Merchandise Manager

Vollebak Published: June 13, 2024
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Vollebak is a fast-growing start-up menswear brand which specialises in material technology we’re 2x winners at TIME Best Inventions and our designs include clothing ranges built for Mars and Titan as well as the apocalypse.

We operate on a drop basis vs traditional seasonal collections and are planning to take our first steps into physical retail and wholesale this year and we’re looking for a talented and experienced Merchandise Manager to join our team.

This newly-created full-time role will lead the merchandising function across the business, working closely with the MD and collaborating across all business areas to plan the buy, trade stock and achieve company KPIs.

The successful candidate will complete work already started in establishing the correct merchandise planning processes monitoring, controlling and linking the work of creative director, design, production, logistics and finance.

Your experience should help us build out our own network of retail stores as well as developing a wholesale business.


The responsibilities for this role include :

  • developing and embedding best practice merchandise planning processes
  • continually reviewing seasonal and perennial trade, communicating trade to the business, and implementing trading actions to achieve KPIs
  • build and maintain close working relationships with cross functional teams to deliver annual strategy
  • OTB management and proactively contribute to the buying selection using sales history, analytics and KPIs
  • leading the planning process for the business, propose best practice regarding range building, sizing, colour balance and global price management
  • working with production managers to ensure timely delivery samples and seasonal bulk into business, as well ensuring perennial is always in stock
  • supporting and shaping the development of an owned retail and wholesale business
  • reviewing and managing archive sales and process.

Skills and experience

The skills and experience we’re looking for include :

  • merchandising experience that spans blue chip retail and fashion monobrands we’re looking for someone who’s learnt their trade within a blue chip retail company, and gone on to make an impact in a fashion monobrand that encompasses ecommerce, owned retail and wholesale
  • able to demonstrate a history of creating positive business impact through merchandising
  • experience of cross-functional collaboration, from design and production through to finance and logistics
  • strong analytical and numerical skills, with advanced knowledge of Excel
  • confident, assertive team player able to build and develop relationships with other internal teams for business improvement
  • able to communicate complex information clearly and concisely, both in person and in writing.

Our workplace:

  • We do our best work together, so this role is fully based onsite at our London HQ a highly creative and collaborative office space designed by Thomas Heatherwick and conveniently located close to Kings Cross / St Pancras.
  • We have a relaxed working environment and we offer excellent career progression opportunities we’re looking for someone who can grow with us as our operations continue to scale up.

Along with 25 days’ holiday (and a bonus day off for your birthday), our company benefits including a company pension scheme, an annual team kit allowance, friends and family discounts, a health cashback plan, a Cycle to Work scheme, season ticket loans and regular team social events.

  • We’re committed to giving equal opportunity to every employee, and to building a diverse and inclusive team.
  • We welcome job applications from all individuals.

How to apply

To apply, please email [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit for this role along with details of your salary expectations and notice period.


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