I am conducting a candidate search for a Sales /Operations Manager
for Fine Jewelry Designer Carl Blackburn. Since you are much better
connected in the Fine Jewelry arena than I am, I am hoping I can
network professionally with you.
Since this is a new industry for me, I would really be grateful if
you could forward the job description (see below) to someone with
the right skill sets who would be interested in learning more, and
also point me in the right direction as to where I should network,
post the job and find the appropriate candidates.
Please note that this position does pay six figures, the person
should preferably be located on the East Coast (however, depending
on the candidate’s experience, we can take a look at other
locations), and the person MUST have high-end jewelry wholesale
experience, and be ready to travel a lot.
Thanks for all your help and I look forward to hearing from you, one
way or the other, soon.
About the Designer:
Carl Blackburn distributes its couture lines to more than 300
premier jewelers throughout the United States and worldwide.
Blending Nature’s inspiration with a forward European-style fashion
sense, the internationally branded company offers a full range of
revivalist jewelry. Each piece is hand-engraved, hand-milgrained,
and set with finer quality diamonds and gemstones by expanding teams
of master platinumsmiths and lapidary artisans. These revivalist
collections range from garden-inspired eternity bands and micro-set
engagement rings to petite chandelier earrings, iconic pendants, and
pave diamond bracelets. Each piece reflects the Old World hallmarks
that elevated fine jewelry from the realm of simple ornamentation to
the realm of wearable art.
Operations Manager / Sales Manager East Coast based
Carl Blackburn is looking for a candidate with 5 years or more
experience working as Operations Manager and/or Sales Manager for a
major fine designer jewelry house in US.
Consistent track record for selling more than $1Million per year
with previous collection(s)
Expected to travel approximately 80% of normal work week
Six Figure Salary for the right candidate.
Must have: Proven track record for managing a wholesale designer
jewelry business and managing field sales reps.
Must have appropriate industry and sales experience commensurate
with job duties:
Must maintain high level of confidentiality
Must have a positive attitude and be able to adapt to change
Must have an exceptional work ethic and desire to continually
learn new skills
Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Must be able to prioritize tasks with multiple end users
Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with several
levels of personnel in a professional and reasonable manner
-Must have the ability to open and manage accounts successfully
-Must be able to travel 80% (by vehicle, public transportation and
air) of working schedule
-Must be able perform duties with minimal direct supervision and
make good judgment business and personal decisions
-Must be able to interpret and execute policy and procedures
Desirable: A four year college degree from an accredited
college/university is desired.
Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general
business periodicals, professional journals, and technical
procedures. Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and internet
access. Power Point and Microsoft Access a plus.
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