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Wholesale Administration Assistant

Listing ID: 1450805

Wholesale Administration Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Vida Kids
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: Entry level
Start Date: ASAP
Reporting To: Wholesale Account Manager
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 1 day
About: Celebrating 20 years in 2023, Vida Kids has grown to represent the leading global childrenswear and lifestyle brands. Our team is small but sociable, we have years of experience building strong and trusted relationships with our brands and retailers and have become the first stop for many due to our excellent customer service and globally recognised brands.

Due to unprecedented new business wins, Vida Kids are expanding the sales team and looking for a target-driven, fast-paced Wholesale Account Assistant to support the supply of kids and adult fashion and lifestyle products to retailers in the UK and Irish markets.

As a key member of the dynamic sales team, you will have some experience in wholesale account management, be comfortable communicating with key stakeholders such as brands and retailers and enjoy a varied workload where you will be required to handle different daily tasks. You will be responsible for several brands and accounts under the management of the senior sales team.

Working pattern: Full-time, hybrid working (office based for the duration of seasonal selling periods)

Please note this is a junior support role suited to someone who is just starting out in the industry

Tasks will include but not be limited to...

Seasonal Selling Period:

  • Showroom set up inclusive of pricing, merchandising and maintaining showroom standards throughout the selling period
  • Preparation of seasonal forecasts for brands/accounts
  • Diary management and appointment scheduling pre-season
  • Hosting in-person wholesale appointments, making product selections with buyers to maximise revenue and targeting a specific customer base
  • Produce seasonal feedback reports for brands reviewing the selling period
  • Detailed order processing and review of OCs with customers outlining delivery windows and brand sales terms

Account Handling:

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with brands and retailers
  • Monitor and record brand sellthru per account, analysing brand performance and reacting accordingly to implement and action support to boost sales
  • Contribute to brand and retailer strategies to manage growth
  • Research and target work for new retailers with the aim of securing orders
  • Tracking orders, payments and chasing outstanding invoices on behalf of brands
  • Invoice tracking to aid with commission payments
  • Store visits to existing and target accounts
  • Attend sales meetings, some international travel may be required

General:

  • Competitor research and analysis of market
  • Support with new business activities
  • Attendance at seasonal trade shows (nationally and internationally)
  • Regular team outings for birthdays and quarterly target celebrations

Requirements:

  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • High level of numeracy and literacy
  • Experience working in the UK retail industry

Beneficial:

  • A-Level or equivalent

Application

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Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel. *

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What is your favourite kidswear brand? *

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