Account Executive

Location
New York City, New York
Posted
27 Jul 2022
Closes
07 Sep 2022
Ref
R1596
Function
Wholesale
Hours
Full Time
Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.

Overview:

The Account Executive within our US commercial team will support the US Sales Director across wholesale accounts in North America. The Account Executive will be responsible for and partner with specialty store accounts and retailers, providing a smooth and consistent service in line with the Stella McCartney wholesale strategy and that a consistent brand image is communicated through selling locations.

Your Mission:
  • Directly responsible for account management of major client accounts and specialty retailers
  • Together with the US Sales Direct, implements business strategies by designated account and develops financial plans by account and product assortment.
  • First point of contact for client queries such as RA requests, reorders, repairs, store locations, product search, etc.
  • Develop seasonal projections to forecast sales, markdowns, margin and turnover
  • Analyzing client performance and recommend strategies to drive business performance
  • Collaborate with client accounts to define and execute strategies and identify opportunities
  • Communicate with major accounts on initial budgets prior to market
  • Manage existing business including driving performance, re-orders, managing risk and liability, tracking shipping and selling etc.
  • Strategize and execute on new business opportunity alongside US Sales Director.
  • Present and sell seasonal collection to buyers from major/specialty stores.
  • Manage, track and ensure shipment of all orders.
  • Execute and summarize events and client activities for the brand.
  • Prepare all informational packets and analysis for respective retailer meetings and presentations.
  • Partner with Visual team to develop & implement retail specific visual merchandising guidelines and communicate all wholesale parameters on an ongoing basis.
  • Partner with clients to ensure sales associates have been trained on product and visual merchandising guidelines to strengthen business performance and retain brand positioning, and brand messages.
  • Collaborate with in-house teams such as Corporate Image, Visual Merchandising, Windows Display and Store planning to equip clients with relevant visual and branding tools
  • Reporting and consistent analysis to empower client and brand decision's and strategies
  • Build and update WTD, MTD, & YTD sales reports
  • Conduct competitive analysis to maintain awareness of the market place and to influence strategy.


Your Talent:
  • Degree qualification desirable
  • Strong sales experience and account management experience
  • Knowledge and experience of various markets across the US
  • Prior experience in retail or wholesale environment essential
  • Experience and knowledge of US department stores and specialist retailers
  • National account management experience preferred
  • Excellent problem solving skills and solution based
  • Strong ability to take initiative and ownership of projects
  • Agility and ability to react quickly with strong sense of urgency
  • Aptitude to develop strong relationships built on respect and trust
  • Robust analytical skills
  • Strong Excel and Power Point skills are mandatory, word proficiency
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Language skills a plus


Reward

Our philosophy is to go beyond monetary return and consider ourselves responsible for your wellbeing, your family, your health, your time and the community.

  • Employee discount
  • Exclusive staff sales and sample sales
  • Flexible working/core hours
  • Maternity/paternity enhanced
  • Fitness membership (Classpass) and onsite yoga
  • Volunteer and Birthday leave
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Financial Wellbeing Support Services


We welcome people with disabilities and endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if you do require such adjustments please let us know within 48 hours of your interview.

At Stella McCartney, we like to be bold. For us this means challenging ourselves and the wider industry in which we operate. As part of our commitments to inclusive fashion, we have an ambitious strategy to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of everything we do. Our starting point is to create a workplace where different voices are respected, heard and empowered in equal measure regardless of factors such as culture and backgrounds, and to influence and disrupt fashion and other industries by providing opportunities for global diverse talent to shine.

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