We're not going to follow fashion. We're not about to imitate. We're going to create and have our own style. That's why we've recently brought all our product design and marketing professionals together: one new Brand team, with Jason Beckley at the helm.

Clarks is a leading global company, with a heritage of craft and innovation that spans almost 200 years. But we need to reignite that creative, pioneering spirit we were built on. We need to push boundaries. We need the new. We need to make shoes the heroes, and make sure that we're sharing our brand and telling our stories in the most creative and compelling and relevant ways. We need to create experiences not just stores.

Everything we do starts with a big idea. A single concept for that season. That concept then informs both our product and marketing strategies. It informs the design of our shoes and accessories, the layout of our stores, the experiences they offer. It informs how we present ourselves at events and our advertising, social media and editorial content.

Everyone working here will have an important part to play in how Clarks looks and feels for consumers worldwide moving forward. So we need people with ideas. With imagination. Curious, creative people who aren't afraid of a blank sheet of paper. Because that's what we'll give you.

Step in

Big, exciting things are happening here at Clarks. Join us in our brand team and be part of them.

Clarks Adults

Our Adults business was created to inspire and engage a broad range of consumers around the world. It’s a portfolio of brands, each with their own positioning, design language and behaviours. And we’re now building a team that will be the beating heart of these brands; defining their role in the world and shaping the strategy, messages and assets that deliver the brand’s vision with impact across all channels.

We’re a community powered by creativity and the power of an idea. That’s why we’re looking for pioneers and innovators to join us; people who never stand still.  We also understand the importance of authenticity – the only way you can succeed is by being true to yourself.

Clarks Kids

Our brand is so much more than a logo, a high street chain or a school shoe.  Our brand is one that has been tightly woven into the very fabric of British culture since the 19th century – when we first began innovating and making iconic shoes.  We are a brand that customers trust.  We are a brand associated with quality and craftsmanship.  And the Kids brand is just at the beginning of its global story.

We’re looking for people who are clever, curious and adventurous to join us.  People who’ll work hard and be fun to work with.  Who’ll help us to create a world that others will want to follow – that will join our journey as we begin to realise our true potential.

Clarks Originals

Having created the Desert Boot, Wallabee and Trigenic Flex, it’s clear that originality is in our DNA. This is a brand for those in youth mode; those with a free-thinking, authentic, adventurous and curious spirit. We’re working with some of the most original individuals on the planet to bring the brand to life, and collaborating with partners we respect and admire – including Supreme, Stussy and OVO.

The World Needs Originals. That’s why we’re looking for more originals to join us. People who are immersed in cultural movements and always striving to find the next big thing in fashion, art and music. Clarks Originals is a brand that moves at the speed of culture. Together, we can do the unconventional. We can experiment. We will take risks and push boundaries. 

Typical jobs

Brand and Channel Marketing

The journey to turn Clarks into a brand-led business is well underway. But to accelerate this journey, we’re looking for a number of high class Marketers with different levels of experience to join us – people who want to sign up to our team’s mission to build a portfolio of the world’s most aspirational shoe brands.

Our Brand Marketers understand our consumers around the world better than anyone else, and it’s with this insight that they shape the future vision for our brands and sub-brands. Working closely with creatives, they create game-changing global marketing campaigns that enable their visions to become reality.

Using their second-to-none knowledge and unbeatable insight of our consumers around the world, our Channel Marketers create genuine, engaging omni-channel experiences for our customers. Working hand-in-hand with regional colleagues, they ensure our game-changing global marketing campaigns are joined up throughout the purchase funnel. 

Both Brand and Channel Marketers need a strong understanding of Retail and Wholesale channels and digital marketing – especially how to use influencers and build brands through social media. We’re looking for people who understand how a brand-centric business thinks, are passionate about developing creative solutions, and are prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into the challenges of building the world’s best shoe brand. We work in a rapidly-changing industry where the seasons come thick and fast – so naturally, you’ll need to be well-organised and strong on delivery. 

Brand Creatives

Make no mistake, we're out to build the best in-house creative team in the business – and we’re already making good progress, as last year we were recognised as the best in-house team in the UK at the in House Awards. We want to continue build on our success by developing more great industry-leading creative work that delivers outstanding commercial results and builds our brand portfolio into the global powerhouse of the global footwear industry. And, on the way, we hope to win a few more awards for our thinking, strategy, creativity, craft and delivery.

