Careers

Working at Lipsy

Thank you for visiting our careers page.  We think Lipsy is a great company to work for and we're always on the lookout for the best and brightest to join our team.  

Lipsy is an exciting and fast paced company filled with people who are passionate about the brand and dedicated to making the business a success. We want people who are creative, enthusiastic, innovative, results orientated and, of course, fun!

Please see below for a list of our current vacancies at our Head Office in Central London or in the retail field.

Head Office Careers

Assistant Buyer – Concessions >

Due to the ongoing growth of the Lipsy brand, our Buying team is expanding and we are currently recruiting for an experienced Assistant Buyer to join the concessions team at Head Office.

Lipsy currently stocks over 50 brands & concessions online and due to our success in this area so far, this is an area of exciting future growth for the business. We are looking to recruit an experienced Assistant Buyer who has gained extensive experience within the brands and concessions arena to join the team and support this growth strategy. We are looking for someone who is already operating at Assistant Buyer level and is confident driving their own area within the team.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Under the Guidance of the buyer, be able to manage new brands & concessions that will compliment the core Lipsy product
  • Support the Buyer in developing the Trainee through their development programme, by identifying and setting measurable objectives and appraising them regularly against these goals
  • Ability to manage the day to day running of the office. Take responsibility for delegating daily tasks to Trainee(s), setting realistic deadlines and following up to ensure that agreed tasks are completed successfully and driving office progression.
  • Be commercially aware and able to identify new trends in the market. Understanding the Lipsy customer and their brand awareness
  • Confident at negotiating commission & rates for concessions
  • Assist Buying and Merchandising in deciding carry over brands, drop brands lines and move on’s from weekly sales and quarterly reviews
  • Awareness of new brands & trends. Competition & historical sales information
  • Work to a critical path to ensure newness is coming throughout the season
  • Build strong relationships with brands to ensure Lipsy secures the best collections and margin
  • Work with the Ecommerce Marketing team to promote & market new brands & concessions
  • Conduct continual competitor analysis for new brands & concessions online
  • Travel to UK trade shows to source new clothing and non clothing brands
  • Experienced managing expectations, below and above
  • Experience participating in senior level management meetings
  • Report to the Buyer

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Relevant Degree, HND qualification and/or experience – desirable
  • Computer literate inc MS Office
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Brands/Concession experience – essential
  • Excellent Trend Awareness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills & confidence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to form strong working partnerships
  • Potential of being a great people manager and Leader
  • Demonstrates the ability of being visionary and strategic

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to horecruitment@lipsy.co.uk

Online Trainee Merchandisers >

We are transforming our Merchandising team at Lipsy and as a result, we are currently recruiting within our Online Merchandising Team at Head Office. We would love to hear from existing MAA’s and who are keen to develop a career within Online Merchandising. In return, we are committed to investing in your development & progression in a successful career in Merchandising.
What is the role?

To support and assist the Online Merchandise & Buying Team in delivering all responsibilities of the role whilst also developing the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a career within Merchandising.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating all styles in Product System for web exclusive Branded products
  • Responsible for enriching products in Admin system for both Lipsy & Next Websites including writing product descriptions and adding attributes as well as product
  • recommendations
  • Responsible for raise Purchase Orders for web exclusive Branded products
  • Accurately updating the key merchandising systems, ensuring each item has been classified correctly
  • Agreeing delivery dates and raising the purchase contracts for web exclusive Branded products
  • Sort and upload product images to website once available from studio, including checking that correct item/colour is uploaded
  • Placing all available products on pre-order as instructed by Assistant Merchandiser, managing date when products are due and extending where necessary.
  • Accurately maintain and manage the LIMA system in line with the needs of the business for on line exclusive Branded products.
  • To produce weekly trade and ad-hoc reports
  • Working with Online Assistant Merchandiser to ensure that all call backs from the warehouse have been requested in a timely fashion and are available for model shoots
  • Continually check both Lipsy and Next websites that all products is correctly categorised and all products that have delivered stock are live on both sites
  • Work with Marketing to ensure copy on websites provides us with the best SEO searches as directed by marketing manager
  • Identify poor performance lines and when advised cancel surplus stock as necessary
  • Providing product assistance and information to Customer services team in a timely manner
  • Supportive role with marketing campaigns
  • Assist AM with supporting E-commerce, adding new categories within Admin
  • Analyse both current and historical data to assist in the planning process
  • Analyse previous sales history to determine a future size ratio for Web exclusive Branded products

