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Dennys Brands is the leading supplier of own branded clothing to the catering and hospitality market. Unlike many other suppliers, we hold items in stock and offer a next day delivery service - or immediate delivery at our Dean Street shop, Berners Street Flagship store or via our network of 50 distributors throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. 

Denny Brands provides a vast range of products to restaurants, hotels, colleges, universities, caterers, laundries, commercial and large private kitchens through retail, mail order and contract supply. Dennys Brands also sells specialist livery and tailored uniforms in the City of London and various museums, hotels and tourist attractions.

Dennys Brands has been established in London for over 170 years, has achieved ISO9001 certification and has been awarded the Royal Warrant.

Dennys Brands has four main locations. HQ in Leatherhead combines our mail order and warehouse operations along with the accounts, marketing, purchasing and production departments. The Dean Street store, Soho, in the heart of the bustling restaurant district, has become something of an institution for chefs, waiters and all those involved in the hospitality industry. Our Canary Wharf location at Marina Point houses the Joseph Alan brand, specialising in bespoke uniforms and made to measure tailoring.  The latest addition to our retail offering is our impressive flagship store, just off Oxford Street, which combines all the services Dennys Brands has to offer in a one stop shop for the hospitality industry.

We are a flexible, equal opportunities employer and offer attractive benefits and competitive salaries. We believe that our staff are key to our success and we offer suitable training and career development opportunities. 

Our employees enjoy:  

  • Competitive salaries 
  • Pension scheme
  • Good attendance bonus
  • A potential Bonus Scheme based on the performance of our whole company
  • 26 days’ holiday including birthday
  • Flexible working hours
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Free parking at our Leatherhead and Canary Wharf sites
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff outings

Current vacancies

The Dennys team is growing! We currently have a number of job roles we are looking to fill across our various locations. Please see below for job summaries – if you would like more information, the full job specification or to apply, please get in touch using the email address listed under the relevant job listing.

 

Marketing Assistant

Location: Leatherhead

Hours: 37.5 p/w

Summary

Assisting the Marketing team with all global and local marketing activities external communications, promotions and events in order to optimise existing customer sales and to generate new business.

Responsibilities
•    Assisting with the development, production and distribution of all Dennys catalogues.  This involves working closely with the design, purchasing and supplier teams to ensure correct content, pricing etc.  To edit/proof read catalogues, ensuring content and pricing is accurate and that the design is of a professional, high standard.
•    Working with Web Manager to provide relevant images, banners and text for online marketing campaigns.
•    Assist with review of websites to ensure all content is updated and SEO friendly
•    Creating, sending and monitoring e-shots to customer database
•    Researching and monitoring competitor/supplier marketing activity and materials, using this analysis to do things differently and/or look for ways to gain competitive advantage. 
•    Assisting distributors to provide/edit Dennys content and photography for their catalogues and websites. 
•    Assisting with PR and social media marketing activity: working with agencies to discuss relevant releases, provide content, pictures and ideas for blog, sourcing interesting topics to discuss to generate interest in the brand.
•    Liaising with retail store, customers and distributors about any point of sale banners they require.  Co-ordinate and deliver materials as necessary.
•    Maintaining photography database, monitoring the requirement for new photography, arrange photo shoots, editing and retouching pictures and videos as required.  Ensure new photography is delivered to the appropriate contact in the correct format.
•    Monitoring eBay store, listing any surplus stock and then processing all orders by loading to the system and tracking sales accordingly. Report monthly sales to manager.
•    Any adhoc requests

Critical Capabilities 

•    Communication– able to professionally and confidently communicate to suppliers, customers, cross departmental team members, ensuring all relevant sales teams are aware of marketing activity. Has exceptional written communication and presentation skills.  Has good listening skills.
•    Influencing – has the confidence to credibly put forward suggestions based on knowledge and experience.
•    Relationship building – is able to connect at all levels - customers, team members and senior managers - to deliver results. Use exceptional relationship building to effectively network with existing and prospective customers and partners.
•    Collaboration – working effectively across other departments and international sales offices, external agencies and suppliers to support effective delivery of marketing activities, ensuring they are tailored to local markets as necessary.
•    Supplier Management - Manages the relationship with external suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of marketing projects to the required standard.  Ensures value for money.
•    Problem Solving – proactively assesses problems and understands the best course of action to resolve problems quickly and professionally as they arise.  Takes a common sense approach. Understands when it is appropriate to escalate problems and when they can be managed locally.
•    Decision-making - quickly makes good and thoughtful decisions.  Understands the benefits and risks of decisions. Involves others in decision making when it makes sense to do so.
•    Building Business – able to work at multiple levels to get the work done.  Rolling sleeves up and supporting others in the pursuit of business success.
•    Sales Orientation - Is commercially astute. Ensures promotional/marketing activity identifies opportunities to increase sales in a customer-focused manner.
•    Customer Orientation – understands customer needs and leverages this knowledge to target marketing activity. 
•    Organisation, Planning and Time Management: able to juggle multiple responsibilities, delegate where appropriate and manage their time effectively
•    Attention to detail: An ability to identify all errors in order to achieve exceptional levels of accuracy and a professional finish to all marketing materials.
•    Creativity – Has creative flair.  Is able to come up with new and original ideas that are commercially viable.


Knowledge and Experience

•    Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Excel (essential), Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (essential), Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Indesign  (desirable).
•    Experience in use of mailing tools (mailchimp is sufficient)
•    Marketing experience (essential) 
•    Industry experience (desirable).
•    Good Knowledge of social media – use of listening tools, preplanning scheduling, analytics.
•    Good knowledge and understanding of latest technology – easily picks up new programs and tools.

 

Summer Sales Assistant

Location: London, W1

Temporary

Dennys has been trading in Soho for over 150 years. Originally supplying the local restaurant trade, we now sell hospitality clothing worldwide. Our retail store is located just off Oxford Street and incorporates our front of house, back of house and made to measure tailoring service. A vacancy has become available to join our friendly and experienced retail team assisting customers in a sales role.

It is essential for the role that you must be able to fully communicate in English, have excellent customer services skills and an enthusiastic, can-do attitude.

As part of this role you will be required to use the tills and computer system for placing orders, stock transfers, stock takes, checking stock availability etc. 

Ideal for students/interns. Previous retail sales or warehouse experience an advantage. 

For more information or to apply please contact carmel@dennys.co.uk 

 

Contact us

By email (preferred):   HR@dennys.co.uk
By post: HR Department, Dennys Brands Limited, 128 Kingston Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7PU, quoting the job title and providing a summary of your experience, your current salary and your contact details.