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Sr Account Executive - West Coast

Sr Account Executive - West Coast

Brand/Group 
Wolverine
Job Locations 
US-WA-Seattle
Job Function 
Sales
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
7
Type 
Full Time

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Overview

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Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.

GENERAL FUNCTION

Responsible for supporting business development and growth of accounts to achieve sales and profitability objectives. Develops relationships to promote product placement in the assigned channel of distribution. Identifies marketplace opportunities, prospects and engages new customers, prepares strategic sales presentations and responsible for account management.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Oversee strategic marketing and operational initiatives to support business development in assigned channel of distribution.
  • Work cross-functionally with Sales Planning and Marketing to manage business plans and forecasts.
  • Represents needs of key account with Merchandising to ensure account product needs are being met on a consistent basis.
  • Sells the proper quantity of assortment product that a customer can profitably retail and a quality composition of assortment product to ensure growth in the territory.
  • Identify new account opportunities in order to meet growth targets, possess a thorough understanding of the marketplace (competitor information, consumer understanding, current/future market penetration, etc.) and help drive forecast accuracy.  During presentation gives leadership and direction by recommending key SKU’s and lifestyles.
  • Has an organized format on each sales call, covering all important topics -- next 90 days, line presentation, supporting key initiatives, writing the order and follow-up.  Sells the corporation and the division
  • Initiates, develops and sells accounts in keeping with the division’s distribution strategies.
  • Maintains an updated prospective new account list.
  • Prepares for each sales call in advance, knows what the retailer has on order, delivery update, what is reordering and previous year’s sales history.
  • Monitor model stocks and determine proper pairs and levels of inventory and timing of recommended markdowns.
  • Plans a conversion strategy that enables a profitable transition from one season to the next.
  • Advises management routinely of problems and opportunities in the region, offers recommended solutions when management is needed.
  • Maintains a consistent frequency of in-store visitation to ensure execution of brand presence, visual roll-out/events, driving turn and door volume.
  • Identifies areas of underdeveloped business and formulates a strategy to capture increased market share.
  • Maintains updated account and sales records and analyzes and reports selling information to company on weekly basis for key accounts.
  • Performing duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performing other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of wholesale or retail experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong business partnerships
  • Motivated, enthusiastic self-starter who is able to work effectively in a team environment and independently.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, time management skills and is detail oriented.
  • Must understand the marketplace.
  • Must possess strategic selling and presentation skills, and have a professional presence when dealing with customers.
  • Proficient MS Office (excel, word and powerpoint)
  • Working knowledge of retail math measurements (i.e. gross margin, turn and markdowns)

Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).