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Wholesale Assistant

Employer
Lingua Franca
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
$22-$25/hr
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Function
Wholesale
Level
Entry Level / Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Lingua Franca is looking for a full-time Wholesale Assistant to join the team!

 

In this role, you will assist the sales team daily with all wholesale tasks. You will work directly with current and prospective wholesale accounts to maintain relationships and aid in continued sales growth. You will facilitate strong communication across departments to maintain a seamless day-to-day workflow of our wholesale business. Exceptional interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are paramount to success in this position.

 

We are looking for positive energy and a “can-do” attitude, someone who can wear multiple hats and knows their strengths and weaknesses. We are a small (but quickly growing) company committed to fair trade, ethical labor practices, and the highest environmental standards.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Overall sales support

     

    Track selling weekly and provide consistent reporting to ensure high profitability for major partners

     

    Work directly with specialty accounts on in-season swaps, custom orders, imagery requests, and product knowledge

     

    Oversee sample send-outs, pre-shooting, style guides, and up-to-date web status data for all major web orders

     

    Review inquiries from prospective clients and manage new partner setup

     

    Assist during market appointments, support with showroom maintenance, and oversee post-market follow up

     

    Process, check, and amend orders under the supervision of the Sales Manager for all clients at every market

     

    Generate and send order confirmations to clients 

     

    Maintaining up-to-date account information such as terms, shipping guidelines, and sales history

     

    Process reorders, returns, and swaps with the approval of the Sales Manager

     

    Communicate changes in production and cancellations to clients

     

    Assist in market recap meeting preparation and other special reporting or research projects as they arise

     

    Assist the Sales team with preparation for trunk shows and other special events

     

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 2+ years of experience as an Intern/Assistant in wholesale

     

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 

     

    Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines and work in a high-paced environment

     

    Having a “team player” spirit and the ability to work well within a group/team dynamic

     

    Must be able to take direction well and work independently when needed

     

    Candidate must be energetic, self-motivated, and a quick learner

     

    Excellent attention to detail and aptitude for creative problem solving

     

    Excellent presentation and communication skills

     

    High Proficiency in Google Sheets, Docs, and PowerPoint 

     

    Knowledge of Joor, Shopify, and inventory management platforms a plus

     

Lingua Franca is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

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