance of the store against company targets

• Understand, interpret, communicate and implement company objectives within the store

• To set all standards in store and ensure all policies, procedures and guidelines are adhered to

• To display exceptional customer service standards

• Act as a brand role model for all team members in portraying excellent Speedo Ambassador standards

• Ensure all Health & Safety policies are complied with at all times

• Attend all relevant training programs and meetings as and when required and that all company information is cascaded to the team

• Ensure the general operations around rotas, cashing up, processing deliveries, stock takes and financial processes are controlled and actioned by relevant team members

• Ensure the recruitment, training and development and individual performance needs of the team has been correctly managed by the Assistant Manager

• Pro-actively work with centralised functions to drive great stock, sales, people, customer, operational performance

• Minimise any risk to company assets including stock, shrinkage, finance and property by following and improving all processes

• To carry out additional duties as and when necessary within the defined levels of responsibility and accountability in the role

• Lives the core brand values in every aspect of their role and actively encourages others to do the same

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Previous experience in a retail management position

• Strong commercial capability

• Experience identifying opportunities to improve existing working practices and presenting solutions

• Evidence of strong coaching and training skills

• Experience of P&L management

• Leadership and influencing skills

• Ability to take initiative whilst working within company guidelines

• Strong commercial ability

• Pro-active problem solver with

• Numeracy and literacy skills

• Self-motivation and a can do attitude

• Highly customer focussed

• Ability to coach and motivate others

• Flexibility in working pattern

• Attention to detail

• Professional focus and ability to present at a senior level

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MDM Coordinator

JOB TITLE: MDM COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS
REPORTS TO: MDM AND SAP MANAGER

JOB PURPOSE:

To assist the Brand Owner of master data and to ensure data accuracy and consistency throughout the business, working closely with the Brand, Pentland Asia and the Data Governance Team, to validate and reconcile data into the SAP system in an accurate and timely manner.

New Customer Account Validation working closely with Risk and Central Data Maintenance Team to ensure data accuracy and Accounts created in a timely manner.

Ensure processes are relevant and updated regularly.

DIMENSIONS:

• Responsible for data accuracy for approx. 5000 customer accounts with potential impacts on all areas of business and reporting.

• Responsible for providing Annual Waste Packaging report to Group HQ.

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Liaise with Sales and Customer Services to ensure the correct data is provided in order for the data to be created in SAP (Computer Database system) in an accurate and timely manner.

• Coordinate the requests for amendments to Customer Master Data post SAP loading.

• Become conversant with the data requirements, links and dependencies of SAP and validate the quality of data input / change requests submitted by the business

• Sense check Master Data Maintenance input / change requests from the Brand to ensure these are in alignment with business policy and best practice.

• Ensure the relevant persons within the Brand who are responsible for supplying data for upload into SAP are fully trained in the use of the Account Creation Forms and understand the data and why they are being asked to supply it and are aware of the deadline requirements.

• Track and report on progress against the Customer Creation and Amendments Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).

• Ownership and accountability of Customer Master Data in SAP.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• SAP Customer master requirements

• Advanced Excel knowledge

• Business policy / best practice in respect to Data

• Methodical

• Attention to detail

• Dedicated to achieving accuracy

• Able to work cross-functionally

• Assertive and prepared to challenge poor service / accuracy from either the Brand, Central MDM team and RISK team

• Articulate presenter of options and recommendations

• Problem solver

• Highly pro–active with respect to communications

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Research Manager

JOB TITLE: RESEARCH MANAGER
DEPARTMENT: AQUALAB
REPORTS TO: HEAD OF AQUALAB

JOB PURPOSE:

To lead the Aqualab scientific and technical research activities for the creation and delivery of world class innovation and technology platforms to build Speedo’s competitive advantage across all consumer segments and product categories.

DIMENSIONS:

• Annual budget – circa £250,000

• Number of subordinate staff – n/a

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Assist the Head of Aqualab in the creation of the Aqualab R&D plan.

• Create, gain sign off and implement the global Research plan, in conjunction with the Head of Aqualab and Aqualab management team to enable the delivery of key innovation and technology platforms in line with the Aqualab R&D plan against agreed commercial objectives, timelines and brand strategies.

• Manage and implement the Research plan in conjunction with key stakeholders including SIL, Speedo Asia, global partners and licensees.

• Achieve commercialization on time and in full against target investment and margin parameters, exploiting cross-functional opportunities at all times.

