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Job Ref: 7181

Job Type: PERM

Location: Manchester

Salary: £competitive

Date Posted: 14-10-2021

Category: Customer Services, Textiles/ Fashion

Alexander Hancock

This is a great opportunity to join our client’s sales team and would suit someone who is currently a Junior Account Manager or have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Assistant Account Manager. As the successful candidate you will be a part of large business customer customer account team working in a very dynamic and challenging environment at a time of growth and expansion.

This is a long established textile company who supply some of the leading UK retailers

Skills, Role and Responsibilities for the position of Account Manager:

  • Attend all your product category meetings with customer understanding their desire and requirements
  • Work close with senior account management on costings and clearly communicate product and pricing details.
  • Support design team to drive season developments, communicate product with the customer.
  • Lead pre-production meetings following product sign off, prepared with product details supporting Quality Control, Packaging and photography team.
  • Weekly Follow-up on Season Critical path.
  • Understanding of our product ranges and the textiles market including benchmarking and competitor analysis.
  • Undertake gap analysis and identify opportunities to introduce new products, including promotional opportunities.
  • General administrative tasks covering Season set up product and webforms, sample request and dispatches.

The Ideal Candidate for the position of Account Manager:

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Articulate and creative with excellent attention to detail
  • Positively manage customer expectations
  • Professional manner with good interpersonal skills and able to communicate with all levels of colleagues and customer stakeholders.
  • Proactive and positive attitude
  • Proficient use of Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Photoshop and imagery experience would be ideal
  • The ability to organise and prioritise workload in order to effectively manage your time and meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role.

Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Pension plan with 3% employer contribution
  • Life assurance policy
  • Employee discounts on product
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Assistance Program

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