With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.
Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.
Do you love fashion? Working with our Product & Merchandising team we are looking for a Wholesale Junior Account manager.
It is a very exciting time to join the Wholesale team. Wholesale is the fastest growing channel within River Island, reaching new customers and working with key partners across the globe.
Role: Junior Account Manager
In this role you will be required to:
Manage and build upon day to day relationships with wholesale partners
Present ranges to partners and be the go to person for all product queries
Ability to review & analyse orders in order to identify opportunities & risk at partner level
Work closely with merchandising to ensure seasonal spends are met
Identifying & managing in season sales opportunities
Management of critical path in line with the core critical path
Build strong relationships with Buying & merchandising in order to support wholesale
Attend key internal buying meetings
Develop strong market knowledge of all partners and maximise product content to reflect this
WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for
Excellent client relationship building skills
Strong excel and numerical skills
Sales orientated and accustomed to working towards targets
Good time management skills with the ability to plan, organise and priortise tasks under pressure to meet deadlines
Be a team player, understanding priorities and work load of other departments
Excellent communication and networking skills at all levels
Proven management skills with the ability to coach and develop junior members of the team
Love the brand as much as we do !
If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.
You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!
Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.
It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from Summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events!