Assistant Account Manager

Location: Hanger Lane

Hours of Work: 37.5

Contract Type:

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Assistant Account Manager


With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.


Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us. 



We have an exciting opportunity to join our Wholesale department as Assistant Account Manager.


Working on a specific product area, you will work closely with the rest of the Wholesale team and report into the Account Manager.


In this role you will:


  • Work closely with Account Manager to co-ordinate departmental critical path and calendar management
  • Together with Account manager and Merchandiser review/evaluate/ summarize wholesale weeks against seasonal budgets
  • Develop strong relationships internally and externally
  • Keep up to date with the latest competition through regular comp shops
  • Manage the preparation for all sales meetings and WHS weeks (commitment, best sellers, rail handover)
  • Ensure that all necessary information is up to date
  • Present ranges to WHS partners and guiding in the selection process
  • Create order sheets and ensure orders are send and completed on time
  • Prepare weekly trade packs to secure that we are offering all ranges
  • Attend key internal buying meetings and trend briefs to ensure up to date knowledge of ranges
  • Keep up to date with bestsellers to identify opportunities for wholesale
  • Working with WHS Merchandiser and Buying floor in finding appropriate product replacements for any product cancellations
  • Weekly trade calls with partners to evaluate performance and in season trade opportunities


WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for!    


  • Management experience as you will be managing day to day work load of the Product Assistant
  • Proactive
  • Self-motivated
  • Keep up to date with latest trends
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Love the brand as much as we do!



If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.


You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!


Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.


It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from Summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events!

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