Essential Skills

  • Numerical/analytical skills
  • Computer literate inc MS Office particularly Excel
  • Highly proficient analysing and interpreting numerical data
  • Genuine interest in online merchandising
  • Interest in fashion

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to horecruitment@lipsy.co.uk

Trainee Buyer - Multi Product >

We are transforming our Buying team at Lipsy and as a result, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a fashion passionate aspiring to a career in Buying. We would love to hear from those who are currently in a BAA role and have gained experience from within a high street women’s fashion so please do read on as this really is an exciting time to join the Lipsy team. In return, we are committed to investing in your development & progression in a successful career in Buying.

What is the role?
To support and assist the Buying & Merchandising Team by delivering in all responsibilities whilst developing the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a career within Buying.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of the product development progress, sourcing fabrics, trims, colour approval and fit. Maintain fabric component & print library.
  • Support the Supplier Management process, by comparing suppliers and notify Assistant Buyer of any areas of concern
  • Speak confidently about the range performance, commenting on actions taken by competitors, observe ranges in store and other ideas and suggestions
  • To be aware of high street, catwalk, trends, competition and produces competitive shop & festival/club reports
  • To manage samples across wholesale appointments, photoshoots, Press day and product reviews.
  • Respond to queries, ask questions to clarify information needed, communicate immediately, informing Assistant Buyer of recommendations and implements chosen action as appropriate
  • Attends weekly Sales & Critical path meetings with the team in the absence of the Buyer
  • React to sales under Assistant Buyers direction communicate with suppliers to repeat, re-style and cancel orders
  • Critical Path – progress actions in line with deadlines for lap dips, fit samples etc
  • Prepare product and boards (Company Wide)for selection, wholesale appointments, photo shoots, press days and product reviews
  • Liaise with fabric suppliers and manufacturers to progress samples for selection and production
  • Ensure sample rail is kept tidy and are readily available for retail web, selection and in preparation for fit sessions
  • Ensure incoming and outgoing general correspondence, parcels and parcel samples are managed in line with product development and production deadlines
  • Input accurately onto the buyers Range Plan
  • Ensures that all documentation and data is accurate, follows necessary procedures to ensure errors are minimised
  • To manage the fit list for the buying department
  • Accurate input and update of Product information on to the system.

Essential Skills:

  • Relevant Fashion Degree, HND qualification and/or experience
  • Computer literate inc MS Office
  • Understanding and knowledge of Critical Path management
  • Fast paced, high street experience
  • Excellent sample management experience
  • Trend Aware with a great insight and passion for fashion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to horecruitment@lipsy.co.uk

Trainee Buyer >

We are transforming our Buying team at Lipsy and as a result, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a fashion passionate aspiring to a career in Buying. We would love to hear from those who are currently in a BAA role and have gained experience from within a high street women’s fashion so please do read on as this really is an exciting time to join the Lipsy team. In return, we are committed to investing in your development & progression in a successful career in Buying.

What is the role?

