Commercial Director

Recruiter
Y/Project
Location
Paris, Ile-de-France (FR)
Posted
18 Nov 2020
Closes
18 Dec 2020
Ref
Commercial and Business Development Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Y/Project is looking for a commercial and business development director.

The Candidate's key missions will include:

  • Strengthening our relationships with our major existing clients, which are among the most exclusive specialty boutiques, department stores and E-commerce platforms, globally
  • Initially, manage the wholesale to North America and the UK markets, in house
  • Imagine and develop new opportunities (collaborations, special collections, distribution partnership) working hand in hand with the brand CEO and the Creative Director
  • Spearhead our DTC strategy, primarily through our recently launched online store, and then through pop-ups, corners and other sales branding opportunities
  • Work with the Creative team on each collection from a merchandising perspective to ensure that it includes the right products to reach sales targets and global clients expectations
  • Manage the communication actions, under the creative guidance of Y/Project Creative Director, including shows, campaigns, installations, Instagram, with an attention on both creative and working within the prescribed budget
  • Manage a commercial, customer service and communication team

Key expected skills of the Candidate

  • A keen interest and thorough understanding of the creative luxury fashion industry and business
  • A high understanding of the Y/Project brand identity
  • Experience in handling high-level meetings with major wholesale accounts, with, ideally, a strong network with our existing and target clients
  • Present creative ideas on potential collaborations internally and to the potential partners
  • Team management skills to motivate, develop team skills, manage commercial and communication planning and make sure that everyday tasks are performed
  • Ideally a minimum of five years experience in a concurrent appointment within the industry
  • Fluency in English and secondary languages are an asset to the role