Bill Blass Is Hiring A National Sales Manager, Footwear (NYC)

We seek someone who has a well-established network of partnerships in the footwear retail industry, with senior-level contacts who readily takes their calls and meetings.
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Company: Bill Blass
Position: National Sales Manager, Footwear

Bill Blass is looking for an experienced National Sales Manager, an individual who can develop, grow, and support new and existing accounts at high-end brick-and-mortar department stores and specialty boutiques, E-tailers, and affiliate sites and apps. Candidates should be skilled at: sales and account management, communicating internally and externally, improving processes, and making changes when/where necessary. 

We seek someone who has a well-established network of partnerships in the footwear retail industry, with senior-level contacts who readily takes their calls and meetings. The candidate must be well-liked by retail contacts and be able to work collaboratively with the Bill Blass team. We want a person up to the challenge of taking our brand to a new level of growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage key accounts.
  • Maintain regular (weekly) contact with retailers.
  • Keep updated on sales trends and product needs.
  • Align with Executive Management to set short-term and long-term sales plans.
  • Meet or exceed revenue and margin objectives and goals by sustaining the highest level of drive and motivation among team.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales strategies against goals, taking into account ROI.
  • Communicate issues, market challenges, and opportunities to Executive Management.
  • Ensure consistent sales messaging across target accounts.
  • Initiate new business development.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years managing sales relationships with retailers.
  • Experience using math to establish the benchmarks and minimums for key high-end Department stores and specialty stores.
  • Full working knowledge of retail metrics.
  • Expert interpersonal interactions including negotiating, selling, and presenting.

Please send a resume and cover letter to hr@billblass.com. We will contact you directly if interested. Thank you for your application.

Bill Blass is an Equal Opportunity Employer