Meetings, mood boards and strategy - it's all in a day's work here at head office. No time to sit back on our heels, this is the hub that powers everything we do. From fashion-forward designers to in-the-know buyers, our team at Topshop Topman HQ is unrivalled for talent. It's fast-paced, exciting and the perfect place to build a career in fashion. Join any part of the business, from Marketing to Finance, and you will shape the future of the most directional brands on the high-street.
A role at TOPMAN promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. As the Wholesale Product Manager you will be responsible for strategically developing and driving the TOPMAN International Product strategy for your wholesale partners by providing actionable product insight to the global buying teams. You will be the key product expert for International Wholesale partners and the key interface between the Core buying teams and our Global partners.
Support Territory Trading manager in driving and implementing the TOPMAN International product strategy; supporting growth, diversification into new product ranges and managing market opportunities and risks.
Ability to create, build & maintain strategic International Partner relationships to achieve market sales full potential.
Ability to create, build & maintain relationships cross-functionally internally to deliver strategic goalsWorking closely with Global Buying & Merchandising teams to ensure product ranges meet the needs of the Wholesale partners (including events – Bread & Butter, Black Friday etc)
Reassuring & resolving significant issues raised by the Partner with regard to product
Ability to manage multiple accounts on a day-to-day basis, and able to flex workload with ease to ad-hoc requests and changes
Attending department product reviews, and supporting with wholesale performance insights
Attending weekly product calls with Partners
Owning the Wholesale customers’ needs by gathering insights through market travel/store visits/desktop research/lessons learnt/competitor analysis /trends
Understanding the European market, its capacity and identifying product and trend opportunities in line with strategy
Presenting and managing Partner visits and pull-outs with core teams
Coordinating the opening stock packages for all new partners that come on board
Working with Design & Buying teams to deliver the TOPMAN trends globally, at the right time
Ensuring that the relevant seasonal ‘big deals’ are delivered with key partners
Understanding what Partner requests can be for filled from existing ranges & which ones require ‘specials’
What experience you’ll have:
Previous experience in Buying with a creative eye
Ability to build trust and meaningful relationships with senior stakeholders and Partners
Ability to influence at all levels with excellent communication skills
Ability to spot commercial opportunities
Knowledge of Wholesale/Europe
Ability to draw meaningful insights from data and feedback
Instinctive enthusiasm for fashion
Understanding and appreciation of Territory market trends, cultural differences, etc.
Ability to propose solutions to Partners and global teams in line with Brand strategy
Open-minded to Brand and Partner needs to deliver business results
From bonus schemes to season ticket loans, that make your commute a little easier, we offer a range benefits here at head office. We make the most out of our staff discount across The Arcadia Group and a range of brands externally.
As well as this we have lots of exciting things that happen throughout the year, to say a big thanks for all the hard work our great teams put in.