Key Account Wholesale Assistant
A global luxury lifestyle brand and one of the premier names in American fashion, Diane von Furstenberg was founded in 1972 by the designer. Renowned for its iconic wrap dress and signature prints, DVF has expanded to a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories including shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, and fine jewelry. The company also offers luggage, eyewear, and home furnishings. In 2012, its Founder and Co-Chairman, Diane von Furstenberg, was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Forbes Magazine. Headquartered in New York City, DVF now boasts a global distribution network in over 55 countries and 1500 points of sale including 85 DVF owned and partnered stores throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Reporting into the Wholesale Director and the Wholesale Manager, the Key Account Wholesale Assistant role will support the wholesale functions of the franchise, department store and E-commerce partners’ business.
•Analyze weekly selling reports and recap data, trends, and qualitative information for all key accounts
•Establish strong relationships with account partners and buying teams in order to react quickly to business needs
•Book in all buying appointments prior to each collection sales campaign
•Work with Buyers during buying appointments to help them assort product and meet seasonal budgets
•Chase and enter all orders and check for discrepancies
•Participate in London market appointments and travel to Milan and Paris for local markets
•Prepare for staff trainings by planning training materials and presenting to the staff
•Collect purchase order numbers and monitor shipping seasonally with the logistics team
•Support retail staff at department stores to ensure they are trained and equipped with the tools necessary to achieve sales goals
•Understand DVF client profile and needs for businesses as well as maintain active awareness of market trends
- Foreign Language skills preferred, especially in Russian
- Background with Joor and Blue Cherry
•1-2 years of fashion wholesale experience