Senior Key Account Manager, LATAM

Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro

Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023
Launched in 2015, SOL DE JANEIRO is an award-winning, fast-growing premium global lifestyle beauty brand inspired by the beauty rituals and attitude of the beaches of Rio. Our purpose is to embolden a movement of self-celebration and joy through the power and the warmth of Brazilian spirit. This brand philosophy extends from our products to our corporate culture. We are leaders, permanently inquisitive, category junkies, incredibly diverse, self-demanding, true team players, and we are all Brazilian in Spirit.

Headquartered in New York and launched as a digitally native brand, we now have teams in Rio, Paris, London and Italy supporting the expansion across the globe.

The position will report to the Key Account Executive Director and will lead our Latin America wholesale business in continued growth.

Overall Responsibilities:

We are excited to bring on a new Sr. Key Account Manager, LATAM to lead Sol de Janeiro's premier wholesale account partnerships in the Latin America region. This role is responsible for omnichannel account leadership with a focus on best-in-class retail partnership, fostering excellent working relationships with all members of the retailer merchant teams. This leader will build omnichannel launch plans and strategies across all accounts in the LATAM region. This role will work alongside cross-functional sales, marketing, digital, operations, and finance teams on key projects to build brand passion and awareness while driving retail sales growth and net shipments. We are looking for someone who is excited to be a part of building a rapidly growing brand and to lead our key account business through to day-to-day execution. This role is remote and requires occasional travel.

Wholesale Account Leadership And Relationship-Building
  • Manage key Latin America wholesale business for Sol de Janeiro and build strong, collaborative relationship with retailer teams.
  • Grow the LATAM wholesale businesses in alignment with shared performance goals, remaining competitive and maintaining top rankings. Drive strong revenue and profitability growth, achieving aggressive sales goals while expanding market share and supporting omnichannel plans.
  • Advocate for Sol de Janeiro brand positioning and point of difference with our retailer counterparts.
  • Identify risks and opportunities to sell-in and sell-through plan and propose and execute innovative solutions.

Retailer Marketing Exposure Planning
  • Manage 360 omnichannel opportunity planning in partnership with retailer and internal Sol de Janeiro team, including digital and in-store exposures for both permanent gondola/wall fixturing and temporary locations, sell-in sales,, media and social strategy, and sampling and loyalty/CRM initiatives, optimizing key levers and being best-in-class partners.

Core and Launch Strategic Support
  • Partner with retailer to identify key market trends and focus categories to drive collaborative product development and best-in-class digital strategy.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to build new go-to-market strategies and 360 support elements to maximize launches and brand potential tailored to our retail partners' needs.
  • Partner with education and events internal resources to align on strategy, planning and execution to support core and new launches.

Inventory Analysis
  • Partner with internal planner to develop and communicate detailed plans and ensure adequate inventory support in-store and online. Responsible for the overall stock levels and ensuring that appropriate product mix of stock is available in the stores/online by assuring timely ordering, proactively monitoring and resolving low or out-of-stock conditions.

Logistics Management
  • Responsible for working with internal partners to enter POs and ensure product registration and PO execution is aligned with on-counter timelines.

Visual Merchandising
  • Partner with visual merchandising, marketing and retailer teams to execute instore visual merchandising deliverables including design, planograms, timelines, (endcaps/towers/gondola) and corresponding inventory planning and support.

Sales Reporting and Analysis
  • Monthly sales reporting and communication, identifying opportunities, amplifying successes, tracking rankings etc.

Budget Management
  • Responsible for account omnichannel promotional budget planning and tracking.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required minimum
  • 6+ years in Sales/Account Management, Category Management or Retail Management, particularly with international markets. Experience working in beauty industry is preferred.
  • Strong analytical ability; attention to detail and organizational/time management skills.
  • Ability to work with data from multiple sources and interpret the data to provide actionable conclusions.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills required.
  • Desire to work in a strong team environment. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to build relationships to drive results and can present regularly to small-medium size groups.
  • Ability to balance priorities across multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly and leverage systems and information to influence others.
  • Must be comfortable working a hybrid schedule (Remote + in our NY Office, as needed).

Salary Range

$120,000—$130,000 USD

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a highly competitive bonus program with the possibility for overachievement based on performance and company results.

The information contained herein is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, as these may change or new ones may be assigned at any time.

Sol de Janeiro is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.