Retail Store Assistant in our Central London luxury knitwear stores offering a basic salary plus commission and generous benefits.
Benefits on Offer
- 35 hour working week
- 32 days holiday per year
- Uniform provided
- Generous store discount
- Sales commission
- Pension scheme
- Easy access from public transport
About the Role of Retail Assistant / Store Assistant
- Permanent position
- 35 hours over 5 days per week
- Excellence in customer service provision
- Processing sales transactions
- Care of Product in house and cleanliness of store
- Being able to talk with confidence about company history and quality of product (training will be provided)
The Ideal Retail Assistant / Store Assistant
- Excellent customer service and communication skills
- Flexible attitude to work
- Able to appropriately represent luxury brand
- Luxury retail experience essential
John Smedley Ltd is the oldest continuously operating manufacturer in the world, producing fine gauge knitwear from their Lea Mills, Derbyshire factory since 1784. Crafted from the finest noble fibres of Extra fine Merino Wool, John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton and other luxury blends. John Smedley’s menswear and womenswear ranges are available worldwide via their stand-alone retail stores in the St James’s, Mayfair and Marylebone of London, and the Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto areas of Japan. Exports are made to over 47 countries worldwide via international wholesale partners such as Mr Porter, Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Isetan, Bergdorf Goodman and Le Bon Marche.
John Smedley holds two Royal Warrants for ‘the manufacturer of fine knitwear’ from Her Majesty The Queen & His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. In Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, Ian Maclean, Managing Director of John Smedley Ltd and 8th generation family member, was awarded a MBE for services to the UK textile industry and the Covid-19 response.
John Smedley has one of the largest knitted garment archives in the world and has counted the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, The Beatles, Sean Connery, Kate Winslet, Robert DeNiro, Ed Skrein, Eva Longoria and more amongst their celebrity fans. Over the years, John Smedley has supported and collaborated with many leading designers to champion British manufacturing including Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Lou Dalton, Sacai, Fragment, Comme Des Garcons and Holly Fulton.
In 2020, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, John Smedley collaborated with The Emergency Design Network to design and manufacture medical grade scrubs garments which were distributed to over 30 different hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes in the London and Derbyshire areas.
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