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Brand Manager

Job Description

Shires Equestrian is currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and driven sales person to the head up the brand and able to drive the business forward following redevelopment of the business structure.  The ideal person must be a motivated individual who is confident and experienced in a similar field where by you will be required to travel nationwide so having done a similar role would be advantageous.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supporting 65+ accounts and recruiting new retailers
  • UK wide sales calls 
  • Working with in house design team and marketing teams to steer brand vision
  • Visual merchandising (in store and at HO)
  • Producing product and clearance offers to drive sales
  • Maintaining, generating and promoting third party deals
  • Liaising with office based sales team
  • Reporting to Directors, Chairman

What we are looking for

  • Proven sales record (minimum three years)
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently 
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Highly organised and able to journey plan and organise appointments 2 weeks in advance
  • Evidence of strong customer service skills
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Ability to overcome any challenges
  • Good working knowledge of the equestrian industry
  • Individual must be located within a hours drive of the Head Office (HR6 0QF)

Benefits of the Role

  • Excellent competitive salary
  • Mobile Phone
  • Ipad/laptop
  • Access to pool car for company visits
  • Company benefits scheme
  • Product discount

To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating your suitability and level of salary below.


Product Designer – Equestrian Sports products.

We have a new exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our busy product development team.

The responsibilities will include –

  • Product design.
  • Range building.
  • Developing technical packs.
  • Sample development.
  • Following critical path ensuring samples are available at designated times.
  • Communicating with overseas factories
  • General administration

The profile

The right candidate will –

  • Have a passion for design and innovation. 
  • Be knowledgeable in the applications of textiles.
  • Take a logical and commercial approach to product design and development.
  • Be adaptable to work on a diverse range of products.
  • Be proficient in Adobe illustrator.
  • Pay attention to fine detail.
  • A working knowledge of Photoshop an advantage.
  • Equestrian knowledge an advantage but not a requirement.

The package

Dependent on the candidate’s experience

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, therefore if you do not hear from us within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Digital Merchandiser

Permanent, full-time.

Normal work hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 3pm

Salary is dependent on experience.


Role Purpose:

Working in a small team and reporting to the Marketing Manager, this exciting role involves developing and delivering digital assets to include the brand websites and related online collateral and for developing analytics on digital activities.


Job Requirements:

  • Develop key Digital KPI's through the use of analytics, liaising with key personnel and by keeping up to date with industry best practice and changes.
  • Effectively merchandise the brand websites using both data and internal knowledge to improve the onsite experience for the customer to include all platforms.
  • Add and remove products to the websites in line with the business requirements.
  • Update the website(s) with the agreed campaigns reflected in the Marketing calendar (including banners, forms and any required functionality).
  • Assist with the development of digital assets for use by retail customers.
  • Work cross functionally to create engaging product and category content for the website(s) and Social Media.
  • Own the on-page SEO by working closely with the web agency and internal departments to develop and implement all improvements.
  • Support the Marketing Manager with website real estate planning and development.
  • Own, grow and evolve a digital assets library.
  • Continuously refresh & maintain the brand websites in line with the marketing calendar.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Good understanding of the latest web platforms particularly Magento 2.
  • Experience in improving website/digital experiences.
  • Good knowledge of Google Analytics.
  • A positive attitude and a good team player.
  • Customer focussed (B2B and B2C) with an innovative and proactive approach.
  • Good numerical/analytic skills and a focus on driving performance improvements.
  • Ability to work in a flexible way under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn and develop.
  • PC literate with good MS skills.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Indesign would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of horse riding would be an advantage but is not essential.


Due to the small size of the team the role is not limited to the job description described above and may expand depending on the candidate’s skill base and the future business plan.


About us:

A family-owned business since 1968, Shires specialise in apparel and equipment especially suited to the discerning equestrian at all levels. From small beginnings, the company has grown to become one of the most popular brands in the equestrian world.


Shires was granted a Royal Warrant to supply Her Majesty the Queen with equine equipment, clothing and footwear in 2009 – a reflection of its commitment to products that deliver performance and reliability. Owning full product control from design, manufacture, packaging, marketing and sales, Shires offer an exciting and varied opportunity to the right candidate.


To discuss this opportunity in more detail please apply with your latest CV and a covering letter via the below link.