A new opportunity has arisen with an established successful and financially sound supplier to several large retailers throughout Europe and the UK. They are looking for an experienced business development manager with previous woven casual bottoms and knitwear experience within ladieswear and a proven track record of working with and opening accounts for fashion retailers.
Main Responsibilities Will Include:
To ensure the constant development of new product ranges which give continuity to the business requirements and satisfies the customer needs.
To develop new accounts in the Uk and Europe
To control and manage costs in line with the agreed budget levels.
Work closely with the inhouse design team
To manage travel, samples, and sample freight costs with the agreed budget
Evaluate and interpret market trends, initiate and drive new material and component development in line with the market direction.
To negotiate the cost and selling prices of each product in line with agreed targets. Create costings and progress to final approval.
Woven & Knitwear experience within ladieswear is essential.
Strong business development experience within a supplier background
Ability to demonstrate the strength, confidence, agility, and determination in assuming control of all related projects from the outset.
Ability to think laterally and quickly, ensuring the process is managed and delivered on time with the right-first-time approach.
Possess demonstrable organisation and time management skills.
Display a positive mental attitude, always can do.
Ability to communicate effectively to all audiences.
Accuracy and strong attention to detail.
Assume general responsibility for all account activity and qualitative/timely delivery of an agreed assignment.