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Title: Social Media & Content Intern

Duration: 3 months

Location: 587-589 Kings Road, London SW6 2EH

Remuneration: This is a paid position

 

The Company

George Smith is synonymous with beautiful, traditionally crafted furniture. Every Sofa and Chair is lovingly made in our workshop in the North East of England using traditional methods and materials passed down through generations.

 

The Role

We’re looking for a creative, resourceful and hardworking individual with an interest in interior design and craftsmanship. This role would suit a young graphic designer or marketing graduate looking to acquire practical, hands-on experience marketing luxury products.

 

The chosen candidate will work closely with the Marketing Manager to plan and deliver the global social media & digital marketing plan and build content for the new company website launching later this year. While Photoshop skills are essential to this role, this opportunity will allow the chosen candidate to learn new skills as they discover every aspect of luxury retail marketing and PR.

 

Candidate requirements

  • A qualification in Graphic Design, Communication, Marketing or proven abilities acquired from previous work experience
  • Photoshop & photo editing skills are essential to this role
  • Copywriting skills desirable, but not essential
  • Hardworking and energetic

 

Task & Responsibilities

  • Product photo editing
  • Building and maintaining the photography library
  • Website content creation & management
  • Social media content management & community engagement
  • Newsletter creation
  • Creating & updating sales tools and company presentations
  • Marketing administration & research

 

Please send your CV, examples of work and a short cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this position to gabrielle@georgesmith.co.uk.

 

 

Business Development Manager

George Smith has become synonymous with inspirational, personalised, luxurious, upholstered furniture. Every sofa, chair, chaise, and stool are lovingly hand crafted in our factory in the north of England.

We have our own showrooms in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as well as many international agents and distributors. We work with top interior designers, developing and manufacturing upholstered furniture for some of the most prestigious, and beautiful properties around the world.

We currently have a vacancy for a Business Development Manager to join our UK sales team based in the Kings Road, London. To fill this role, we are keen to hear from experienced, talented sales professionals with exceptional business development skills, and the determination and tenacity required to rapidly grow our business in this highly fragmented and demanding market sector.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Sales, and supported by two experienced Account Managers you will manage all of the sales and commercial elements of our customer relationships with our allocated UK Trade Accounts, to deliver our sales and margin growth targets.

Responsibilities

  • Produce and deliver our annual sales budgets for our “Key and Development Accounts”.
  • Develop and grow our customer loyalty scheme, ‘The Club’, ensuring members benefit from a unique proposition, and achieve their annual sales targets.
  • Initiate and drive a strategic sales plan with each of our “Key Accounts” to maximise sales and margin growth.
  • Work with our Key Account Manager to ensure clients receive a timely response to all enquiries.
  • Work with our Development Account Manager to provide external sales support when required.
  • Provide clear, concise, communications to our account managers and operations team ensuring our customers’ requirements are fully understood and followed.
  • Initiate and drive product value engineering when needed.
  • Lead the generation, preparation and delivery of customer presentations.
  • Produce a weekly travel plan to maximise F2F customer meetings, ensuring each meeting is prepared for, and all outcomes documented and actioned.
  • Identify ‘new’ interior design firms that can provide growth opportunities.
  • Establish a collaborative working relationship with our operations team, developing and maintaining a thorough working knowledge of our products and manufacturing processes.
  • Provide ad-hoc support in our London showroom which may include producing quotations, working at off-site events, or providing occasional staff-cover.

The Successful Candidate Will Be:

  • An experienced sales professional with a successful track record of selling premium home interior products.
  • Have a network of established contacts within the residential interior design industry.
  • Have experience of working with bespoke products (desirable but not essential).
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining long term “loyal” customer relationships.
  • Hold exceptional, presentation, communication and influencing skills.
  • Able to work remotely and as part of a team.
  • Personable, highly motivated, enthusiastic, innovative, customer focussed, committed to excellence and integrity.
  • Target driven and results focussed, well organised with attention to detail.

Location: Based at the Kings Road showroom, primarily travelling around London with potential to travel anywhere in the UK.

Salary: Dependent on experience. Basic + monthly commission + annual bonus.

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to Gabriella Gunthardt gaby@georgesmith.co.uk