Online Accounts Manager, Europe

Location
London, GB
Posted
31 Jul 2021
Closes
03 Sep 2021
Ref
91026
Function
Wholesale
Level
Manager
Job Title: Online Account Manager, Europe
Primary Purpose:

The Online Account Manager is responsible for the growth and development of the online business in Europe. The successful candidate will nurture & drive business with existing partnerships whilst building client portfolio in-line with growth strategies. The Account Manager will be based in London and report directly to the Sr. Sales Manager - Europe

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in wholesale to...

Account Management

- Play an integral role with development and management of the commercial opportunities within the pure online players for Europe, focusing on existing Accounts and facilitating growth strategies; identifying new business opportunities and driving sales
- Work closely with Sr. Sales Manager for account profiling, business review, sales forecasts, budget, and regular trade meetings with accounts.
- Responsible for negotiating seasonal and full year budgets with clients ensuring positive growth in order to achieve and exceed Sales targets
- Create and execute marketplace business case together with Sr. Sales Manager
- Analyze and drive Y-O-Y growth of business, ensuring a strong comp business and that Sell-thru is met at agreed Seasonal level.
- Perform weekly, monthly and end of season sales analysis
- Build relationships, interact and collaborate with operations, finance, buying, inventory management, and supply chain partners
- Support and collaborate with the wider Sales team in sharing best practices to develop the Kate Spade business in Europe and EMEAI
- Monitor the Kate Spade online landscape, debrief the wider team, and recommend corrective actions

Seasonal Markets

- Manage Market periods (4x a year) with efficiency, solid organization and passion
- Partner with Sr. Sales Manager to prospect & secure new partnerships, negotiating budget, terms
- Alongside Sr. Sales Manager, manage key areas of market appointment including scheduling, present Kate Spade collections to clients, order confirmation, communication, etc.
- Order creation as well as order management (pre-orders and in-season business)
- Assess & influence buys based on business trends & merchandising guidelines
- Present detailed feedback post market to merchants, Planning, Field & CS teams

The accomplished individual will possess...

- Strong industry contacts/client base within key retailers across Europe
- Highly motivated and target driven
- A strong and passionate team player
- Flexibility to travel in Europe
- Willingness to take on responsibilities outside a defined job scope
- Must be always looking for new ways to drive sales, promote and elevate the brand's presence, and enhance customer centricity
- Highly Analytical with an eye for detail and ability to translate data into action points
- Ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced high performance environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy
- A high level of organizational and time management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

An outstanding professional will have...
- Minimum 5+ years of wholesale experience in the fashion industry
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Excel skills (pivots, vlookups, ifs / sumifs)
- Language skills: English, German or any other European language preferred but not essential

Our Competencies for All Employees
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
- 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.
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.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; 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.
- Managerial 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.

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 legall-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Kate Spade at www.katespade.com .

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