Wholesale & Retail Development Manager

Swindon, Wiltshire
£43,000 pa
08 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Wholesale & Retail Development Manager

£43,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Ref: IRC72290


There’s never been a more exciting time to work on our award-winning team. Our Brand is stronger, and visitor & membership numbers higher, than ever before. This is an opportunity to build exciting, innovative licenses with new partners, taking the brand further and developing products which support our intention of preserving our special places forever, for everyone.

What it's like to work here

We provide the best possible working environment for you either at Heelis or at Grosvenor Gardens in London. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.

Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis (Beatrix Potter). There are approximately 500 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here.

There’s never been a more exciting time to work in Brand Licensing at the National Trust. Our brand is stronger than ever, we have more members than ever, more visitors than ever, our marketing activity is standing up and winning high profile, national awards and there are so many opportunities to build exciting, innovative licenses with new partners.

What you'll be doing

You’ll play a key role in innovating, strategizing, identifying, and delivering creative, third-party retailer relationships and DTRs. Working with a variety of internal stakeholders and external suppliers you’ll deliver innovative brand licensing and wholesale ranges to third party retailers.

You’ll provide leadership and professional retail development expertise; you’ll identify and develop innovative retail partnerships which add significant value at a commercial and strategic level.

You’ll use your buying expertise to tailor the National Trust product offer for the external third party retailer market.

Who we're looking for

We’re seeking a retail specialist with an in-depth understanding of, and experience in, the workings of the UK High Street and on-line retail channels.

In order to be successful you’ll need to have:

  • A proven record of delivering exciting retail ranges, to drive the commercial growth and value of our brand licensing program
  • Already have created significant, demonstrable, business development opportunities in retail
  • A good knowledge of licensing models, e.g. DTR and vision for the future
  • You’ll be professional, credible and personable, able to build and manage third party/external retailer relationships
  • Experience of working as part of a team and sharing learning and ideas

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership at over 100 leisure facilities across the country

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing date: 27th January 2019.

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