Account Executive - Key Accounts
We believe that if you want to live an inspiring life , you've got to start with a great foundation.
That’s why we create the most exciting ergonomic sandals, shoes, clogs and boots in the world. Our mission? Making comfort sexy and cool.
So if you’re world class at what you do, and want to work in a rule-breaking, challenging, quick-moving, big-dreaming, entrepreneurial environment – where what you add, matters – you sound like one of us.
At FitFlop we aim to be BETTER at what we do, all the time, PROUD of our brand, our product, and our interactions and APPRECIATIVE of our opportunities.
As our Account Executive, you’ll provide expertise in driving the key account business, maximizing sales and profitability through the sell in and sell through process at the account level. You’ll be responsible for analyzing trends and financial data to identify risks and opportunities at the sku level and developing strategies for regional and account specific needs.
The primary focus will be sales management of Dillard’s, with additional regional key account responsibilities to be determined.
You’ll have solid experience in wholesale sales and/or retail buying with an understanding of retail financial metrics to evaluate short and long-term impacts to business. You’ll be fiercely passionate about footwear and looking to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
Execute sell in and sell through strategy each season, using a variety of sales tools, including face-to-face business meetings with retailers, weekly financial analysis, and interaction with field sales team on communication and execution of brand strategy at point-of-sale
Communicate and report to Sales Director on the status of the FitFlop business in the territory. Analyze sales reports from customers and be proactive in suggesting an action plan on product
Formulating various strategies and selling goals with the Director of Sales that fosters the long-term growth of FitFlop
Develop and maintain close relationships with customers in the territory, ensuring that relevant information is properly communicated back to internal team
Conduct regular analysis of marketplace to identify opportunities and challenges for in-season business and future product line planning
Manage seasonal product merchandise calendar synchronizing with UK product development team and US Go-To-Market (GTM) timelines. Attend all necessary Range Review and GTM meetings
Partner with Sales Channel and Planning leadership as required throughout the GTM timeline process to ensure successful implantation of channel assortment
Work closely with various department heads, Sales Director & VP of Sales to ensure adequate communication of information. Responsible for adhering to budgets and achieving sales targets
Shoe industry expert with extensive sales experience
Someone who possesses a strong understanding of financial measurements: sales, gross margin, weeks of supply, inventory turn, sell-thru and how to impact them
Strategic thinker, able to prioritize and think through a variety of issues at the same time
Thoughtful decision maker
Maintain professional demeanour despite pressure situations
Excellent leadership, organizational and communications skills
Proven ability as a people manager, motivator and evaluator
PC savvy, including Microsoft Office
Ability to travel, including driving and extensive flying
Previous experience with Dillard’s is a plus!