Careers at wellgosh

Wellgosh is a leading retailer of premium and contemporary clothing and footwear with a prominent location on Leicester’s High Street, as well as a successful online store.


We Are Hiring...


Assistant Buyer (Footwear)- Leicester

We are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join our team.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist the Buying Team with the day to day running of the range
• Attend appointments and brand meetings when specified
• Complete online creative briefs for the Marketing team
•Monitor web lines to make sure intake images are correct and appearing on the website in a timely manner
•Liaise with brands on samples and updates throughout the season
•Complete weekly trade admin tasks

Core Competencies

•Knowledge of our brand, store base and website
•Have a passion for the product and a willingness and desire to learn
•Social media awareness and understanding the relevance to the category
•Proactive and forward thinking
•Confidence in their knowledge of the market and ability to challenge and influence across all levels

Skills, Knowledge & Experience needed

•Retail experience
•Must have an extensive current marketplace knowledge
•Essential to have a passion for footwear and the surrounding scene
•Good organisational skills
•Knowledge of Excel is key


For more information and to apply for this role, please click here to complete an online application form.



Merchandiser - Leicester

We are looking for a Merchandiser to join our team.

Role Overview

To lead the team to deliver all Channel Sales, Markdown, Stock, Intake and Profit Plans. Drive business change to achieve company goals/objectives.

Key Responsibilities

• Work with the Buyer review previous season and capture lessons learned.
• Work with the Buyer create the strategy for the department and present.
• Drive Team development supporting the business to facilitate internal promotions and succession planning.

• Approve the proposed grading from the trading Merchandiser for input into the assortment planning process.
• Review the SMT plan at Buyer Group/Season annually and apply plan at Category/Season level to meet the Buyer Group/Season plan.
• Quarterly plan at Category/Season level with the Buyer to submit a plan on the System that reflects the best possible mix of product to deliver the KPI’s.
• Formulate range plan at Store level in conjunction with the Buyer quarterly.
• Attend selection/pre-selection meetings with the Buyer and suppliers.
• Plan the Pre Scheduling to meet the range plan – In conjunction with Assistant Merchandisers.

• Overview the ratios for all buys in conjunction with Assistant Merchandiser.
• Ensure that the Buy matches the plan Buy.
• Manage Intake at category and line level.

• Review weekly trading performance and achieved KPI’s, identifying Issues and the course of action in preparation for the weekly trading meetings.
• Propose and agree actions to recover risk and maximise opportunities with the Buyer at category and line level.
• Monthly – Capture all agreed actions in the monthly forecast reviews.
• Work up the forecast from category/Season level to Buyer Group.
• Meet and gain approval: Incorporating
- Forecasting any sales variance to plan.
- Creation of OTB’s.
- Management of commitments – On time delivery, rebuys cancellations.
- Markdown proposals.
• Provide Retail with Merchandising aids through the Store Allocators.
• Manage the range plan in Season reflecting any changes.
• Create and Manage/monitor sell out dates against all products.
• Establish collaborative working relationships across functions including Online, Store operations, visuals, Marketing, Finance, DC and Stores.

About You
• You can deliver excellence working at a consistently high standard & with enthusiasm. You work to deliver a high quality service to meet personal and team expectations.
• Responsibility (Delivers results) - Take ownership of your work and use your initiative to deliver. Take responsibility for your own actions & decisions.
• Team Work - You work with others to reach a common goal; sharing information, supporting colleagues and searching out expertise and solutions from relevant stakeholders.
• Leadership You lead by example through your behaviours and professional approach to work; inspiring your colleagues and driving for results.
• Communication You communicate clearly and concisely, ensuring that the message is understood by all.

Previous Experience & Knowledge Required
• Experience within a similar role is essential.
• Experience within a sports/fashion retailer is advantageous.
• Highly numerate and strong commercial focus.
• Proven deliverables within previous roles.


For more information and to apply for this role, please click here to complete an online application form.

You may be required to have a Google account to view & complete this form. If you do not have one then please email a copy of your CV with "Merchandiser Application" in the subject line.



Assistant Merchandiser - Leicester

We are looking for an Assistant Merchandiser to join our team.

Role Overview

To support the team by taking responsibility for ensuring all product is in the right stores to enable achieving departmental sales, markdown, stock, intake and profit plans.

Primarily ‘Store’ focused but working with the product file.

Substitute for the Merchandiser in their absence.

