Wholesale Product Developer

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    Havant, UK

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    Permanent Jobs

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    Kelly Collins

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    over 1 year ago

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Fat Face: Wholesale Product Developer


Location: Havant , Hampshire



The Role:

This role supports the Global Partnerships and Wholesale channel by building and growing the wholesale business through targeted ranging both in the UK and Internationally.  Responsibilities will include planning, developing, range building and buying of exclusive wholesale collections (all departments) meeting the requirements of specific partners, territories and platforms. 

Working closely with the Head of Global Partnerships and Wholesale and account teams in order to listen to wholesale customer requirements and build focused and exclusive line and assortment plans which meet sales volumes, margin, channel strategy and merchandising requirements.  You will follow product development from concept to landing final samples for wholesale.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Product develop Wholesale ranges across all departments
  • Select bestselling silhouettes & existing products to adapt into exclusive prints / colours & trims
  • Work closely with Buying team to ensure cost prices are aligned & negotiated to hit department margin targets and wholesale partner intake margin requirements
  • Research, develop and buy exclusive ranges across all departments for our wholesale customers
  • Liaise daily with designers, buyers, merchandisers and account managers
  • Manage the critical path to ensure products are delivered on time and to the correct specifications
  • Place wholesale orders directly with supplier base and follow up daily developments and production status of all styles in a collection
  • Ensure selling samples are landed in time to meet needs of show dates and seasonal selling windows – agree, plus sample management of wholesale ranges
  • Undertake regular competitive reviews of product to gain extensive knowledge of our wholesale competitors


About You:

  • Previous experience in either Merchandising , Buying or Design
  • Effortlessly establishes outstanding relationships with others (customers, colleagues, suppliers)
  • Gains clear agreement & commitment from others by persuading, convincing & negotiating
  • Structures information & communications to meet the needs & knowledge level of the intended audience
  • Creates brand appropriate innovative products or designs
  • Consistently monitors performance against deadlines, targets & milestones
  • Handles, ambiguity, making use of the opportunities it presents