• Grow and exploit the Speedo IP portfolio in association with the Pentland legal team.

• Be an Aqualab ambassador and work closely with the Speedo marketing team to ensure full global marketing and PR value is achieved from new innovation and technologies.

• Manage the research budget.

• Manage external consultants and research partners; identify new opportunities to create competitive advantage.

• Manage the research findings handover within and from Aqualab and continually explore best practice.

• Manage the Aqualab test results archive.

• Responsible for achieving the research specific Aqualab OGSM, KPI’s and Milestones.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Experience in leading edge scientific research, ideally within or for a global sportswear brand or similar industry.

• Experience in the management of research activities.

• Experience in establishing and successfully implementing time critical plans and meeting strategic objectives.

• Experience of detailed experimental design and working with innovation, technology and science experts and information sources from across the globe for high quality data generation.

• Experience in working with consumers and users at all levels and experience working with elite athletes / coaches of additional benefit.

• Exceptional technical knowledge of applied design and the process of innovation, including latest market / research developments and knowhow.

• Experience in application of computer programs to an appropriate level for the purpose of creativity, data management, presentation, report writing and communication.

• Proven understanding to a high level of sports technology, human physiology / biomechanics, human factors, usability, materials, product construction / manufacture with an in-depth understanding of testing and design methodologies appropriate to swim or comparable activities.

• Proven ability of working with research testing facilities as well as external individuals, institutes and facilities to support research activities.

• Proven ability in numerous research disciplines from ethnography to group facilitation and presentation of research data to users, peers and executive level audiences.

• Experience of cross functional team working and integration.

• Proven people management and leadership skills.

• Proven ability to manage and deliver multiple, complex projects on time and in full.

• Proven strong communication / listening skills with experience in tailoring style and content dependent on the audience as well as understanding cultural differences and requirements.

• Proven ability to challenge the norm, think laterally and successfully persuade and influence others.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• An active passion, empathy and drive for improving the experience of swimming, general sports, sports science, engineering and innovation are desirable.

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Customer Data Coordinator

JOB TITLE: CUSTOMER DATA COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT: SOURCING OPERATIONS/SUPPLY CHAIN
REPORTS TO: DEMAND PLANNER

JOB PURPOSE:

Supporting the Demand Planning team and Business Analysts the Customer Data Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the manipulation and conversion of Customer/Partners sell-out data into a set format that can be uploaded into our own internal reporting system (SAP BW).

Working with Group IT on continuous improvement of the process including looking for automation routes or quicker methods.

DIMENSIONS:

Responsibility for creating files by SKU by week for roughly 20 accounts.

Responsibility for feeding into the data cube for by category by month for roughly 50 partner accounts.

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Create CSV files by SKU by week for each individual customer we have history for, working with the • • Demand Planners and Account Managers to fill in any history or data gaps.

• Where required create material mapping documents to convert customer’s product codes to Speedo product codes.

• Create files at the lowest possible level of detail for our wholesale Partners (category or SKU by month).

• Coordinate with group IT to upload the files into the SAP data cube for reporting via SAP BW.

• Create and manage SOPs for the management of the data into the system.

• Work with Group IT on any process improvements that might be possible; EDI, automation, macros.

• Work with the Demand Planners and Business Analysts to ensure reports are fit for purpose and coordinate any enhancements that may be required.

• Run reports as requested by Demand Planners and Business Analysts.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Attention to detail is key including viewing the difference in weeks, dates and products codes.

• Experience of Microsoft excel is essential as the majority of tasks are Excel based.

• Communication is an important skill, both written and verbal, and the ability to request data from account managers and potentially customers, plus the ability to communicate the latest available data.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Ability to work with numerous stakeholders would be useful

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Applied Innovation Designer

JOB TITLE: APPLIED INNOVATION DESIGNER
DEPARTMENT: AQUALAB
REPORTS TO: INNOVATION MANAGER

JOB PURPOSE:

To deliver advanced Innovation and Design through the interpretation of multi-disciplinary research findings for the creation of insight and the delivery of world class technology platforms that will build Speedo’s competitive advantage across all consumer segments and product categories with a focus on hard goods and digital products and services.

DIMENSIONS:

• Annual budget – n/a

• Number of subordinate staff – n/a

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Assist the Innovation Manager in the creation of the Aqualab Innovation plan.

