Account Executive – Footwear/Outerwear

Chicago, IL OR Los Angeles, CA

Our client is seeking a Footwear Account Executive who has a keen understanding of the retailers in the fast fashion and contemporary footwear industry. Candidates can reside in either Los Angeles or Chicago.


  • Elevating and managing account partnerships
  • Identify and create new partnership opportunities through cold calling, emailing, etc.
  • Network with prospective clients to have a win-win growth strategy in the branded and private label business
  • Leverage existing relationships and contacts with buyers in the women’s fashion retailers, online retailers, and private label businesses to drive business
  • Assess and plan specific quarterly and annual sales plans and goals with team
  • Ensure sales and productivity goals are met YOY
  • Devise new and innovative ways to market products and drive growth
  • Analyze monthly selling goals and reports to understand and drive business
  • Attend Trade Shows and Showroom appointments
  • Travel Required | 75% Travel

Requirements / EXPECTATIONS:

  • Must have relevant wholesale experience
  • Detailed knowledge of women’s fashion space
  • Knowledge of competitive products and markets
  • Possesses familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, photoshop
  • Works well with a team
  • Demonstrates solid motivation and ability to think creatively
  • Exhibits awareness of best sales practices and methods
  • Possesses strong persuasive abilities
  • Possesses clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Professional but confident and outgoing demeanor
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of personal accountability
  • Ability to multitask, execute, and accomplish goals
  • Must have a minimum of 4+ years of sales experience within footwear or outerwear