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Account Director, LifeStride

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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Caleres, Inc. Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis, MO
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


We seek an analytical and solutions-driven account director with a passion for developing strategic sales plans to drive business results to join our LifeStride team.

We are Caleres, a global footwear company with brands that fit people s lives. We are ferocious about fit and living our mission of inspiring people to feel good, feet first.

We seek people who:
Develop effective brand strategy to maximize sales and drive growth of the LifeStride brand
Build strategic sales plans, leveraging account insight and goals to achieve sales targets and align with brand objectives
Identify key retailers, opportunities and new accounts
Partner with retailer regional teams to improve product placement and brand positioning
Effectively manage budget to drive account growth and profitability
Deliver practical assortment plans based on retail space, inventory turn and sell-through
Monitor competitor brands and target market share to understand consumer trends and opportunities

We seek people with these qualifications:
Bachelor s degree in Business
5+ years wholesale/retail sales experience
Demonstrated success growing retail sales to drive business results
Proven ability to negotiate and influence outcomes with internal & external customers
Natural problem solver with strong analytical skills
Strong business acumen and retail math abilities
Excellent partnering, relationship-building and communication skills
Ability to travel (up to 20%)

But most of all, we seek believers who share in our ferocity for fit. People who believe remarkable things are possible and will not stop striving for them.

People passionate about their work. People who hold themselves and others accountable. People who think a $2.6 billion company should be as creative as a start-up. People driven by an insatiable curiosity. People who care about being the best, among the best.