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(Temp) Coordinator, Wholesale

Kate Spade

London, LND, GB

Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always been colorful, bold, and optimistic. Today, it is a global lifestyle brand that designs extraordinary things for the everyday, delivering seasonal collections of handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, home décor, and more. Known for its rich heritage and unique brand DNA, Kate Spade New York offers a distinctive point of view and celebrates communities of women around the globe who live their perfectly imperfect lifestyles. 


Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands committed to stretching what’s possible.


Job Title: Temporal Wholesale Coordinator – Wholesale


Primary Purpose:  We are looking for a Wholesale Coordinator – Wholesale based in London, United Kingdom. The Wholesale Coordinator will play a pivotal part in the set up and management of our European showrooms for selling markets, including creating digital tools and sample management. This candidate will also support the wider wholesale team in various seasonal initiatives to drive and develop the Kate Spade Wholesale business.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in wholesale to:


  • Manage sample flow throughout the season from Global and Service Providers to European showrooms. Liaising with shipment provider with suppliers when issues arise.
  • Work with VM, Buying and Sales team to ensure successful showroom set-ups and breakdowns across Kate Spade and agent showrooms.
  • Support the facilitation of buyer appointments including setup of meeting space and guaranteeing showroom standards are maintained throughout market. Support sales team with samples for virtual market appointments when required.
  • Day to day running of London showroom including managing market calendars, ordering supplies and managing stock levels.
  • Coordinate facilities maintenance in London Showroom and manage all invoicing and POs across London and Munich showrooms.
  • Managing sample requests across wholesale and marketing for key clients.
  • Manage ecommerce image and copy process, ensuring key wholesale accounts are set up for online seasonal product launch.
  • Assist in creation of digital tools for market launch and market appointments
  • Daily communication of updates to Sales team and key partners throughout market.
  • Train and oversee seasonal showroom temps for in-person markets.
  • Manage regular file uploads to internal communications platform, liaising with key cross functional partners within the business to ensure timely upload
  • Support the wholesale team in various seasonal initiatives and wider related tasks where needed.(Buying Hub processing)
  • Support with weekly sales reports from key partner and general related administration tasks.







The accomplished individual will possess...


  • 2 to 3 years Wholesale experience required
  • Highly motivated and target driven to achieve Wholesale team sales targets
  • A strong and passionate team player motivated to work in a “start-up” environment in Europe
  • Flexibility to travel in the UK and Europe
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities outside a defined job scope
  • Excellent communication, organisational and quantitative skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced, high performance environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Confident and dynamic with good initiative
  • Excel literate and intermediate level of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English, and possibly another European language (Italian or French)
  • Industry contacts / client base would be ideal
  • Experience in a multi brand market and United Kingdom and Ireland territory 





Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


Kate Spade is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under the consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Kate Spade at


Req ID:  95559

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