• Implement the global Innovation plan, to enable the delivery of key innovation and technology platforms with a focus on hard goods and digital products and services in line with the Aqualab R&D plan against agreed business objectives, timelines and brand strategies.

• Implement the Innovation plan in conjunction with key stakeholders including SIL, Speedo Asia, global partners and licensees.

• Achieve commercialization on time and in full against target investment and margin parameters, exploiting cross-functional opportunities when and where required to meet business objectives.

• Grow and exploit the Speedo IP portfolio in association with the Pentland legal team.

• Be an Aqualab ambassador and work closely with the Speedo marketing team to ensure full global marketing and PR value is achieved from new innovation and technologies.

• Manage external development and research partners; identify new opportunities to create competitive advantage.

• Create designs, prototypes and documentation to support handover within and from Aqualab and continually explore best practice.

• Responsible for achieving the innovation specific Aqualab OGSM, KPI’s and Milestones.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Experience in leading edge applied design and innovation from blue sky exploration to commercial realisation, ideally within or for a global sportswear brand or similar industry.

• Experience in the delivery of commercial, applied design and innovation activities at a global level.

• Experience in establishing and successfully implementing time critical plans and meeting strategic objectives.

• Experience of working with consumer insight, trend, design, innovation and scientific experts and information sources from across the globe.

• Proven ability to generate groundbreaking insights and conceptual ideas based on scientific principles, technology, trends, data and research findings.

• Strong sketching ability to think through initial concepts and share with internal teams for review.

• Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (or similar) and 3D CAD design tools (SolidWorks, Rhino or similar) to explore and present design concepts and clearly define design intent.

• Experience with performance materials, technology, digital developments and cutting edge product manufacturing methods.

• Experience in application of computer programs to an appropriate level for the purpose of creativity, data management, presentation, report writing and communication.

• Experience in working with consumers at all levels and experience working with elite athletes / coaches of additional benefit.

• Exceptional technical knowledge of industrial design and the process of innovation, including latest market developments and knowhow.

• Proven ability of working with external individuals, institutes and facilities to support design and innovation.

• Experience of cross functional team working and integration.

• Proven ability to manage and deliver multiple, complex projects on time and in full.

• Proven strong communication / listening skills with experience in tailoring style and content dependent on the audience as well as understanding cultural differences and requirements.

• Proven ability to challenge the norm, think laterally and successfully persuading and influencing others.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• An active passion, empathy and drive for improving the experience of swimming, general sports, sports science, engineering and innovation are desirable.

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Digital Project Manager

JOB TITLE: DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

DEPARTMENT: Digital & Media

REPORTS TO: Global Media & Digital Marketing Manager

JOB PURPOSE:

To lead project management of the digital services work streams that is new to the Speedo business. This includes mobile applications and web based services. The scope includes the planning of services and the integration of connected products like automated swim trackers. This role is accountable and responsible for the planning process, management of key stakeholders and partners as required in delivering business ambitions.

Being part of the central Digital team this role will also support with planning and establish processes for the full team.

DIMENSIONS:

• Project management of digital services & connected products

• Global service roadmap management

• Regional and market review process

• Development of required processes

• Resource management of Speedo resources

• External service partner management (AiT)

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Leading project management of digital services work streams across all categories and markets

• Support product manager(s) with integration of connected digital products

• Support management of 3rd party partners such as AiT for development and app roadmap planning

• Support in planning and on-going communications with key markets (UK,FR,CN,US)

• Support in the communications and planning with Aqualab and Speedo innovation team

• Liaison with internal resources such as Pentland IT services, MIS

• Manage budgets as required

• Lead the development of digital team processes across all digital areas

• Provide support required for the Digital team to manage spikes in initiatives

• Be active in educating peers and learning new skills within Digital

KEY INTERFACES:

The role includes the following interfaces:

• Digital manager

• Digital product manager

• Head of Design and Innovation

• Head of Category Strategy & Planning

• Head of Marketing

• AiT (3rd party partner for mobile and data)

• Cambridge consultants (External hardware experts)

• Commercial Brand Manager – SpeedoFit

• Commercial Brand Manager – Fastskin

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Essential:

• Extended experience in project management of Digital projects

• Long experience of using project management methodology

• Experience of Agile development practices

• Extended use of project management tools

• Experience with mobile app development

• Experience of digital product development

• Engaging, inspiring and influence key stakeholders

• Good technical understanding of both front end and backend environments

• Good creative and strategic understanding of online

• Strong interest in Digital solutions

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Good to have:

