The Associate Account Executive is responsible for sales activities related to developing strategic relationships with major clients and driving category expansion in existing accounts via telephone, email and/or face to face client visits. This involves, but is not limited to: client contacts, presentations, quote generation, RFP response and other sales activities for their assigned accounts. Pre-sales support functions include: product ideation, pricing, research, product information, building presentations, et cetera.
Reports to: Manager, Sales Operations
Job duties will include:
Liaison for the team; create a bridge for discussions between vendor, client, accounts team and production
Develop relationships with strategic vendor partners and maintain a specific number of appointments as outlined.
Starting point for client opportunities and product ideation
Sourcing and research of product
Work closely with the Import Department on overseas projects
Manage compliance requirements for larger clients
Prepare client presentations and quotes
Attend vendor presentations for new product ideas and vendor sources
Special projects as needed
Job duties may also include:
Accurate data entry of purchase orders
Email orders to the factory
Order Follow up
Forward proofs to client or salesperson, obtain appropriate approvals and forward to the factory
Work with factory and accounting in regards to any necessary prepayments
Daily update of “order notes” – updates, schedules, action items, etc. in PSWN
Review of order acknowledgments against purchase orders, alerting AE of any price changes, entering appropriate updates in PSWN
Order problem resolution with suppliers, with escalation to AEs and/or management staff as appropriate
Obtain freight estimates as required
Communication with internal clients daily regarding order status
Communication with external clients
Ability to adapt to change and perform in a fast-paced environment
A Self-motivated and clear idea of teamwork value
Excellent organizational, administrative, and follow up skills
Strong ability to multi-task
Hands-on attitude and continuous improvement mentality
Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, SAGE, and ASI software packages
Customer service, people, and results-oriented
About PromoShop, Inc.
PromoShop is an experienced promotional merchandising and marketing services company that provides creative branded merchandise and custom premiums to our clients, large and small. We focus our resources and energies on serving those companies that have entrusted us with the protection and promotion of their brands. We understand our clients' marketing strategy, objectives, and target audience...turning the impossible into a unique reality.