We are delighted to be working with a leading homeware design-led sourcing and manufacturing organisation supplying to several world-leading retailers and brands. They are currently looking at expanding their UK market and seeking a well-connected individual with a strong background in homewares.
This role would suit someone either from a buying or wholesale supplier background with current live contacts with large retailers and experience dealing with India, Bangladesh, China, Sourcing. This role would see you working closely with the design team based in India and having total autonomy for all client liaisons. Based from home initially and travel to customers and overseas trips as and when required.
The successful applicant will be able to show evidence of growing business through a strong understanding of the buying lifecycle, product development, and an ability to problem-solve to get results
Main Responsibilities will include:-
- Developing strong relationships with key decision-makers and influencers within the account.
- Understanding the customer's requirements and the opportunities and barriers to growing the business and developing a strategic plan.
- 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 factories, design, buying, and technical teams to foster a 'one team' approach to develop and deliver an excellent product on time.
- To understand shifting trends and patterns that emerge and confidently make recommendations based on observation and analysis.
- Proven track record within Homewares as a Senior Account Manager, Buyer or Business Development Manager.
- A confident persona with a strong degree of presence and communication skills.
- Great interpersonal skills and strong on collaboration.
- Open to travelling to international offices/factories
- Prior experience working with or for large high street retailers.
- 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.