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Export Sales Administrator - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Permanent, Full Time, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Are you a highly organised individual who works well under pressure? Do you enjoy working as part of a team using your communication skills to develop strong relationships with agents, distributors, customers, and colleagues?

A unique opportunity is available for a competent administrator to join our busy and diverse Export department. With customers at the heart of our business your role will be to support our overseas agents, distributors and customers. You will work in collaboration with the wider Export team to ensure our customer journey runs smoothly by keeping them up to date through telephone and email conversations.

Main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Accurate order processing on internal systems
  • Ensuring queries from Agents/Customers are resolved efficiently
  • Liaising with Agents and Customers ensuring they are kept up to date on their delivery and backorders
  • Ensuring orders are despatched with correct documentation
  • Proactively maintaining and updating filing systems
  • Working in collaboration with Export Management to provide feedback

To be successful in this role we are seeking candidates who have either previously worked in a customer service role, or have experience of working to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team, have flexibility with their work approach and demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills. Please be aware that this is a non-linguist vacancy.

If you believe you have the relevant skills that match our role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these directly to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Export Office Manager.

Pattern / Swatch Assembler - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Are you an experienced swatch and hanger maker with previous experience of working with domestic & upholstery fabrics? Are you a creative & enthusiastic individual who has a flare for producing high quality products?

We are looking for a Pattern / Swatch Assembler to join our company; to support in all aspects of the swatch and hanger making process. Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specialises in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. For more details on the company, please visit: www.romo.com

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Working in collaboration with the wider SwatchCo department to prepare high quality swatches and hangers for internal and external clients
  • Laying out, cuttingand folding fabric to set guidelines using a variety of processes, tools and machines
  • Accurately applying headers and frames onto pieces of fabric using a fiblon machine
  • Finishing fabric pieces by using an industrial overlocking machine, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ensuring a high quality finish to each swatch and hanger throughout every stage of the making process
  • Proactively cleaning work areas ensuring health & safety guidelines are adhered to at all times

To be successful in this role we are seeking candidates with proven swatch and hanger making experience, who have experience in soft in measuring, cutting and sewing upholstery fabrics, enjoy working as part of a team in a fast paced environment, and have a ‘can do’ attitude.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate good time management skills with strong attention to detail. They should be flexible with the ability to adapt to change at short notice and have a methodical approach to their work, with an innovative style to problem solving.

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match our role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Patco Manager.

Cushion & Curtain Maker - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Are you an experienced Sewing machinist with previous relevant experience of working with industrial sewing machines? Are you a creative & enthusiastic individual who has a flare for producing high quality soft furnishings?

We are looking for a Cushion & Curtain Maker to join our company; to create made to order cushions, curtains and other bespoke pieces. Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specialises in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. For more details on the company, please visit: www.romo.com

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Creating high quality cushions, curtains and other bespoke pieces as required by the business
  • Working in collaboration with the design studios to create cushions and curtains
  • Working in collaboration with the creative marketing department to create soft furnishings to be used for marketing material and product launches
  • Ensuring the exceptional quality of all orders before they are despatched to customers
  • Ensuring complete orders are packaged to a high standard in the correct brand packaging
  • Working in collaboration with the packing department to ensure all customer orders are despatched

To be successful in this role we are seeking candidates with proven relevant industrial sewing machinist experience, who have extensive experience in soft furnishings and upholstery fabrics, enjoy working as part of a team in a fast paced environment, and have a ‘can do’ attitude.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate good time management skills with strong attention to detail. They should have a flexible and methodical approach to their work, with an innovative style to problem solving.

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match our role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Patco Manager.

Black Edition Senior Textile Designer - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield


Salary dependent on experience


Part of The Romo Group, Black Edition, is a leading design house in the textiles and wallcoverings industry. Family run since 1902, The Romo Group now has six established brands, all with their own unique character and style, that specialise in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. Since launching in 2013, the Black Edition brand has continued to forge its own identify creating designs with a distinctive, edgy style and characteristic colour palette for the luxury interiors market. For more information on our brand please visit: www.blackedition.com


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Textile Designer with exceptional talent and creativity to join our dynamic and busy Black Edition design studio to work alongside a team of designers on a variety of tasks.
Main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Creating original, unique designs for a variety of applications.
  • Actively researching into design and colour trends.
  • Interpreting trends appropriately for the brand.
  • Working proactively with all members of design, buying and production teams, supporting and developing business relationships to ensure successful results at all levels of the product journey.
  • Liaising with suppliers to provide feedback on trials and developments throughout the design and production process.
  • Visiting suppliers to assist in overseeing fabric and wallcoverings production.


Applicants will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Textile Designer in a commercial setting.
  • A high achieving degree in Textile Design or similar qualification.
  • Be a dedicated, passionate and industrious designer with an aspirational taste level to meet the complexity of this role.
  • Good knowledge of all aspects of the commercial fabric printing and production process including digital, rotary and flat bed.
  • A strong knowledge and previous experience of CAD.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work closely with all members of the design team and with other relevant departments.
  • Be flexible and practical with task management and with an ability to work under pressure and within time scales.
  • Exceptional organisation skills.
  • A sound understanding of Intellectual Property rights and all aspects of copyright related to design.


The successful candidate will help oversee and create exclusive designs that meet the ethos of the Black Edition brand and should display an affinity with and understanding of the brand. Working with the design team and working in collaboration with the Brand Director and other senior members, external suppliers, and internal departments to deliver quality fabrics and wallcoverings to be launched into the international market.

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match this role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in the role. In addition, to support your application, we would also require you to submit recent examples of your work. Please send these directly torecruitment@romo.com