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Account Manager- Menswear

Job Title: Account Manager- Menswear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: South East London, London
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Start Date: asap
REF: 2427_1561557488
Contact Name: Shelley Pinto
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

My client is a leading supplier of casual menswear to several high street retailers. Due to continued growth, they are looking for motivated sales driven individuals looking to further develop their career in account management.
The position requires a highly motivated, commercially aware individual with excellent communication skills who can work alongside the Sales Director to maintain and develop their existing customers.
You should be able to demonstrate product knowledge and experience of liaising and dealing with the Far East. Good knowledge of woven garments is essential for this role in either ladies or menswear

Main Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Communicate with Buyers/customers on a day to day issues
  • Required to build and maintain good working relationships both within the team and with other teams/departments within the Company
  • Product development and managing the critical path
  • Coordinate activity of fabric, garment techs, merchandising and design teams to ensure on-time delivery of product development projects
  • General Admin, chasing samples, organising samples, taking photos of garments, keeping clear records of submits and approvals
  • Provide guidance and assistance to design teams to ensure product development aligns with internal strategy and customer strategy
  • In conjunction with the design team, and sales director present new products to customers
  • Negotiate prices in line with customer requirements and targets and agree on cost prices with customers
  • Travel in UK to visit existing customers

Person Specification:

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Ability to take direction; work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative
  • Previous experience working for a menswear supplier highly advantageous
  • Good understanding of Woven garments preferably within menswear
  • Willing to learn and hungry for success
  • Must be capable of working under pressure
  • Have an ability to work to critical deadlines
  • Be able to work unsupervised in an accurate, methodical and organised manner with attention to detail
  • Experience working with India, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh factories preferred