Careers

We have always been innovators, with a history of introducing new kinds of clothes and developing our own unique fabrics.

Today we draw on our rich heritage to create clothes that are both timeless and modern. Sunspel has always been a peculiar combination of tradition and innovation.

The company is based in Long Eaton, near Nottingham, in the factory we have occupied for the best part of a century. We continue to draw on the traditional clothing techniques and expertise of the Nottingham area where the company was founded back in 1860. We also have offices in London, where the marketing, online and wholesale team reside.

We are always on the lookout for interested, knowledgeable individuals with a passion for craftsmanship and exceptional customer service. If you’d like to speculatively send through your CV, we’ll always consider you when a suitable position does become available.

If you think you’d be a positive addition to our store team, you can email your CV to: recruitment@sunspel.com

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Assistant Store Manager (London)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant Store Manager to join our London retail team.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the store and employees, creating a positive and motivational environment, encouraging them to generate sales and provide exceptional customer service
  • Motivating staff to reach sales targets
  • Ensuring the store is always presentable and according to merchandising standards
  • Analysing sales and key performance indicators and taking the required actions to drive these
  • Reaching out and maintaining a good relationship with local businesses and neighbours
  • Administrative duties such as reporting daily sales figures to head office, organising the staff rota and payroll

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years retail experience
  • Sales driven and results oriented
  • Organised and service minded
  • Able to multi-task and delegate tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Fluent in Mandarin would be an advantage

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: retailcareers@sunspel.com

Assistant Store Manager (New York)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant Store Manager to join our New York retail team.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the store and employees, creating a positive and motivational environment, encouraging them to generate sales and provide exceptional customer service
  • Motivating staff to reach sales targets
  • Ensuring the store is always presentable and according to merchandising standards
  • Analysing sales and key performance indicators and taking the required actions to drive these
  • Reaching out and maintaining a good relationship with local businesses and neighbours
  • Administrative duties such as reporting daily sales figures to head office, organising the staff rota and payroll

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years retail experience
  • Sales driven and results oriented
  • Organised and service minded
  • Able to multi-task and delegate tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: retailcareers@sunspel.com

HR Manager (Long Eaton, Nottingham)

The Company

Sunspel is a fast growing luxury heritage fashion brand with a focus on quality and fabric. We are a privately owned brand manufacturing and outsourcing high quality Men’s and Ladies’ clothing, with our goods selling in to wholesale, retail and online for both UK and export markets.

The Role

Based in our Long Eaton head office but also supporting our London based retail team, we are looking for an experienced part time HR Manager to oversee the end to end management of the HR function. Working closely with the Finance Director, Head of Retail, and Head of Operations, specific tasks include:

  • Recruitment and selection for the retail team and back office functions
  • Training, learning and development policy
  • Performance management
  • New starter inductions
  • HR policies and documents
  • Benefits and reward policy and processes
  • Employee relations: dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absences, retirement and redundancy
  • Regular travel to London to support the retail team

The Candidate

The following qualifications and experience are preferred:

  • Degree level education is desired
  • CIPD qualification is expected
  • Proven HR experience of 3-5 years
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of employment legislation and how to apply it
  • A proactive team player with strong customer service and problem solving skills
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@sunspel.com

IT Manager (Long Eaton, Nottingham)

The Company

Founded in 1860, Sunspel pioneered the development of luxury undergarments. Sunspel is now a growing and exciting global fashion brand with Menswear, Womenswear and Accessory collections sold through its stores and online and through its extensive wholesale partners. The IT team is looking to expand and recruit an IT Manager.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced IT Manager to provide hardware and software support to our growing number of users over multiple sites. You will be responsible for maintaining computer networks and infrastructure, PC’s, printers and peripherals. A technical background, professional and friendly attitude is a must for this position with the ability to work calmly under pressure.

The business operates with a Windows and OSX environment.

Responsibilites

  • Helpdesk support via all communication channels
  • ERP (Netsuite) admin support
  • Network and infrastructure
    •    – Hardware support for all devices
         – Release and deployment support
         – Hardware and software procurement and maintenance
         – Troubleshooting
         – Training and development support
         – Procedures and policy implementation
  • GDPR data security compliance
  • IT roadmap planning and implementation
  • Occasional travel to other Sunspel offices

The Candidate

Key competencies & skills should include:

  • Computing/IT-related university degree is desirable, but not essential
  • Experience working in a similar technical role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skill
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Competent with troubleshooting computer issues
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good PC/Mac diagnostic skills, including trouble shooting network issues
  • A personable and positive can-do attitude with a passion for IT
  • Knowledge of standard IT security practices and GDPR
  • A knowledge of the NetSuite ERP system is desirable
  • Office 365 and Microsoft Office 2016
  • Windows Server 2012; Hyper V, DHCP and Active Directory
  • Synology NAS
  • Administer backups and archives
  • Assist with the creation and review of IT policies and processes
  • Liaise with third party suppliers and manage Service Level Agreements
  • Self-motivated and desire to learn new skills on a daily basis with a positive, enthusiastic approach

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@sunspel.com

Part Time Key Holder (London)

We are on the lookout for a part time sales assistant with the ability to provide exceptional customer service to join our London retail team.

