Wales Bonner welcomes applications from exceptional individuals from both within and outside of the fashion industry. We are seeking those eager to further our mission: To elevate the location of blackness within culture, infusing European luxury with an Afro-Atlantic spirit. You would join our small, diverse and dynamic team, working in an environment that fosters ambition and innovation with a progressive, start-up feel.

We are most interested in hearing from those who harmonise with and embody our brand values: who approach everything they do with a dedication to careful research, curiosity and a passion for knowledge; who have a profound appreciation for timeless elegance and beauty; who are guided by integrity; and who are committed to personal and professional development in all of its forms.

  • Operations & Customer Service Coordinator

    WALES BONNER is looking for a dynamic and ambitious self-starter to join the team as Operations & Customer Service Coordinator. You will oversee the fulfillment of B2B sales orders, provide support with Ecom operations and are the point of contact for customer service related inquiries.

    Please send your CV and Cover Letter to careers@walesbonner.net.

    Details

    Our ideal candidate is able to handle a high variety of multi-disciplinary tasks, with a drive to improve work systems, the initiative to problem solve and the ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with customers, colleagues and other external partners.

    Your main responsibilities include:

    - Issue pick tickets and ensure all B2B orders are shipped within the agreed delivery frame.
    -Arrange all shipments and accompanying paperwork such as Commercial Invoices, COO, ATR and EUR1 documentation.
    - Support with order entry and raise all customers invoices, ensuring payment terms, deposit and bank details are all accurate.
    - Collaborate with the internal production team to provide seasonal delivery forecasts to the customers and the warehouse.
    - Liaise with third party logistics companies and freight forwarders to arrange transport on behalf of customers and external partners.
    - Be an active and reliable point of contact for B2B customers and the warehouse, sending order confirmations, coordinating stock swaps, re-orders & returns throughout the season.
    - Manage the return and repair process with clients and the internal team and generate and track return authorizations and credit memos.
    - Manage stock inventory, produce stock reports and organise annual stocktake.
    - Maintain accurate archive and commercial sample records and manage press and commercial sample shipments.
    - Provide operational support to the day to day management of the website, sales reports, seasonal uploads, website maintenance and customer management.
    - Oversee the B2C customer services dealing with customer queries, logistics and stock availability.
    - Assist the Finance Team with Account Receivables queries.
    - Continuously seek new processes to improve Sales and Business operations and support the management team with ad hoc duties and projects.

    The ideal candidate:

    - Extremely organized and detail oriented
    - Strong numerical ability
    - Analytical problem solver
    - Able to work in a fast-paced fashion environment
    - Proficient in Excel and Zedonk

  • Freelance Fit Model (WOMENSWEAR)

    WALES BONNER is looking for an enthusiastic freelance womenswear fit model for our design and technical fittings in our London Studio. The primary function of the role is to model for fittings to enable the design and technical teams to ensure that all garments meet our fit and quality requirements.

    Please send your CV and the required images to careers@walesbonner.net. The deadline for applications is the 20th of December 2020.

    Details

    Please note this is NOT a photographic modelling role, all fittings are for technical purposes only.

    Responsibilities

    - Complete fittings as directed by the technical teams. This will also involve supporting otherareas of the business, including design and buying as necessary.
    - Provide constructive feedback regarding the fit of garments during the fittings.
    - Maintain measurements to ensure fits are accurate.

    Due to the nature of this role it is essential you are close to the following measurements:
    - Height 175cm
    - Chest 90cm
    - Waist 68cm
    - Hip 95cm

    To apply for this role please share:
    - 4-6 photos of yourself (headshots and full body length; front, side, back) - Please do not send any styled images, but clear and natural images of yourself, without make-up, against a white background.
    - CV including your height, chest, waist and hip measurements

    Required skills:
    - Ability to express how a garment feels
    - Stamina to complete a full day of fittings (working hours)
    - Regularly available to commute to Central London
    - Patient
    - Previous experience as a fit model is preferred

  • Freelance Fit Model (MENSWEAR)

    WALES BONNER is looking for an enthusiastic freelance menswear fit model for our design and technical fittings in our London Studio. The primary function of the role is to model for fittings to enable the design and technical teams to ensure that all garments meet our fit and quality requirements.

    Please send your CV and the required images to careers@walesbonner.net. The deadline for applications is the 20th of December 2020.

    Details

    Responsibilities 

    - Complete fittings as directed by the technical teams. This will also involve supporting other areas of the business, including design and buying as necessary.  
    - Provide constructive feedback regarding the fit of garments during the fittings.  
    - Maintain measurements to ensure fits are accurate.

