Associate Account Manager, CastleGate - German & English (m/f)

About CastleGate

CastleGate Fulfillment, a subsidiary of Wayfair, is the #1 direct to consumer fulfillment business in home goods.  CastleGate’s leading drop-ship operation boosts sales by delivering products to customers fast and safe outperforming essentially any other player in the market. Orders received ship out same-day with guaranteed next day delivery. CastleGate pairs cutting-edge technology with unparalleled operational excellence and support to offer a complete suite of fulfillment services including warehousing and inventory management; pick, pack and ship; and packaging services. CastleGate Fulfillment has been launched recently in Europe and we’re looking for a talented, driven, and entrepreneurial Account Manager to support the up-scaling of our new business. 

About the Role

The Account Manager must have an interest in innovating to solve business problems creatively and a willingness to hit the ground running, will be develop new business by developing fulfillment customers and manage existing accounts to drive the continuous expansion of one or more categories within CastleGate.

The successful candidate is:

  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and adapts to change quickly
  • Successful in negotiation and project management
  • Able to balance analytical thinking with effective, persuasive communication
  • Able to take ownership and drive results; has a strong desire to win
  • Able to quickly understand and accurately evaluate supplier’s supply chain, able to assume the perspective of executive or business owner on supplier side
  • Solution-oriented, enjoys problem-solving, and finds creative and effective solutions
  • Effective in working with cross-functional teams

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement account strategy to achieve revenue, operations, and profitability goals
  • Own the full commercial value chain of the European CastleGate program for one more categories; this includes business development (lead identification, proposal writing, negotiation & selling) and account management (driving sales performance, leading replenishment process)
  • Advance fulfillment customer expansion including identification of new products to add and the development of relationships with target suppliers
  • Build strong relationships with existing suppliers
  • Grow existing relationships through continuous analysis of performance and identifying new opportunities for expansion
  • Maintain industry expertise; keep abreast of trends and new product ideas
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams across many business functions to build new and improve existing processes; proactively identify and troubleshoot issues
  • Attend tradeshows to visit key suppliers and build new supplier relationships (4-8 times per year in cities such as Cologne, Birmingham, Paris, New York or Las Vegas)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree, MBA or similar qualification from good school and with strong results 
  • 2-5 years of e-commerce, supply chain, logistics or management consulting experience
  • Quantitative skillset including business and data analytics, Excel, SQL; ability to operate with large data sets to identify trends and actionable takeaways
  • Track-record of delivering business results
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects, and to delegate tasks appropriately
  • Innovative problem-solving skills – dissect problems, determine root causes and implement solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; strong negotiating skills
  • Fluency in both German and English is essential

Our proposition:

  • Industry competitive salary, bonus and equity package
  • A great team right in the startup hub of Berlin, Kreuzberg
  • A huge opportunity to be an early entrant and set the stage with us
  • The opportunity to play a major role in CastleGate’s growth and success
  • The chance to build and develop your own team in a highly entrepreneurial environment
  • The opportunity to work with different Wayfair team across our offices in Boston, Berlin, London,
    and Galway
  • The chance to implement and drive your own ideas without unnecessary bureaucracy
  • The opportunity to have a major tangible impact on Wayfair’s European expansion
  • And let’s not forget the chance to join the next global giant in e-commerce

About Wayfair

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.


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