Mint Velvet began when founders Liz Houghton and Lisa Agar-Rea set out to create an unfailingly chic collection of contemporary, great quality staples and elevated fits that they felt were missing from their wardrobes. Feeling frustrated that they couldn’t find anything they wanted to wear, or the great customer service they craved, they started fusing relaxed comfort with glamorous yet wearable fashion trends. Relaxed Glamour was born.

As collaborative creatives, we take untold pride in our work, designing with heart and soul. We want to be a force for good and are committed to becoming a more circular and responsible business, from the fabrics we choose to our considered processes. We are an agile and growing business, and we work hard to create an environment which allows for growth and progression, balanced with the support and flexibility needed to meet the challenge of a high-performance culture.

Our leadership teams and founders sit amongst the teams and encourage a culture of balance and passion. MV is a very special place, and our values are anchored by three main pillars: people, planet, and community.

Your responsibilities 

  • Providing strong administrative support, ensuring the smooth day to day running of your department
  • Managing buying samples across the department, ensuring they’re always organised and ready for reviews, fit sessions and marketing requests
  • Preparing buying samples for meetings (internal & external) in line with our high presentation standards
  • Assisting with fit sessions, recording comments and actioning any relevant follow-up communication
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with your colleagues across Design, Buying and Merchandising, Garment Technology, Digital and Marketing
  • Developing strong relationships externally with suppliers
  • Proactively maintaining the critical path, demonstrating an extensive and detailed knowledge of every item within your product range
  • Utilising your strong product knowledge to ensure the right product is always available for in-house e-commerce shoots
  • Understanding department sales performance (Trade) and suggesting ideas to improve
  • Combining a clear understanding of the Mint Velvet customer and brand handwriting, as well as trend and competitor knowledge, to input into product decisions and the department product development process

Our values

With Soul. Courage & Resilience. Passion & Drive. Entrepreneurial Spirit. Collaborative.

About you

At Mint Velvet we believe potential is as important as experience, so you don’t have to have a fashion-related degree to apply as long as you love product and are determined to build a career in Buying.

You will demonstrate an authentic creative passion and eye for product and emerging trends, proactive in seeking out your own inspiration. You have the ability to think both creatively and logically, processing information from a range of sources while keeping an eye on the bigger picture. You have as strong commercial awareness and a level of financial understanding & numeracy as well as affinity with product.

You’ll be a confident communicator, who takes a collaborative approach- focussing on building strong relationships. You will be resilient, adaptable and open to constructive feedback. You demonstrate a courage to back your decision, try new things and challenge where necessary. You are naturally curious in your approach and focus on solutions not problem.

You consistently role model our Mint Velvet brand values.

You'll be rewarded with

  • Competitive starting salary and great career prospects in a fast-paced and growing business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and an additional day off on your birthday
  • Company-funded private health insurance
  • Access to Smart Health - providing a range of services such as private GP appointments, mental health support, nutritional advice and more
  • Life assurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 50% staff discount
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Free Parking
  • Early pay day finish - finish at 3pm every pay day Friday
  • Bespoke induction support and ongoing development to help you thrive in your new role
  • In-house performance coaches for all levels
  • A welcoming and inspiring work-environment