Careers

Careers

Positions Available

Kate Sylvester is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated designers who has built a strong culture over the past 30 years. Kate creates intelligent, timeless clothing that celebrates colour, honouring her craft and the community who bring her garments to life. The brand has six retail stores throughout New Zealand and a thriving E-Commerce business that brings the Kate Sylvester experience to both a local and global customer. 

Join the team of one of New Zealand’s most iconic and influential brands. 

E-Commerce & Digital Manager

A rare opportunity has opened for an experienced E-Commerce & Digital Manager to join the Kate Sylvester team. This role will be a crucial part of our global fashion business based in Auckland, managing Kate Sylvester’s local and global website and digital experience.

The candidate needs to be dynamic, focused and thrive in a fast-paced environment.  This is a dynamic and varied role, which will see you implementing the online sales strategy, driving continuous improvement to the content and design of the website and create a seamless customer experience.

The right candidate will have a proven track record in driving successful E-Commerce and digital activities and will work closely with senior management to drive growth and create a luxury experience for our online customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Kate Sylvester E-Commerce sales channels & digital platforms.
  • Managing the seasonal critical path.
  • Leading E-Commerce development projects.
  • Managing the email marketing, digital marketing & social media strategy.
  • Analysing and reporting on the E-Commerce performance.
  • Managing the Customer Relationship Specialist.

Personal Skills:

  • Min 3 years’ experience in a direct-to-consumer E-Commerce role
  • Fashion industry experience is an advantage
  • Passionate about retail, social media and E-Commerce.
  • Proficient in:    
    • Google Analytics
    • Shopify Plus
    • Klayvio
    • Facebook & Google ad campaign management
  • Highly analytical and data-driven
  • Has a meticulous eye for detail

Why work for us?

  • Competitive annual salary.
  • Generous discounts and allowances on Kate Sylvester products
  • Career development, advancement and opportunities

Please email Kerry at kerry@katesylvester.com

 

Production Manager – Parental Leave Cover

Join the team of one of New Zealand’s most iconic and influential brands.

We are searching for an experienced Production Manager to lead our close-knit production and distribution team on a 12-month parental cover, commencing August 2022.

In this role you will manage and drive the production critical path, from initial RM procurement, through to delivery to our retail stores and wholesale accounts.  You are a highly organised, results driven individual who loves a challenge and who isn’t afraid to get stuck into the nitty gritty.  

You will be working with an amazing cross-functional team across multiple product categories, as well as an incredible extended family of local cutters, makers, and finishers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading a superstar production and distribution team.
  • Establishing and managing the seasonal production critical path.
  • Driving quality control standards.
  • Ordering and tracking bulk raw materials.
  • Generating production costings and monitoring production spend.
  • Co-ordinating the distribution of finished goods to wholesalers and retail stores.

What you need to bring to the table: 

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role.
  • An eye for detail and a meticulous way of working.
  • An aptitude for problem-solving.
  • The desire to tackle challenges head on.
  • Amazing communication skills, and the ability to provide constructive feedback.

Why work for us?

  • Competitive annual salary.
  • Generous discounts and allowances on Kate Sylvester products.
  • A focus on staff wellbeing and career progression.

Please email Kirsty at production@katesylvester.com

 

Ponsonby Store Manager

Join the KS team! Renowned New Zealand Designer Kate Sylvester has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, and dynamic manager to join the Kate Sylvester retail team. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate strong initiative, cultivate a strong team environment, and have the ability to achieve and exceed sales budgets. Excellent communication and customer service skills, a friendly demeanour along with a passion for the Kate Sylvester brand are a must.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Nurturing and encouraging client growth
  • Driving sales team to achieve set goals
  • Cultivating a strong team environment
  • Store Visual Merchandising
  • Ensuring the store and your staff are representing the brand at a high level at all times

The Successful Applicant will have:

  • An ambitious attitude and ability to drive sales
  • Management experience with a fashion retail background
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time management and be highly organised
  • Strong leadership qualities

Join the team and receive:

  • A competitive annual wage
  • Incentives for high sales performance
  • Generous discounts and allowances on Kate Sylvester product
  • Career development, advancement, and opportunities

Please only apply if you have had previous management experience in a fashion retail environment.

Please send your C.V and cover letter to retail@katesylvester.com

  

Auckland & Wellington Stylists

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic instore stylist who loves and understands the Kate Sylvester brand.

As a Kate Sylvester Stylist you will cultivate and nurture long-lasting relationships with customers, providing honest and relevant styling assistance, tailored to their individual needs.

You will pride yourself in providing assistance that goes above and beyond simply selling clothing.

Excellent communication, organisational skills, a friendly demeanour and an innate sense of style are a must. Must be available to work weekends.

Please drop CVs to in store or email retail@katesylvester.com

 

 

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