• Account Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    2018-2358
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Account Manager
    Salary
    c£35-38k + benefits
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    As Account Manager you will be responsible for continuing the growth and development of new and existing businesses working on a volume account and one or two new smaller accounts for this established high street supplier. The role will work hand-in-hand with a dedicated merchandiser, pattern rooms and production teams in a people centric culture. The successful candidate will have 4-5 years’ supplier sales experience in women’s soft wovens and jersey, thrive working in a large-scale business and enjoy having ownership of accounts managing the sales process and product lifecycle.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage the critical path for your designated accounts working closely with a dedicated Merchandiser to ensure key deadlines are achieved.
    • Attend customer meetings and follow sample requirements through to order.
    • Account growth and development.
    • Sourcing of fabric and trims, working with customers and the design team.
    • Negotiate and manage prices, margins, lead times and quantities liaising closely with the Sales Manager and Merchandiser.
    • Continual market, trend, catwalk and comp shopping research to identify key trends and styles for the season working closely with the design team to ensure accurate interpretation.
    • Ensure proto and press samples are actioned in line with the critical path and arrive in good time and to the correct specifications.
    • Raise PO’s and monitor the lifecycle of each order.
    • Liaise daily with the Merchandiser to monitor delivery and intake plans.
    • Maintain excellent customer relatiionships, proactively keep them informed at all stages and mitigating against delays.
    • Review weekly sales figures.

    Qualifications

    • Sales Executive or Account Manager with a minimum 4-5 years’ supplier sales experience in multi-product womenswear.
    • Proven track record in developing and growing business.
    • Strong product eye with excellent market awareness.
    • Highly organised with strong attention to detail in critical path management.
    • Experience building excellent relationships with buyers.
    • Experience briefing and working hand in hand with designers.
    • Ability to liaise effectively and diplomatically across the business and to follow through.
    • Effectively manage timescales, workload and priorities.
    • Self-motivated and results driven.
    • Proficient in MS Office.

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