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David Nieper is a people business and people are our lifeblood! A family business which has survived the test of time with the traditional values of honesty, integrity and respect but one which demands and rewards high standards of quality, skill and professionalism. We work with over 200 staff based both here in Derbyshire and in our European offices, many have long service awards to be proud of. 

Not all vacancies are advertised externally but we're always looking for good people! Age is no barrier but lack of energy, enthusiasm and creativity would be. We trust you and have no rules except to use your own best initiative in all situations !If you think we shouldn't miss the chance to talk please send a handwritten letter to Pamela Holland explaining why and attach a copy of your CV. The most sought after jobs are often filled by internal promotion or enterprising individuals who write to us!

At David Nieper each person's development and wellbeing is important to us.  We offer:

  • Competitive wages
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Secure employment
  • A supportive, friendly working environment
  • Regular social events
  • Generous staff discounts
  • Discounted corporate gym membership
  • Long service awards
  • Freshly made, healthy, home cooked, subsidised meals
  • Individual induction training and development programmes   

We look forward to hearing from you!

 Current Vacancies

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SKILLED ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT (Part time)

Hours: 20 hours per week

Enjoy being a valued member of our busy, friendly and well established Accounts Department team.  This is a varied, responsible and rewarding job, within a fast paced environment, which requires meticulous attention to detail and a high level of numeracy. Use your previous accounting experience, though full training will be provided to learn our bespoke systems. 

The Job

  • All aspects of Purchase Ledger
  • Daily transactions reconciliation
  • Daily & weekly banking
  • Dealing with suppliers
  • Working with Excel spreadsheets/Microsoft Work
  • Month end/ yearly procedures
  • Archiving

 

The Person

  • Confident working with financial data, along with experience gained within a pressured and fast paced financial environment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word useful, but accuracy and excellent attention to detail essential.
  • Methodical with good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Conscientious, fast and efficient.

 
Please apply in writing, with CV, to pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk or post an application to Pamela Holland, HR Manager, David Nieper, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, DE55 7LE

 

IT MANAGER

Join our British fashion house designing, manufacturing and selling its own seasonal collections directly to private customers.  Use your senior management experience of IT at a strategic level to contribute to the continued success of our family business.

With a background in project management and systems development you will be working with our small, friendly team of internal and external specialist to develop, maintain and support our wide range of IT systems.  In house applications include forecasting, purchasing, manufacturing, customer services, logistics and direct mailing.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • In-house bespoke integrated ERP systems (RPG on IBM iSeries)
  • 3rd party systems including KV payroll, Chorus accounts, Lectra CAD/CAM
  • Ecommerce website (Magento/PHP)
  • Infrastructure (Windows & Mac networks)          
  • Digital marketing
  • Database marketing and analysis
  • Desktop support

 
Working across all departments, this is a hands on role, requiring flexibility and ability to communicate at all levels.

You will be based in Derbyshire at our head office, supporting approximately 100 users, including those in our small European offices.

Please apply in writing, with CV, to pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk or post an application to Pamela Holland, HR Manager, David Nieper, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, DE55 7LE

 

CUTTING ROOM MANAGER

  • Permanent, full time position 
  • Computer and hand cutting experience
  • Team management skills

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a successful fashion business.  We require an experienced supervisor to lead a team of skilled operators.  Knowledge of Lectra system, laying up machine and straight/band knife essential.  Experience of working with different types of fabric (such as, knitted cotton, lycra, satin, silk, velour, fleece) a distinct advantage. This is a key position requiring an experienced person used to motivating and leading a team to meet tight deadlines.

The workload is varied and interesting and, as an expanding family business, we can provide competitive wages, a friendly, supportive working environment.  

Please apply in writing, with CV, to pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk or post an application to Pamela Holland, HR Manager, David Nieper, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, DE55 7LE

 

FABRIC TECHNOLOGIST – Freelance Opportunity

  • Expert knowledge of clothing technology
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment essential

This is an exciting opportunity to provide a valuable service to this well established, expanding fashion company.  Fabric sourcing and testing are essential to the development and production of the collections we produce and we seek a textile specialist to support our Design teams and Production Department.

We are renowned for using quality fabric to produce superbly finished garments.  We require a textile technologist with in depth knowledge of fabric testing and performance, who is used to advising clothing manufacturers.  You will have a detailed understanding of the fabric supply chain and excellent commercial awareness.

Please apply in writing, with CV, to pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk or post an application to Pamela Holland, HR Manager, David Nieper, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, DE55 7LE

 

CREATIVE PATTERN CUTTER

Full or Part time hours

Enjoy being a valued part of our Design Studio.  We are looking for someone with a sound knowledge of fabrics, who really understands fashion and garment make up. This is an exciting opportunity to support our friendly team of expert designers, pattern cutters and sample machinists on a full time or part time basis.  We are looking for a pattern cutter with creative flair to work hand in hand with our designers to interpret and realise their ideas and sketches.  
Essentially we require someone who is:

  • A flexible team player
  • Experienced in working with top quality woven and jersey fabrics
  • Able to work on the stand and flat
  • With a true understanding of quality and fit
  • Confident to follow a pattern through from initial sample to production ready. 

