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  1. 1. per una
  2. 2. introduction <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>George Davies </li></ul><ul><li>per una UK & International </li></ul><ul><li>The environment </li></ul><ul><li>The team structure </li></ul><ul><li>Factors for success </li></ul><ul><li>Roles & criteria </li></ul><ul><li>What to focus on </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment process </li></ul><ul><li>What do you gain? </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul>
  3. 3. who we are per una is the inspiring fashion label created by George Davies in 2001 for women who love to indulge in fashion with a twist A highly successful business within Marks & Spencer, per una has grown at a phenomenal rate and is now a leading force in international design The collection offers the latest glamorous looks that are hot from catwalks around the world
  4. 4. “ Our shared vision for per una at Marks & Spencer is to be recognised as the very best in design, quality, service and unparalleled value” George Davies 80’s Founded Next in 1982 90’s Created George at Asda in 1990 00’s Launched per una in 2001 George Davies
  5. 5. per una UK per una Head Office Gloucestershire per una Cossington Office Leicestershire per una Design Studio London
  6. 6. per una international <ul><li>per una has three </li></ul><ul><li>International Offices: </li></ul><ul><li>Prato , Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Istanbul , Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Kowloon , Hong Kong </li></ul>
  7. 7. the environment <ul><li>Fast-paced, energised and one where everyone shares a real passion for product </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals are encouraged to take full accountability for their own areas </li></ul><ul><li>The open plan offices ensures that people have exposure to all areas of the business </li></ul><ul><li>We have some of the most talented people in the business. Innovative, dynamic and creative; our people constantly strive to exceed expectations </li></ul><ul><li>To join us you have to be pretty special!! </li></ul>
  8. 8. the team structure product developer manufacturing mgr trader Divisional Head
  9. 9. factors for success Non hierarchical management structure Open and honest communication Rapid reaction Passion for product Team working
  10. 10. <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Buying </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Merchandising </li></ul><ul><li>Trading </li></ul>roles
  11. 11. criteria Excellent communications skills Flexible approach to working and responsibilities A full valid driving licence and vehicle* not essential for London Retail experience would be an advantage Knowledge of per una and the role Competent user of Microsoft packages
  12. 12. <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Translating key catwalk trends into commercial per una products </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the team in all areas of the Design process </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in design specs, mood boards and trend research </li></ul>roles “ I have gained a fantastic insight into the world of corporate retail. Also being based in the studio amongst creative people who all have a variety of different skills helps me gain experience” Elizabeth Stevens, Design Assistant (The Kent Institute of Art and Design)
  13. 13. <ul><li>Buying </li></ul><ul><li>Helping to produce catwalk inspired commercial products </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the critical path of the product through all stages </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in sample management, trend research and supplier liaison </li></ul>roles “ I enjoy working at per una because it’s a great place to learn the job in a young and lively environment. And there’s never the time to be bored!” Lisa Heath, Assistant Buyer (Nottingham Trent University)
  14. 14. roles <ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring quality standards for the per una range are set and maintained at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the critical path through all stages of production </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating explicit attention to detail </li></ul>“ I enjoy working for per una because it is fast paced, varied and there is always something new happening!” Paula Watt, Assistant Garment Technologist (Nottingham Trent University)
  15. 15. <ul><li>Merchandising </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the progression of stock to suppliers in order to achieve delivery dates </li></ul><ul><li>Analysing sales data for product lines and categories </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining control of budgets and involvement in forecasting </li></ul>roles “ I love working at per una because everyday is different, the environment is fast-paced and I get to work with like-minded people in a great team!” Sarah Wood, Assistant Merchandiser (Nottingham Trent University)
  16. 16. <ul><li>Trader </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the flow of stock to stores to ensure the right stock is directed to the right stores at the right volumes at the right </li></ul><ul><li>time to meet customer expectations and optimise profitability </li></ul><ul><li>Allocating and maintaining stock levels </li></ul><ul><li>Analysing store and product sales </li></ul>roles “ I choose per una as they are a new and exciting company which gives me chance to grow and progress with them!” Clare Rose, Assistant Trader (Nottingham Trent University )
  17. 17. <ul><li>A strong CV </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for key fashion trends and product </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptional communication, attention to detail and teamwork skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic, hard working and driven </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Previous successes either at university or at work </li></ul><ul><li>Respond clearly to any questions and take your time! </li></ul>what to focus on
  18. 18. <ul><li>Applications screened </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone interview </li></ul><ul><li>1st stage interview - SWOT </li></ul><ul><li>2nd stage interview - project </li></ul>recruitment process
  19. 19. what do you gain? <ul><li>You will be given ‘real’ responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>You will have exposure to every day issues! </li></ul><ul><li>You will gain an understanding of operations and business </li></ul><ul><li>priorities </li></ul><ul><li>You will receive fast track development in your career </li></ul><ul><li>“ per una has been a fantastic company to work for and an experience I will never forget” </li></ul><ul><li>Kate Macvicar, Garment Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>(Heriot Watt University) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Current Vacancies Currently advertising in the Appointment
  21. 21. contacts <ul><li>To apply candidates should send a </li></ul><ul><li>CV and Cover Letter to: </li></ul><ul><li>recruitment@per– </li></ul><ul><li>For further information please contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Carolyn Hall </li></ul><ul><li>01386 702 072 </li></ul><ul><li>07747 797 079 </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Brailey </li></ul><ul><li>01386 702 078 </li></ul><ul><li>07734 139 882 </li></ul><ul><li>Placements or Work Experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Genevieve Tofield </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0116 264 1324 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>07815 060 715 </li></ul></ul>