An exciting opportunity for a Sales Director to join a large reputable womenswear supplier based in Leicester. The role is flexible working from home and in the office.
Launching a new division of womenswear wovens/soft separates within their company working with their existing customers and bringing on new contacts. Working directly with factories in the Far East.
Key Responsibilities: -
Being a Self-starter who is able to work directly with factories in the Far east with an excellent knowledge in Production and Sourcing
Ensuring targets are met and KPIs especially contribution and achieve gross margin.
Ensures a high level of pro-activity and urgency during the sales process.
Preparing for sales meetings and sharing retail feedback and newness relevant teams can trade from.
Selling styles to the customers and negotiating prices and delivery terms.
Able to re-negotiate terms if a problem arises.
Monitoring in-store performance and reacting promptly to rates of sales and customer feedback.
Trading within season and keeping the lead with emerging trends and fabrications.
Tracking orders and providing year on year on a customer bases for purpose of budget capacity planning.
Key Requirements: -
Excellent product knowledge of Wovens/Soft Separates
Strong connections and experience working with factories in Bangladesh, China and Vietnam
Excellent knowledge of souring fabrics.
Passionate about product.
Managing margin and contribution efficiently.
Strong presentation and communication skills.
Able to negotiate with clients, suppliers and factories.
Training, motivating, coaching and influencing others.
Able to build and maintain strong relationships.
Can manage a team.
Can easily coordinate with other departments.