Temporary Key Account Executive

Role Title:
Temporary Key Account Executive
Oakville, ON
Job Advert Description

Clarks is seeking a Key Account Sales Executive!  The primary responsibilities for the Key Account Sales Executive for Clarks will be to maximize and manage “Key Account” businesses. Responsible for planning assortments, financials, forecasting & marketing for designated account base. This is a temporary role in our Oakville, Canada office - lating 12 months.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Manages customer base within the territory through effective rapport building with existing and established key customers.
  • Performs individual and group sales presentations with potential new accounts to increase sales
  • Oversees the use of advertising and promotional programs with each account, keeping consistent with Clarks sales and Marketing initiatives
  • Coordinates prompt, efficient handling of customer inquiries and issues, and oversees full sales process to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Analyses sales and market data, prepares seasonal forecasts, results summaries and sets targets to meet and exceed sales goals.
  • Liaison between retailer and the company for all sales related functions.
  • Liaison with credit, assisting in resolving any credit issues.
  • Monitor compliance to ensure charges are legitimate.
  • Work with Product group to identify specific requirements for key accounts to ensure they have the right product and the right styles for their accounts
  • Responsible for meeting key account margin requirements.
  • Communicate retail information to Marketing and Product Development.
  • Participate in Clarks Americas forecasting.

Successful Experience: 

  • Must have a minimum of 4 years retail buying office and/or a minimum of 4 years sales background
  • Retail and/or wholesale experience
  • Sales and sales analysis 
  • BS degree in business preferred
  • Sales and shoe industry knowledge
  • Ability to produce accounts 
  • Exceptional customer service and presentation skills

Every 60 seconds, 105 pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.6 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 15,000 employees across 75 different countries – everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world’s biggest everyday footwear brand (by sales volume), we’re still owned by the Clarks family and based in Street, Somerset, UK– where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve center of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story. And right now, we’re busy writing the next chapter. With a constant search for new and better ways to work, innovation’s set to play a big part in our future.