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Job Title: Sales & Operations Manager

We’re currently seeking an experienced Sales & Operations Manager to lead the continued growth of Permanent Distribution Co. Qualified candidates must be self-starting Leaders who are familiar with building new brands, developing strategies, generating sales, and refining operations. This means someone confident in accounting software, order-entry and inventory systems, and managing multiple levels of operations within an independent brand house.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & JOB DESCRIPTION
The following job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function within the company. The Sales & Operations Manager is expected to:

  • Develop a strategic Sales Plan to increase sales volume for each brand within Permanent Distribution
  • Oversee the integration and improvement of operational software and processes including Inventory systems, 3PL processes, etc.
  • Regularly interact with existing and potential retailers, offering thoughtful product assortments and partnership incentives
  • Set up appointments for face-to-face presentations and/or virtual line showings via email or phonecall
  • Manage inventory and order-entry procedures, offering guidance on ways to improve these processes
  • Continually monitor inventory needs of accounts while providing solutions as challenges arise. Work closely with retailers to obtain and process fill-in or at-once orders and collect pro-book orders prior to each seasonal booking deadline (if applicable)
  • Establish dependable relationships with store employees, overseeing product clinics and communicating brand stories to sales associates
  • Oversee sales and marketing initiatives
  • Work closely with retailers to ensure payments are properly submitted
  • Manage the Authorized Dealer Database, certifying the accuracy of contact information and updating it regularly
  • Communicate clearly and frequently with Permanent to convey overall sales and operational performance

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in building new brands through focused sales efforts and refined operations
  • Experience working in leadership-level variable pay rate positions and the ability to maintain consistent levels of motivation through goal setting
  • Strong understanding and respect for skateboarding culture and ability to communicate with hardgoods buyers
  • Minimum of 3-5 years management experience within this industry
  • Must have ability to analyze profitability and other financial data and make decisions based that data
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Adobe PDF, and email
  • Experience in Quickbooks and other business management software
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be able to handle all account needs and process necessary documentation (e.g. sending digital catalogs, order forms, invoices, purchase orders, payment collection documentation, etc.)

 

COMPENSATION

  • Profit sharing options and monthly micro salary

 

For consideration, please submit your resume and references to jobs@permanentdist.com