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Account Executive, Jessica Simpson Footwear (Remote)

DATE:  Mar 13, 2023
CITY:  New York
BRAND:  Camuto Group
REQ #:  140647
LOCATION NAME:  Camuto Design Studio
DEPARTMENT:  Sales Support & Operations

General Summary

Maintains and maximize existing relationships. The Account Executive analyzes the business through forecasts and reports and communicates customer needs to the  Planning and Design teams. Responsible for sales, profit and shipping goals.


Account: Dillards 


Reports to:  Director, Sales


Location: This is a remote role, however the preferred candidate lives in one of the following areas:  Tampa,  Little Rock, Dallas, Phoenix 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Partner with Planner and Director to maintain account P&L’s and markdown projections in order to maximize shipping/profitability and minimize liabilities. Offer viable options to drive sales through markdown strategies and find alternative outlets for unproductive inventory.

Maintain and maximize relationships with existing customers.

• Partner with Director to provide forecasts and reports to communicate effectively to leaders on customer needs, strategize on business plans including sales and shipping.

• Assist with negotiating internally & externally to achieve sales & profit goals and manage orders (tracking & shipping of samples)

• Work in conjunction with Buyers and Director to assort all buys that are catered to the specific accounts needs.

• Establish with Director cost-effective shipping goals by partnering with customer service/Planning.

• Partner with Design team to communicate sales and trends.

• Set up Shoe shows and showrooms. Prepare for presentations to market. Understand and react to current customer needs while having a full understanding of competition.

• Drop Ship and online including set up of account and maintenance.


Required Skills:

• Retail math - ability to use sales metrics and industry knowledge to anticipate trends and recommend strategies to drive sales

• Strong customer relationships

• Must be a team player, exhibiting strong communication skills and flexibility

• Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills, attention to detail and accuracy

• Professional demeanor and customer service oriented

• Skilled in Powerpoint, data manipulation/pivot tables, Microsoft Office Suite, and strong Excel ability



• 7+ years related footwear/accessory wholesale sales experience OR a combination of wholesale sales experience and buying/planning experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dillard’s System experience preferred



• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in footwear/accessory sales preferred




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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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