    Due to the nature of this role it is essential you are within the following measurements: 

    - Height 182 -186cm 
    - Chest 93 - 97cm 
    - Waist 79 - 83cm 
    - Hip 93 - 97cm

    To apply for this role please share: 

     - 4-6 photos of yourself (headshots and full body length; front, side, back) - Please do not send any styled images, but clear and natural images of yourself, without make-up, against a white background 
    - CV including your height, chest, waist and hip measurements

    Required skills: 

    - Ability to express how a garment feels 
    - Stamina to complete a full day of fittings (working hours) 
    - Regularly available to commute to Central London 
    - Patient 
    - Previous experience as a fit model is preferred

  • Sales Manager

    WALES BONNER is looking for an experienced and proactive Sales Manager that is able to strategise, drive and grow revenue across all sales channels, while keeping the brand philosophy at heart.

    Please send your CV and Cover Letter to careers@walesbonner.net. The deadline for applications is the 10th of December 2020.

    Details

    As Sales Manager you are responsible for the creation and execution of the monthly, quarterly and yearly sales strategy, reporting revenue trends, defining and improving sales processes, as well as defining sales KPIs to improve sales productivity.
    Our ideal candidate is independent and analytical, a brand builder that embraces the potential and positioning of the brand, capable of creating a structure to thrive in a dynamic environment. Working for a small and independent company, you are a true brand ambassador, motivated to roll up your sleeves and create solutions to problems that have not yet been tackled.

    Your main responsibilities include: 

    - Plan, implement, develop and control the short and long term sales strategy across Wholesale and E-commerce in order to achieve company targets for retention, growth and profitability. 
    - Responsible for a timely and accurate forecasting of budgets, sales and returns, negotiating the right commercial terms with partners. 
    - Produce regular selling and sell through reports to feedback relevant data to the Management and the Creative Team. 
    - Implementation and management of regional agent support; negotiating agreements, defining the distribution strategy and ensuring a smooth communication and understanding of the Brand’s values and strategy. 
    - Create, maintain and deepen relationships with all customers and partners, providing support through sales trainings or negotiating exclusive projects, ensuring the brand and its collections are properly represented in store and online. 
    - Responsible for the planning and organisation of the seasonal sales campaigns and showrooms. 
    - Management of the brand’s e-store: define the seasonal product orders, provide weekly sales reports, and collaborate with internal and external partners on product planning and the development of visual assets and content to support sales. 
    - Work with available data to optimize customer/account targeting and strengthen CRM and Client Experience.
    - Identify key growth areas, and evaluate and execute new business opportunities while working with the key internal stakeholders like Marketing, Creative or Finance teams. 
    - Actively collaborate with Production and Logistics teams on deadlines and delivery planning, ensuring an optimal distribution and the improvement of lead times. 
    - Identify opportunities to improve sales processes and efficiencies and lead efforts to scale best practices across the team.

    The ideal candidate: 

    - Minimum 3 - 5 years of demonstrative strategic sales experience in international luxury markets across wholesale and e-commerce. 
    - Strong analytical and numerical skills, proficient with systems and reporting (Excel, Zedonk, Joor).
    - Excellent communication and presentation.
    - Skills Strong business acumen, strategic planning and negotiation skills.
    - A flexible and proactive team player.
    - Ambitious, charismatic and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Management Accountant

    WALES BONNER is looking for an experienced and hands on Management Accountant that can keep well on top of the ‘day-to-day’, whilst also implementing process improvements and supporting the senior management team by providing strategic insights.

    Please apply via https://apply.workable.com/wales-bonner/j/DC77A1EFB2/

    Details

    Responsibilities

    This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, reports directly to the Operations Director and will also involve working directly with the Founder. We are looking for someone who can take ownership of the day-to-day finance function and support the leadership team as we enter a period of growth. 

    As the first full time hire in the finance team, the role encompasses a wide range of both transactional and reporting duties. The core responsibilities of the role are:

    Transactional

    - Managing the purchase ledger and suppliers
    - Managing the sales ledger and credit control
    - Maintaining the accounting records (incl. Bank Reconciliations)
    - Preparing weekly payment runs and supporting the production team with Ad Hoc payments as required

    Reporting

    - Preparing weekly flash reports
    Cashflow
    Payable/Receivables
    Company KPIs
    - Preparing monthly management accounts for the business
    - Lead the annual budgeting process and monitor and report on performance through the year
    - Assisting the leadership team with scenario planning and forecasting

    Statutory & Tax

    - Liaising with our external accountants to prepare payroll submissions, VAT returns, annual accounts, corporation tax returns

    The ideal Candidate:
    - 3+ years relevant experience (industry or practice)
    - Experience producing management reports
    - Proficient in Microsoft Excel & XERO
    - Strong attention to detail
    - Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
    - Confident in producing ad-hoc financial reports
    - Have completed or be working towards a qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or AAT)

    Salary

    £30 - £40k 

    Benefits

    - 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays)
    - Flexible working arrangements (mix of work from home and office)
    - Role can be 4 or 5 days per week

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