Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.
We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.
In 2019 we partnered with TotsBots with whom we share the same values and principles around ethics and sustainability. Through this partnership we are able to bring the Frugi, TotsBots and Bloom & Nora brands together, expanding our product offering and our team.
We have been awarded 3 Queens Awards, been earmarked by both the Best Companies 'Ones to Watch' list and The Sunday Times Fast Track 'Ones to Watch' list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards for 3 consecutive years, expanded to more than 120 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £850k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).
We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it…
With a background in IT project management, you’ll be highly experienced in delivering change and managing the transformation journey within a business. This pivotal role would suit someone who is calm and excellent communicator with the ability to break down requests into solution options before driving tasks to completion without fuss. Retail or wholesale experience would be highly beneficial and the role would suit someone who is analytical with strong Excel skills, as well as PowerPoint, Word, Visio and Project (although training will be provided). You’ll be highly computer literate and super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
Your Role in a Nutshell
You’ll own and drive the business transformation plan as defined by the Senior Leadership Team in line with the business’ strategic priorities. You’ll manage a number of cross-functional projects and deliver new or enhanced business capabilities that may have technical components. You’ll be a key driving force within the business and the go-to person for all aspects of the project plan, and will be responsible for chairing regular progress meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
Your Key Responsibilities
Build, own and drive the programme plan and work lists, including associated governance and periodisation methodology.
Own and chair appropriate meetings to track progress against the plan and effectively manage risks, issues and facilitate decision-making in a timely manner.
Provide weekly management updates on completion status.
Track and manage project budgets, as well as external vendors and contracts.
Present on initiatives to larger groups and the Senior Management Team.
Create business cases through pre-defined templates.
By exception the role will need to get “into the detail” and this will include:
You’ll have proven experience owning and maintaining technical components
You’ll be able to use your experience and initiative to remove blockers quickly through effective and timely governance in the form of clear, relatable work lists and well ordered project documentation.
You’ll be a calm and capable communicator, with previous experience with communicating with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers.
You’ll have an appreciation of agile delivery method and Price2 or PMP training would be advantageous, but not essential.
You’ll ideally have retail or wholesale background and several years’ experience of managing projects.
Creative and innovative thinker and ‘out of the box’ problem solver.
Able to manage and motivate a small team.
Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
Solid IT skills, with good working knowledge of MS Office programs and the ability to learn in-house systems quickly.
What's in it for you?
We’re offering a full time, 12-month fixed term contract, based at our HQ in Helston, Cornwall.
We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary depending on your skills and experience.
We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
We offer fabulous career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
If we have a good year, we’ll share our profits with the team.
We provide a generous holiday allowance and the option to buy or sell holiday.
We provide paid volunteer days, enabling you to give your time to a cause close to your heart
To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
We’ll give you a whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
We’ll invite you to take part in our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
We hold regular team events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
We offer a dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.
How to apply...
Send your CV, and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!
Closing date:30th September 2021. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!
Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.
When it comes to your kids, you want to give them the best. At Frugi, we have a range of organic kids clothes that will keep both you and your kids smiling! Our huge variety of organic cotton clothes will keep your kids covered from birth and beyond. That's not to mention the range of clothes for mums that'll keep you looking great from bump to breastfeeding!
Registered office: Hornsby House, Wheal Vrose Business Park, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0FG. VAT registered no. 302 8267 23