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About Escentual:

Escentual provides its worldwide customers luxurious beauty products in the fast-moving world of e-retail. We’re seriously passionate about creating an enhanced customer experience, with incredible service, innovation with integrity at the heart of everything we do.

Although the Company grows year on year it still has that family feel for all its employees. We often have an 'all hands-on deck' approach to project development, where everyone’s opinions are valued as we are all purchasers of beauty products! Due to this we all work collaboratively, there’s a great team spirit and we actively seek out your ideas on innovation! You will be part of a very passionate team with the autonomy and influence to really see how your role personally impacts the business.

We look for talented, creative and highly motivated individuals to join our hardworking team in Cardiff. In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer excellent career progression, staff discounts and the opportunity of being part of an exceptional team!

Available jobs:

Head of Technology


Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

Working closely with the senior management team, this is a unique opportunity for an experienced developer ideally with a background in e-commerce to define the technical roadmap for the company. This position is technically challenging and requires someone to evaluate current platforms and lead the company through a period of considerable technical growth. As a leader, the core responsibilities will also include coaching, training & managing a varied team of developers, BA’s and IT professionals.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Salary Range: Circa £55,000 dependent on experience

Location: Cardiff, Wales

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Who you will work for and with

  • You will report to Rakesh Aggarwal, CEO and the Senior Management Team
  • You will be responsible for a team of Developers and the IT team

What you’ll do

  • You will be growing and leading a team of developers who will be working on a variety of platforms as well as day to day responsibility for the IT Team.
  • Providing technical authority and leadership across the company.
  • Analysing current technologies and creating a vision for the future.
  • Defining and implementing the technical road maps for all business systems.
  • Managing the team throughout the development cycle.
  • Coaching, training and developing the team.
  • Learn new technologies and continuously stay ahead in existing technologies.
  • The candidate will need to have experience in change management, making recommendations to the CEO and seamlessly managing integration & replatforming from end-to-end.

What you’ll need: Skills & Behaviours

  • Proven experience of commercial development with the full LAMP technical stack.
  • Experience of working with API’s: REST/SOAP Services.
  • Previous leadership experience within a commercial development team.
  • Understanding of OOP principles.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of PHP5, JavaScript, HTML, SQL and CSS (SASS, ITCSS, BEM).
  • Experience with any of the following frameworks: Zend, CakePHP, Symfony, or Laravel.
  • Strong track record of project delivery - experience of managing an Agile team/environment is advantageous.
  • Ecommerce experience (Magento) is desirable.
  • Exposure to backend development and integration would be a distinct advantage.
  • An understanding of IT support, networking and servers.
  • Proven experience of managing UAT, defining and managing test plans.

Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

Full Stack Developer


Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

We are looking for a skilled Full Stack Developer, who is able to become a key member of a growing and multi-skilled team and be part of Escentual’s exciting future. You must have a thorough knowledge of the typical PHP stack, and be eager to learn and develop your skills in this area. Reporting to the Head of Development, you will work together to introduce brand new features, and provide critical maintenance to a stack that relies heavily upon engagement and efficiency. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new tech and be encouraged to innovate to ensure our technical stack can scale and remain efficient.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Salary Range: circa £30,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience

Location: Cardiff, Wales

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Who you will work for and with

  • You will report to the Head of Development
  • You will be part of the Development Team

What you’ll do

  • Deliver development solutions using best practices and provide input on continually improving those practices
  • Build features across our multi-faceted technical stack, featuring both in-house and customer-facing systems.
  • Maintain our systems and provide technical support to ensure optimum stability, security and efficiency.
  • Be an active part of a quickly growing team, through code reviews and supporting other team members in their endeavours.
  • Be willing to think outside the box to provide solutions to common problems found across our codebase.
  • Work within an Agile development process.
  • Learn new technologies and continuously stay ahead in existing technologies
  • Able to work collaboratively in delivering technical excellence

What you’ll need: Skills & Behaviours

  • Excellent knowledge of PHP5, JavaScript, HTML, SQL and Object Oriented Programming.
  • Experience with any of the following frameworks: Zend, CakePHP, Symfony, or Laravel.
  • Practical knowledge of design patterns.
  • Experience using version control in a collaborative coding environment.
  • Self-motivated, eager to learn and develop their skills.
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of PHP systems.
  • Able to take a sparse specification and build it out
  • Able to take ownership of parts of the system and take the lead on development
  • Have the ability to adapt, provide ideas and present creative solutions to problems
  • Experience of working in a team, coaching and advising team members
  • facilitating communication between parties collaborating across multiple projects.
  • Experience working with Magento is not a firm requirement but will be an advantage to your application.
  • Relish the opportunity to learn, maintain and develop our existing system.

Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

Front End Developer


Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

We are looking for a capable front-end web developer, ideally with previous e-commerce experience, although this isn’t a deal breaker! The ability to work collaboratively with our design and content teams as well as a willingness to learn is a must. In return you will have the opportunity to work on lots of exciting projects in this dynamic fast-moving environment. Working with our design and development teams to implement new features, designs, content for our Magento e-commerce website and a WordPress blog.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Salary Range: up to £25,000 depending on experience

Location: Cardiff, Wales

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Who you will work for and with

  • You will report to the Head of Development.
  • You will be part of the Development Team.

What you’ll do

  • Development of our Magento website and WordPress blog.
  • Working with the designer to advise and help form the work (build and create designs).
  • Implementation of new features, designs and content.
  • Improvements to help optimise conversion rates.
  • Implementation of promotional content and email campaigns.

 

What you’ll need: Skills & Behaviours

  • Commercial experience in front end web development, ideally with previous experience with Magento.
  • Skillset to include:

o   Proficient in object-oriented PHP.

o   JavaScript (jQuery, Prototype, vanilla).

o   HTML & CSS (SASS, ITCSS, BEM).

o   Experience of working with photoshop.

  • Previous experience of building sites and user interface experience.
  • Ability to work to a coding standard and produce maintainable code
  • High attention to detail is key.
  • Passionate about creating to a high standard.
  • Logical thinker, problem solver.
  • Previous e-commerce experience would be a distinct advantage.
  • A self-starter.
  • Previous experience of collaborating and working with multidisciplinary teams on projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

Graduate / Junior Developer


Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

We are looking for a graduate or junior developer to join our growing development team. You will be working on exciting projects to implement new features, designs and content for a Magento e-commerce website and a Wordpress blog.
This role will involve both front end and back end work so it will be useful if you have some exposure and understanding of both. Working as a team to introduce brand new features and provide critical maintenance to a stack that relies heavily on engagement and efficiency, you will be encouraged to innovate to ensure our technical stack can scale and remain efficient.


Full Time 40 hours per week.

Salary Range: £22,500 dependent on experience

Location: Cardiff, Wales


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Main Responsibilities

  • Development of our Magento website and Wordpress blog.
  • Implementation of new features, designs and content.
  • Improvements to help optimise conversion rates.
  • Implementation of promotional content and email campaigns.
  • Build features across our multi-faceted technical stack, featuring both in-house and customer-facing systems.
  • Maintain our systems and provide technical support to ensure optimum stability, security and efficiency.
  • Be part of code reviews and supporting each other as a team.

 

The Ideal Cendidate

  • Some exposure or commercial experience in front-end web development, including experience with Magento if possible.
  • Skillset to include:
    • Proficient in object-oriented PHP5
    • JavaScript (jQuery, Prototype, vanilla)
    • HTML & CSS (SASS, ITCSS, BEM)
    • SQL
    • Linux experience
    • Knowledge of MVC architecture
  • Ability to work to a coding standard and produce maintainable code.
  • Experience with any of the following frameworks Zend, CakePHP, Symfony or Laravel.
  • High attention to detail is key.

Full Time Clarins Therapist


Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

We’re looking for an experienced Clarins Therapist to join our elite team at the Clarins Gold Salon located within Central Pharmacy. You will provide consultations and treatments to clients, ensuring that company standards are adhered to all times to the highest level and that professionalism, honesty, customer enthusiasm and personal presentation is maintained at all times.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Salary Range: Salary depending on experience circa £18K

Location: Outskirts of Cardiff City Centre
Central Pharmacy, Perfumery & Clarins Gold Salon
63-67 Wellfield Road, Cardiff, CF24 3PA

