Careers at Beards

Are you passionate about fine jewellery and watches and believe in delivering exceptional customer service? We want to hear from you! At Beards we take immense pride in our team, from the goldsmiths and watchmakers to the sales consultants. We’ve been family-run since 1804 so we know that every team member is important and with excellent remuneration packages, staff discounts and training schemes, you are one step away from becoming part of the Beards family.

Current vacancies:

Sales Consultant

Beards Jewellery are seeking a sales consultant for their Flagship Cheltenham showroom

Specialising in high-end diamonds, fine jewellery and watches the ideal candidate will have at least 2 years in the luxury goods sector and happy to work in a client-facing role 5 days a week including Saturdays.

Beards offer a good salary commensurate with experience, training in both jewellery and watches with strong career development opportunities.

Reporting to the Retail Director and department manager you will be responsible for the day to day running of the store and looking after clients.

Further responsibilities:

  • Maintaining relationships with client database
  • Sales to new clients
  • Bespoke Jewellery Appointments
  • Clienteling
  • Visual merchandising
  • Stock control and management
  • Store maintenance and organisation

Undergoing on the job training for each department/brands

Liaising with our own internal workshops on behalf of clients

Undergo a professional jewellery qualification that is internationally recognised

Key Skills Required

Ability to communicate well in English (essential) other languages a bonus

Confident and respectful communicator

Excellent Organisational skills

Computer literate ideally familiar with EPOS and stock management (EG Familiar with MS Office)

Well presented and smartly dressed

Previous experience in jewellery and/or luxury sales essential

Must be within commuting distance of GL50 1NA

Salary Commensurate with experience £20-£25k per annum

Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will contact only those candidates who have been selected for an interview.

Jewellery CAD Designer (CHELTENHAM BASED)

As Jewellery CAD Designer, you are responsible for the design and production of jewellery and accessories at Beards. Your role is to manage the production of all jewellery and accessories in the workshop, designing products in line with briefs, producing CAD models for render and manufacture, and ensuring all designs are created to specification, limiting the need for a rebuild. You will oversee the production process to produce jewellery and accessories that are in line with the brand image, within the target margins and produced in a timely fashion.

You will work alongside our head goldsmith who will provide guidance for each job and the standards needed to achieve the best possible jewellery for our clients.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design of CAD for client commissions, stock manufacturing, remodelling for repairs
  • Sourcing gemstones and materials for designs
  • Model making designs in wax/clay as required
  • Creating accurate technical drawings for bespoke pieces
  • Overseeing the bespoke and manufacturing process to create CAD builds for manufacture for bespoke, special manufacturing, core and repairs
  • Reducing errors and mistakes at the design stage to limit waste
  • Ensuring the audit trail on EPOS and Back Office are up to date
  • Assisting with range plans for core collections
  • Managing own workload, ensuring work is completed on time
  • Use branding tools when completing bespoke, repair or special manufacturing jobs
  • Where necessary, completing the Back Office costing for bespoke and special manufacturing
  • Negotiating competitive prices with suppliers
  • Ensuring workshop costs are in line with KPI’s
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the workshop
  • Assisting the Workshop Team with the storing of jewellery

Key Skills

2 Years experience or greater with Rhino 8, Matrix Gold or equivalent Standard (ESSENTIAL)

2 Years jewellery trade experience (ESSENTIAL)

Experience working with the best casting companies

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to problem solve

Strong willingness to learn and develop new techniques and skills

Salary Commensurate with experience £20-£30k per annum

Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will contact only those candidates who have been selected for an interview.

About Beards:

Founded in 1804, Beards is one of the oldest family-run jewellers in Britain. With a cornerstone location on Cheltenham's Promenade, Beards is synonymous with quality, expertise and service. With an on-site jewellery workshop and watch-repair studio, we offer a full after-sales service, as well as brands from Omega to Georg Jensen. Recently opened in 2017, Beards are now also located in The Royal Arcade, Bond Street, London.

How to apply

Please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience, circumstances, salary expectations and the number of days/hours you are looking for.

Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will contact only those candidates who have been selected for an interview.

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