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Department Store Footwear Sales

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Department Store Footwear Sales for The Sak and Sakroots Brands. This position is responsible for managing and executing strategies/ initiatives to achieve financial and business performance goals by account, resulting in the growth and development of a profitable business. The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Requirements:

• Plan, manage and execute sales and merchandising strategy
• Forecast sales projections on a seasonal and annual basis tied to budgets
• Increase business opportunities within the appropriate channels of distribution
• Sell into inventory
• Open to buy management including forecasting/ planning sales, markdowns and receipts
• Foster close professional relationships with retailers to successfully manage the business
• Propose new business opportunities and drive business by analyzing and reacting to selling performance and capitalizing on available inventory
• Develop and present product ideas and concepts tied to individual account events/ needs
• Monitor accounts performance at retail and adjust strategies accordingly
• Strong relationships with buyers, associate buyers and planners in key accounts through daily communication to enhance information exchange and negotiations
• Must be able to work in a team environment/ exchange information with colleagues

Desired Skills & Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree, business or merchandising degree a plus
• Minimum 3-5 years footwear related sales experience
• Wholesale department store and/ or major specialty chain experience preferred
• Expertise in retail math and seasonal planning
• Retail experience a plus
• Strong communication, analytical and organizational skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Excellent presentation skills
• Selling and negotiation skills
• Ability to multi task and problem solve

The Benefits

In addition to our exceptional work environment, THE SAK offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes, but is not limited to: Medical (including alternative medical options), Dental, Life, Supplemental, 401K, Flexible Spending, Employee Discounts, Paid Holidays, a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan and opportunity for bonuses based on individual, team and company performance.

The Contact Info

Please email jcale@thesakbrandgroup.com

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