Requirements

  • Passionate about the Sunspel brand and products
  • A sociable and outgoing personality
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Highly motivated
  • A team-player with self-initiative
  • Well presented with an understanding of the Sunspel brand
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in Mandarin would be an advantage
  • Retail experience

If you think you’d be a positive addition to our store team, get in touch at: retailcareers@sunspel.com

Part Time Key Holder (New York)

We are on the lookout for a part time sales assistant with the ability to provide exceptional customer service to join our New York retail team.

Requirements

  • Passionate about the Sunspel brand and products
  • A sociable and outgoing personality
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Highly motivated
  • A team-player with self-initiative
  • Well presented with an understanding of the Sunspel brand
  • Fluency in English
  • Retail experience

If you think you’d be a positive addition to our store team, get in touch at: retailcareers@sunspel.com

Production Assistant, Full time position (Long Eaton, Nottingham)

The Company

Sunspel is a luxury, heritage fashion brand with a focus on quality and fabric. We are a privately-owned brand manufacturing and outsourcing high quality men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, with our goods selling in to wholesale, retail and online for both UK and export markets.

The Role

Sunspel are looking for a Production Assistant. Reporting to the Head of Production.

The role requires the candidate to ensure that the maximum production is achieved by seasonal deadlines, at competitive prices with all manufacturers to a standard acceptable to Sunspel. All members of the production team have a responsibility to assist in general enquiries and activities designed to ensure the smooth running of the department.

  • Working on all Production tasks, this covers Purchasing, Planning, and the ‘Booking In’ of stock with our third-party warehouse.
  • Working with external clothing suppliers to negotiate costs across all collection working to seasonal targets and internal deadlines.
  • Updating all internal stock lists for both fabric, trims and ‘Call off’ stock.
  • Liaising with external suppliers to ensure all seasonal deliveries compile to business targets.
  • Being involved in all seasonal fitting and reviewing with Technical all pre-shipment samples.
  • Confidently liaising with members of the team from other departments, including Design, Technical, Merchandising, Marketing, Customer services and Wholesale.

The Candidate

The following qualifications and experience are preferred:

  • A minimum of 2 year’s experience within the Clothing Industry
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including Outlook and Microsoft Excel
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to multi task and prioritise
  • Confident enough to work autonomously but also works well within a small team
  • Ability to remain calm and polite under pressure

To apply, please send a current CV and covering letter to: recruitment@sunspel.com
Salary: DOE.

Store Manager (New York)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Store Manager to join our New York retail team.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the store and employees, creating a positive and motivational environment, encouraging them to generate sales and provide exceptional customer service
  • Exceeding store and personal targets and KPIs
  • Ensuring the store is always presentable and according to merchandising standards
  • Analysing sales and key performance indicators and taking the required actions to drive these
  • Reaching out and maintaining a good relationship with local businesses and neighbours
  • Administrative duties such as reporting daily sales figures to head office, organising the staff rota and payroll
  • Responsible for hiring and team development
  • Responsible for store stock management
  • Responsible for driving store marketing and VIP client relationships

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years retail experience
  • Sales driven and results oriented
  • Organised and service minded
  • Able to multi-task and delegate tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: retailcareers@sunspel.com

Womenswear Designer (Long Eaton, Nottingham)

The Company

Sunspel is a British Heritage brand with a contemporary outlook. We have been handcrafting garments in the UK for over 150 years, building a global reputation for uncompromising quality, timeless design and luxury fabrics. Sunspel has 6 stores in London, 5 stores in Tokyo and a store in New York, as well as being stocked in various luxury international retailers and a thriving online business.

The brand diversified into womenswear with a range designed by JW Anderson in 2011. The women’s range has grown to combine Sunspel’s heritage in exceptional quality with a timeless and contemporary design aesthetic necessary for us to be relevant in the womenswear market.

The Role

We are looking for a womenswear designer to push forward our women’s collection. To be based in our studio in Long Eaton adjacent to our factory and home to our extensive archive dating back to the early 1900’s. The candidate would have an understanding of quality and timeless design but also conscious of trends and styles that will keep our womenswear collection fresh and relevant.

The role would report to the Head of Design and work closely with the marketing and technical teams in delivering good quality product and press content.

Responsibilities

  • Fully responsible for the womenswear collection from concept to design, fabrication and fit. To report to the Head of Design and ensure the collection complements our men’s collection but also feels right for our women’s customer. To be confident to present the range in meetings and store training.
  • To spec up styles and be able to hand over to our technical department, a good attention to detail is key. The role is across all areas of women’s from jersey to knit to outerwear and underwear so a broad experience across product areas would be beneficial.
  • To work as part of the Design Team on research into themes, competitors and techniques; creation of mood boards and development of seasonal colour / stripe / print direction for the Sunspel collections.
  • To ensure all collection boards, visual range plans and information are kept up-dated and clear. To ensure that the Design Team communicate correct and updated information to all channels throughout the company.
  • Work closely with the Head of Design to identify key marketing stories relevant for womenswear and have a key interest in our social channels.
  • Any other related duties, not specified above, as outlined by your Line Manager and required to support the running of the design studio.

Requirements

  • University degree with a focus on womenswear
  • 3-5 years experience within a brand focusing on womenswear
  • 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 InDesign.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@sunspel.com