Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler. A play on the words "can do", Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside of Sephora.
Kendo is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world's largest luxury group. The Kendo house of brands presently includes: Marc Jacobs Beauty, KVD Vegan Beauty, Ole Henriksen, Bite and Fenty Beauty. Through original development, collaborations and acquisitions, the Kendo stable of brands will always be creative, inspiring and innovative. A dynamic engine of speed, expertise and market-savvy, the Kendo team continues to redefine the beauty industry through great product, great storytelling, and great retail and direct-to-consumer partnerships.
This position plays a critical role as part of the National Accounts team you will be the interface between Kendo Brands UK Head Office and the Sales Education team, and a selection of National Account Groups. The National Accounts team is charged with achieving agreed wholesale targets for allocated National Account Groups through effective communication and implementation of strategic plans, and to maximize business to its full potential.
- To ensure smooth running of the Automated Stock Replenishment Systems and liaise with the Planner and Operations Department accordingly.
- To ensure and negotiate correct par levels for each store within allocated National Account Groups.
- To successfully sell-in the Marketing Programmes to each of the allocated National Account Groups and maximize store support for these activities.
- To achieve agreed retail and wholesale targets within the allocated National Account Groups.
- To monitor and forecast retail and wholesale performance for the allocated National Account Groups.
- To work with the Planner and align on SKU forecasting and inventory targets for core and NPD
- Develop and implement activities tailored to each allocated National Account Group as needed and directed to maximize business potential.
- To provide effective communication and strong working relationships with each allocated National Account Group management.
- To ensure effective communication and coordinated activity between Kendo Brands management and sales team.
- To encourage feedback from the Field Management relating to the respective National Account Groups.
- To seek improvement in operating efficiencies within the allocated National Account Groups with particular reference to automatic stock replenishment systems.
- Ensure regular visits to key stores within allocated National Account Groups with field sales team, Senior National Accounts Manager or on own.
- To monitor and communicate competitor activity and performance within the allocated National Account Groups.
- Implement and complete projects as requested
- Commercially aware & ability to drive business performance.
- Experience in retail sales management within the National Account sector of the cosmetics industry is essential.
- Experience at National Account level preferable
- Proven track record of managing wholesale sales within the National Account sector.
- Able to manage time effectively and plan in contingencies to ensure targets are met.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills essential, adaptable for delivery to a range of audiences.
- Team player, ability to respond to rapidly changing demands.
- Proficient at Excel.
- Excellent planning & organizational skills.