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Showroom Wholesale Sales Manager - UK/ Europe and Middle East

Employer
L'Apartement Ltd
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Salary upon application
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Function
Sales & Business Development
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

About L'Apartement Ltd:

 

The company is owned privately by Mirabel and has been on the market (Lapartement ltd) for 12 years.  Prior to that Mirabel ran and owned another  company that was based in Italy, USA and UK. The wealth of experience and high end brands and distribution in key accounts and knowledge of the markets is a key asset. Support from staff still working in L’Apartement ltd who were with the previous showroom shows the commitment of the team . The company is small and looks after as a distributor and the agent of 6 brands at present including Rhea Costa , Marchesa Notte, ATOIR , Misha, Missoni accessories and V:PM during the last 18 months the emphasis has been on the evening / event wear due to market conditions. 

 

About the Job:

 

L'Apartement looking for a hands-on and highly organised Sales Manager to join our showroom team. The role would be to develop further the key accounts across Europe and the Middle East and the UK , maintaining existing key relationships. Developing key potential accounts in line with Directors strategy. This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate sales manager with deep knowledge of the industry , and an excellent knowledge of ladies ready to wear contemporary markets, willing to go the extra mile in maximising sales opportunities and providing high level customer service to our existing wholesale clients.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage Sales Campaigns in London, Paris or Milan 4 times a year.
  • Meet and exceed individual sales targets by Market/Distribution Channel and contribute to meeting L'Apartement ltd goals
  • Manage orders and serve as the primary contact with the client, dealing with post-sales requests (commercials, deliveries, payments, re-orders, stock sales, returns)
  • Plan and schedule regular visits to potential partners, to ensure the continuous development of the showroom brands.
  • Support the Business development team ie director and accountant in defining the distribution strategy for the collections and plan ahead of each selling window the budgets.

 

What you bring:

 

  • Strong commercial acumen and negotiation skills.
  • Comfortable with fast paced environment and multi tasking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A high level of organisation and impeccable attention to detail
  • Positive attitude, eager to learn and able to handle pressure and deadlines
  • Able to manage a high level of technical work, creating images and presenting constantly imagery for clients to buy from.

 

Why you want to join?

 

Excellent opportunity to grow and learn; and to become more advanced in the company as the company has a lot of potential to grow and delegate further advancement and renumeration.

 

Must have at least 5 years experience in similar work

Salary and bonus scheme will be provided with application

Company

About L'Apartement Ltd:

Extremely well established small showroom based in Battersea but with a great reputation and knowledge of the markets in wholesale
We are  renowned for building from “early stages” new brands, plus extremely specialised at marketing.  Expert in implementing real strategy, we work alongside designers at the forefront of change in luxury and contemporary fashion. 


In the past ,on behalf of brands including Alberta Ferretti, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Donna Karen, Halston, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Pucci, Moncler, Marchesa and Missoni.
International Consultant to the LVMH Group for 18 months hired by Marc Jacobs to position their retail and wholesale in all Europe/Middle East and Asia.
 
“Meeting and working with Mirabel was one of the highlights of my time at Halston.”
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
 
With many of the fashion names we worked or still work with today — including Missoni — we have developed long standing professional relationships which span decades. Our network of contacts runs the gamut from luxury brand proprietors to Vogue editors and the best dressed celebrities.
 
“Mirabel Edgedale and her team were instrumental in launching Marchesa in Europe. Mirabel's commitment to building the European business was invaluable, facilitating the opening of many important doors for the Marchesa brands. Mirabel’s experience and passion is unrivalled, and she is a true talent in her field.”
 
EDWARD CHAPMAN, CEO MARCHESA
 
The company has been very successful in launching contemporary collections that are beginning on the market and building key market share with dynamic representation in key stores, dealing now with approximately 100 accounts.  The business has less brands today and has enabled us to be more concentrated again and this has given the company a good kick start again after Covid and ready to expand again now.
 
“Working with Mirabel was an insightful and successful collaboration that has since turned into a long-lasting friendship.”
 
CHRISTOS COSTARELLOS
 
Brands presently carried are: ATOIR (Australia), Rhea Costa (Romania), MISHA (Australia), Missoni (Italy), V:PM (Romania), Marchesa Notte (USA), Marchesa Rosa (USA) and LALO (Georgia), My Beachy Side (Turkey) for just Italian market.
 
The showrooms are in Paris and London and plans to go back to USA  shortly. 

 

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Company info
Website
Telephone
07769695695
Location
The Old Imperial Laundry
Unit F1, 87 Warriner Gardens
Battersea
London
SW11 4XW
United Kingdom

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