Account Manager

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£ in line with experience + excellent benefits
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
11 Oct 2019
Ref
269011
Function
Sales, Wholesale
Sector
Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Manager

As Account Manager for this leading multi-product womenswear supplier you will be responsible for maintaining and developing the ASOS account working on multi-product across several departments, negotiating prices and managing costings demonstrating a strong eye for winning product working closely with customers, merchandisers and designers. 

Main responsibilities

  • Manage the critical path for your designated accounts working closely with Merchandising to ensure key deadlines are achieved.
  • Attend customer meetings and follow sample requirements through to order.
  • Sourcing of fabric and trims, working with customers and the design team.
  • Negotiate prices, margins, lead times and quantities liaising closely with the Sales Director and Merchandising team.
  • Continual market, trend, catwalk and competitive 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 each style up to UPC stage with Merchandising to enable the factory to go ahead in ordering all relevant trims and labeling.
  • Liaise daily with Merchandisers 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 including best/worst.

Essential Skills

  • Account Manager or Sales Executive with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in supplier sales with an aptitude for trend inspired multi-product womenswear.
  • Strong product eye with excellent market awareness.
  • Experience briefing and working hand in hand with designers.
  • Highly organised with exceptional attention to detail in relation to critical path management.
  • Service driven building excellent relationships with buyers.
  • Ability to liaise effectively and diplomatically across the business and to follow through.
  • Ability to effectively manage timescales, workload and priorities.
  • Self-motivated and results driven.
  • Proficient in MS Office.

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