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Main responsibilities

  • Carrying out first class treatments to clients.
  • Products/regime knowledge - be a brand ambassador and learn fundamental information to successfully advise customers (features, benefits, usage), keeping up to date on new products and treatments.
  • Meeting and greeting customers.
  • Answering the phone and taking bookings.
  • Assisting with visual merchandising and displays.
  • Encouraging repeat custom and promoting products.
  • Providing excellent customer service, ensuring you are enthusiastic and approachable at all times.
  • Develop and maintain relationships across multiple levels (internal, customers etc).
  • Use POS software and other digital systems required to successfully run the counter/book treatments.
  • Undertake regular training.
  • To assist with maintaining cleanliness standards in both treatment rooms and retail store.
  • Respect the confidentiality of customers.

 

The ideal candidate

  • Min NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy(essential) & practical experience of conducting treatments.
  • Clarins therapist experience.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Great time management skills.
  • A good listener.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professional.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible team player.
  • Excellent and confident communication skills.
  • Passion for beauty and skincare.
  • Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

Part Time Clarins Therapist


Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

We’re looking for an experienced Clarins Therapist to join our elite team at the Clarins Gold Salon located within Central Pharmacy. You will provide consultations and treatments to clients, ensuring that company standards are adhered to all times to the highest level and that professionalism, honesty, customer enthusiasm and personal presentation is maintained at all times.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Salary Range: Salary depending on experience circa £18K pro rata

Location: Outskirts of Cardiff City Centre
Central Pharmacy, Perfumery & Clarins Gold Salon
63-67 Wellfield Road, Cardiff, CF24 3PA

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Main responsibilities

  • Carrying out first class treatments to clients.
  • Products/regime knowledge - be a brand ambassador and learn fundamental information to successfully advise customers (features, benefits, usage), keeping up to date on new products and treatments.
  • Meeting and greeting customers.
  • Answering the phone and taking bookings.
  • Assisting with visual merchandising and displays.
  • Encouraging repeat custom and promoting products.
  • Providing excellent customer service, ensuring you are enthusiastic and approachable at all times.
  • Develop and maintain relationships across multiple levels (internal, customers etc).
  • Use POS software and other digital systems required to successfully run the counter/book treatments.
  • Undertake regular training.
  • To assist with maintaining cleanliness standards in both treatment rooms and retail store.
  • Respect the confidentiality of customers.

 

The ideal candidate

  • Min NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy(essential) & practical experience of conducting treatments.
  • Clarins therapist experience.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Great time management skills.
  • A good listener.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professional.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible team player.
  • Excellent and confident communication skills.
  • Passion for beauty and skincare.
  • Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

Beauty Therapist


Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

We’re looking for an experienced Beauty Therapist to join our elite team at the Clarins Gold Salon located within Central Pharmacy. You will provide consultations and treatments to clients, ensuring that company standards are adhered to all times to the highest level and that professionalism, honesty, customer enthusiasm and personal presentation is maintained at all times.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Salary Range: Salary depending on experience circa £18K pro rata

Location: Outskirts of Cardiff City Centre
Central Pharmacy, Perfumery & Clarins Gold Salon
63-67 Wellfield Road, Cardiff, CF24 3PA

Click Here for More Information

Main responsibilities

  • Carrying out first class treatments to clients.
  • Products/regime knowledge - be a brand ambassador and learn fundamental information to successfully advise customers (features, benefits, usage), keeping up to date on new products and treatments.
  • Meeting and greeting customers.
  • Answering the phone and taking bookings.
  • Assisting with visual merchandising and displays.
  • Encouraging repeat custom and promoting products.
  • Providing excellent customer service, ensuring you are enthusiastic and approachable at all times.
  • Develop and maintain relationships across multiple levels (internal, customers etc).
  • Use POS software and other digital systems required to successfully run the counter/book treatments.
  • Undertake regular training.
  • To assist with maintaining cleanliness standards in both treatment rooms and retail store.
  • Respect the confidentiality of customers.

 

The ideal candidate

  • Min NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy(essential) & practical experience of conducting treatments.
  • Clarins therapist experience.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Great time management skills.
  • A good listener.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professional.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible team player.
  • Excellent and confident communication skills.
  • Passion for beauty and skincare.
  • Please email join.us@escentual.com with your CV and covering letter to apply.

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