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Account Manager/Product Developer (TGS1558) – £40k + Travel Expenses

Account Manager/Product Developer (TGS1558) – £40k + Travel Expenses

  • Sales
  • London

Location: London – Remote

Type: Permanent

Industry: Denim

Job Ref: TGS1558

The Company:

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and focused all round Account Manager with a passion for

The Fashion Industry, predominantly denim, to join a leading manufacturer to key European High Street Retailers.

With a strong product development and sales background you will be naturally customer focused, and ambitious and wanting to excel and advance your career working in the Clothing Industry.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a work from home based role initially and will travel on a regular basis

The Role:

  • Building new business relationships with customers, Large Retailers, Supermarkets, Wholesalers and Independents.
  • Working with and travelling Europe ( mainly Spain) on a regular basis to visit clients.
  • Assisting with the presentation and selling of products and services to current and potential clients.
  • Helping to develop and maintain sales materials and product knowledge.
  • Assisting with the negotiation of sales/cost prices, lead times and delivery dates.
  • Liaising with the Design Team to discuss customer requirements.
  • Dealing with high end customers
  • Liaising with international fabric mills
  • Ensuring critical path is maintained, liaising with Merchandisers and Quality teams to resolve any problems before they occur.
  • Ability to interpret, translate and understand customer’s handwriting and requirements into feasible samples and products that they desire.
  • Knowledge and clear understanding of the types of washes and terminology used in communications related to treatments of denim garments.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have previous experience with Denim/Wovens. It is a denim specific product and so needs an understanding of the washing and drying processes etc
  • Have a Merchandising/Product developer background within Account Management
  • Ability to get deeply involved in the design and development process of new products and /or independently develop new products / styles/ washes in line with trends and customer’s needs.
  • Good understanding of the garment manufacturing process and ability to design products based on mood boards.
  • Knowledge and contacts with international fabric mills and distributors in China and elsewhere to be able to source fabrics for sampling and production.
  • A sales background ideally with experience selling to Buyers within the Retail Trade
  • Excellent communication, organisational and presentation skills.
  • Willing to travel as and when needed.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Ability to maintain and develop client relationships.
  • Able to meet and work to demanding deadlines within a fast paced environment.
  • Must be fully IT literate including Excel.
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