As a successful expanding family company we can provide exciting career opportunities for talented, enthusiastic people who understand the importance of setting the highest possible standards.

Please apply in writing, with CV, to pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk or post an application to Pamela Holland, HR Manager, David Nieper, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, DE55 7LE

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

  • Rare opportunity to take a key senior role
  • Experienced copywriter/editor able to direct our talented Design Studio team
  • Lead the company’s customer communications strategy

Provide creative direction and strategic thinking to ensure commercial growth by maximising copywriting, marketing and merchandising elements of the business. It is essential to first understand the company culture and be able to translate those core values into the highest quality copy and images. To work with the company’s design and technical teams to deliver innovative concepts and compelling copy across print, digital and social media.

COPYWRITING
To have a personal involvement in producing concise and engaging copy, as well as managing freelance resources, in order to produce exceptional catalogues, press/online advertising and website content. Write articles, press releases and blogs that influence, motivate and persuade, including updating social media, and managing translations into French, Dutch and German.

STUDIO MANAGEMENT
Key involvement in catalogue and website design from concept to completion. Enjoy managing the creative team, demonstrating an understanding of marketing, merchandising and graphic design. To co-ordinate and make full use of the talented individuals within the Studio Team to ensure production and presentation targets are met.

MARKETING
Provide strategic thinking with regards to online and television advertising, with the aim of developing the brand and driving sales. Maximise PR opportunities. Work closely with the David Nieper Collection designers and the production team, to create adverts, manage timings and present content that is relevant to each media, keeping stock availability in mind.

THE PERSON

  • Proven track record at senior manager/editor/director level
  • Gifted copywriter, able to influence, motivate and persuade
  • Demonstrate sound artistic understanding and judgement
  • Business acumen and an instinct for marketing and sales
  • An eye for fashion and an understanding of the mature market and direct selling
  • Able to lead, motivate and manage a team of talented individuals
  • Accomplished communicator with an excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Up to date knowledge of web based applications and selling opportunities
  • Highly driven, motivated and results orientated

Please apply in writing to Pamela Holland, David Nieper Ltd, Nottingham Road,  Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7LE  (telephone: 01773 833335) or send an email to  pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk

 

EXPERIENCED JOINER/CARPENTER

Permanent Full Time Position

Excellent opportunity to join a successful local family business and be an essential part of our skilled maintenance team.  This is an important role for an experienced joiner who is capable of handling many different repair and building maintenance jobs.  Carpentry skills, all round practical ability and a willing approach are most important. Knowledge of building maintenance, electrics, plastering and plumbing would be desirable, but not essential. 

The workload is varied and interesting and the working environment is friendly and supportive.  We can offer job security, career progression, excellent working conditions as well as attractive earnings potential.

Please apply in writing, with CV, to pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk or post an application to Pamela Holland, HR Manager, David Nieper, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, DE55 7LE

 

SEWING MACHINE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

  • Knowledge of varied sewing machinery essential
  • In depth experience of clothing manufacturing
  • Able to assist in product & process development

Enjoy playing a vital role in our Sewing Room ensuring that all machinery is well maintained and fully operational.  The successful candidate will be required to support our Product Development Team to produce high quality garments using best production methods.  Applicants must be experienced Sewing Machine Mechanics who can demonstrate a proven track record within a busy clothing manufacturing environment.

We can offer a friendly and supportive team environment where hard work, dedication and enthusiasm are valued and rewarded.  Secure employment, competitive wages and career advancement on offer to the right candidate. 

Please apply in writing, with CV, to pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk or post an application to Pamela Holland, HR Manager, David Nieper, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, DE55 7LE

 

SKILLED SEWING MACHINISTS (Full Time)

 Make full use of your sewing skill and machining ability to make fine quality, exclusive womenswear. We use only the best fabrics and pride ourselves on the superb finish and perfect fit of the garments we produce. 

We seek experienced, talented machinists who enjoy having a varied and interesting workload.  Re-training given for "returners to the industry".

We can provide a supportive and friendly working environment, secure employment and generous earning potential within our thriving family business.  

Please apply in writing to Pamela Holland, David Nieper Ltd, Nottingham Road,  Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7LE  (telephone: 01773 833335) or send an email to  pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk

 

EXPERIENCED SEWING SUPERVISOR (Full Time)

Join one of the few Fashion Houses that manufactures its own garments using the finest fabrics to produce designer clothes for prestigious womenswear. We are a friendly, family run and long established company committed to British design and British manufacturing.

We seek an enthusiastic, hands-on person with excellent sewing skills and an eye for detail. A confident communicator you will be supervising a small team of highly skilled production machinists, motivating them to achieve the highest quality standards with consistent output.

Please apply in writing to Pamela Holland, David Nieper Ltd, Nottingham Road,  Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7LE  (telephone: 01773 833335) or send an email to  pamela.holland@davidnieper.co.uk

 
 
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