Senior Account Executive, Wholesale

Recruiter
Burberry
Location
New York, United States
Posted
09 Sep 2021
Closes
30 Sep 2021
Ref
148579-en_US
Function
Wholesale
INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.

JOB PURPOSE

Drive and develop businesses with designated specialty wholesale accounts to meet internal goals and profitability objectives internal and external.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive business:
• Drive account bookings/performance through targeted brand positioning and detailed product assortments
• Analyze selling by-style and by-door utilizing applicable account selling reports
• Analyze account stock levels weekly and in-season fulfilment opportunities therein
• Own OTB and financials in partnership with the wholesale planning team
• Own monthly shipping targets for respective accounts
• Lead account activation and marketing efforts

Account management:
• Understand account product needs and build specific assortments by-door/region with buyers/management during market while ensuring a productive assortment is allocated
• Knowledgeable and communicative about competitive performance and trends
• Monitor digital brand representation and pricing guidance is in line with Burberry directive
• Build strong relationships with buyers, planners, owners/managers, personal shoppers and key sellers
• Travel internationally and domestically for market seasons and to understand business opportunities, develop relationships, train and lead key customer facing events

Partnerships:
• Partner with accounts to uphold brand momentum and provide store teams with applicable product training/merchandising guidelines to drive in-store performance
• Partner with wholesale planning internal reporting and stock initiatives
• Partner with customer operations in all shipping/operational specifics for designated accounts
• Support Director of Wholesale in communication to UK merchandising team to relay business trends/opportunities and voids within assortments
• Partner with Marketing to execute and track account specific seasonal strategies and initiatives
• Work cross divisionally within wholesale and across retail merchandising to understand and develop action plans by account and regionally

Operations:
• Oversee sample management process for all wholesale divisions
• Transition of all market orders and any in-season adjustments/financial contributions
• Partner with customer operations to ensure financials/shipping targets are in line with true customer demand and UK guidance
• Support Visual Merchandising with all wholesale retailed projects

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Wholesale experience, preferably in the luxury industry.
  • Advanced comprehension of luxury fashion and American retail trends
  • Strong communication and interpersonal/people skills, ability to establish partnerships with all levels internally and externally
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility.
  • Strong understanding of retail math and the retail environment
  • High proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point and SAP a plus.
  • Travel required


FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: USA || New York (US-NY) || New York || WHOLESALE, FRANCHISE & LICENSING || WHOLESALE MANAGEMENT || n/a ||

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