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Merchandise Sales Role

Employer: Etiko Pty Ltd

Work Type/s: Part-Time

Classification/s: Business Development, Sales and Merchandising

Sector/s: Social Enterprise

Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 17 November 2017

Applications close: 30 November 2017

 

Etiko's business is fundamentally different to most clothing, footwear and sports brands. Our ambition is to do as much good as possible, not to 'do no harm' or simply 'be a responsible purchaser’. Etiko’s engagement with fair trade certified suppliers means we are working with raw material and factory suppliers who are investing in the economic and social development of farmers and workers. Producing Etiko garments, footwear and sports balls is a vehicle for these people to lift themselves out of poverty and create a better life for themselves and their community. That is why we are in business.

 

Role

We are looking for a sales person who is confident and a self-starter. Someone who recognises and values outstanding customer service. You will have excellent communication skills, be a highly-motivated individual, be flexible in your approach and be willing to undertake a variety of tasks to ensure growth in sales.

You will be responsible for growing channel sales through retail outlets for our range of ethical, fair-trade certified fashion range which includes shoes and clothing.

 

The position is suited to someone who has experience building and growing B2B sales, and personal values that resonate with our clothing brand and customers.

 

Key responsibilities

 

  • Work autonomously – manage monthly calls and visits

  • Achieve forecasted sales targets

  • Develop and nurture long term relationships with your customers

  • Work collaboratively with the Etiko team

  • Identify and capitalise opportunities to build and increase sales and profit within your territory

  • Ensure that products are properly displayed in stores as well as on online

  • Ensure retailers and retail staff have the correct information and comprehensive knowledge about our products and USP

  • Maintain and update contact details via our CRM

  • Expand and grow merchandise and wholesale division

  • Maintain regular contact with stores

  • Target new retailers (zoos, eco stores, department stores etc etc)

 

 

Requirements

 

  • Proven B2B sales experience and experience selling or ranging fashion

  • Excellent communication, presentation and relationships management skills

  • Advanced computer skills with proficiency in Google Drive

  • Access to a car and current driver’s license

 

Highly Desirable

  • Previous experience with an ethical/purpose based organisation, such as a not-for-profit or social enterprise. (May include voluntary experience).

  • Understanding of the principles of Fair Trade

What we offer

We are a social enterprise with a strong cause, and we care about people at every level of our supply chain. We will support you, and reward your achievements.  Personal and professional development are important to us, so we offer ongoing learning and growth. We offer a competitive base salary and commission with flexible working arrangements. This position may suit someone with parenting responsibilities.

How to apply for this job

Please submit a cover letter that addresses the role requirements, and explain why you will be successful selling ethical fashion to admin@etiko.com.au