Our Vacancies

Join our award-winning, ambitious & hard-working team in one of our exciting roles and help us drive our success to the next level. We are a rapidly growing business but still small enough that you feel like a member of the Celtic & Co. family – we’d like you to become our newest member! We support our employees by providing dedicated learning and development opportunities that will help you to thrive and succeed. At Celtic & Co. you’ll have a healthy work-life balance, a supportive and open-minded team environment and the opportunity to enter a cycle-to-work-scheme. We also offer an exclusive employee discount. All applications must include a covering letter and details of your current notice period. All roles are based in Cornwall.

Current Vacancies:


Financial Project Manager

Group Head of Finance

Junior Merchandiser

HR Manager

Warehouse Supervisor

Merchandising:


Junior Merchandiser

The role: Reporting to the Senior Merchandiser, you will assist with all aspects of the merchandise function of the group to help develop and achieve the strategic goals of the business.

Key accountabilities & responsibilities include:

Development and execution of strategic merchandising plan

  • Through in-depth analysis of product performance highlight areas of opportunity/risk to develop the merchandising plans
  • Support strategy by maintaining a working knowledge of the market through regular review of competitor pricing, offer and trends

Work with Senior Merchandiser and the Product team to develop seasonal and range

  • In conjunction with Product & Marketing, development and ownership of critical planning dates
  • Execute seasonal planning in line with agreed critical path
  • Analyse historical sales alongside in season review of product and supplier performance to feed into range development
  • Provide catalogue analysis to support Marketing with planning future space by category in the books.
  • Provide the Product team with a seasonal shopping list to ensure we deliver balanced ranges considering, the customer’s needs, size of range, option mix, commerciality and price
  • Create category & sub category plans that roll up to deliver company targets in line with critical path attend regular planning meetings with Product & Marketing teams to continually develop the range
  • Provide Merchandising input at Pre Selection & Selection meetings. Responsible for Merchandising key range metrics to help drive decision making.
  • Alongside Product and Marketing agree on product to be featured in catalogues, marketing calendar and hero styles
  • Continual development and improvement of Merchandising planning tools and documents

Order Management

  • Responsible for planning all forward orders, taking into account launch dates, lead times, warehouse capacity and cash flow.
  • Oversee Merchandise Admin Assistants in creation of seasonal order templates
  • Oversee Merchandise Admin Assistants in keeping company delivery tracker up to date, and ensuring timely information on deliveries is communicated to the wider business

Drive in season trading activities

  • Align merchandising responsibilities to company trading calendar.
  • Ownership of creating and developing Merchandising weekly sales reports, in order to drive trading decisions
  • Work with Marketing to ensure email messaging is aligned with stock availability, help identify opportunities and risks in the Marketing plans.
  • Analyse weekly, monthly and seasonal performance, identifying repeat orders in a timely manner, and proposing actions to drive sales.
  • Oversee the Merchandise Admin Assistants in the management and fulfilment of back orders.
  • Assist Senior Merchandiser in provisding Merchandising updates for Monthly Board review meetings
  • Oversee Clearance area on the website.

Supplier Management

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the Celtic & Co supply base
  • Be proactive in understanding suppliers lead times, production and working methods in order to maximise opportunities in the supply chain

Other responsibilities:

  • Manage the Merchandise Admin Assistants, maximising performance through effective leadership, training, and support
  • Ensure all merchandising documents and systems are up to date and accurate
  • Oversee & ensure clear and accurate communication from the merchandising team across the business to facilitate the smooth flow of stock through the business
  • Build strong internal relationships within the business
  • Carry out any reasonable additional tasks as requested to support the effective running of the business

Person Specification

  • 5-8 years Merchandising Experience ideally within a fashion environment
  • Previous experience as a Senior Assistant Merchandiser or Junior Merchandiser
  • Experience of managing and developing teams
  • Experience of developing & adapting Merchandising processes
  • Have an eye for detail and the confidence to question and challenge
  • Good communication skills – up, down, with peers, both within department and cross functionally
  • Commercial aptitude, competitor and industry understanding
  • Good analytical skills and meticulous in all aspects of work
  • Good planning, organisation and time management skills, able to regularly assess and re-prioritise workload
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team

Shift Pattern: 40 hours Mon-Fri

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £28,000.00 per year depending on experience

Experience: Merchandising: 5 years (required)

