Assistant Account Manager Job at New Look | The Dots
Job Expired
1 month ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Account Assistant, Assistant Accountant
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Closing Date: 23/10/2020

More about the role

Here, at New Look, everything that we do is for the love of fashion. We’ve been bringing the latest fashion to the high-street since 1969.  We’re now a global, multichannel brand offering on-trend, value-fashion for women, men and teenage girls.  Even after 50 years we’ve stayed true to our original mission of delivering fabulous products at a price our customers can afford.
We invented fast fashion and it’s our colleagues today that continue our journey to create a New Look that everyone loves.
It’s our values that inspire us every day - we play to win, we are customer obsessed, we work as one…and it starts with you.
We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join our New Look team.
The Assistant Account Manager will be working within the Account Management team reporting to the Account Manager.  The responsibilities of this role is supporting with managing accounts with new and existing customers. The Assistant Account Manager is proactive, supportive and capable of making decisions on their own initiative. Able to thrive in a fast paced, action-oriented culture where they get an opportunity to suggest their own ideas within their area. This is a development role for career progressions.
Job Purpose, Responsibilities & Accountabilities
The Assistant Account Manager will be working within the Account Management team reporting to the Account Manager.  The responsibilities of this role is supporting with managing accounts with new and existing customers. The Assistant Account Manager is proactive, supportive and capable of making decisions on their own initiative. Able to thrive in a fast paced, action-oriented culture where they get an opportunity to suggest their own ideas within their area. This is a development role for career progressions.
Functional Knowledge
  • Maintain and develop excellent relationships and ways of working with key accounts.
  • Ensure adherence to commercial terms including range, distribution and pricing agreements.
  • Support in the delivery of the business plan for each account.
  • Actively review and make recommendations to improve inefficient processes.
Business Expertise
  • 2+ year’s experience however, candidates with relevant experience within the apparel industry will also be favoura-bly considered.
  • Be a dynamic, driven and fashion focused personal that is self-motivated and highly organised.
  • Understand the importance of attention to detail and can manage time effectively and efficiently.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral.
  • Excel literate and intermediate level of Microsoft office.
Leadership
  • Understandable goals and targets that need to be achieved.
  • Is a positive member of the team.
  • Manages processes well and is focused on delivering the business goals.
  • Manages own accounts with guidance.
  • Leads strong, collaborative and respectful relationships with the Core Buying and Merchandising Teams. Following their critical path and lead with buying decisions whilst able to suggest and influence opportunities from partners feedback to be implemented.
Problem Solving
  • Able to use information to identify priority issues.
  • Demonstrates good cross-functional working outside own department in order to devise workable solutions to problems.
  • Able to find solutions which make a real difference to results.
  • Makes proposals and generates enthusiasm on how to improve situations for business benefit.
  • Area of Impact
  • Key role of supporting the developing the New Look brand across domestic/international with third party partner-ships.
  • Working extremely collaboratively and following the critical path Buyers & Merchandising whilst passing the right information and learns on to the relevant people to maximise the opportunities.
  • Please see attached structure chart of your key area and role.
Interpersonal Skills/Key Relationships
  • Is aware of others perceptions and solicits feedback to ensure that their view is clear.
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills, being able to communicate effectively with peers and senior stakehold-ers.
  • Displays a confident and professional style at all times, taking action to ensure that the Account Manager has all the information required to influence the achievement of business goals.
  • Maintains and improves the quality of key relationships both internally and externally, continuously building trust and respect.
  • Builds relationships across the function and with key functions (BMD, Partners, Logistics, Marketing, VM and Fi-nance).
  • Adapts style/content/method of communication to the situation and audience.
  • Identifies needs and actively seeks development opportunities for Assistant Account Manager.
Behavioural Skills
  • At New Look, we live by our values, Customer Obsessed, It starts with Me, Play to Win, and We are one.  We be-lieve that our values are crucial to our success.
  • Customer Obsessed: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Plays to Win: Acts with speed and learns quickly when facing new problems or opportunities; a relentless and ver-satile learner; whilst using expertise in best practices.
  • It starts with Me: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • We are one: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likeli-hoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Measures / Key Performance Indicator’s
  • Account turnover versus annual operating target.
  • Sell through performance and customer stock levels
  • Co-ordinating with New Look and partner supply chain functions to ensure on-time fulfilment of orders.
Why New Look? The amazing people, the love of fashion, the 4pm Friday finishes – there are so many reasons to love working at New Look. We offer training to support you and your career progression, so that you can be at your absolute best. You’ll also receive these amazing benefits:
  • 40% staff discount
  • Monthly 25% off  privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy
  • Quarterly sample sales
  • Season ticket loans Apply now to find out more.

Skills Required

  • Account Assistant
  • Assistant

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