Brands & Wholesale Manager

Ref: MON11952
Salary: Competitive
Department: Merchandising
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Temporary
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 31/08/2024

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

The Brands and Wholesale Manager role is a unique and exciting opportunity to manage the end-to-end process of a start-up business within a larger organisation. Responsibilities include sourcing of new brands, sales planning and creating content for digital channels.

Are you a senior merchandiser with a great eye for product, a numerically inclined senior buyer, or an existing wholesale manager with great partner relationships? We are looking for a Brands & Wholesale Manager to run Monsoon’s growing third-party marketplace ‘Monsoon Bazaar’. An online curation of beautiful and sustainable products.

What will you do as Brands & Wholesale manager;

Selection & Sourcing Process

Own the process of sourcing new and exciting brands that align with Monsoon values
Responsible for the range selection of each brand and booking all product for the season
Works with buying & design on brand collaborations (designed by brands and developed by Monsoon)

Planning and Trading

Develops the seasonal sales & buy plans based on new brand opportunities and existing brand growth areas
Owns weekly sales reporting and takes actions based on results
Manages the trading calendar for Bazaar, reviewing in relation to Monsoon. Responsible for promo and markdown planning.

Digital & Marketing       

Plans all online aspects of Bazaar online from email newsletter content to landing page changes and creating content for the website and social
Generates ideas to create maximum exposure for Bazaar across channels
Participates in seasonal press shows; responsible for range selection works with executive, marketing & visual teams to deliver
A collaborative environment with internal teams. Works closely with Online Trade, CRM and Digital Design team to clearly outline plans, ensure they are executed by digital team, in line with planned timings

Team

Manages Brand and Wholesale Executive to carry out the end-to-end process of onboarding brands, POs, deliveries and online launch.
Works closely across multiple areas and contacts across the business and externals – Supplier, Online Trade, Digital Design, Marketing, Finance, Distribution and Legal

What will you need to succeed as a Brands & Wholesale manager?

  • Experience in buying, merchandising and/ or wholesale. Experience in omni – channel preferable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of maintaining strong relationship with a diverse range of stakeholders and external partners
  • Excellent excel skills i
  • Strong team player as well ability to work and make decisions independently
  • Problem solving skills and strong organisational skills
  • Highly motived and hardworking with the desire to work in a start-up environment
  • Knowledge of new brands and the latest trends

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary with the option to participate in a company bonus scheme
  • 23 days holiday per year with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • A pension that you will be automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.

 

 

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