To support and assist the Buying & Merchandising Team by delivering in all responsibilities whilst developing the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a career within Buying.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of the product development progress, sourcing fabrics, trims, colour approval and fit. Maintain fabric component& print library.
  • Develop awareness of key trends and best sellers by gaining inspiration from a variety of sources to develop an understanding of the Lipsy customer be able to make a contribution to the range
  • Support the Supplier Management process, by comparing suppliers and notify Assistant Buyer of any areas of concern
  • Speak confidently about the range performance, commenting on actions taken by competitors, observe ranges in store and other ideas and suggestions
  • To be aware of high street, catwalk, trends, competition and produces competitive shop & festival/club reports
  • To manage samples across wholesale appointments, photoshoots, Press day and product reviews.
  • Attend and to be involved with selection and progress meetings, demonstrating knowledge of the best and worst sellers, thereby understanding how to potentialise and reduce sales risks
  • Respond to queries, ask questions to clarify information needed, communicate immediately, informing Assistant Buyer of recommendations and implements chosen action as appropriate
  • Attends weekly Sales & Critical path meetings with the team in the absence of the Buyer
  • React to sales under Assistant Buyers direction communicate with suppliers to repeat, re-style and cancel orders
  • Critical Path – progress actions in line with deadlines for lap dips, fit samples etc
  • Prepare product and boards (Company Wide)for selection, wholesale appointments, photo shoots, press days and product reviews
  • Liaise with fabric suppliers and manufacturers to progress samples for selection and production
  • Ensure incoming and outgoing general correspondence, parcels and parcel samples are managed in line with product development and production deadlines
  • Input accurately onto the buyers Range Plan
  • Ensures that all documentation and data is accurate, follows necessary procedures to ensure errors are minimised
  • To manage the fit list for the buying department
  • Accurate input and update of Product information on to the system

Essential Skills:

  • Relevant Fashion Degree, HND qualification and/or experience
  • Computer literate inc MS Office
  • Womenswear Product experience – previous experience in Dresses/Woven Product
  • Experience in long lead time product (Far East Suppliers)
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of Critical Path management
  • Fast paced, high street experience
  • Excellent sample management experience
  • Trend Aware with a great insight and passion for fashion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to horecruitment@lipsy.co.uk

Recruitment Partner - Maternity Cover – 9 months to start in May >

A fabulous opportunity has arisen within the Lipsy HR team at Head Office for a Recruitment Partner. This is such a fundamental role in the team and business and would be ideal for someone who is currently in an in-house Recruitment role looking for progression to Recruitment Partner. Candidates who are working within an agency will also be considered, however you must have gained solid experience in fashion retail recruitment, specialising in Head Office vacancies.

Lipsy is a fast paced and high performing brand and we are looking for someone who can join the team and add value to the already established resourcing function. As a brand, Lipsy is transforming and there is a real opportunity for all who join our exciting business to really make a difference and shape the future going forward. In addition to managing the day to day and supporting the full recruitment lifecycle, there is an opportunity to own and drive projects and new initiatives such as designing improved selection tools, improved utilisation of social media to recruit talented people to join the team.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Identify, develop and implement appropriate assessment tools and processes to support recruitment and selection across the business ensuring that everything is in line with the Lipsy values
  • Continually review, identify and implement new ways of improving the ongoing methods used to manage recruitment and selection process, which includes website recruitment and party providers
  • Manage the end to end recruitment process for all Head Office vacancies, working with Line Management to ensure all vacancies are recruited with top talent candidates and in line with the Lipsy brand values and competencies
  • Conduct competency based interviews to assess behavioural and technical competence required for the role
  • Designing and delivering cost effective recruitment process models, policies and keep up to date with changing market conditions and new recruitment methods, brand profiling etc.
  • Managing the graduate/college recruitment and working with HRM to shape/design and deliver a college/graduate development programme/s
  • Working with HR championing the use of competency interviews across the business, job specifications, assessment centres, CBI questions and various recruitment methods
  • Identifying the need for new initiatives and instigating and delivering new initiatives designed to source candidates in a cost effective manner
  • Coach, develop and train managers to improve their competencies, skills and ability to effectively manage and use all the recruitment & selection frameworks, processes and toolkits
  • Report quarterly and bi annually on Key Performance Indicators -showing trends and movements within our workforce and resourcing activities with appropriate recommendations for improvements

Do you have the following? If so, we would love to hear from?

  • Previous experience of the whole recruiting lifecycle for head office roles in a fast paced and high results orientated environment, ideally with a fashion retail, leisure or service orientated background.
  • Strong relationship building skills and the ability to work in strong partnership with others
  • Strong communication skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised
  • Intermediate word, outlook and power point skills

We offer a very comprehensive remuneration package.

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to horecruitment@lipsy.co.uk

International Operations Coordinator >

With stores in the Middle East, USA and South Africa and more exciting growth plans for 2014, it's a great time to join the Franchise Team at Lipsy and be part of this fantastic international expansion.

