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Account Manager - New York City in New York, NY at Winston Retail

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

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    New York, NY
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Job Description

Company Description:

Winston Retail is the leading service agency that provides retail merchandising support, environmental design and project management.  Our passionate, talented and hard-working team is responsible for retail presentations for top fashion, image and lifestyle brands.  We specialize in apparel, footwear and accessories and work with clients such as The North Face, Puma, Calvin Klein, Under Armour and many others. For additional company information, please visit our website:

Job Description: 

We are looking for an Account Manager to work in our New York office managing a few of our top brands/clients. The Account Manager will be responsible for managing the client relationship and working with our internal support departments and field team to ensure we execute our deliverables of merchandising and stock support.  This individual will be coordinating the execution of client expectations, training documents, and talent selections.  The Account Manager is accountable for strategic business decisions to foster successful visual merchandising initiatives at retail for top sportswear and lifestyle brands.   



Job Requirements

Experience Requirements: 

  • 5-7 years of retail, wholesale or branded apparel experience
  • BA/BS Degree
  • High level Client Service
  • Retail Program and/or Training Program Development
  • Management of a large field organization
  • Previous work leading a Retail Coordinator organization as a Regional Manager (Previous Retail coordinator experience, a plus)
  • Retail Merchandising and Field Merchandising experience preferred
  • Budget Management, Retail Math and Business Analysis
  • Brand or Business Building results 

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements: 

  • Professional Client Relationships and a positive influential demeanor
  • Ability to create and maintain cross-functional partnerships (internally/externally)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent training and coaching skills, with proven results
  • Strong independent work ethic, business acumen and desire to build a business and company from the ground up
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Ability to adjust to change regularly and be motivated by working with a variety of brands, categories and retailers
  • Passion for Sales and Visual Merchandising
  • Computer skills including:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, email and the ability to master our field visit report/photo reporting system
  • written and visual intelligence in all client communication
  • Ability to modify the existing visual merchandising layout and change direction if needed
  • Expert on Merchandising concepts and translating onto the retail floor
  • Ability to assess execution of client directives and standards and store adaptations 

Problem Solving and Decision Making: 

  • Must be solution-oriented, with the ability to turn challenges into opportunities
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills
  • Provide merchandising direction and address on-floor issues daily with MCs
  • Review Daily Service schedules to ensure staffing is complete and on target
  • Ensure Travel budget is executed efficiently in cost and timing