Responsibility and exposure come with the territory. While Somerset is our home, the world is our adventure playground. You'll travel for inspiration, you'll sit and work alongside your brand marketing colleagues daily, and your work will be seen across the globe. We're all about being connected, geographically and culturally. With your finger on the pulse, you'll know what's happening right now in the retail, digital and creative worlds.

Who are we looking for? Creatives. We're not prescriptive about background. We want bright creative minds. People who will think differently. We’re looking for individuals; the bold. The fearless. The unconventional.

Product Line Managers

At Clarks, the shoe is the star. Always has been, always will be. And great products are always designed around a deep understanding of the consumer. That’s why our Product Line Managers are at the forefront of defining the product strategy for each of our brands. It’s their job to not only understand the global market place and evolving competition, but also the consumer better than anyone. They take this insight and use it to plan our global shoe ranges to ensure that our offer is the most compelling and competitive expression of our brand it can be. 

We want people who are passionate about our product and understand how great product ranges build great brands to join us. The kind of people who can make the brave and bold decisions it takes to stay ahead of the consumer – removing products that are no longer relevant to the brand, sometimes before the volumes say so – and identifying exciting new opportunities in fertile areas for the brand to develop.

We’re looking for people with different levels of experience to join our team, so if you don’t already have the full set of skills to be an outstanding PLM, we’ll give you all the training you need to get there. 

Product Designers

Great design is back at the heart of Clarks. Because we want shoes to be the stars, we need more star-makers. Designers with vision. Designers who are always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Here in Product Design, we take the concept, the seasonal direction, and we distil it into the product story: first step, colour palette, materials. We then get to work on detailing and finishes. Sounds simple. Demands raw talent. Calls for real creativity.

Work with us and you'll have plenty of ownership – variety too. You'll conceive and create Clarks styles across a huge range of products. We can't imagine that happening anywhere else. Now, we can teach you everything shoe making. You'll be surrounded by some serious knowledge. You'll have state-of the-art kit at your fingertips. You'll play and work in inspiring, creative spaces.

Everything we know will go into everything you do. But you need to bring the creativity. The flashes of inspiration. Forget formulaic. Done before doesn't interest us. Doesn't interest you. So we're not prescriptive about where you come from, what your background is – product design, industrial design, it doesn't have to be shoes. But we'll say it again: come armed with ideas.

Get On

Our people are proud to work for Clarks - and we're proud to have them. So because you'll do such a fantastic job for us, we'll do the right thing by you, with a salary and benefits package that recognises and rewards your contribution.

Working in our global head office in Street means you'll be in a beautiful part of Somerset, but you might be working in one of our regional or international offices. In Boston, Shanghai or Reutlingen. You may even work from home. But wherever you are in the world, rest assured we'll look after you and yours, personally and professionally.

Your range of benefits depends on the country you're in. But wherever you are in the world, one thing's certain: all our benefits are linked to our ethos of caring about our people and focusing on what they need. That's just the way we do things at Clarks.

And depending on your role, you could enjoy benefits such as healthcare and a company car or car allowance.

  • A competitive package
  • Industry benchmarked reward package
  • Clarks discount scheme
  • Flexible pension scheme
  • Generous life cover
  • On-site restaurant

 

Star Makers

Passionate, enthusiastic, super-helpful: everything we love and everything we look for in people. You'll be joining Clarks at an incredibly exciting time. We're growing like never before.

We're moving into new markets, attracting new customers with some fantastic new products. It's safe to say there's a lot going on and a lot still to be done. That's why we're so passionate about your career development and growth. We'll encourage you to develop personally and professionally, and we'll give you all the tools you need to build on your existing skills and gain new ones.

  • A comprehensive induction programme to give you all the job-related training you need
  • An impressive range of self-learning guides, material and solutions that's geared to your development
  • Workshops, online courses, leadership articles, an extensive library and toolkits focused on our core competencies. 
  • Performance Development Reviews with your manager
  • Our Talent Management programme, designed to develop managers with the potential to play a big part in the company's future

Join Us

Footwear Materials Sourcing Manager

  • Location: UK ~ South West [inc. Head Office and Distribution Centre - Street, Somerset]
  • Salary & Benefits: up to £52500
  • Closing date: 30/08/2017
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Leather Specialist

  • Location: UK ~ South West [inc. Head Office and Distribution Centre - Street, Somerset]
  • Salary & Benefits: up to £38400
  • Closing date: 30/08/2017
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