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U.S. Sales Representative for Socota Group

SOCOTA Group


Location:
New York
Date:
09/03/2017
2017-09-032017-10-03
Job Type:
Employee, Contract
SOCOTA Group
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Job Details

Primary Responsibilities

●      Identify and acquire new retail, wholesale, and brand accounts that align with the product capabilities of Socota Group
●      Recommend products and answer questions about products, lead times, prices, credit terms, etc.
●      Negotiate contracts and provide customer support as needed
●      Keep up with fashion brands and trends in the U.S. and Canada
●      Represent Socota and increase recognition of the company within the U.S. and Canada
●      Monitor customer experience by soliciting feedback on product quality and delivery satisfaction
 

Secondary Responsibilities

●      Perform comparative shopping to stay up-to-date with Socota’s competitors
●      Coordinate with other departments such as marketing, management, accounting, and logistics
●      Attend trade shows and conventions

Requirements

●     Sales experience with a proven track record in women’s, men’s, and/or kids’ fashion
●     Bachelor’s Degree in fashion merchandising or marketing preferred
●      Ability to solve problems and commit to delivering on Socota’s motto: New-world fashion solutions out of Africa
●     Experience building relationships with mid- to large-sized accounts. Existing relationships are a plus
●     Excellent communication and leadership skills
●     Passion for high quality fashion products
●     Strong working knowledge of fabrics/textiles
●      Ability for frequent domestic travel and seasonal international travel

Socota is a vertically integrated design, fabric, and garment supplier with a strong presence in the European and South African markets. Our partners include Zara, Camaieu, Woolworths, Orchestra, and Cape Union Mart. With a design office in Paris and manufacturing in Madagascar, Socota is a truly global company with 9,000 employees worldwide. Since the company’s founding in 1930, Socota has been dedicated to maintaining the highest standards for product quality, and ethical treatment of employees and the environment. 

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