Key Account Sales Associate- Temp

The La Jolla Group

Irvine, Orange County California

2 year(s)
$30.00 - $33.00 per Hour
Job Description
Company Introduction

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move. With prominent brands such as O’Neill, Spiritual Gangster, PSD Underwear and Hang Ten, La Jolla Group has proved to be a builder of great brands, a creator of innovative products, and a master of operational excellence.

Here at La Jolla Group, we offer flexibility with the opportunity to work from home. Our hybrid schedule allows us to connect with each other virtually and in office. We offer awesome discounts on our clothing brands, early release Fridays (2:00pm), occasional employer provided lunches, year-round fun events as well as a full benefits package! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths.

General Summary

The Key Account Sales Associate position will administer the day-to-day duties related to house accounts. This includes daily communication with accounts and other departments within the company to fulfill all the needs and requests for orders plus shipping product in a timely and efficient manner. The Key Account Sales Associate will also work closely and communicate frequently with the VP of Sales.

This temporary position (6 months) is a hybrid role requiring a minimum of 3 days per week in-office at our Irvine, CA location.

Essential Job Functions

•Work closely with the VP of Sales to assist in the process of the sales cycle: order entry, reorders, data entry, shipping, issuing RAs/Markdowns into SHR portal and all Chromes – FMB sheets, etc.
•Service accounts providing them with excellent customer service, which is prompt, information and engaging making sure order are shipped within the requested delivery window
•Support and attend all sales meetings, trade shows and line showings
•Supervise delivery of catalogs, samples, and sales assets to house accounts
•Provide necessary information to VP of Sales regarding WIP and inventory issues
•Provide production updates, production cancellations, UPC codes, order deadline notifications, delivery schedules and delivery updates to house accounts
•Distribute weekly ATS Reports to house accounts to generate at-once sales
•Distribute monthly MAP Reports to house accounts to advise of key discount dates

Job Requirements
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Skill in completing multiple tasks at once
• Skill in oral and written communication
• Skill in operating office and technological equipment and software
• Ability to communicate professionally with coworkers, customers, and vendors
• Ability to work independently and meet managerial goals
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions
• Strong PC computer skills, must be proficient in Excel, Outlook, Word and Full Circle/Elastic is a +
• Excellent Communication Skills
• Great with numbers and strong analytical skills
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Excellent time management skills and prioritize/handle multiple tasks efficiently

Required Education and Experience
•Minimum of 2 Years inside retail or wholesale sales experience Required

Physical Requirements

Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports.
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees.
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to pick up products.
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type and use technical sources.

LJG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.