Key Account Manager - High Street Fashion Accessories

£30k - £55k per year, 25% bonus, car/allowance, excellent package
20 Mar 2017
19 Apr 2017
JN -032017-1479
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Key Account Manager - High Street Fashion Accessories


  • 25% bonus
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Mobile Phone
  • Laptop
  • Gym Membership
  • Product Allowance


About our Client:

Do you fancy working for one of the biggest fashion accessory businesses in the world? This business is bang on trend and has products that have been seen on the fashion runway, as well as on famous celebrities including Julia Roberts, George Clooney and David Beckham. These products are functional, fashionable and provide a social status. As an international business, they also manufacture own label products and have licenses for some of the biggest brands in the industry.

With a multibillion pound turnover and 12 head offices, they provide a unique and hardworking culture which is hugely rewarded by training, development and of course bonuses (it is a sales role at the end of the day!).

The head office in the UK employs 150 people across sales, marketing, supply chain and new product development.

About the Role:

The Key Account Manager will have a proven, successful track record in selling handbags, clothing, footwear, fashion accessories, luggage or an allied product area to High Street accounts and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Our client will also consider candidates who are brand aware and may have come from a fashion or other brand based sales role, you just need to be reliable, enthusiastic and committed to the role.

This role will have you working to set targets per brand to achieve an overall monthly/yearly target. To journey plan appointments to ensure the maximum achievement from each appointment and to achieve maximum sales in a professional, customer services oriented and economical fashion; and to promote the company's image and its products in a relevant way to the high standards shown during training.

About You:

  • Responsible for driving High Street revenue in both the UK and Ireland
  • Maintain and expand the current customer base; identify and establish key new accounts
  • Build the brand profile and increase volume, distribution and profit across all product categories
  • Conduct brand training for new and existing accounts
  • Analyse KPI’s to clearly articulate business drivers and make informed decisions
  • Collaborate closely with buyers and merchandising to maximize opportunities by style; drive monthly and seasonal meetings to ensure business plans are met
  • Recommend modifications to merchandising based on review of best/slow sellers to ensure correct assortments
  • Monitor the replenishment program
  • Manage seasonal market prep and sales campaigns; arrange and conduct sales appointments
  • Provide weekly business updates to Sales Director
  • Manage logistics along with our Logistics, Customer Service and Finance teams, i.e. weekly shipping and finance reports ; ensure shipments are on time and proactively raise any potential delays or issues
  • Partner with the local marketing team to create marketing plans for specified accounts
  • Partner with both the local e-commerce and marketing teams to ensure all marketing activities are within our brand and product guidelines
  • Work closely with the Visual Merchandising team to ensure all locations meet our global standards are continuously elevated
  • Act as an ambassador for the company and in the interest of the business at all times

About Us:

PIE Recruitment gets straight to the point – we don’t just find great individuals – we build great teams. With specialist delivery across the Sales & Marketing spectrum we offer insight and expertise into the Consumer, Retail, Technology, Automotive and Business to Business Markets.

Founded by an experienced team with a passion for customer experience and effective delivery we provide the full range of recruitment solutions – contingent, retained search, advertised selection, talent pooling and discrete, informative market mapping.

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