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The I.S. Group is an expanding group of companies that includes the largest mail order supplier of sundries to UK florists and Suki, a worldwide giftware and soft toy company.

Send your CV to davelyons@isgroupltd.com and we’ll be in touch.

Head Office: Peterborough office in Bretton, PE3

Full Stack Magento Developer

The IS Group is an expanding group of companies that includes the largest mail order supplier of sundries to UK florists and Suki, a worldwide giftware and soft toy company. We’re looking for a dynamic and experienced PHP Developer to join our digital team at our Peterborough Head Office.

PHP 80%
HTML, CSS & Javascript 90%
Zend Framework 90%

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established company with big ambitions. The role will be challenging and varied and you will be tasked with delivering an exciting roadmap of best-in-class features across a growing e-commerce platform.

You can expect to be: Developing and implementing new e-commerce projects using Magento 2 Community Edition, working closely with Directors and other key team members to solve the technical challenges faced by a rapidly growing e-commerce business, working to improve site performance and scalability. We are driven by solutions and pace of execution – this is not a slow-paced corporate job with no prospects we are looking for someone to strap themselves in and grow with us.

Must have experience in:

  • Magento (2) development and building custom extensions/themes for the platform
  • OO PHP, MySQL, Linux (LAMP Stack)
  • A good understanding of web frontend technologies (Javascript, HTML & CSS)
  • Experience implementing integrations to third-party systems such as ERP, payment gateways, fraud and marketing solutions
  • Good understanding of REST APIs and Magento’s API in particular

Must have the following skills:

  • Best programming practices: Git/Github, pull requests, code reviews, familiar with agile and TDD
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems
  • You are open to new ideas and ways of working

The successful candidate for the Full Stack Magento Developer role is likely to have serious experience in Magento PHP and HTML development, with at least one Magento 2 project under their belt. They will need to have a solid understanding of HTML 5, CSS 3 and javascript libraries as well as third-party integrations and APIs.

You will be happy to work in a tight-knit and dynamic environment, and free-thinking enough to come up with exciting new development ideas.

The I.S. Group is an expanding group of companies that includes the largest mail order supplier of sundries to UK florists and Suki, a worldwide giftware and soft toy company.

Send your CV to mariolarreta@isgroupltd.com and we’ll be in touch.

Head Office: Peterborough office in Bretton, PE3

3D Product Design Manager

The I.S. Group is an expanding group of companies that includes the largest mail order supplier of sundries to UK florists and Suki, a worldwide giftware and soft toy company. We’re looking for a dynamic and experienced Product Design Manager to lead a talented team of product and packaging designers at our Peterborough Head Office.

3D Rendering 100%
Product Design 100%
Management 100%

As a hands-on 3D Product Design Manager, you will take the creative lead on projects, generate designs and guide the team with structured briefs and trend research. You will be responsible for all product created for our group of companies, covering homeware, giftware, plush and floral sundries. This is a challenging and highly satisfying role, with the Manager playing a key part in the success of the Design department.

Key tasks:

  • Researching trends and competitors
  • Briefing the design team on the creative direction for each project
  • Ensuring projects are delivered in the agreed timescales
  • Supporting the team, encouraging creativity and provide training
  • Regular product presentations to internal and external customers
  • Working closely with our Purchasing Department
  • Supplier and Trade Fair visits to the UK, Europe and the Far East

Skills:

  • 3D Product Design knowledge is essential
  • Past evidence of designing a product from concept to POS
  • An organised and forward thinking individual
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Outstanding motivational and leadership skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • The ability to present ideas effectively internally and externally
  • Able to evaluate ideas of others
  • First class CAD skills, especially Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following 3D packages is essential: FormZ, Solid Works, Blender or
    Cinema 4D

We offer a working environment where you are encouraged to share your experience to help improve processes.

The IS Group is an expanding group of companies that includes the largest mail order supplier of sundries to UK florists and Suki, a worldwide giftware and soft toy company.

Send your CV to davelyons@isgroupltd.com and we’ll be in touch.

Head Office: Peterborough office in Bretton, PE3

Digital Marketing

This is an exciting time to join the IS Group’s IT team. as part of a friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking team who are based in our Peterborough office.

Communication 100%
Social Media 90%
Copywriting 90%

Assist with the implementation of The IS Group digital marketing strategy to achieve agreed targets and KPIs. Keeping up to date with new digital marketing techniques and contribute to the long-term development of our digital marketing strategy.

Your key duties will include:

  • To deliver the company’s core goal – To drive new customers to The IS Group of Companies through social media, email marketing and digital marketing
  • Perform keyword research in coordination with company objectives to optimize existing content and uncover new opportunities
  • Planning and executing digital marketing campaigns, including web, SEO/SEM, PPC, email, social media and display advertising
  • PPC campaign management – keyword research, campaign set up, monitoring and reporting
  • General Website Maintenance (no coding knowledge required)
  • Research and administer social media tools in support of the company social media strategy
  • Reacting to online trends
  • Social Media Photography
  • Creating web banners/Email marketing
  • Creating/Sending Campaigns using Mailchimp
  • Writing product descriptions
  • Researching new ways to reach out to customers, such as Pinterest, Linkedin etc
  • Work closely with the other team members to meet company goals

This job description is not exclusive of the full range of professional duties of the post.

