Fashion Sales Jobs have the potential to be rewarding and enjoyable, so long as you have the right skillset and find the role that is right for you. There are a variety of avenues available in this industry, below we take a look at some of them.
Fashion Sales Representative
For the role of a Fashion Sales Representative you will need to have a good working knowledge of the product you are selling, as often you will have to advise the best products for clients’ particular needs.
You may be expected to travel with this role as many Sales Representatives are assigned specific regions to look after. Day to day duties could involve –
- Checking deliveries are on time
- Securing a sale
- Following up to see if the customer is happy with the product
- Visiting factories and production lines.
What qualifications will be useful?
The level of education required for this role will vary dependent on employer. But having a degree in Fashion, Sales, Business or Marketing would be advantageous. There are a number of professional institutes providing industry recognised qualifications such as –
- The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
- Managing & Marketing Sales Association (MAMSA)
- The Institute of Sales & Marketing (ISMM)
What can I expect to earn?
Starting salaries for this type of role can be up to around £20,000 with very experienced Senior Sales Representatives earning in excess of £50,000.
Sales Account Manager
The role of a Fashion Sales Account Manager involves taking responsibility of major retail accounts, whether it’s a fashion product, supplier, in accessories, footwear, menswear or womenswear. Some regular duties may include things like –
- Pitching for new business
- Identifying new customers and product areas
- Involvement in product development
- Negotiating prices with suppliers and factories
What qualifications do I need?
Usually a degree in a relevant field is required for this type of role, following on from experience of working within other fashion sales jobs such as a fashion account executive type role.
What can I expect to earn?
As a successful Fashion Sales Account Manager you could look to be earning in excess of £40,000.
Wholesales Sales Manager
As a Wholesales Sales Manager you will be responsible for building strong relationships with new clients, it is important to gain a thorough knowledge of the brand you are representing, this type of role is sales driven hence you may be required to hit agreed company targets.
What will I be doing?
It’s often preferable that in this role you are able to provide your own extensive contact book, in order to develop new business and maximise sales, alongside this expect to –
- Liaise with clients regarding orders
- Identify new opportunities, to acquire new business
- Monitoring deliveries
- Providing client feedback
- Regular reporting
How do the earnings add up?
As a Wholesales Sales Manager you can expect to be earning in excess of £30,000 there are also on target earnings, bonuses and commission to be taken into account on top of this, so the potential earnings can often be generous.
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