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Reference Code:  16433

Specialist Regional Retail Manager, Northeast

new york, NY, US

Fixed Term
  
  

Cartier, l'artisan des passions.

The Regional Manager is responsible for driving Cartier market share and brand presentation for Specialist Retail in the Northeast Region.

Geographic Responsibility:  Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio

 

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Reach sell-out, market share and sell-in objectives.
    • Ensure a flawless presentation of Cartier in each store under supervision.
    • Leverage expert teams (communications, marketing, CRM, VM, SDP, etc.) to build a meaningful and actionable business plans for each retailer
  2. Maximize the impact of each POS visit.
    • Preparation: Check store status against prior commitments, analyze KPIs (sell-out, stock on-hand, assortment relevance, client satisfaction results, training status).
    •  During the visit: Actively develop the partnership (dig into the retailer’s concerns, update the annual action plan, etc.), highlight environment and changes with the competition, adjust brand presentation and merchandising.
    • After the visit: Draft a quick recap of mutual commitments and dispatch tasks to relevant Cartier teams

 

  1. Leverage Cartier experts in client demand creation
  • Sales/ merchandising: Negotiate the proper product assortment with each POS and ensure that it is respected
  • Marketing: Build in-store animation for product launches, including product training, incentives, community animation
  • Communication: Invite retailers to contribute to co-op communication strategies tailor-made to their client profiles
  • SDP & VM: Collaborate to yield the best visibility from the Cartier location
  • Learning & Transformation: Design an annual training action plan (targeted team trained, ambassador program)
  • CRM & Events: Design a comprehensive action plan (co-op e-CRM, e-partner program, retailer- or Cartier-initiated events, etc.)
  • Animation of the Ambassador community

 

  1. Actively prospect store opening opportunities
  • Depending on the Maison’s strategy and the Region’s priorities for development, identify, assess and manage new opening opportunities

 

  1. Play an active role on the Regional Team
  • Work with boutique leadership and the broader regional team to perpetuate a client-centric, agile mindset/ behaviors
  • Maintain strong connection with corporate Specialist Retail function (National Account Management) and ensure local execution is consistent with the North America and worldwide SR strategy.

Education

  • Master’s degree with 2-3 years of experience in key account management in luxury watches, eyewear, fragrance, automotive or cosmetics.
  • Retail (boutique or corporate) experience is a plus.

 

Required Experience:

  • Sales Background

Technical Skills/Abilities

  • Strong negotiation and partnership-building skills to create mutual value
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Ability to work with and influence senior external partners
  • Excellent salesmanship to promote the Maison in multi-brand environment
  • Luxury product and retail sensibility
  • Autonomy
  • Ability to travel as much as 80% of the time

Personal Skills: 

  • Pro-active approach to tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Agility and open-mindedness