Business Development/Account Manager
If you are an experienced Account Manager who is great at building relationships and using your knowledge and initiative to grow a business, then this exciting opportunity could be for you!
My client is a successful supplier to major retailers across the industry and is looking for a Manager with experience of the Kids and Baby sector to develop business with a key account. Experience and inside knowledge of Tesco and their ways of working would be a major advantage for this position. The successful applicant will be able to show evidence of growing business through strong product development and an ability to problem solve to get results. Must have a solid understanding childrenswear product and the market.
Main Responsibilities will include :-
- Developing strong relationships with key decision makers and influencers within the account.
- Understanding the customers requirements and the opportunities and barriers to growing the business and developing a strategic plan.
- Confidently presenting plans to both internal Leadership teams and those within the account.
- Using insight and initiative to bring about required changes in the account and the product ranges to win new business and implement growth plans.
- Work closely with design and technical teams to foster a 'one team' approach to developing superb product with cost efficiency and driving growth strategies forwards.
- To understand and develop costing requirements with strong negotiating skills.
- To understand shifting trends and patterns that emerge and confidently make recommendations based on observation and analysis.
Person Requirements :-
- Proven track record as a Senior Account Manger or Business Development Manager
- A flair and passion for kids and baby product across fashion and basics
- A confident persona with a strong degree of presence and communication skills.
- Great interpersonal skills and strong on collaboration
- Prior experience working with or for Tesco F&F
- A positive attitude and determination to see projects through to completion
- Inspires confidence in others to get behind a goal and move initiatives forwards
- Assumes responsibility for the account, managing all activity with accuracy and attention to detail as well as responsiveness