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Account Manager

Listing ID: 1461162

Account Manager

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: People Marketing
Location: West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Specified Hours: Flexi hours 8/9.30 start - 4/5.30 finish
Reference Number: 12444
Salary / Wage: £40,000 DOE + Benefits
Twitter Handle: People Marketing
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 3 weeks 1 day
About: People Marketing Fashion Recruitment (est. 1989) is a boutique recruitment agency specialising in the fashion & lifestyle industry. We recruit for a diverse range of vacancies in the UK and internationally, including jobs in design, technical, quality, sourcing, production, sales, buying & merchandising and ecommerce.

The majority of our consultants have first-hand industry experience, and our team are passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and the individuals who work in it. We have an extensive network of candidates built up over the last 25 years. We have an impressive client list of retailers, brands and suppliers within fashion & textiles. We are proud of our reputation for providing a high quality personalised service, and for placing the right candidates in successful long term career opportunities. Our business continues to grow through recommendations from candidates and clients.

Are you passionate about fashion accessories and hold experience of working within this product field? If so, you do not want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity.
You will be eager, driven, always showing enthusiasm in your day to day role. You will help to grow key accounts through being involved in the full life cycle of the product from the order being placed, to the order being in store and selling. Ideally you will be working with existing key accounts and you will be able to bring these contacts into your next role.

The ideal candidate must be a people person with lots of ideas on how you can continuously grow the business and existing accounts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage relationships with customers- existing and new
  • Build and maintain strong relationship with factories; understand their strengths and work together to build the business
  • Communicate in a clear and timely manner between customers and factories; as well as with internal departments
  • Provide solutions to any arising issues to create a smooth working environment for customers and factories; escalate as necessary
  • Manage key dates by customer to maintain on time critical path
  • Maintain awareness of trends and competitor ranges
  • Suggest opportunities to grow the business
  • Negotiate prices and ensure accurate quotes encompass all necessary customer requirements
  • Customer meeting preparation and follow up
  • General administration
  • Product Development

The Person:

  • At least five years’ experience working in a similar role and with factories in the Far East
  • Proven success of bringing on new accounts, and growing existing accounts
  • Understanding of working with accessories is preferred but not necessary
  • Understand the retail cycle with experience of working in a fast moving and reactive environment
  • Must have experience working with bags
  • Demonstrate capacity to communicate at all levels of the business and with external customers; both verbally and via email
  • Proven ability to manage multiple customers; meet deadlines, prioritise and take initiative
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Show passion for product
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Gym Membership (Gym on site)
  • Yoga/Meditation/Mindfulness session 30mins/week
  • Cereal, Bread, fruit, tea & coffee supplied

Hybrid Working

  • One day at home on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (not for junior positions)


  • 23 days per year, 25 days after 5 years, 26 days after 7 years,  28 days after 10 years

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