Applications via Indeed: https://uk.indeed.com/job/junior-merchandiser-f5c21b1fc4018571

Warehouse:


Warehouse Supervisor

The Role:

  • You will work alongside the Warehouse Manager and Assistant Manager to ensure the smooth running of our Goods-in and dispatch teams. You will be a keyholder for the business and you will deputise the Assistant Manager in their absence.
  • Take ownership of our goods-in function, maintaining our delivery schedule and ensuring deliveries are worked on in priority order.
  • Regularly use our WMS (Warehouse Management System) to receive stock, adjust and maintain our inventory accuracy.
  • Unload deliveries using a counterbalance forklift truck (full training provided)
  • Take pride in delivering a high standard of work and serving our customers.
  • Work across all areas of our warehouse and set the standard for performance.
  • Train and mentor new and temporary team members supporting them to achieve the ‘Warehouse Performance Targets’.
  • Be a ‘go-to’ person for support with common troubleshooting.
  • Assist the Manager/Supervisor with the recruitment of seasonal staff.
  • Work with colleagues from across the business, building and maintaining positive relationships.

Flexibility is required during our busy trading periods (October-December). This may include alternative shift patterns (early start or late finish), overtime, and Saturdays.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be friendly, enjoy working as part of a team and comfortable working to targets and deadlines.
  • Be reliable and self-motivated with good attention to detail, manage your time well and be able to work efficiently whilst maintaining accuracy.
  • Have previous experience working in a goods-in or stock control role and have a general understanding of receiving stock into an inventory management system.
  • Be computer literate, efficient and accurate with data entry.
  • Be physically capable; this role requires frequent manual handling.
  • Promote a positive culture of development, change and improvement.

Desirable experiences:

  • Previous Supervisor level experience.
  • Counterbalance FLT Certification
  • Ecommerce pick and pack environment

Shift Pattern: 40 hours Mon-Fri

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

£10.50 per hour

Apply via https://indeedhi.re/3P9CsXp

Finance:


HR Manager

The role:

Reporting to the Head of Finance, this is a business critical position which requires contribution at both a strategic and operational level to develop and deliver employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices which support the Company’s overall strategic aims and objectives whist ensuring working practices in line with Employment Law.

Key accountabilities & responsibilities include:

  • Provide expert professional advice and support to line managers and staff on all aspects of people management, which fully reflects the Company’s Employment Law Insurance advice, and Company’s principles.
  • Develop and implement policies on issues such as working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, pay, benefits, disciplinary procedures and absence management etc., which support business aims and Company’s principles.
  • Coach, motivate & develop managers on personnel related subjects to ensure all staff are developed to their full potential. Assist line managers in providing a framework with supportive training sessions and individual development plans with staff for the successful performance of their role.
  • Work closely with line managers to ensure effective communication channels are supported throughout the Company, encouraging a communication culture that promotes two-way appraisal and feedback on processes and performance between team members and company departments, providing project management assistance and audit with the Company’s annual appraisal process.
  • Manage and administer the reporting of staff hours worked each week, using the Company’s clocking system and personnel IT system to record all staff absences and/or lateness & the reasons for these. Where appropriate, provide line-managers with procedural guidance on any staff working hours inconsistencies. Ensure reports are accurately passed over to payroll for review and signed off within agreed timescales at payroll month end.
  • Monthly reporting of HR KPIs for Company board and Management teams including total and department level staff absence, recruitment, staff retention, employee satisfaction and other HR metrics.
  • Manage and coordinate any grievance and/or disciplinary procedures and formal meetings in line with company policy and expert advice from the Company’s Employment Law Insurance.
  • Manage the implementation of the Company’s recruitment policy, providing recruitment guidance from Junior to Director level, and assist with job descriptions & selection, ensuring that recruitment practices are fair and consistent and comply with regulations and organisational good practice.
  • Manage and carry out new starter inductions, providing any necessary guidance and training to line managers to carry out probationary administration and procedures required for all new staff.
  • Prepare budgetary review of the Company’s gross wages, employer NI contributions, benefits & training for the P&L as directed by the Head of Finance.
  • Project manage the social committee to support key staff events, including staff Summer and Christmas lunches, investor days, board meetings, employee welfare initiatives to agreed budgets and timescales.
  • Develop and maintain a system to ensure that staff files are kept up-to-date, and all agreed holiday requests are accurately recorded. Keep accurate records of new starters and leavers to be actioned at payroll month end, alongside calculation of holiday entitlements and holiday accruals at period ends.
  • Be proactive in searching for new and improved company benefits for staff to maintain as a desirable place to work.
  • Support the Sustainability champion in working towards external ESG accreditation for the brand and own the HR action plan.

