DESCRIPTION: Wholesale Account Executive
START DATE: ASAP
HOURS: Full-Time
LOCATION: DTLA
TRAVEL: Some travel required.



OVERVIEW

Since its launch in 2000, Zoë Chicco has created a cult following among celebrities and trendsetters alike and is now carried in over 200 stores globally.  We’re proud of the stable growth we’ve experienced and are looking for a Wholesale Account Executive to join our expanding DTLA team to focus on growing our Wholesale Specialty Store business!  Our ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, can improvise and think on their feet, and has a keen eye for detail and a great memory.

This role reports to the Sales Manager and will oversee a large number of existing stores as well as work to grow the business with new store additions. Some travel is required.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for maintaining and growing both new and existing assigned wholesale accounts.
  • Work with buyers on creating seasonal stock orders and reorder proposals based on selling history and current best sellers. Ensure strong classification coverage on bulk orders that will allow for strong solid representation of the brand in store.
  • Ensure all orders are submitted to production correctly and in a timely manner. Act as liaison between stores and in-house production team.
  • Work with accounts to answer any questions they may have and communicate any relevant information to them. Handle all special orders and customer requests.
  • Target new business through prospecting, analyze brand adjacency and positioning, and survey the general market for additional wholesale opportunities.
  • Prepare for and attend the Couture trade shows once a year along with any other necessary market needs that arise.
  • Prepare for and in some cases attend any necessary trunk shows scheduled with stores.
  • Provide product knowledge about the brand to stores to ensure buyers and staff have all necessary tools to sell the collection at retail.
  • Responsible for showroom upkeep and maintenance, as well as semi-annual inventory and tracking of the master sample set.
  • Able to perform any additional tasks as needed by the company.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED
  • Demonstrate a passion for jewelry and relationship-building.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the confidence to present materials in a knowledgeable and exciting manner.
  • Have a basic understanding of retail math and sale numbers.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Must be reliable, trustworthy, and have consistent follow through.
  • Demonstrate strong time management skills. Self-motivated and take initiative to complete tasks quickly and independently.
  • Experience working in a team is a must.
  • Excel at both creative and administrative tasks as well as interpersonal communication.

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Strong visual merchandising skills.
  • Experience in the fine jewelry industry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks is a plus.
BENEFITS
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Retirement plan (401k)
  • Employee discount
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Casual work environment

LOCATION

This role is based full-time in our Downtown Los Angeles office.