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Account Executive - CAT (St. Louis)

Account Executive - CAT (St. Louis)

Brand/Group 
Caterpillar
Job Locations 
US-MO-St Louis
Job Function 
Sales
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
3
Type 
Full Time

More information about this job

Overview

 

Cat

 

Cat Footwear comes from a world of industry and action. A world where you can build anything. Where effort is everything. Where hard work pays off. Where others see obstacles, we see opportunity. We are Earthmovers. Distributed in more than 150 countries, the brand has grown from a small collection of work boots into a global lifestyle brand.

 

 

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

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of wholesale or retail experience.
  • 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 in MS Office (excel, word, and powerpoint)
  • Ability to understand and analyze retail financials and metric.

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