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    Buying, Merchandising & Sales

    Wholesale Merchandiser


    V&C Associates are recruiting for an Senior Wholesale Merchandiser to join one of Europe’s fastest growing retailers.

    Throughout the past 3 years continual and exceptional like for like growth has seen this retailer become one of the decade’s success stories, with national and international expansion in progress with fantastic sell through rates across both On-line and off-line channels.

    This position will require relocation.


    Key responsibilities:-

    Manage budgets and forecasts in line with finance and directly with the Merchandise Director

    Manage all orders and allocations across our platforms and third parties to maximize sales and profit where possible.

    Build seasonal ranges alongside production director to make sure seasonal targets can be met and achievable.

    Manage the showroom and selling with wholesale partners, working closely on buys and overseeing weekly performance.

    Monitor Ecomm sales and manage product launches, copy, imagery and layouts

    Monitor sell throughs and work with off price channels to keep stock levels to a minimum

    Work with marketing team for social pushes, banners and creative content and re merchandise the website accordingly – keeping an

    eye on OOS

    Weekly reviews of website and performance

    Oversee retail team and customer services

    Owning and managing the international merchandising department to drive sales and increase turnover, across retail, e-commerce & franchise channels

    Working with Finance and Retail teams to forecast sale and margin projections and budgets for international stores and websites

    Reporting to the Managing Director, Merchandising Director & Global Retail Director on international performance and strategic plans for growth

    Supporting the Buying & Design team to ensure that each collection caters for the differing needs across international markets and premium concessions

    Working closely with all functions of the business to ensure successful launches of the brand in new markets

    Using market specific WSSIs to manage and plan global demand, optimising turnover and minimising terminal stock

    Leading the department to implement new and improve existing processes, looking for opportunities to increase sales and profit

    Meeting with external partners to discuss current performance, brand collaborations and new opportunities and future collections

    Overseeing the process of opening new stores across Outlets.

    Undertaking markets visits to further develop commercial awareness, understanding of the target customer and competitor activity



    Key Experience

    Strong understanding  and experience of Wholesale Merchandising

    Leading and Developing teams

    Working closely with Buying

    Line Management responsibility

    Manging budgets and forecasting

    Excellent analytical skills

    Comprehensive WSSI user

    Matthew Vohs
    Production & Technical

    Supply Chain Manager

    £75,000 - £85,000

    We have an fantastic opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager to join a dynamic and fast fashion brand with a particular remit across all Supplier/contract management, cost optimisation and supplier rationalisation reporting to the Head of Global Procurement.

    The role will aim to improve upon supplier delivery as well as reduce the number of suppliers currently under contract, through the implementation of a new supplier structure and rationalization program. 


    Main responsibilities

    Management of contracts under remit (spend and scope)

    Strategic supplier contract relationship development / management – global contracts

    Consolidation of supplier spend  - contract management

    Leverage existing supplier relationships for increased scope as well as implementation of improved services and quality

    Challenge historic spend processes, to shift emphasis away from supplier led purchasing scope to demand led purchasing

    Implement further innovative thinking aimed at reducing cost through process, and procedural changes

    Identification, vetting and implementation of new suppliers

    Analyse, identify and implement value engineering opportunities within the procurement process through leveraging best practices from industry as well as challenging departments to rethink their spend strategies and supplier identification

    Key Requirements 

    Previous experience in either Procurement roles or wider supplier management within organisations or within management consulting firms or global FMCG with emphasis on project delivery.  

    Advanced graduate degree, or +5 years in relevant Procurement role

    Travel on occasion

    Excellent skills in presenting and speaking with confidence and eloquence – English is a prerequisite

    Strong analytical skills, with a relevant quantitative problem solving ability and data analysis capability (strong Excel a must) and a fact based use of data driven analysis validate thinking

    Team player – with ability to manage senior stakeholders (internal and external)

    Matthew Vohs
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