Job Details

Job title

Sales Assistant, Lafayette 148 New York

Location

New York, United States

Level

Assistant / Entry Level

Function

Sales

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Job Summary:

The Sales Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the daily handling of wholesale accounts to ensure the needs of the business are met.  This position will maintain and analyze selling reports monitor, track and follow up on all special orders and maintain sample logs and inventory. This position will work closely with cross functional partners to assist in preparation of guidelines and selling tools. 

The Ideal Candidate

Responsibilities:

• Maintain and analyze weekly selling reports and organize selling recaps for market

• Assist in market appointments, including showroom maintenance and work areas, and anticipate the needs of the Executive Director, Sales

• Monitor, track, and follow up on all special orders

• Develop sample logs and maintain sample inventory

• Work cross functionally with Wholesale Marketing to assist in the preparation of visual guidelines and various selling tools

• Monitor and analyze e-commerce business

• Provide support to FMC team by assisting with product knowledge seminars and store coverage during events

• Partner with Executive Director, Sales on dropship offering and analyze selling in order to maximize opportunities

• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree 

• 1+ years of related sales experience

• Excellent verbal and written communication

• Detail oriented and organized with excellent follow-up

• Team player with the ability to prioritize/multi-task in a fast-paced environment

• Positive attitude and collaborative spirit

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel with knowledge of all other Microsoft products

• Blue Cherry, PDM, DeSL knowledge is a plus  

About Us

Lafayette 148 New York is a global luxury fashion brand designed for today’s modern, sophisticated woman. Using the world’s most luxurious European fabrics and fine attention to detail, the Company produces timeless designs and modern styles renowned for their highest quality and exceptional fit. We strive to clothe and inspire women to look good, feel good and ultimately do good in the world. 

Founded 21 years ago at 148 Lafayette Street in the heart of Soho led by Deirdre Quinn and her partners  Shun Yen and Ida Siu, the Company was a pioneer in the total vertical integration of design, production, sales and fulfillment. It has extended its footprint globally, established a significant online presence and opened retail stores in the United States and abroad. The Company owns its own factory in China and currently employs 1700 people around the world. In 2018, the Company will be moving its US headquarters to the growing tech and creative community in the Brooklyn Naval Yard. There we will bring all our employees together and provide an even more seamless, collaborative and interactive work environment.

Lafayette 148 New York’s collection can be found in 400+ wholesale and specialty stores throughout North America including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Holt Renfrew. In 2006, the Company introduced a direct to consumer business through lafayette148ny.com which is supplemented by our consumer catalog. In 2009, it launched its bricks & mortar retail strategy by opening its first stores in China. By the end of 2016, the Company had opened retail stores throughout China and 4 stores in the US with more planned in the coming years.