Key Reponsibilities

• Provide the Merchandiser and Buyer with the previous season analysis at store and product level
• Input into creation of the store strategy with the Merchandiser/Buyer
• Assist in formulation of range plan at store level with the Merchandiser/Buyer
• Work with the Merchandiser to ensure pre-scheduling meets options and range plan at store level
• Create ratios for all buys.

• Prepare weekly review of stores and product in preparation for Monday trading meeting
• Identify priority stores for the week, review and propose actions.
- New / Re-fit Stores - Analysis of performance
- Over / Under Performing Stores
- Over / Under Optioned Stores
- Priority stores fed to team by management team or other function
• Complete Retail Feedback sheets, completing required actions as well as any follow up.
• Attend store visits from which create and execute an action plan to improve trade
• Manage line cards in conjunction with the Merchandiser
• Participate in the Monthly Re-forecast
• Manage condensing of stocks and IBT’s
• Taking direction from the Merchandiser, assist retail with merchandising aids
• Manage and monitor exception stocks on a daily basis, primarily through the GUI system
• Ensure stores are seasonally correct
• Plan and action new store ranges (in conjunction with pre-schedule)
• Carry out any ad-hoc analysis as required
• Consolidate the supplier order books
• Book in new product with guidelines from the Merchandiser
• Cost, retail and margin checks

• Reporting to the Merchandiser
• Working with the Merchandise Team
• Working with the Buyer
• Seeking guidance on ‘Best Practice’ merchandising from the Trading Manager and implementing
• Develop relationships as appropriate with Store Operations, Visuals, Marketing DC, etc

Key Deliverables – Year 1
• Attend all systems courses
• Strive to have an awareness and understanding of planning processes.
• Be the voice of ‘Stores’ on the department
• Develop more effective branch merchandising through a greater analytical understanding


For more information and to apply for this role, please click here to complete an online application form.

You may be required to have a Google account to view & complete this form. If you do not have one then please email a copy of your CV with "Assistant Merchandiser Application" in the subject line.



Sales Assistant - Leicester

We are looking for Sales Assistants to join our team.

About You: Skills

• You are passionate and have a good knowledge about the products and brands we sell.

• You have exceptional customer service and sales skills.

• You are a driven, enthusiastic individual with the ability to motivate others to create a great working atmosphere.

• You thrive as part of a team and take pride in completing tasks set to the best possible standard.

• Previous retail experience is preferred but is not vital.


For more information and to apply for this role, please click here to complete an online application form.





Creative Photographer and Videographer - Leicester

We are looking for a creative photographer and videographer to join our team. In this role you will work alongside our in-house creative team of photographers, content writers and graphic designers to create and develop imagery and film to showcase our products and brands primarily through our digital channels.

Key responsibilities

• Shoot and edit imagery and video, both on location and in a studio, to be used for web banners, social media, blog and news posts, newsletters and other marketing campaigns and ads

• Be part of a creative team responsible for creating and delivering new concepts and ideas for campaigns which both promote the products we sell and engage and entertain our audience

• Ensuring all images and film are edited and produced to a consistent high quality following brand guidelines whilst sticking to deadlines

• Keep up to date with photography and film techniques relevant to your work


About You: Skills

• Must have an excellent portfolio showcasing previous work

• Must be passionate and have a good knowledge about the products we sell and the culture surrounding it

• Proficient use of both camera and lighting equipment when shooting imagery and film in both studios and on location

• Must be capable and have proven experience using industry standard image and video editing software

• Must be a confident individual capable of expressing thoughts and ideas clearly

• Must be a highly organised individual capable of self management when dealing with multiple projects under time constraints

• Must have a positive working attitude and be capable in maintaining positive working relationships


For more information and to apply for this role, please click here to complete an online application form.



Not What You Were Looking For...

We are always looking for the right people to join our team in-store and online. From Store Management to a Buying role, let us know how you could be part of our organisation by clicking here. Alternatively email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] with the role you are enquiring about in the subject line - but first please read our Privacy Policy pertaining to employment.

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Are you into Photography, Videography, Digital Design or anything else you think we could work together on, let us know about it by clicking here.

We always aim to reply to all applicants and equiries were possible.


The Wellgosh Team

Wellgosh reserves the right to change or withdraw any of the information provided on this page without notice at the discretion of the company.
Any offer of employment that we may make is conditional on you having the right to work in the UK in the relevant role.