Product/Account Manager

Recruiter
Kirlkland Associates Limited
Location
Leicester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Ref
1222680269
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client are a leading wholesaler who supply products to the high-street. Due to continued growth, they are seeking an Account Manager to join their team on a permanent basis.

As an Account Manager, you will be responsible for managing key high-street accounts, ensuring customer satisfaction is achieved consistently. You will also oversee the work of a small team of Junior Account Managers.

Key Responsibilities will include:
  • Completing technical specification requests and diagrams to communicate new design requirements to factories in the Far East.
  • Compile, update and maintain development sample critical path to ensure samples are on schedule for customer selection
  • Build relationships with factories through telephone/Skype and email
  • Begin to understand testing and risk assessments and be present in internal technical meetings
  • Main point of contact for customers regarding logistics, placing orders, handover dates and other queries they may have, which are not product development related
  • Negotiating shipment and delivery dates with customers and factories
  • Critical path management to ensure orders are being shipped on time

Account Manager - The Candidate:
  • We are looking for a dedicated and ambitious candidate with previous experience in a similar role, preferably within garments, footwear or accessories, although other product areas will be considered.
  • You will have experience liaising with Buyers and communicating with overseas suppliers.
  • Previous people Management experience would be an advantage, as the successful candidate will have at least one direct report.
  • You will be highly organised with excellent attention to detail and a high level of numeracy.
  • A Business degree or equivalent would be advantageous.

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