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Country Manager North America / Fashion Industry

Premiere Vision SA - New York, NY

Our client, Première Vision S.A., (www.premierevision.com) the international leader of shows dedicated to textiles and fashion industry services. The company, based in France, employs over 100 people worldwide for an annual sales volume of US$67 mio has created satellites of the main Paris show altogether twenty annual shows in Europe and North America.

Since 2000, Premiere Vision Inc is their affiliated office located in New York – due to a rapid growth in North America, they are currently looking to hire a visionary and hands-on Country Manager North America, who will have the responsibility of managing nationwide teams and developing a strategic market approach through sales & marketing promotions as well as local partnerships.

The right profile MUST have a strong understanding of the US Fashion market and live locally or willing to relocate if needed. The Country Manager North America will report directly to the Int’l Director & Executive Board member based in Lyon, France.

 

Job Description:

Strategic and Operational

  • Develop the strategy in terms of resources and objectives for a subsequent implementation
  • Define guidelines of the commercial policy and the conquest of new markets
  • Work together w/show managers to develop objectives, based on market specificities of individual show
  • Create, Plan, Organize and Control action plans to multiply Fashion salons in North America
  • Support the show managers in the implementation of the sales strategy and follow-up
  • Adapt and Implement entire communication & marketing strategy for the US market
  • Participate in the definition of the fairs positioning, Validate communication plans,
  • Work together with local managers to Organize specific events and animations incl. annual budget and Follow up step-by step implementation
  • Handle all local promotional operations for non-US shows (Premiere Vision Paris, Denim Premiere Vision and many more across Europe and Asia

Financial

  • Responsible for all P&L of the North American organization (budget, reporting gross & net margins, cost optimization, cash flow, payroll, expenses reporting)
  • Responsible of Human capital (hiring process, wage policy, annual reviews, career plan, internal mobility)
  • Responsible of Material resources (booth related material purchase, new design, and more)
  • Preparation, Reporting and Presentation of regional budget to the group headquarters in France

Team management

  • Lead & Coach all local direct and indirect teams
  • Conduct employees’ annual reviews. Discuss career plan and internal growth. Implement company salary & benefits policy
  • Organize business, communication or technical meetings on a regular basis

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in management, Business or similar
  • Extensive B2B experience and understanding of the US Fashion-Luxe market is a MUST
  • 10+ years’ experience in team management– experience w/profit center, a plus
  • Experience working in an Int’l & multi-cultural company’s environment
  • Ability to develop a global strategy, supervise teams and execute accordingly
  • Visionary w/clear process implementation using strong knowledge of US fashion market experience
  • Results-oriented, Focused and Rigorous Leader w/great communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Develop Strategic market approach, Implement and Control through guidelines and processes
  • Able to strive in a fast-paced industry environment
  • Willing and able to travel extensively across North America w/ occasional international trips
  • Ideally located in New York – relocation to be considered for final candidate
  • Languages: English (fluent). French (good command). Other languages would be a plus
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required

 

Location:  New York City office (Manhattan)

Employment:  Full-time

Remuneration:  Great remuneration (base + bonus) and overall benefits package

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