• Experience in Global marketing and market differences

• Managing project on a global scale across time zones

• Experience with managing communications across cultures

• Experience in delivering digital components of integrated communications

• Good skills in basic MS Office tools

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Field Marketing Manager

JOB TITLE: FIELD MARKETING MANAGER

DEPARTMENT: D2C

REPORTS TO: GLOBAL RETAIL MARKETING MANAGER

JOB PURPOSE:

To support building the Speedo brand at point of purchase, enabling the highest level of visibility in-store across all channels to ensure Speedo is the shoppers brand of choice whilst achieving maximum ROI for partners

To motivate, manage and monitor the 3rd party field marketing teams to ensure delivery for Speedo of looking good and selling more across Europe and China in the key retailers of identified markets

DIMENSIONS:

• The role is 100% activation of managing field marketing via a 3rd party

• Driving an increase in retail presence for Speedo brand in store globally

• Working with the central Speedo team and local Speedo partners to deliver best in class execution at shelf

• To develop and build a relationship with both the central Field Marketing Team and local Field Marketing Team Manager

• To deliver a comprehensive training programme to the teams in Speedo’s Retail Standards (visual merchandising, product knowledge and customer service)

• To establish the briefing and reporting process with the Field Marketing Agency to report internally to Speedo stakeholders, share best practice across internal and external stakeholders, manage and motivate stakeholders and field marketing teams

• Working aligned to the Retail Brand Standards

• To establish and deliver the Speedo process of Field Marketing

• To negotiate scope of works and costs with the field marketing agency

• To manage budget spend

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Lead, coach, manage and motivate 3rd party in-store teams in the understanding of shelf back thinking, presentation and execution

• Manage and motivate 1 direct report who is responsible for managing production of required in store at shelf display tools e.g. point of sale, product hangers, specific store fixtures etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

ESSENTIAL:

• Understanding shopper instore behavior

• Highly motivated

• Good people, networking & communication skills

• Experience of managing and leading teams

• Strong attention to detail

• Ability to work cross functionally

• Good time management

• Excellent presentation skills

• Ability to analyse data

• Adaptable to change

DESIRABLE:

• Ability to work both independently & as part of a team

• To have worked for a global retailer

• Language skills

• Managing field teams

KEY INTERFACES:

Internal - Central Retail Marketing Team, Business Development Teams, Sub-Brand Teams

External - 3rd party field marketing agency, Speedo local partners

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Ability & willingness to travel is essential

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Sales Consultant, Westfield Stratford

JOB TITLE: SALES CONSULTANT, WESTFIELD STRATFORD

DEPARTMENT: RETAIL

REPORTS TO: ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER

FULL & PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

JOB PURPOSE:

To be the main contact for customer interactions, providing every single customer with exceptional customer service, driven by excellent product knowledge and providing product recommendations based on individual requirements.

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• To develop and maintain excellent product knowledge using all training materials provided

• To actively acknowledge and approach customers, provide accurate product information in line with their feedback and use selling skills to maximise sales of appropriate products

• To unpack deliveries in line with procedures and replenish stock in line with guidelines

• To ensure that all customer service and returns policies are followed

• To ensure that levels of merchandising and housekeeping are delivered to the highest standard at all times

• To be actively aware of and ensure that all company policies and guidelines are adhered to

• Represent Speedo Brand Ambassador Standards at all times

• Ensure all Health & Safety policies are complied with

• Attend all relevant training programs and meetings as and when required

• To carry out additional duties as and when necessary within the defined levels of the responsibility of the role

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Previous experience in a retail position

• OR a strong swimming background as a minimum

• Helpful, friendly and professional

• Self-motivated with and a can do attitude

• Strong customer service focus

• Flexibility in working pattern

• Attention to detail

• Self-starter

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Store Manager - York

JOB TITLE: Store Manager – York
REPORTS TO: Retail Operations Manager

JOB ROLE:

Responsible for the daily operations, trading and safekeeping of the new outlet store project in line with the company objectives & brand standards. Ultimate responsibility for the store team, including their delivery of all tasks in relation to all commercial and operational targets.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Manage the commercial performance of the store against company targets

• Drive clearance program for terminal stock, in line with merchandising standards and centre pricing guidelines

• Understand, interpret, communicate and implement company objectives within the store

• To set all standards in-store and ensure all policies, procedures and guidelines are adhered to

