Production Lead

Salary Up to £28k
Discipline Brand and Creative
Contact NameJenny Morris


N Brown – who we are and why work for us? 


At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are, therefore, at the heart of our culture. 

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible. 


The role 


To provide operational production assistance, working closely with the Planning team to monitor, measure and report on the key milestones for all offline (print and mailing) productions. 

Support the improvements in production disciplines, timeliness and quality of output across our internal teams and external partners, by identifying efficiencies and improvements through a people, process and technology approach.  

Support the BAU relationships with Marketing Production partners, for all the N Brown Brands in the most efficient, quality focussed and cost-effective manner. Bringing clearly identified disciplines and process innovation to the changing landscape of marketing communications for N Brown. 


What’s in it for you? 

  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days 

  • Annual bonus scheme 

  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave 

  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate 

  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution 

  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services 

  • A range of financial wellbeing support 

  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands 

  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts! 

  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance 

  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice 

What will you do as a Production Lead at N Brown?  

  • Create print and mail schedules for internal colleagues and external partners 

  • Project/Offer set up on WorkFront 

  • Maintain schedules throughout the season 

  • Create checklist paperwork 

  • Receive and brief running order information to external partner 

  • Managing supplied line list for clarity for external partner 

  • Management of Paper Copy Generator prior to production commencement 

  • Manage artwork approval processes for both catalogue and DM projects 

  • Artwork QC and internal challenges 

  • Brief external supplier on all collated amends 

  • Liaise with external supplier to complete production process 

  • Check all costs against rate cards and close project down by receipting PO’s.    

What skills and experience will you have? 

  • Knowledge of offline retail production. 

  • Excellent organisation skills/attention to detail. 

  • Works well under pressure and to deadlines. 

  • Awareness of creative content, pre-media and print. 

  • Good communication and influencing skills with the ability to build cross-functional relationships. 

  • Good project and change management skills. 

  • Pro-active, positive & flexible with a ‘can-do’ attitude. 

  • Supports team development by sharing experience and expertise. 

  • An open-minded, flexible and positive attitude toward new challenges, with a willingness to implement change as and when necessary. 

  • A working knowledge of all Creative software and Microsoft Office is essential, and a knowledge of Proof HQ and Job Manager would be beneficial. 


Our promise to you: 


We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 


What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown? 


As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!