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Specialty Footwear Sales for The Sak, Sakroots and Elliott Lucca

The Sak Brand Group is a leading handbag and accessories company with a portfolio of brands that caters to different areas of the market place.  Known for our distinctive fabrications and design heritage, our brands (The Sak, Sakroots, and Elliott Lucca) are distributed to major department and specialty stores worldwide. The Sak prides itself on hiring the best people whose dedication, talent and commitment to individual, team and company growth is exceptional. The Sak is committed to offering innovative, fresh and brand specific product at an excellent value. Our culture is based on the values of Trust, Action and Ownership. We value an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to succeed.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate in New York to fill the position of Specialty Footwear Sales for The Sak, Sakroots & Elliott Lucca Brands. This position is responsible for building, managing, opening 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:


• 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 5 years footwear related sales experience
• Independent, Specialty & Mid-Tier Experience Required
• 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


In addition to our exceptional work environment, The Sak Brand Group 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.

Contact Info

Please email jcale@thesakbrandgroup.com

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