• To display exceptional customer service standards

• Act as a brand role model for all team members in portraying excellent Speedo Ambassador standards

• Ensure all Health and Safety policies are complied with at all times

• Attend all relevant training programs and meetings as and when required and that all company information is cascaded to the team

• Ensure the general operations around rotas, cashing up, processing deliveries, stock takes and financial processes are controlled and actioned by relevant team members

• Ensure the recruitment, training and development, and individual performance needs of the team has been correctly managed by the Assistant Manager

• Proactively work with centralised functions to drive great stock, sales, people, customer, operational performance

• Minimise any risk to company assets including stock, shrinkage, finance and property by following and improving all processes

• Document best practice to share with Speedo global partners

• To carry out additional duties as and when necessary within the defined levels of responsibility and accountability in the role

• Lives the core brand values in every aspect of their role and actively encourages others to do the same

EXPERIENCE:

• Previous management experience in an Retail environment

• Evidence of adapting and implementing merchandising guidelines with a fluid stock package

• Strong commercial capability

• Experience identifying opportunities to improve existing working practices and presenting solutions

• Evidence of strong coaching and training skills

• Experience of P&L management

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

• Leadership and influencing skills

• Ability to take initiative whilst working within company guidelines

• Strong commercial ability

• Pro-active problem solver with

• Numeracy and literacy skills

• Self-motivation and a can do attitude

• High Customer focussed

• Ability to coach and motivate others

• Flexibility in working pattern

• Attention to detail

• Professional focus and ability to present at a senior level

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Apparel Innovation Designer

JOB TITLE: APPAREL INNOVATION DESIGNER
DEPARTMENT: AQUALAB
REPORTS TO: INNOVATION MANAGER

JOB PURPOSE:

To deliver advanced apparel, fabric and textile Innovation and Design through the interpretation of multi-disciplinary research findings for the creation of insight and the delivery of world class technology platforms that will build Speedo’s competitive advantage across all consumer segments and product categories.

DIMENSIONS:

• Annual budget – n/a

• Number of subordinate staff – n/a

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Assist the Innovation Manager in the creation of the Aqualab Innovation plan.

• Implement the global Innovation plan, to enable the delivery of key innovation and technology platforms with a focus on textiles, fabrics and apparel construction in line with the Aqualab R&D plan against agreed business objectives, timelines and brand strategies.

• Implement the Innovation plan in conjunction with key stakeholders including SIL, Speedo Asia, global partners and licensees.

• Achieve commercialization on time and in full against target investment and margin parameters, exploiting cross-functional opportunities when and where required to meet business objectives.

• Grow and exploit the Speedo IP portfolio in association with the Pentland legal team.

• Be an Aqualab ambassador and work closely with the Speedo marketing team to ensure full global marketing and PR value is achieved from new innovation and technologies.

• Manage external development and research partners, identify new opportunities to create competitive advantage.

• Create designs, prototypes and documentation to support handover within and from Aqualab and continually explore best practice.

• Responsible for achieving the innovation specific Aqualab OGSM, KPI’s and Milestones.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Experience in leading edge apparel and applied design and innovation from blue sky exploration to commercial realisation, ideally within or for a global sportswear brand or similar industry.

• Experience in the delivery of commercial, apparel and applied design and innovation activities at a global level.

• Experience in establishing and successfully implementing time critical plans and meeting strategic objectives.

• Experience of working with consumer insight, trend, design, innovation and scientific experts and information sources from across the globe.

• Proven ability to generate groundbreaking insights and conceptual ideas based on scientific principles, technology, trends, data and research findings.

• Experience of working with advanced 2D and 3D design tools, performance materials and cutting edge product manufacturing methods.

• Experience in application of computer programs to an appropriate level for the purpose of creativity, data management, presentation, report writing and communication.

• Experience in working with consumers at all levels and experience working with elite athletes / coaches of additional benefit.

• Exceptional technical knowledge of apparel and applied design and the process of innovation, including latest market developments and knowhow.

• Proven ability of working with external individuals, institutes and facilities to support design and innovation.

• Experience of cross functional team working and integration.

• Proven ability to manage and deliver multiple, complex projects on time and in full.

• Proven strong communication / listening skills with experience in tailoring style and content dependent on the audience as well as understanding cultural differences and requirements.

• Proven ability to challenge the norm, think laterally and successfully persuading and influencing others.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• An active passion, empathy and drive for improving the experience of swimming, general sports, sports science, engineering and innovation are desirable.

