Director, Sales

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Business Group
Accessories Group
Category
Sales

About Us

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Centric Brands is a leading lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells high quality products in multiple segments, including women’s, men’s and kid’s apparel, accessories, entertainment and beauty.  Centric Brands is focused on our customers and our brands that will drive the company’s future growth. We are defined by innovation as we seize new opportunities and thrive in an environment informed by creativity and thinking that is both analytical and outside the box.  Centric Brands reflects a team built on respect, for others and for the hard work it takes to achieve our goals and build our bright future together.

 

Sales

Our sales professionals have a major impact on our business as they develop and implement the projections, forecasts and long-range planning strategies that will fuel our success today and into the future. A career in sales puts you alongside talented people working cross-functionally throughout our organization. The challenges are exciting, the pace is fast, and you’ll have a chance to build a career of almost limitless possibilities.

Specific Responsibilities Would Include

The Director of Sales drives strategies set by the Senior Vice President of Sales in order to maximize sales and margins, support and promote the brand(s), where appropriate, and maintain optimal relationships with customers. 


ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES


Strategy & Innovation

  • Strategically cultivate new accounts and seek opportunities to expand business with existing
    accounts; strategize means to penetrate new markets; oversee development and maintain
    business relationships with customers
  • Guide research and competitive analysis; interpret relevant trends and communicate with internal
    partners, where appropriate
  • Oversee development of line plan for Under Armour in context of larger assortment and cost
    structure; review and approve seasonal business proposals for each customer, with
    suggested assortments based on marketplace and customer base
  • Collaboratively devise and articulate brand positioning and key strategic initiatives for brand
    where appropriate; strategize optimal placement in store, including, where applicable, in-store fixtures.

Operations & Results

  • Lead regular review of shipments and orders, sales and stock levels, merchandising and
    markdowns with Account Executives
  • Guide strategies and approve recommendations to maximize sales and minimize markdowns
  • Travel frequently to customer locations to meet with leadership and ensure proper in-store
    execution; attend trade shows as necessary
  • Manage plannning and replenishment business

 

Customers & Relationships

  • Manage the cultivation, development and maintenance of relationships with new and existing customers at DMM level and below
  • Oversee communications and feedback between customers and internal partners in Sales, Design, Production and retail coordinators
  • Partner with planning and customers to oversee co-op, allowances and givebacks

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary
  • Train and coach junior team members in selling, negotiating and presentation skills
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals and team
  • Attract, develop and retain talent

Our Best Fit Candidate Would Have

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented and out going
  • Hosiery and underwear experience preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous
  • Strong analytical skills and fluent in retail math
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 5-8 years experience in wholesale apparel sales
  • Experience with working with off-price accounts preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; familiarity with SAP a plus
  • Travel Required

In return, we provide an industry-competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits plan (medical, dental, vision) that includes a matching 401 (k), Summer Fridays, generous PTO, merchandise discounts, excellent career development opportunities, and a work environment that reflects our industry leadership. Our D&I committee is shaping the future of diversity, equity and inclusion at Centric Brands though workshops, resources and inspiring conversation.

 

Salary Range: $130,000-$150,000

 

At Centric Brands, we believe our people are our greatest asset, and we seek to structure competitive compensation offers to ensure that we are able to attract and retain the best talent.  Our job postings include an annual base salary range at the time of employment.  The stated base salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on several factors, including the selected candidate's educational and professional experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the selection process.  Base salary is a part of a total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, annual bonus and other Centric Brands sponsored benefit programs. 

 

Be part of our growing community by getting involved with groups, teams and initiatives like Be Green, Be Giving, and Be Celebrated.

 

 

Centric Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

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