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Business Development Coordinator

Employer
Fred Perry
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner, who played and fought his way through, always with style – and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents

PURPOSE:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented coordinator to join our business development team in London. This role will focus primarily on assisting the business development manager and their department store portfolio.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Brand

  • Under the supervision of the Business Development Manager, ensure all customers have received seasonal assets and have been implemented to the BDM and Brand Managers satisfaction.
  • Continuous audit of all consumer touchpoints of the brand with each customer and ensuring BDM’s are fully updated as to the quality of these web, banners, social, and visual merchandising
  • Liaise with the customer support team to track delivery schedules, ensuring phasing, monthly drops, etc. are in sync with both customer and brand expectations.
  • Digitally active. As Fred Perry is challenged to develop our online footprint (sales and brand), the role requires continual focus on the execution of the BDM’s online objectives.

Customer focus

  • Maintain customer range Plans to a single clear standard, producing overviews as and when required
  • Maintain any necessary order trackers to ensure customer intake is in line with BDM’s expectations.
  • Attend any business development appointments as requested so as to build knowledge of our customer relationships, strategies, and product selection characteristics.
  • Liaise with the product development team regarding SMU development, CADs, etc. Complete SMU request forms and track their progress through the business in line with the timeframes set by BDM.
  • Visit stores and report back with regard to the quality of visual merchandising, branding, and brand adjacencies.
  • To give support to the business development managers for UK territories. Working in a showroom environment. Managing and providing assets and monitoring account online activity
  • Support with administrative tasks for our off-price operation, working with our selected partners, preparing reports, analysing reports, and liaising with the customer support function to ensure a smooth workflow.

Analysis

  • Receive weekly sales reports from customers: -
    • Review and summarise BDM, identifying opportunities through the best and worst sellers.
    • Order samples from the current season to maintain the best and worst rail to bring the weekly sell-through report to life in the head office.
  • Work with BDM to produce a seasonal update of sales performance for each customer, contributing to the regular team and commercial insight meetings.
  • Working with the Business Insight team, you will set and agree on mid- to long-term goals regarding the delivery of sales analysis back into the business as follows:
    • Weekly sales through data from all accounts
    • Sales analysis from all accounts at the close of the season to enable relevant product development to be maintained
  • Product Knowledge
    • Must be able to translate data into objective product feedback where necessary.
    • A keen eye for brand-appropriate product opportunities will result in objective feedback on the brand.
  • To give support to the business development managers for UK territories
  • Support with administrative tasks for our off-price operation, working with our selected partners, preparing reports, analysing reports, and liaising with the customer support function to ensure a smooth workflow.

 

THE PERSON:

  • Demonstrating lateral thinking and working cross-functionally within the business to achieve your goals
  • Analyse patterns, challenge, and advise teams to ensure appropriate action is taken.
  • A strong communicator with experience in selling apparel
  • Excellent product knowledge and market awareness
  • Digitally curious: active online, understanding the reach of each account, and relevant influential activity
  • Regular UK travel is necessary.

HOURS:

We actively encourage our teams to have a good work-life balance, and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., so employees can choose to start and finish early or start and finish late. (i.e. work 8:00am-4:30pm, or 10:00am-6:30pm etc). We also have a 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the head office acts as a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office-based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.

BENEFITS:

We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for; we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
  • Generous staff discounts and regular sample sales
  • A generous pension scheme with an 8.5% company contribution
  • Option to buy an extra 5-day holiday annually
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Season ticket loan
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual birthday vouchers
  • Regular opportunities to attend gigs or events

We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.

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