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Product Developer - Hard Goods

JOB TITLE: PRODUCT DEVELOPER – SPEEDO HARD GOODS (STUDENT PLACEMENT)
DEPARTMENT: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
REPORTS TO: SENIOR HARD GOODS DEVELOPER

TEMPORARY CONTRACT

JOB PURPOSE:

To support the timely development of all Hard Goods products from design to product specification and final approval ensuring both cost and manufacturing viability for the relevant vendor whilst also ensuring the product stays at the forefront of innovation.

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Work closely with Aqualab Product engineer and Shenzhen office technical team to:

• Collaborate with the Category team at an early stage of NPD to develop and implement the product strategy; setting fit for purpose standards with specific reference to the capability of both raw material and finished products.

• Proactively support and resolve issues on product development, engineering and testing as required. Identify root cause and apply continuous improvement methodology.

• Support Category product development processes to have development (Red Seal) samples, tech pack, fitting or testing and Gold seals OTIF.

• Support Speedo Asia and work together with key vendors to deliver Product development and Quality improvement including shorter lead times, Product re-engineering and margin improvements.

• Manage calendar deadlines of the development process from design to delivery of the technical pack to the vendors/ Speedo Asia.

• Ensure all product data and tool boxes are accurately maintained and updated as appropriate to agreed timescales.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• How to manage the development critical path ensuring key milestones are met.

• Manage product specifications and working with cross functional team to ensure data maintained to support effective product development translation at the Vendors/Speedo Asia.

• Good computer skills including Illustrator, Word, Power Point, Excel and email.

• Strong attention to product development details and can make a clear introduction to related vendors.

• Organised and structured with willingness to work on own initiative with excellent attention to detail.

• Strong team player with good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and electronically in a multi-cultural environment.

• Able to integrate and influence cross functionally at all levels within the Business.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Some technical knowledge and experience of Hard Goods development, commercialization and production.

• Knowledge and experience of project management, design manufacture and understanding of tooling moulds and materials (moulds, EVA/plastics).

• Other languages including Cantonese or Mandarin.

• Ability to travel internationally during September to November for potential secondment in Shanghai Office.

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Retail Marketing Manager

JOB TITLE: RETAIL MARKETING MANAGER - INTERNATIONAL

DEPARTMENT: D2C

REPORTS TO: HEAD OF DIRECT TO CONSUMER

JOB PURPOSE:

• To support delivering the Speedo brand strategy: Looking good and selling more in winning stores.

• Focusing across Speedo invest markets and key retail channels: point of use, sports, sports departments and owned retail whilst enabling support across the rest of the world.

• To drive the identified Brand Retail Strategy through the business across multiple stakeholders via 7 identified work-streams supporting the business planning phase of growing faster to 2016 ensuring work-stream interdependencies.

• To motivate and manage team of 4 each with specialist areas: visual merchandising, fixture display and presentation, and field marketing.

DIMENSIONS:

• Direct responsibility for annual retail budget, manage and report ROI, set annual budget planning.

• Drive an increase in retail presence for Speedo brand in store globally.

• Work with the central Speedo team and local Speedo partners to deliver best in class execution at shelf to both drive sales and brand engagement.

• Drive shelf-back thinking throughout the Speedo business (both internal and external stakeholders).

• Lead the team in the roll-out, activation and embedding of the Brand Retail Standards.

• Lead the team in the development of in-store display and communication systems aligned to shopper, business and partner requirements.

• Lead the team in changing business processes in the development of a new ‘go-to-retail’ strategy.

• Lead the Field Marketing pilot across 3 markets for 2014-2015 to change perceptions and drive looking good and selling more.

• Identify and embed retail best practice across global framework.

• Drive the 7 work-streams through the business across multiple stakeholders of all levels ensuring interdependencies are aligned.

• Identify and encourage team to establish on-line/off-line thinking.

• Motivate, manage and support team, as individuals and retail marketing team function.

• Communicate and present to both cross-functionally and to partners and retailers with gravitas and credibility.

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

• Lead, coach and manage team of 4 direct reports (5 within total team).