To succeed in this role you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in design (photoshop/illustrator) preferable
  • Strong copywriting and communication skills
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively, and identify and resolve problems with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven atmosphere
  • Experience working with CMS and building/administering content in CMS environments
  • Experience with website analysis using a variety of analytics tools including Google Analytics as well as internal reporting tool
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Send your CV to happytohelp@sukigifts.com and we’ll be in touch.

Head Office: Peterborough office in Bretton, PE3

German Speaking Customer Service Advisor

Suki is a thriving part of The IS Group and is a progressive & innovative British company specialising in soft toys and other giftware.

Based in the UK and selling throughout the world our success is due to outstanding products, impressive sales teams & exceptional customer support

German Speaker 100%
Telephone Manner 100%
Computer Skills 80%

We have a vacancy for a German speaking Customer Service Advisor based at our Peterborough Head Office.

This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your phone based customer service skills. In this position you will provide first class service to all our customers with a particular emphasis on the sales team of our German distributor.

Your key duties will include:
• Processing & assisting with orders & enquiries
• Helping to resolve any issues with orders
• Providing general administrative support
• Building & maintaining rapport with customers & colleagues

You will need:
• To be a fluent German speaker
• Have an excellent telephone manner
• Be well organised, accurate & thorough
• Have good computer skills

We offer an attractive salary that is negotiable depending on skills & experience.

Apply now if you can demonstrate a confident, clear telephone voice, good computer skills and are committed to succeeding with a go ahead company.

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Send your CV to happytohelp@happyboxlondon.com and we’ll be in touch.

Head Office: Peterborough office in Bretton, PE3
London Office: Fulham SW6

August 2017

Account Executive

We’re looking for a happy soul to join our team in the role of Account Executive. Your direct report will be to Lucy White, Account Manager.

This is a full-time position, based at our Peterborough office in Bretton, PE3. The job will involve trips to London to spend time at our office in Fulham SW6 as well as to attend client meetings, trade shows and other tactical events. In Fulham, you will be working alongside Founder & Director, Ali Nester-Smith.

The start date for this role is August 2017.

 

Travel 70%
Presenting 90%
Creativity 100%

What are we looking for?

Enthusiasm, organisational skills and a big smile whatever the weather is a pretty good start. As is a joy of giving people beautiful presents that are perfect for them.

You’ll be involved in sourcing and creating beautiful gifts, so will need to be full of creativity and with a genuine interest in the field of luxury gifting. Ideally, you will also be a graduate with existing experience within the field of online retail.

The Account Executive role involves providing administrative support to the account team, Lucy White and Ali Nester-Smith. No two days are ever the same, so our successful applicant will be someone with a strong and practical ‘can do’ mentality.

The job will involve liaison across our teams in Customer Service, Purchasing, Warehouse and Marketing/IT in order to ensure the smooth running of projects on the ground level. You will be assisting Lucy White in all aspects of business administration in Peterborough. For example, squaring off projects on our Navision operating system, keeping a watchful eye on perishable stock, drawing up bespoke packaging estimates for clients, whipping couriers into line, helping to organise logistics for a shoot, arranging internal and external meetings, writing a contact report after a client meeting or helping research gift ideas for creative presentations.

The role will also include specific responsibility at an administrative level for our largest client. You will be working with an exciting, demanding and young client team who are based in London. You will support Lucy and Ali in managing and growing this client, helping with administrative tasks ranging from monitoring tracking to pulling together estimates, from helping to organise gift and packaging samples through to planning social events and meetings. This will involve considerable client contact, so we’re looking for someone with the skills, experience and intelligence to be reliably client facing.

We are a small, entrepreneurial business and this is, in summary, a great role for someone looking to gain experience across all aspects of a retail business.

In terms of the right personality fit, you’ll need an agile mind and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our successful candidate will be energetic and enthusiastic, articulate, quick-thinking, well presented and able to swiftly develop good rapport with both the internal team as well as with a very varied client base.

The Account Executive role is centrally about helping to make things happen. To do this successfully, you’ll need to be naturally proficient in the arts of persuasion and negotiation, with a cool and calm head for thinking around a problem. So, if you’re shy, sensitive or socially introverted, this role is not for you.

We can promise the odd touch of glamour, lots of fun, an established, organised and friendly working environment as well as the opportunity to help shape a young business.

We’re looking for someone who can start at the end of summer, and we’re willing to pay between £xx and £xx depending on skills and experience.

Unfortunately, there are currently no vacancies available.

However, we are always keen to meet talented individuals that would like to join our team.
If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and Covering letter to – careers@isgroupltd.com