Account Manager

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Reporting to the Vice President, Client Services, this is an opportunity to own all aspects of your account(s) and assigned portfolio.</span>

Manhattan, NY


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Overview: <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Array is transforming. With over 2300 employees and exponential growth, we are redesigning how we better serve customers and scale our business. A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, we are leveraging our deep industry knowledge and design innovation to expand around the world.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for critical thinkers who are meticulous about the small details, are intellectually curious, hard-working and have a strong voice to help us steer towards the future and carry out our vision. Joining us now is a chance to be part of our transformation, make a difference and chart your own career.</span></p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Reporting to the Vice President, Client Services, this is an opportunity to own all aspects of your account(s) and assigned portfolio. We need an Account Manager - with visual merchandising experience - to join the </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Manhattan/Long Island team</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. We need someone with strong project management capabilities and exceptional customer service skills to drive revenue and margin expansion as our next Account Manager. In this role, you will develop and manage the sales/project funnel as well as the design and development stages; ensuring projects are delivered on time and in full.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opportunity</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">. This is a step forward for someone with experience managing accounts from a sales or merchandising perspective. You enjoy leveraging the creative process to drive solutions in the image-driven cosmetics business. This is your chance to join a world-class employer and one of the largest merchandising companies in the world.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Accelerated career trajectory.</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Array is at a pivotal point, investing in people, systems and new technology to accelerate growth. As we build our teams, the opportunities for someone starting as an Account Manager includes the chance to run a full-service team, work with different brands and accounts; and grow your career skill set in an expanding industry.&nbsp;</span></p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What our new Account Manager will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Manage and lead projects. Oversee and/or manage ongoing projects, providing the support needed to remove obstacles, obtain data, and meet deadlines. Provide end-to-end oversight on all aspects of the project from kickoff to launch, leading meetings, assigning resources, conducting forecasting and analysis, generating reports, managing issues and alleviating client concerns.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Identify opportunities for commercial sales growth. Dive into the needs of the client and provide innovation and project management support to deepen their commitment to us.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop a deep and broad understanding of the brand. Work closely with client contacts to record requirements, completing and sharing the client &lsquo;Briefing&rsquo; document.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lead a team. Provide leadership for the account team &ndash; directly or indirectly &ndash; including forecasting, project management, performance feedback, training, performance coaching, communication, motivation, priorities, and focus.</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>The skills you bring as an Account Manager:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The education. You have a university degree in Business Administration, Industrial Design, Engineering, a related field. A Master&rsquo;s Degree in Business, Engineering, or Design is preferred. PMP Certification is highly preferred.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The experience. You have progressive project management and/or technical experience, ideally in the cosmetics industry. You have:&nbsp;</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">High attention to detail, a commitment to successfully delivering multiple projects simultaneously and can give direction to cross-functional teams</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to develop and grow the account through excellence in execution and outstanding relationship management</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exposure to the product manufacturing process is a beneficial skill. You are comfortable on the manufacturing floor.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">People management skills. You know how to organize people and capitalize on their strengths. You have a tolerance for ambiguity and can frame opportunities for synergy and integration. You can effectively motivate a team while prioritizing and keeping your eye on sizeable, concurrent deliverables.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The drive. You take the initiative to solve difficult problems with rigorous logic and methods. You look beyond the obvious and don&rsquo;t stop at the first answers. You manage deadlines, client expectations, and plan and prioritize deliverables with your client and internal teams.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The technical skills. You have expertise in project management, design, engineering and/or cost estimation. You have expertise using project management tools and MS Office Suite. You embrace learning new technologies.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The flexibility.&nbsp; You have a valid passport and can travel if needed.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>The Array way.</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether you are working in the engineering department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.</span></p> <p><strong>Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.</span></p>