Due to this continued growth an exciting opportunity has arisen our team for an International Operations Coordinator. This role will report to the International Brand Manager will be responsible for supporting the international retail operations strategy, ensuring all brand initiatives are effectively developed and implemented.

Key Responsibilities include:

    Ensure there is a consistent retail experience across all international markets through best practice, excellent front of house standards and commercial operations to maximise sales
  • Drive commercial performance through analysis of trade reports, bestsellers, stock rotation, money mapping, KPI's and delivering customer service excellence
  • Support the implementation of the trading strategy through commercial decision making
  • Manage the Operational and VM administration, including, packing slips for shipments, sourcing HTS codes, liaising with Freight Forwarders, logging PO's and raising invoices
  • Be a key point of contact for International Brand Managers
  • Ensure consistent, accurate and quality communication is delivered from head office to franchise partners and stores
  • Attend weekly conference calls alongside the International Merchandisers, agree and drive out actions
  • Collate weekly trading feedback from the franchise Brand Managers and update the team and the Head of International
  • Review weekly reports and make suggestions to improve trade, maintain and monitor the actions
  • Support and coordinate new partner inductions
  • Conduct market visits - must be able to travel internationally
  • Develop market specific operation initiatives to support market development and establish short, medium and long term objectives
  • Carry out general administrative and ad hoc international projects
  • Support with new store openings, including maintaining the critical path, ordering consumables and delivery to international markets
  • Maintain a clear and accurate marketing calendar
  • Liaise with UK marketing on all video content and supply alongside mood media
  • Support the ordering of VM materials, including mannequins, props and VM consumables and ensure that partners receive deliveries with set timeframes

This position would be ideal for an experienced Store Manager with excellent operational capability. You will need to be highly organised and efficient with a solid understanding of retail operations and how to effectively drive a store to maximise sales. You must also be highly commercial and be able to success in a fast pace, deadline driven environment.

This position would also suit a Retail Operations Assistant who is currently working in a Head Office environment. A strong background in fashion retail is essential – either Head Office or Store based.

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to horecruitment@lipsy.co.uk

Retail Careers

Lipsy are currently opening a number of exciting new stores across the UK and ROI. As a result of this expansion, we have a number of vacancies for enthusiastic and experienced retail professionals. If you would like to work in a fast paced, fashion driven environment where everybody is passionate about the brand and dedicated to making the business a success then please read on.

Store Managers >

As a Store Manager your main responsibility will be to maximise the sales and profit opportunities for the store and lead and inspire the staff to ensure that we deliver a consistently excellent level of customer service. You will also be accountable for:

  • Ensuring the stores sales performance is maximised to its full potential and delivered at least in line with agreed targets.
  • Ensuring store costs are managed within agreed budget levels and that every opportunity is sought to maximise store profitability.
  • To consistently act as an ambassador for the brand and ensure that the sales team follow your example.

To apply to be a Store Manager you must have experience operating at a similar level, preferably within fashion retail. You must be adaptable to change and have a clear passion for the Lipsy brand. You need to demonstrate excellent organisation and leadership skills and be commercially astute and target driven.
In return for your hard work, you will be offered a rewarding career with an expanding brand.

Current Vacancies:

No vacancies

To apply please email your cv and cover letter to Managers@lipsy.co.uk stating the store location.

Assistant Managers >

As an Assistant Manager your main responsibility will be to support the Store Manager to maximise the sales and profit opportunities for the store and lead and inspire the staff to ensure that we deliver a consistently excellent level of customer service. You will also be accountable for:

  • Supporting the Store Manager to ensure the store sales performance is maximised to its full potential and delivered at least in line with agreed targets.
  • Supporting the Store Manager to ensure store costs are managed within agreed budget levels and that every opportunity is sought to maximise store profitability.
  • To consistently act as an ambassador for the brand and ensure that the sales team follow your example.

To apply to be an Assistant Manager you must have experience operating at a similar level, preferably within fashion retail. You must be adaptable to change and have a clear passion for the Lipsy brand. You need to demonstrate good organisation and leadership skills and be commercially astute and target driven.

