Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Help Wanted

Wholesale Planner

Ted's Story
Established in 1988, Ted Baker London has grown from its humble roots as a shirt specialist in Glasgow, to a global lifestyle brand with over 100 locations in Europe, the US, Australia, the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia. As 'no ordinary designer label', Ted Baker offers menswear, womenswear, accessories (and everything in between), and is renowned for high quality and a distinctive use of pattern and color. The brand's unconventional approach to fashion, irreverent sense of humor and, above all, unswerving attention to detail, appeals to style-conscious men and women who trust Ted to deliver that certain something... a little out of the ordinary.
So, You Think You've Got What it Takes. . .
ExciTED for a new opportunity? Ted is looking for a Wholesale Planner to drive the growing business with planning and trading.

Duties include but not limited to:

·         To plan across different product areas setting up parameters focusing on profit and risk to the business.
·         Set Trustee Plans with Sales team each season and ensure they stack back to financial plans set.
·         Update Trustee Plans each week with actuals and circulate performance to date to the team.
·         Propose product grading for wholesale buys
·         Work closely with the designated Sales team to complete buys for each collection to parameters agreed.
·         Manage the booking of stock to meet Trustee demands with buying.
·         Provide end of season selling feedback to be presented back to key departments of the business.
·         Size all Wholesale dockets based on sales information/dockets to date.
·         Ensure enough stock is booked to cover sales orders plus in season trading on key styles identified.
·         Ensure we are achieving target margins on styles and over all for areas of responsibility.
·         Provide order book history analysis by Trustee.
·         Set teams financial monthly targets for the year – reviewing any shift in product area/trustee base.

  • Support the team to ensure monthly invoicing targets are met.
  • Review weekly sales reports from Trustee’s looking for repeat opportunities
  • Attend Trustee Trade Meetings with Sales Guardian.
  • Forecast Terminal Stocks and management of stock
  • Manage the channelling of stock between wholesale and retail during and at the end of a season.
  • Monitor and forecast perennial/replenishment styles looking at ideal stocks/sales to maximise sales
  • Ensure all data entry is  maintained.
  • Manage day to day queries/problems that arise within the department
  • Complete analysis for monthly board packs
  • Managing pricing and margins on Trustee “Specials”

Ideal candidates will have:
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Numerate & Analytical
  • Time management
  • Proactive approach
  • Ability to think commercially
  • 2-3 years of previous experience in similar capacity

Interested candidates, please apply online at  

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