Your skills and experience:

  • CIPD qualified preferred but minimum of 3 years experience in HR position in a similar Company with a good knowledge of employment legislation
  • Initiative, enthusiasm, and the ability to multi task and to absorb and assess information quickly
  • Experience of implementing, maintaining and improving relevant systems and procedures
  • Familiarity across the recruitment process, including induction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral
  • Sound judgement and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Good computer skills: MS Excel, MS Word & Power Point
  • Well organised with strong time management skills
  • Respect for diversity and sensitivity to other cultures

Shift Pattern: 40 hours Mon-Fri

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £34,000.00 per year

Experience: Human Resources: 3 years (required)

Licence/Certification: CIPD (preferred)

Apply via Indeed: https://uk.indeed.com/job/hr-manager-af2d807439ed83bb


Financial Project Manager

We are currently experiencing strong sales growth and have further plans to maximise the opportunities within the existing group as well as additional routes to market. We are looking for a Financial Project Manager to join our team on a fixed term basis of 6 months to help develop and implement a new group finance system from start to finish.

Reporting into the Head of Finance.

Working closely with existing finance and operations teams your key accountabilities and responsibilities will include:

Development of a new finance system with integration into existing operational systems and managing migration of data.

Ensuring the integrity of current financial systems, data and control environments.

Plan and manage implementation of new streamlined processes for existing activity at a group level as well prepare for the expansion of the group into new activity.

Troubleshoot and identify root causes to issues in order to deliver the project on time and within budget.

Effectively and proactively provide training and ad-hoc support to the finance team on new systems.

We are looking for an experienced finance professional, who has extensive experience in implementing financial reporting systems.

Professionally qualified candidate (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) who can demonstrate delivery focussed system implementation experience.

Preference will be from a retail or ecommerce business background but not essential. You will be highly analytical with a very keen eye for detail and possess great problem-solving and communication skills.

Contract length: 6 months fixed term

Salary negotiable DOE

Applications via Indeed: https://uk.indeed.com/job/systems-accountantproject-manager-6c3565f80b37f76e


Group Head of Finance

Celtic & Co is a pioneering, digitally native, retailer of ethically sourced, natural and sustainable knitwear, footwear and outerwear. Celtic & Co has grown rapidly in recent years, reaching circa £20 million in turnover and over £2 million in EBITDA in the year ending January 2022. In February 2021, Celtic & Co received significant equity investment from a retail investor group, with the intention of accelerating the organic growth of the brand and further expanding its reach through the acquisition of complementary brands in the sustainable fashion segment.

Against this backdrop of growth, there is a perceived need to further develop the financial management and control of the Group, as well as to mentor and develop the internal teams, leading to the creation of a Group Head of Finance role. The business is working to a public markets listing in 2023/24.

The Candidate:

The right candidate will have a strong financial background, comfortable working at pace and precision, and with the resilience required to succeed in partnership with an ambitious and entrepreneurial Board. The ideal profile is someone who has the capability and interest in getting into the detail but with the drive and tenacity to operate at a group level - a strong leader and mentor for their teams, as well as a respected financial partner for the Board. Although the business is currently relatively small in terms of turnover, there is the complexity of seeking further growth both internationally (circa 30% of the current business), as well as through acquisition.

As such, it is critical that the business is supported by a strategic and commercial individual who will provide the appropriate level of trust, confidence, influence and collaboration across the Group as well as the leadership to the Financial Control, Commercial Finance and HR teams. The candidate will ideally have a track record of involvement in post-acquisition integration and an interest in growing a sustainable fashion group.

Role:

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will oversee all financial aspects of the developing Group and be responsible for the preparation and flow of financial information to the Board of Directors and our external stakeholders, including our private equity investor group. This role is a business critical position, with responsibility for all group finances and full oversight of the Finance & HR teams.