In return for your hard work, you will be offered a rewarding career with an expanding brand.

Current Vacancies:

No vacancies

To apply please email your cv and cover letter to Managers@lipsy.co.uk stating the store location.

Sales Manager >

As a Sales Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the Store Manager with the day to day running of the store. Your main responsibility will be to manage the sales team and shop floor, driving sales and excellent customer service standards to meet and exceed the brand expectations. In this position you will have key holder responsibility for the store with full store accounbility tain the absence of the Store Manager. This would be an ideal next step for an experienced Supervisor, looking for their next step.

  • Supporting the Store Manager to ensure the store sales performance is maximised to its full potential and delivered at least in line with agreed targets
  • Motivating and managing the sales team to drive sales and deliver excellent customer service standards
  • Managing VM standards, ensuring commerciality and accurate brand representation according to Lipsy guidelines
  • Consistently act as an ambassador for the brand and ensure that the sales team follow your example

To apply to be a Sales Manager you must have experience operating at a similar level, preferably within fashion retail. You must be adaptable to change and have a clear passion for the Lipsy brand. You need to demonstrate good organisation and leadership skills and be commercially astute and target driven.

Current Vacancies:

Sales Manager – White City

To apply please email your cv and cover letter to Managers@lipsy.co.uk stating the store location.

Lipsy Sales Coordinator within Next >

As a Lipsy Sales Coordinator, you will be responsible for driving sales and excellent service within our Lipsy shop in shop within Next. Reporting to the Next Store Manager, your main responsibility will be to drive the sales and profit opportunities for the store and lead and inspire the staff to ensure that we deliver a consistently excellent level of customer service. You will also be accountable for:

  • Ensuring the store sales performance is maximised to its full potential and delivered at least in line with agreed targets.
  • Managing VM standards, ensuring commerciality and accurate brand representation according to Lipsy guidelines
  • To consistently act as an ambassador for the brand and ensure that the sales team follow your example.

To apply to be a Lipsy Sales Coordinator you must have experience operating at a similar level, preferably within fashion retail. You must be adaptable to change and have a clear passion for the Lipsy brand. You need to demonstrate good organisation and leadership skills and be commercially astute and target driven.

Current Vacancies:

Sales Coordinator (Full Time 37.5hrs) – Liverpool Speke

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to salesmanager@lipsy.co.uk stating the store location in the subject box.

Supervisors >

As a Supervisor, you will be part of the management team, responsible for maximising the sales and profit opportunities for the store / concession and lead and inspire the staff to ensure that we deliver a consistently excellent level of customer service. You must be adaptable to change and have a clear passion for the Lipsy brand. You need to demonstrate good organisation and leadership skills and be target driven. To apply for this role you will need to have previous experience operating at a similar level, preferable within a fashion retailer.

Current Vacancies:

Supervisor – Leeds, Lands Lane

To apply please email your cv and cover letter to Managers@lipsy.co.uk stating the store location.

Sales Assistant >

As a Sales Assistant your role will be to ensure you treat every customer in a professional manner helping the store / concession to maximise the sales opportunities. You will be an ambassador for our brand and must display an enthusiastic, passionate and friendly attitude. You do not have to have retail experience to apply for this role although knowledge of retail is desirable.

Current Vacancies:

Sales Assistant – Leeds, Lands Lane (4 hour contract)

Senior Sales (20 hours) Edinburgh

To apply please email your cv and cover letter to recruitment@lipsy.co.uk stating the store location

Lipsy Sales Assistant within Next >

Reporting to the Lipsy Sales Manager, your role will be to ensure you treat every customer in a professional manner helping the store to maximise the sales opportunities. You will be an ambassador for our brand and must display an enthusiastic, passionate and friendly attitude. You do not have to have retail experience to apply for this role although knowledge of retail is desirable.

Current Vacancies:

No vacancies

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to salesassistant@lipsy.co.uk stating the store location in the subject box

If you do not have access to email your CV, please post your application to:

HR Department
Lipsy
43-44 Berners Street
London
W1T 3ND