Joules

Wholesale Merchandiser - Childrenswear

Department

Merchandising

Location

Market Haborough

Salary

Competitive

Closing Date:

31/10/2017

About the role

Joules is a premium lifestyle brand with an authentic heritage and our quality, Britishness, family values, colour and humour make us stand out from the crowd. We are a truly multi-channel lifestyle brand and are a well-established wholesale business with over 1,500 stockists worldwide including John Lewis and Next Label. 

Due to our rapid international growth, we have an exciting opening for a Wholesale Merchandiser to join our successful Childrenswear department on a full-time, permanent basis at our Head Office in Market Harborough. Joules Head Office is a 60-minute train journey from St. Pancras and we are within a commutable distance from Leicester, Coventry, Northampton and Huntingdon. 

Key Responsibilities of the Wholesale Merchandiser – Childrenswear:

  • Responsibility for effective Free-To-Sell Stock management from the product team, through to other areas of the business
  • Collating information and analysing sales data, to form the key strategy points for upcoming seasons
  • Presenting to senior managers in selection, building blocks, and Order Book review meetings from a wholesale perspective
  • Accountability for the progression of the range, both in the UK and internationally, using sales analysis and feedback from National Account Managers /Territory Managers
  • Trading the Commission Accounts weekly, taking actions forward into future seasons and also optimising the current season through Open-To-Buy, Excess Stock
  •  Weekly WSSI management of Free-To-Sell Stock, reforecasts
  • Providing visibility of Wholesale Budgets to the wider product team.
  • Forecasting with collaboration from National Account Managers and Territory Managers for future season
  • Management of weekly forecast reviews in Order Book build period. Reacting accordingly by providing consistent feedback to product teams
  • Accountability for meeting excess stock targets seasonally
  • Reporting on Order Book performance to the wider business
  • Maximising Wholesale & Commission sales

We are looking for an experienced Merchandiser who is self-motivated and self-sufficient. An innovator, who suggests new ways of working and who seeks to drive out inefficiencies. We value a strong communicator and influencer. Although desirable, it is not essential that you have wholesale experience.

Joules is a thriving, collaborative and fun environment to work in and our benefits include 31 days Annual Leave including Bank Holidays plus 1 day of Family Leave, Holiday Purchase Scheme, 50% clothing employee discount, Bi-Annual Clothing Allowance and lots more!