Account Manager - South East England
Competitive salary + generous bonus + car allowance + pension scheme + healthcare
South East England
Part of the renowned Renaissance Luxury Group of France, this client’s mission is to promote and successfully distribute specific manufacturers carrying the much coveted designation: Made in France.
One such business acquired by the group is Altesse, France’s leading manufacturer of silver and gold-plated jewellery, and the unique holder of both the Enterprise du Patrimoine Vivant and Joaillerie de France commendations.
In addition to their own very fashionable jewellery line, Les Georgettes, they also design, manufacture and market globally under licence other notable industry designer names.
A further Renaissance Luxury Group owned entity is Maison Texier, which like Altesse is viewed as a category champion, but with a different manufacturing kudos, bringing to market the very best in leather goods merchandise.
Together, these manufacturing specialists create luxurious collections of highly desirable merchandise to thrill consumers, by offering beautifully designed jewellery collections priced to encourage maximum brand patronage.
Exciting opportunities have now arisen for a talented regional Account Manager to join their new UK and Ireland team.
For maximum selection advantage, you will ideally be field sales aware and in tune with the needs of the Independent Jewellery market, with an existing network of customer connections gained through previous representation of a jewellery or watch brand, who appreciate the positive impact your account management style can bring.
Nevertheless, selling experience across other lifestyle/fashion wear consumables will absolutely be taken into account. Alternatively, you may have succeeded in a retail store leadership role, and now wish to progress your career with a move across to wholesale distribution.
Whatever your background, you will be a highly disciplined operator, able to build sales turnover using your eloquent communication skills, whether directly with your brand buyer or – equally importantly – with their sales consultants.
Retail channels to be developed can embrace a wider sphere than the traditional array of High Street Jewellers and Independent Department Stores, including Gallery-style and contemporary retail spaces, and larger multi-product retailers looking to showcase higher-end impulse purchase items from recognised manufacturers.
Brand building of new market entrants is an art that requires persistence and tenacity as well as the foresight and vision to see the end distribution dream and all stages in-between. You possess a highly-developed work ethic, which demonstrates to all your deeply-held passion for market innovation, including of course this very distinctive internationally successful jewellery brand.
Early investors in the uniqueness of Les Georgettes rightly expect the support you will so willingly give, be it direction on how to grow the brand in-store, staff training, or your ideas for increasing customer awareness of their newly-acquired authorised stockist status.
Always keen to advise on ways to develop each local point of sale, your objective is to enrich the breadth and depth of collections represented in-store, upgrading sell-through capability as consumers increasingly learn to accessorise with LG pieces, whether by increasing the value of their original purchase or by complementing their first prized purchase with further items of jewellery wear such as earrings, necklaces, bangles and more.
You naturally understand and reflect the high standards of personal presentation required of a representative of an emerging ‘hot’ fashion label, and enjoy inspiring others to appreciate the sales category of which you aspire to become the regional champion who sets the standard against which other trade participants will measure themselves.
As with all autonomous field sales remits, you need to be a succinct and speedy field-based source of market intelligence to your field sales colleagues and UK line manager, as well as overseas upon request. Your default mind-set is always focused on the positive solutions and interventions you can implement, both individually and with local management support as required.
In summary, with their investment in brand marketing within the UK and Ireland at the highest level ever contemplated, there could not be a more exciting time to join this rapidly growing Luxury Consumer Goods multi-national, or a greater trade platform from which to shine. Your future can be as bright as theirs!
For a chance to be part of the dynamic, achievement-hungry Les Georgettes team that is currently being assembled, please forward your CV directly to the address highlighted below.