Key accountabilities & responsibilities are set out below:

Budgeting & Financial Reporting

Control and monitoring of the group’s accounting function and financial transactions

Production of the monthly management information pack with clear insight and analysis

Monitoring financial targets and budgets in accordance with the group’s strategy

Managing capital requirements, including relationships with all financial stakeholders

Preparing the annual accounts and acting as the main point of contact to external auditors

Support the Managing Director working on one-off and ad-hoc financial reporting requirements.

Financial procedures and Taxation

Ensure accounting policies comply with the relevant accounting standards and legislative requirements, through the development and maintenance of thorough financial procedures for the Group

Ensure all finance records are kept accurately and securely and in line with legislative requirements and to combat fraud. Recommend appropriate financial policies and monitor and report on adherence.

Ensure that the Company’s financial systems are robust, compliant and support current and future growth. Recommend improvements to financial systems and controls as required.

Ensure tax compliance across our UK and International markets, managing issues as required

Management of general, credit and other insurance renewals

Management of Group multi-currency bank accounts and FX hedging (in conjunction with Board)

Ensure efficient management of supplier payments and credit control/payment reconciliation.

HR, Team Management and Development

Overall control, management and development of the company’s HR function

Oversee payroll, pension and tax contribution payments with pension providers and HMRC

Provide strong leadership, direction and support to all finance & HR personnel. Agree individual and team objectives in line with company goals. Monitor performance and regularly appraise.

Maintain effective working relationships with SLT colleagues and the company’s external partners.

Support recruitment and selection processes where required

Corporate Development / Legal / M&A / Production

Assessment, in conjunction with the MD and Senior Leadership Team, of our UK strategic positioning:

o Target head office structure and development of talent

Development of new UK and International opportunities

o Appraisal of new market opportunities, including risk, tax and local reporting compliance

Identification and analysis of potential acquisition targets

o Post-acquisition integration and development

In conjunction with the SLT, seek continued efficiency of production at the Group’s Newquay facility

Experience requirements:

ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified

Experience in industry accounting at a group management level

Strong IT skills, with particular experience in ERP systems and Excel

Experience of managing staff and working collaboratively in a team

Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including IFRS.

Experience of financial data analysis and preparation of financial reports, statements and projections.

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Negotiable DOE 

Applications via Indeed: https://uk.indeed.com/job/group-head-finance-aeeb92d8158da857

Product Team:


Junior Product Developer

The role: Reporting to the Head of Product, you will work alongside Senior Product Developer to develop a range which reflects the customer needs and encompasses the brand handwriting.

Knowledge/Skills:

Development of the Celtic & Co range

  • Work alongside the rest of the product team to develop an overarching theme, feel and direction for each season.
  • Manage your own categories independently, with guidance from Head of Product. Source appropriate fabrications and work closely with the supply base, in order to develop suitable styles for the brand.
  • Create technical packs independently and can balance creative product design with a commercial eye.

Technical Understanding

  • Attend and run fit sessions independently, including conveying and directing fit amendments to supply base. You should have a high level of technical understanding and garment construction in order to ensure correct fits and a consistent high quality.
  • A keen interest in sustainability and an understanding of the rapidly changing options within the market. A desire to discover, investigate and utilise sustainable opportunities to ensure the brand stays at the fore front of sustainable style.

Organisational Skills

  • Organised and able to undertake and manage administrative tasks: Approval of lab dips, strike offs and embroideries, keep sample trackers up to date.
  • Able to manage deadlines and work to key critical dates in order to deliver samples on time for the range selection process, photos shoots and fit process.

Personal Skills

  • Liaise and build strong relationships with UK and European vendors.
  • Team player, working alongside other business functions to deliver targets on time.
  • Be a positive role model and set an example to junior members of the team, being proactive in seeking out responsibility and tasks.

Person Specification

  • Preferably 5 years of experience in a relevant, apparel-based role. Applicants from a design background will also be considered.
  • Working knowledge of Cad packages preferable.
  • Have an eye for detail and passion for product.
  • Good organisational and time management skills; able to regularly re-prioritise workload, react and adapt to changing department requirements.
  • Able to work cohesively as part of a team.
  • Able to travel outside of the UK if required.

Shift Pattern: 40 hours Mon-Fri

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£28,000.00 per year depending on experience

Application deadline: 03/06/2022

Applications via Indeed: https://uk.indeed.com/job/junior-product-developer-49d1c41f94610e6f