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Careers at Hochanda

Hochanda, The Home of Crafts, Hobbies AND Arts is a Shopping Channel dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring Craft and Hobbies enthusiast of all kinds. Our head office, including UK based contact centre, warehousing and state-of-the art TV facilities is based in Peterborough, with easy train links to London and road links to the A1 & A14. Hochanda are passionate about providing high quality TV content focusing first and foremost on demonstrations, and then providing high quality and fair price products for crafters and hobbyists to create their own.

We currently broadcast 24/7 Sky 673, Freesat 817, & Freeview 85 as well as streaming Live in HD though IPTV technology online at www.hochanda.com. Broadcasting live for 12 hours a day, we offer a huge variety of shows and products. Our website is fully transactional and our in-house call centre with Sales and Customer services is open 24/7.

Launched in August 2015 we now have a 90 strong team across all departments. We outsource very little as we pride our self in Hochanda staff providing Hochanda services to the Hochanda consumer. This we feel is the best way to see the passion throughout and ensure it reaches the end user. We are very proud of the team we have who have come from all corners of the Direct Response, Shopping TV, and Retail industry. Hochanda being in its infancy allows our team to really spread their wings and stretch their imaginations to bring the best out of their skills and experience.

We are a fast growing business and are always on the lookout for exceptional talent. So you think you can be part of the Hochanda family, can work in the fast paced, pressured, Live TV environment? Are you bursting with motivation and energy and can bring something special to the table? ...if you answered yes to at least one of these questions please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Any roles we currently have available are listed below. If your ideal role isn’t listed send us your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

We will keep your CV on file for 6 months.

Arts & Crafts Buyer

Location: Hochanda Global Limited, Nene House, Nene Valley Business Park, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4HN

Position type: Full Time

Closing Date: 15th November 2019

DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking a driven and detail orientated Buyer to be responsible for selecting and purchasing arts and crafts products for Hochanda. Your key responsibility will be to work with new and existing suppliers to select product ranges within the arts and crafts ranges.

MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Work with new and existing suppliers to select product ranges and commercialize into viable TV Shopping Shows.
  • Negotiate prices and selections to create compelling offers that give customers reasons to buy.
  • Forecast stock levels and arrange sufficient stock to hit and exceed sales targets.
  • Work with suppliers to arrange guest presenters, show samples, finished samples and pre show marketing.
  • Analyze sales post show and feedback to supplier with ideas for future improvement.
  • Educate suppliers to a stage where they can create their own viable show proposals so they can be passed onto the relevant account manager.
  • Product range extension and available all time for the web – driving existing and new suppliers to give massive range extension through the web.
  • Visit the head office of current suppliers to introduce and develop a bond.
  • Develop a winning team mentality and a go get them style to be the best.
  • To manage, develop and grow new supplier accounts and deliver the first few shows from start to finish before handing to the account management team.
  • Work with your supplier base to gain product commercials and relevant data sheets that meet or exceed company targets.
  • Check and cross check product proposals for commercial competitiveness in the market and use your initiative to deliver solutions should the proposals not be competitive as a result.
  • Monitor trends, market pricing and identify new markets and product opportunities.
  • Use in-house reporting to identify winning ranges and successful products thus formulating and influencing product selections moving forwards.
  • Gain the maximum margin balanced with offer to deliver the best outcome for Hochanda in the core areas of sales and profit.
  • Research and learn product information to check and monitor product information documents supplied via our supply partners and where needed improve and edit before feeding downwards.
  • Ensure all data entry and product descriptions are accurate, spelt correctly, presented in the correct format and all numerical data is correct prior to passing through to admin support.
  • Pro-activity identify smarter processes and procedures to improve efficiency for Hochanda and your role within the buying department.
  • Proactively arrange and attend supplier meetings at Hochanda head office, to develop new relationships and develop new product ranges and suppliers across your designated areas.
  • Working with new supplier to ensure they understand Hochanda and offer us marketing to ensure we grow the brand awareness to new customers.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to work out of the office on the road
  • Be able to understand terms and conditions and have an understanding or trading budgets.
  • Strong account and personal management skills that can deal with varied personality styles.
  • Strong analytical, process, planning and organisational skills – with an eye for market trends.
  • Able to react quickly to tasks and work under pressure while maintaining high standards in line with company core values: - our team, our products, our suppliers, customers and our attitude
  • Shoulders responsibility and takes ownership.
  • Excellent numeracy and grammatical skills with a keen eye for detail.   
  • Experienced in MS Office including Word and Excel.
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated and team player.
  • Be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Be proactive and able to manage own time effectively.
  • Have a positive attitude and a strong drive to achieve perfection.
  • Able to adapt they skills/personal traits to align and get the best out of unique personalities.
  • Respect for Equality and Diversity.
  • Problem Solving and solution finding without help.
  • Resilience.
  • Loyalty and offer full 100% support to their line manager.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WHEN MAKING YOUR APPLICATION:

  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early in light of a large response
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV
  • We do not accept CV`s sent through from Recruitment Agencies

Hochanda is a TV Home Shopping channel, broadcasting on Freeview, Sky and Freesat, specialising in crafts, hobbies and arts. You will be working in our bright modern headquarters in Oundle, easily accessed from the A1.

Please attach your CV & cover letter in a word document.

Stills Photographer

Location: Hochanda Global Limited, Nene House, Nene Valley Business Park, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4HN

Position type: Full Time

Closing Date: 22nd November 2019

Description:

You will be responsible for the product photography for the company. You will demonstrate a working knowledge of DSLR cameras and Photoshop with additional experience in producing product photography an advantage. A necessity to display a high level of attention to detail and to show pride in your work is a must.

Working a seven-day fortnight shift pattern.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Producing high quality and consistently attractive images, ensuring they are correctly exposed and colour consistent.
  • Ensuring that all products are lit correctly, efficiently and creatively, in accordance with our company guidelines.
  • Crop and process images, maintaining file size specification guidelines.
  • Ensuring all images are ready in advance of shows going to air.
  • Perform quality assurance on all images.
  • Responsible for care and upkeep of studio equipment, props and supplies.
  • All images are filed accurately in the relevant files for easy access.

Skills / Competencies required:

  • Proven experience in ecommerce photography or similar.
  • Experience using DSLR cameras
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience of studio lighting.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to work well to deadlines and under pressure.
  • Proactive and able to take initiative.
  • Detail oriented and creative.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WHEN MAKING YOUR APPLICATION:

  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early in light of a large response
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV
  • We do not accept CV`s sent through from Recruitment Agencies

Hochanda is a TV Home Shopping channel, broadcasting on Freeview, Sky and Freesat, specialising in crafts, hobbies and arts. You will be working in our bright modern headquarters in Oundle, easily accessed from the A1.

Please attach your CV & cover letter in a word document.

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