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Product Development and Sales Manager

Reference ID:
118171
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                     ***Please note that the company location is North of Laval***

Our client, a distributor and manufacturer of small leather goods, luggage and travel accessories, is looking to hire a PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND SALES MANAGER. They will be responsible for the product development for assigned brands from conception through to completion and sales. They will work closely with internal and external stakeholders (sales, design, marketing, distribution, factories, sales with foreign offices). 
Responsibilities:

– Responsible for the creative process of building the collection (color palettes, shapes, materials, etc)
– Communicate daily with overseas suppliers
– Develop and execute a business plan and strategy to ensure full achievement of forecasted budget
– Identify customers and sales opportunities
– Manage sales accounts under the guidance of the VP of Sales

Requirements:

– Minimum 5-7 years of experience in a similar position
– Fluently bilingual, both written and verbal
– Technical design background is a plus, working knowledge of Excel / Microsoft suite
– Strong negotiation and problem solving skills, strong analytical / strategic thinking skills, strong sales and customer service skills
– High driven, sense of urgency, able to prioritize, adaptability and flexibility in an ever changing market
– Strong organizational skills and detail oriented team player