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Account Manager

Account Manager

Job Title: Account Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wigston, Leicestershire
Industry:
Salary: £32,000 - £35,000
REF: 897275
Contact Name: Nikki Sargent
Job Published: 18 days ago

Job Description

We are currently supporting the recruitment of an experienced Account Manager for a leading ladies and childrenswear fashion retail manufacturer.

We are looking for an account manager with a proven track record and experience in managing high profile, high street and online fashion retail accounts, ideally in knitwear. You will be responsible for working with the design team producing samples then presenting to clients, and managing lifecycles through to delivery.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage a number of existing key accounts
  • Identify new business opportunities and develop future business
  • Grow and maintain relationships with existing customers and develop accounts
  • Maximise sales opportunities in line with challenging forecasts
  • Contribute to achieving company sales targets and objectives
  • Work closely with design team to develop new season ranges
  • Present samples to clients and negotiate pricing, numbers and lead times
  • Manage costs and resources to ensure targets are achieved within budget constraints
  • Keep up to date with ever-changing market trends
  • Oversee the end to end process, and manage critical path from concept to delivery
  • Attend regular customer sales meetings

Skills and experience required:

  • Minimum of three years' account management experience within knitwear or fashion
  • Possessing a sound understanding of the manufacturing process
  • Previous experience within developing new business and growing accounts
  • Excellent customer relationship building skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Good communication skills - written and verbal and with strong presentation skills
  • Product development knowledge

Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm
  • UK and European travel on a regular basis

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary up to £35,000
  • £10-15k realistic bonus + fully expensed company car