Account Manager

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£ In line with experience + benefits
Posted
23 Aug 2018
Closes
20 Sep 2018
Ref
FH2018-2358
Sector
Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Manager

 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.

Main 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 relationships, proactively keeping them informed at all stages and mitigating against delays.
  • Review weekly sales figures.

Essential Skills

  • 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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