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Account Manager – Optical (TGS1555) – Competitive Salary DOE

Account Manager – Optical (TGS1555) – Competitive Salary DOE

  • Sales
  • London

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Industry: Accessories

Job Ref: TGS1555

The Company:

Our client is a fantastic, dynamic company who design and manufacture optical products and are seeking an experienced Account Manager ( Optical) , to join an expanding team.

The successful candidate will work closely with their Manager and the rest of the Optical, Design, and Finance and Operations teams to deal with current Optical Accounts and to bring on board New Key Accounts.

Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus 2 days long service benefit
  • Profit related bonus scheme 

The Role:

  • Working closely with Senior Team Members.
  • Manage own portfolio of key high street clients.
  • Product development and sourcing into major high street retailers.
  • Manage all aspects of accounts from design and sales to delivery, including quality and external independent testing.
  • Build key supplier relations.
  • Source, select and negotiate with FE factories and customers to obtain optimum product and margins.
  • Monitor and adjust season budgets to meet growth and profitability targets.
  • Work with the merchandiser to monitor sales, maximise sales through repeats and ensure on time delivery.
  • Work with the design team to identify relevant trends and translate into product appropriate for your customers.
  • Manage an Account Co-ordinator.
  • Attend international tradeshows and sourcing trips.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience within a similar role is essential
  • Great communicator, with the ability to build strong customer relationships
  • Must have experience within sales of optical products
  • A strong networker with a broad range of contacts in the industry is advantageous.
  • Proven success in bringing in new business and growing margins on existing accounts.
  • Excellent purchasing, brand and range planning and negotiating skills along with the ability to work under pressure.
  • A confident decision maker with the ability to execute your ideas quickly and effectively.
  • Hard worker, flexible and willing to travel.
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