Junior Wholesale & Merchandising Assistant

Jean Patou

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Job title

Junior Wholesale & Merchandising Assistant, Jean Patou

Location

Paris, France

Level

Assistant / Entry Level

Function

Merchandising & Allocation

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Job Description – Junior Wholesale & Merchandising Assistant

The Junior Wholesale Assistant will work closely with our CEO and Merchandising Manager.  This position will be involved in different Wholesale related topics producing regular reports and analysis for the team.

The Ideal Candidate

Responsibilities:

  • Produce regular reports, including weekly and monthly analysis for the Wholesale team
  • Ensure Follow-up Documents are updated with all elements of ongoing industrial costs and liaise with Product Development teams when information is missing or out of date
  • Support in preparing fabric pre orders for seasonal collections in liaison with Production team, and monitor sales progress throughout campaigns to ensure any submitted pre order data is correct
  • Coordinate with production for any change in manufacturing/cost structure
  • Monitor competitor prices and offer 
  • Create seasonal best seller documents and provide feedback to Merchandising Manager
  • Identify new product opportunities via analysis of wholesale and retail product performance
  • Produce sales briefing document for all collections and manage price files during sales campaigns and ensure all data is up to date
  • Liaising with clients daily for order follow up and amendments / product information/ campaign updates / reorders
  • Liaising with customer service regarding order management and follow up
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining the client database
  • Manage the Sales Campaign planning process and coordinate sales appointments for the team
  • Assist in managing Wholesale order processing/ entering / checking / transmission
  • Provide regular update to sales team regarding pricing, style code updates, in-season cancellations
  • Support in developing presentations for CEO and Merchandising Manager as required

The Ideal Candidate

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Educated to degree level in a related field
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proficient on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proactive and independent problem solver with attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • 2 years of Previous Wholesale experience required
  • Fluent in English, French (third language would be a plus)

Language skills

  1. French, Full professional proficiency
  2. English, Full professional proficiency

About Us

Founded in Paris in 1914, Jean Patou's heritage as a couturier is synonymous with modernity and empowering femininity. Acquired by LVMH and under Guillaume Henry’s direction the house of Jean Patou inaugurates a new era which is committed to operating a modern, sincere, and honest business which honors the traditions of luxury craftsmanship and remains committed in offering a modern interpretation of femininity.