Trainee Sales and Design Assistant role at the The Humphries Weaving Company

Trainee Sales and Design Assistant 

The Humphries Weaving Company Ltd.

Humphries Weaving is a leading British manufacturer of custom Jacquard fabrics, gaining an international reputation in weaving fine furnishings.

With a varied portfolio of works they undertake client led projects for prestigious historical restorations, alongside the high end decorator market. They are looking to recruit a Trainee Sales and Design Assistant to join their team.

Essential skills and experience
• A degree in woven textile design or relevant experience
• Professional attitude with a good telephone manner
• Confident communicator, both with clients and colleagues
• Ability to work with existing clients whilst seeking out new sales possibilities
• Proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite
• A full driving license
Desired skills
• A naturally creative person with sensitivity to colour and texture and an eye for detail
• A keen interest in historic textiles and/or the decorative arts
• Ability to draw by hand
• Experience in using CAD software with graphics pad
• Confident use of DSLR and photo editing
• An organised individual who can prioritise their own workload
• Experience of WordPress and social media or a willingness to learn
• Relevant industry experience would be an advantage
Key duties and responsibilities
• General office based duties
• Providing support for other team members
• Maintenance of our website and implementing social media strategy
• Assisting with order processing, including liaising with different departments within the company
• Carrying out design work; hand drawing and using our CAD system
• Interacting during face to face client meetings

Hours of work: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours)
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Salary: Depending on experience
Training: Full training provided

Please send your CV and covering letter to FAO J. Newman. Images if desired, no larger than 2MB
Applications to be received by close of business on Wednesday 15th July 2015.