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Wholesale Manager

Employer
Arddun Agency
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Up to £50,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Function
Wholesale
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Arddun Agency are a London based Womenswear wholesale agency based in Shoreditch, London specialising in the Luxury and Advanced Contemporary world. We are looking for a Wholesale Manager or Senior Account Executive to join the team working closely with our brands and retailers to drive a healthy wholesale business globally. We are small but fast growing team that are close-knit and we aim to provide a nurturing and enjoyable place to work and are looking for a candidate that shares our core qualities of humble, hungry and inquisitive! 

 

The job description for this role includes:

  • Build out wholesale sales forecast by brand and by account prior to each sales campaign
  • Book in all wholesale appointments for each sales campaign ensuring all key accounts and existing customers are booked in
  • Lead and run all wholesale appointments (digitally and in person)
  • Ensure all information needed is passed on to retailers in order to receive sales orders in a timely manner
  • Receive and collate all wholesale orders and file them in a format that is easy to share with each brand
  • Ensure each retailers terms are negotiated as best as possible to ensure each brand is protected in terms of sell through guarantees and trade discounts
  • Ensure all feedback, good and bad, is noted and collated to be shared with each brand
  • Oversee and ensure the sales order overview is kept up to date and accurate
  • Ensure each new account is successfully set up with the relevant brand in a timely and organised manner
  • Build and present end of season sales report that can be shared internally and with brand partners
  • Support where needed to ensure shipments go out in a timely manner
  • Liaise with the relevant PR, Marketing and Comms teams and connect brand and retailer to maximise all sales opportunities
  • Seek out and develop commercial opportunities including exclusives, capsules and collaboration projects for the brands in the portfolio
  • Oversee weekly sell through reports across top stores and collate information to be presented in weekly sell through report
  • Review weekly sell through report to identify any opportunities or concerns to be shared with the brand and acted upon
  • Work closely with each brand and ensure fluid flow of communication across email, in-person & video call catch ups
  • Build up strong personal relationships with each brand
  • Source and book global showrooms and all fixtures, models and any further organisation needed
  • Manage and book own travel between showrooms and sales events
  • Identify trunk show opportunities globally and implement
  • Identify and source new brands to onboard to the agency
  • Manage full time, temporary and intern staff in the wholesale team
  • Source, interview and organise any new staffing requirements for the business related to wholesale
  • Manage Master Database to ensure it is kept up to date, accurate and secure
  • Ensure wholesale files are organised and easy to navigate on the dropbox
  • Build and maintain key relationships with retailers
  • Conduct store training frequently in UK stores and where possible internationally

 

This candidate will have the following experience:

  • 5+ years in Luxury and Advanced Contemporary wholesale
  • Experience internationally
  • Particular focus on bags, shoes and accessories
  • Excellent understanding of excel
  • Independent and can manage own schedule, travel and diary
  • Experience in managing a team or team member
  • Analytically minded
  • Impeccable attention to detail

Company

ARDDUN AGENCY is a London-based international wholesale and consulting agency, specialising in womenswear and lifestyle brands.

Launched in January 2020 our agency has grown quickly to look after 12 brands that are stocked in the best stores globally. We take a merchandising led approach with the aim of providing the best possible product thus driving growth and sell through in an organic way. 

Our team have a wide background and experience from brands such as Burberry, Ganni, Pangaia, Roksanda, Ellery, Paper Mache Tiger, Roland Mouret & David Koma. 

ARDDUN AGENCY also operate a retail and e-commerce store situated inside the Harvey Nichols department store in Knightsbridge London. Our store brings together a collection of exciting, well made brands with a story to tell and spans home, skincare, beauty, fragrance, fashion & accessories. We source brands from all over the world that make us happy and we love sharing them with our customers. 

 

Find Us
Website
Telephone
07377691923
Location
23 Charlotte Road
London
London
EC2A 3PB
United Kingdom
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