Photo Retoucher £17k - £20k D.O.E

Company background
Watchfinder & Co. is the UK's leading fine watch destination and is the online and offline gateway to the biggest collection of pre-owned watches in the country. With more than 4.4 million visitors over the last year and a boutique in the luxurious Royal Exchange, Watchfinder is the prime location to buy, sell and part-exchange watches.

Job description
Watchfinder is looking to hire a Photo Retoucher to join its product photography and retouching team in Maidstone, Kent. With the expansion of Watchfinder following significant investment and its increasing need for high quality creative imagery, the role will be a key part in the frontline services of the company. You will report to the Creative Director.

The role requires an individual with experience in editing with Photoshop. Experience in retouching high-end jewellery is a benefit, but not essential. The successful candidate will be retouching images of luxury watches to prepare them for publication on the site. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic individual with a strong work ethic, keen attention to detail (including a good eye for colour and contrast) and a desire to further themselves within a fast-moving and busy team. This is an ideal job for someone looking to get involved in the elusive high-end jewellery retouching industry, with many opportunities to learn from experienced retouchers. Access to class-leading online tutorials is also provided.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retouch, level adjust and manage product photography for the site using Adobe Creative Suite in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Manage workload around priority and timescale alongside the product photographers and other retouchers
  • Work with the Creative Director, sharing your ideas to improve the imagery produced by the business
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of software, hardware and techniques.
  • Continually learn and develop skill set

Experience required:

  • An excellent understanding of Adobe Photoshop and workflows
  • A demonstrable ability to retouch and adjust images to a high standard
  • The ability to work as part of a fast-moving and busy team

Desirable but not essential:

  • Experience in retouching high-end jewellery
  • Education in the photo-manipulation field
  • A knowledge of luxury watches

Skills and personal attributes:

  • Passionate about editing/retouching within Photoshop
  • Creative and full of ideas
  • Good team player
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and flexible
  • Desire to learn and further skill set

Conditions of employment:

  • Full time position
  • Based in Maidstone, Kent
  • Salary £17 -20k according to experience

To apply please send your CV, covering letter and samples of your work to andrew@watchfinder.co.uk before 4/11/14
Senior Compliance Administrator up to £25k D.O.E

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Compliance Administrator to join an established market leader who provide luxury products to high end customers.

My client is seeking a well presented and professional candidate to join their fast-paced and dynamic company, based in Maidstone.

Working in a small team, your day to day tasks will include the following:

  • Amending pre-existing contracts, drafting new contracts along with reviewing, updating and reporting on internal and external commercial contracts
  • Document management
  • Ensuring HR compliance – on new and existing staff members
  • Responding to enquiries from internal departments and external sources in relation to compliance and regulatory related matters
  • Assist with insurance claims and quotations (training can be given)
  • Assisting with warranty claims
  • Liaising with external companies mainly Insurance and Regulatory Governing Bodies
  • Carry out other ad-hoc duties when required

You'll need:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • To be a pro-active self-starter, organised and capable of using initiative
  • Possess a positive attitude and flexible approach to work and tasks that you are required to undertake, as these will vary
  • A solid, stable work history with previous experience within a contracts administration senior commercial role or similar background.

It is an essential requirement that the successful candidate is well presented with clearly pronounced communication skills as at times you will be in a front facing role, with an extremely high end clientele.

This is a full time position, working Monday-Friday. Free parking is provided, however the location is easily accessible by public transport.

Salary £20,000 to £25,000 D.O.E

If you feel that you have the required skills to make an instant success of the vacancy, please email your CV to jobs@watchfinder.co.uk
RETAIL SALES OPPORTUNITIES £18k - £20k PLUS COMMISSION (UNCAPPED)

Due to expansion of the company we are looking for experienced Retail Sales people to join our existing store in The Royal Exchange in London, and a new store which we plan to open in Bluewater shortly.

You'll need to be able to demonstrate a successful background in a luxury retail sales environment, and experience of watches would be an advantage although it's not essential. The ability to offer the best possible level of customer service is however essential.

This is a demanding role within a fast paced, target driven retail environment. Training will be provided where necessary, you will need to quickly absorb a large volume of technical information and deliver peerless customer service via email, telephone, and in person.

Applicants should submit a CV along with a covering letter detailing your success to date and how your experience has prepared you for this role.

If you are interested in this position please email your covering letter and C.V to jobs@watchfinder.co.uk
Sales advisor OTE £35k - £40k (uncapped)

We are currently looking for an experienced sales person to join our existing online sales team, based at our Head Office in Maidstone.

You'll need to be able to demonstrate a successful background in a commercial sales environment. Experience of watches would be an advantage although it's not essential, the ability to offer the best possible level of customer service is however essential. In the past good employees have come from the property, automotive, and telecommunications sectors. In addition, the ability to speak French would be a great advantage, as there is the opportunity to also be involved with our French website watchfinder.fr.

This is a demanding role within a fast paced, target driven office environment. Training will be provided where necessary, you will need to quickly absorb a large volume of technical information and deliver peerless customer service via email, telephone, and in person.

Applicants should submit a CV along with a covering letter detailing your success to date and how your experience has prepared you for this role.

If you are interested in this position please email your covering letter and C.V to jobs@watchfinder.co.uk
Why Watchfinder

Watchfinder is one of the world's leading pre-owned watch retailers, catering to the needs of over 4.5 million visitors every year both online and in store. With over ten years' experience, Watchfinder continues to innovate and redefine the market for pre-owned watches, tirelessly developing new and exciting ways for customers to buy, sell and interact with pre-owned watches from over fifty different brands. This is a rare opportunity to join a company that is changing the way the industry works, and a great prospect for someone looking for a career in the watch industry. If you are a dedicated, enthusiastic and intuitive person, Watchfinder could well be the company for you.

if you are interested working for us please email your covering letter and C.V to jobs@watchfinder.co.uk
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