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Junior Account Manager (TGM1847) – £30k

Junior Account Manager (TGM1847) – £30k

Location: Leicester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGM1847

The Company:

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Junior Sales Account Manager to join a reputable and established supplier of fashion to high street retailers.

The Role:                                                         

  • Update and manage critical paths.
  • Ensuring purchase orders are correct before sending to factory
  • Follow order status with factories / far-east offices
  • Provide administrative support to the team
  • Communicate with customers and Far East teams via email and telephone
  • Chase samples ensuring they meet deadline requirements.
  • Steam and package samples for delivery to customers
  • Preparation of showroom for customer meetings, hanging, collecting samples.
  • Manage the Garment Technical function in line with critical path requirements
  • Assess technical issues, which could delay the critical path
  • Create risk assessment’s for all styles on order and provide a list of test requirements based on the product and buyer manuals
  • Ensure the following fittings are carried out with the in line with the customer requirements:
  • Maintain effective communication with overseas technologists in all technical and quality requirements for each style as required by the customer
  • Travel may be required within the UK and overseas
  • Maintain good working relationships, an open dialogue and effective communication, both within the team and at all levels with other teams/departments within the Company.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent MS Office skills especially Word and Excel, with some PowerPoint an advantage
  • Willingness to learn with excellent communication skills
  • Hindu speaking would be advantageous
  • Capable of working under pressure and on own initiative with a flexible approach to the workload
  • Strong organisational skills
  • To work as part of a small team – be a team player
  • Self motivated
  • Willingness to undertake some travel in the UK
  • Experience in the garment / fashion business with knowledge of production cycle in factories in China, Bangladesh & India – desirable.
  • Have demonstrable ability to work to critical deadlines
  • Technical ability with knowledge of garment make-up and production methods with knowledge of fit on mannequins and pattern alteration.
  • Have a good working knowledge of customer quality standards
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence – preferable
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