Edite Showroom is seeking a Senior Account Executive (NYC)

EDITE showroom is a boutique fashion agency specializing in public relations and wholesale. Senior AE must have 3-5 years wholesale experience within the fashion arena for advanced contemporary and/or high end luxury lines selling to major accounts.
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EDITE showroom is a boutique fashion agency specializing in public relations and wholesale. Senior AE must have 3-5 years wholesale experience within the fashion arena for advanced contemporary and/or high end luxury lines selling to major accounts.
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EDITE showroom is a boutique fashion agency specializing in public relations and wholesale, and representing an eclectic mix of cutting-edge luxury and contemporary designers with ready-to-wear and accessory collections. –edge luxury and contemporary designers with collections. Each new, innovative approach to their respective markets and forefronts trends with their distinctive styles. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Service existing accounts while increasing sales volume and profitability per door on a seasonal basis. 
  • Analyze, forecast and project seasonal/annual account sales budgets. Maximize selling opportunities in order to meet sales goals and targets.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with buyers and store management. 
  • Grow account base and penetrate new markets, while maintaining the brand integrity. Identify and establish contact with potential customers proactively. 
  • Create and implement business plans and strategies. Anticipate changes to the business and adapt strategies to ensure continued success. Follow up on all meeting recap notes.
  • Attend trade shows (both locally and regionally). Responsible for coordinating appointments and organizing samples including timing and transportation from shows economically. 
  • Partner with the PR & Marketing team to initiate marketing, advertising/PR strategies and proper brand promotion.
  • Mentor and work with others on the sales team to further his/her skills through knowledge sharing.
  • Maintain database with up-to-date contacts and activity details.
  • Maintain professional etiquette and standards within showroom and at all times while interacting with customers and representing the brand.
  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary.
  • Train and coach junior team members in selling, negotiation & presentation skills.
  • Acts as a liaison between all departments and the client to ensure a timely completion of projects
  • Manage client relationships, projects and expectations

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Skills and Specifications:

  • Must be results driven and have a proven track record.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent problem solving and organization skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and possess a tenacious work attitude.
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills. 
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Innovative and proactive.
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of brand positioning.
  • Flexible. Willing to travel when needed.

Education and Qualifications

  • Preferably a Bachelor's degree in business, sales and marketing, or a related field. 
  • 3-5 years wholesale experience within the fashion arena for advanced contemporary and/or high end luxury lines selling to major accounts.
  • Extensive knowledge of the fashion and apparel industry.

To apply, please send your resume to Alissa at alissa.adams@edite.us.