• Set annual budget, manage forecast spend and report ROI.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

ESSENTIAL:

• Project management skills

• People management skills

• Commercial skillset and understanding

• Experience of retail marketing

• Proven experience and knowledge of field marketing

• Understanding of space planning

• Understanding of visual merchandising

• Understanding of shopper behaviour across the globe

• Marketing principles understanding and experience required

• Strong people, networking and communication skills

• Good negotiation skills

• Ability to manage multiple projects

• Ability to work cross functionally

• Ability to think creatively with strong attention to detail

• Strong presentation skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

DESIRABLE:

• Experience of working for a global brand

• Experience of working on a shop floor

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Ability / willingness to travel is essential

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Supervisor, Westfield Stratford

JOB TITLE: SUPERVISOR, WESTFIELD STRATFORD

DEPARTMENT: RETAIL

REPORTS TO: ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER

FULL & PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

JOB PURPOSE:

A key contact for customer interactions, providing every single customer with exceptional customer service, driven by excellent product knowledge and providing product recommendations based on individual requirements.

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• To develop & maintain excellent product knowledge using all training materials provided

• To actively acknowledge & approach customers, provide accurate product information in line with their feedback and use selling skills to maximise sales of appropriate products

• To unpack deliveries in line with procedures and replenish stock in line with guidelines

• To ensure that all customer service and returns policies are followed

• To ensure that levels of merchandising and housekeeping are delivered to the highest standard at all times

• To motivate the team to achieve daily sales targets

• Act as a brand role model for all team members in portraying excellent Speedo Ambassador standards and all company policies and procedures

• Ensure all Health & Safety policies are complied with at all times

• Attend all relevant training programs and meetings as and when required and that information is cascaded back to the team

• To deputise for the Store Manager and Assistant Manager when they are not available - ensuring the general operations around rotas, cashing up, processing deliveries are controlled and actioned by relevant team members

• To carry out additional duties as and when necessary within the defined levels of responsibility and accountability in the role

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Previous experience in a retail supervisory/team leader position

• Evidence of strong communication and organisational skills

• Evidence of strong customer service standards

• Ability to take initiative whilst working within company guidelines

• Numeracy and literacy skills

• Self-motivation and a can do attitude

• Strong customer service focus

• Ability to coach and motivate others

• Flexibility in working pattern

• Attention to detail

• Self-starter

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Assistant Store Manager

JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER, COVENT GARDEN

REPORTS TO: Store Manager

FIXED TERM: 1 Year

JOB ROLE:

To assist the Store Manager in ensuring that the daily commercial and operational targets of the store are carried out in line with the company objectives and brand standards. Responsible for developing an enthusiastic and motivated team and ensuring that all team members have received relevant training relating to product knowledge, merchandising standards and customer service.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Deputising for the Store Manager and their responsibilities in their absence

•Assisting the Store Manager to identify and maximise all appropriate trading opportunities

•Understand, interpret, communicate and implement company objectives within the store

•Manage the recruitment, training & development and monitor individual performance of staff within the store to ensure that all are working to company objectives

•Act as a brand role model for all team members in portraying excellent Speedo Ambassador standards

•Ensuring the core values that are Speedo are inherent in all activities at all times

•To attend all relevant training programs and meetings as and when necessary then cascading information to team members

•To carry out additional duties as and when necessary within the defined levels of responsibility and accountability in the role

EXPERIENCE:

•Previous experience in a retail supervisory position with direct team management responsibility

•Evidence of strong coaching and training skills

•Experience in recruiting and training store team members

•Proven organisational skills

•Evidence of delivering exceptional customer service

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

•Numeracy and literacy skills

•Self motivation and a can-do attitude

•Ability to take initiative whilst working within company guidelines

•Strong commercial ability

•Highly customer focussed

•Ability to lead and motivate others

•Attention to detail

•Professional focus and ability to present to senior colleagues

•Ability to multi task and prioritise work loads

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Production Coordinator

JOB TITLE: PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT: GLOBAL RETAIL MARKETING (D2C)
REPORTS TO: FIELD MARKETING MANAGER

JOB PURPOSE:

To support building the Speedo brand at point of purchase, enabling the highest level of visibility in-store across all channels to ensure Speedo is the shoppers brand of choice

To collate all toolkit requests for field marketing activation, brief for production and manage distribution relevant teams OTIF (on time, in full)

DIMENSIONS:

• The role is 80% activation of production of toolkit OTIF

• Reporting to the Field Marketing Manager within the Global Retail Marketing Team

• Working with the Field Marketing Manager and Speedo Commercial Brand & Category Managers to deliver best in class execution at shelf

