We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our committed, hard-working team.

Although the team is relatively small in terms of numbers, every member lives and breathes the brand, thus contributing to the outstanding results we continue to achieve in a competitive market place.

We have two working hubs in the UK; one in Crook, County Durham, a stone’s throw from where the company was born in 2003, and the other in Staveley, at the epicentre of the Lake District mountain running scene. Our third hub is just outside of Boston, US, embedded amongst some of the most creative sporting minds in the world. This is where we post our vacant positions.

If you are interested in working with us and there are no vacant positions posted, you can send a letter and your CV to jobs@inov-8.com.


Latest vacancy (16/02/17): Accounts Assistant UK


Location

Staveley, Cumbria

Salary

Benefits

 

Competitive salary, dependent on experience

Eligibility to join the Company’s contributory pension scheme following successful completion of your probationary period. Eligibility to purchase inov-8 products for friends and family at preferential prices.

Background

inov-8 is a leading all terrain running brand focused on delivering performance in the extremes of the athletic world. Our products allow athletes and enthusiasts to take control whatever their environment and master their terrain.

We are a fast growing, market leading brand, trading in more than 60 countries delivering cutting edge innovative footwear, apparel and equipment in all running terrains. We also produce industry leading footwear products to the performance training categories. With Ambitious, achievable growth targets and a commitment to excellence in process and operations inov-8 is a dynamic and exciting place to work, develop and achieve.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast growing international brand.

Responsibilities

In this role you will be responsible for a range of tasks, including Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger and Credit Control.

Accounts Receivable Functions:

  • Allocate and receipt payments
  • Prepare and coordinate deposit activities
  • Perform all necessary account, bank and other reconciliations
  • Monitor customer accounts for non payment and delayed payment
  • Proactively chase debt by telephone, email and letter

 Accounts Payable Functions:

  • Check, verify and process invoices
  • Prepare payments for authorisation and payment
  • Analyse discrepancies and unpaid invoices
  • Maintain vendor files

 Other Functions:

  • Update, verify and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other financial records
  • Assist in month end reporting procedures
  • Track and audit petty cash
  • Assist with employee expense reports
  • Perform filing and general administrative tasks
  • Liaise with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

Specification

  • The ideal candidate must have previous experience in a similar role, with exposure to credit control.
  • Proficient in Microsoft excel

Closing Date

TBC

Interview Date

TBC

To apply please send a letter and your CV to jobs@inov-8.com


Vacancy (08/02/17): Marketing Manager USA  

 

LOCATION

Based at inov-8 US offices in Southborough, MA, USA

SALARY

 

Competitive salary - will depend on experience

BACKGROUND

inov-8 is a fast growing, market leading brand, trading in more than 60 countries within All Terrain running, and elite fitness categories. Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete! Every inov-8 product is designed to be light, fast and natural. The inov-8 brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined and tough. Working as part of a small team to achieve ambitious targets through a ‘can do approach’ in a modern, innovative and successes orientated culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast growing international brand.

 

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

 

We are looking for a highly motivated and hands on Marketing Manager reporting to the General Manager USA .  This individual will develop and execute the US marketing plan, contributing to the achievement of volume, profit and brand objectives

 

CLOSING DATE

 

15st March 2017

 

 

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

 

As our US Marketing Manager, you will own the planning and implementation of our local marketing plan.  You will be a stakeholder and participant in the building of global initiatives.  

REPORTING STRUCTURE

This role reports to the US General Manager.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

 

  • Develop an excellent understanding of the inov-8 athlete and customer base.
  • Develop and control yearly marketing plan & budget
  • Provide effective implementation and execution of plan
  • Provide market based input in to the global marketing and product briefings
  • Insure relevant Go to Market plans and tools are in place
  • Recommend and execute full communication plan inclusive of Events, Athletes, PR, and all relevant media

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or relevant qualifications.
  • 3-5 years marketing experience. Ideally Sport/retail with apparel/footwear in a functional brand
  • Absolute passion for trail running – out there running. In the community
  • Connected to the Trail community
  • Entrepreneurial – able to do PR, link with events and athletes and maximise exposure
  • Ability to write copy
  • Digitally savvy
  • Good feel for the product
  • Strong communicator and team player
  • Positive – great attitude. Attitude to learn and develop

 

To apply please send a letter and your CV to jobs@inov-8.com



Vacancy (02/01/17): Apparel Designer / Developer UK

LOCATION

Based at inov-8 offices in Staveley, Cumbria, UK

SALARY

 

Competitive salary - will depend on experience

BACKGROUND

inov-8 is a fast growing, market leading brand, trading in more than 60 countries within All Terrain running, and elite fitness categories. Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete! Every inov-8 product is designed to be light, fast and natural. The inov-8 brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined and tough.

Working as part of a small team to achieve ambitious targets through a ‘can do approach’ in a modern, innovative and successes orientated culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast growing international brand.

 

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

 

We are looking for a highly motivated, Apparel Designer / Developer reporting to the UK based Apparel Design / Product Manager.

 

CLOSING DATE

 

15st March 2017

 

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

 

As an Apparel Designer / Developer you will primarily drive and assist with the design and development of new products for assigned categories within apparel. This position will support design and development objectives within the product lifecycle management framework.   

REPORTING STRUCTURE

This role reports to the Apparel Design / Product Manager.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

 

  • Develop an excellent understanding of the inov-8 athlete and assist with in depth trend, colour and market research.
  • Partner with garment, fabric and trim suppliers, fibre and chemical companies to maintain fabric and trim related awareness of trends, innovative fibres, new technologies, finishing techniques and industry standards, etc.
  • Work closely with the Apparel Design / Product Manager executing the design process for assigned products, with an emphasis on innovation and performance whilst still meeting parameters of quality, price, moq’s, lead times and achieve economies of scale where possible.
  • Ensure 100% accuracy on all design and development documentation for adopted fabrics, including specs, lab dips, test reports, pricing, headers and proto notes.
  • Review developments evaluating fit, construction, detail, colour, graphics and manufacturing issues in line with target costs.
  • Communicate relevant information to all appropriate internal and external parties as well as to overseas suppliers.
  • Timely completion of all tasks according to the relevant calendar.
  • Provide technical support in the apparel development and production process.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design or relevant qualifications.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent drawing and visual presentation skills.
  • Good understanding of the apparel development and manufacturing process.
  • Knowledge of line planning and merchandising using colour and material / trim specifications to produce commercially viable products.
  • Previous experience working with overseas mills, suppliers and manufacturers an advantage.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and continual innovation ability.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills to deal with various levels of management and employees internally as well as externally with vendors and worldwide personnel.
  • Detail orientated with strong organisation skills.
  • Self motivated plus the ability to work in a team.
  • Strong follow up skills, and sense of urgency.  Must be deadline oriented
  • Computer skills including Illustrator, InDesign, Creative Suite, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook.
  • Willing to travel internationally as required.
  • Good understanding of the inov-8 consumer and have an affinity to the inov-8 brand. A passion for running and fitness would be desirable.

To apply please send a letter and your CV to jobs@inov-8.com