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

Bill Blass is looking for an experienced National Sales Manager, an individual who can develop, grow, and support new and existing accounts. We seek someone who has a well-established network of partnerships in the handbag retail industry, with senior-level contacts who readily takes their calls and meetings.
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Company: Bill Blass
Position: National Sales Manager, Handbags

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 retailers 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 handbag 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