• To develop and build relationships with the external 3rd party Field Marketing Team and internal Commercial Brand & Category Managers

• To co-ordinate and facilitate the process of delivery of all field marketing toolkit requirements

• To collate all tool requirements by quarter for activation across each specified field marketing market (3 markets for 2014)

• To identify & source relevant print production houses as and when required (in addition to existing suppliers)

• To establish relationships with and brief relevant print production houses for delivery of required printed tools e.g. point of sale

• To use internal order systems for Speedo own tools e.g. hangers and store fixtures

• To ensure all relevant tools for activation in-store by third party teams are delivered on time, in full and to budget allocated

• To negotiate costs with external print production houses and monitor budget spend

• To support both Field Marketing Manager and Retail Marketing Team at both 3rd party and partner training sessions

• To assist the Retail Marketing Team with toolkit delivery for global roll-out of Brand Retail Standards

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

• Collation of toolkit requests

• Briefs for production of requests

• Managing production houses / supply chain to ensure delivery to in-market field teams

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

ESSENTIAL

• Highly Motivated

• Good people, & communication skills

• Strong attention to detail

• Ability to work cross functionally

• Excellent time management skills

• Adaptable to change

DESIRABLE

• Ability to work both independently & as part of a team

• To have experience of briefing production houses

KEY INTERFACES:

Internal - Central Retail Marketing Team, Business Development Teams, Sub-Brand Teams, Supply Chain, Customer Service Teams

External - 3rd party field marketing agency, Speedo local partners, production houses

SPECIAL FEATURES:

There may be occasions when foreign travel is required with retail marketing team (approx. 2-3 times a year) to assist with training

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Web Developer

JOB TITLE: Web Developer
DEPARTMENT: SIL Media & Digital

JOB PURPOSE:
A web developer role for the Media and Digital team within the marketing function of Speedo International.
As a key team member to the Speedo Media and Digital team this role is responsible for the maintenance, sustainability, resilience and optimisation of our existing web platforms across the globe. Working with the content team to successfully land digital campaigns on our brand sites and providing support to our international partners to help them implement and maintain their Speedo brand sites.
This role will also be instrumental in the future development and roll out of the new Speedo brand site platform.

KEY INTERFACES:

• Regional marketing managers

• International digital teams of various skill levels

• Social media managers

• External digital and brand agencies

• Content producers and graphic designers

DIMENSIONS:

• Brand site maintenance and performance

• Future brand site development and platform roll out to key markets

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Delivering first class user and content management experience

• New brand site platform roll out to international markets including China

• Development and creation of interfaces and pages to support our marketing campaigns

• Day-to-day support and training to Speedo digital teams across the world

• Hosting management

• 24/7 site maintenance

• Working in a dynamic, innovative team, collaborating on solutions and experimenting with new technologies and approaches whilst maintaining high code quality

• Working with the Drupal community to contribute Drupal distributions and modules, as well as contributing to core development.

• Develop Drupal web applications (client and server side) which meet business requirements – by working closely with stakeholders to understand their requirements

• Ensure quality assurance (QA) of web applications – by helping to develop and implement QA test plans

• Assist in the planning of projects

• Supporting the wider Media and Digital team with other team activities and plans

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND BEHAVIOURS REQUIRED:

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a proactive and strong work ethic, a real team player who has an excellent eye for detail. Someone who has a real passion to learn about international digital environments and platforms would really benefit from this role.

ESSENTIAL:

• HTML 5

• CSS 3

• Javascript

• JQuery library

• PHP 5+

• Linux Server administration

• MySQL database administration

• Drupal 7 CMS experience essential

• Relevant Adobe tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)

• Excellent organisational and time management skills

• Experience of working in a digital marketing team

• Experience of working in for a brand or FMCG company

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

ADVANTAGEOUS:

• First Spirit 4+ CMS experience advantageous but not necessary

• Knowledge of China specific digital platforms including China’s social media landscap would be advantageous but not essential

• Fluent in another language as well as English

BEHAVIOURS:

We’re looking for someone that:

• Is a natural planner with a creative flare

• That thrives on new challenges

• Loves Digital and that it changes everyday

• Is not afraid of last minute changes and requests

• Loves being part of a team

• Always wants to achieve the best results

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Office (Nottingham) based

• Willing and able to travel to help implement new platforms and train international teams including China

• Eligible to work within the UK

• Due to the international nature of this role out of hours work may be required

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