Exciting and fast-paced environment. An opportunity to take on more.
Order entry, inventory review and communication with distributors was priority 1.
Assisting sales team, Brand Managers in the field and Directors on the road was also extremely important.
I learned a great deal about the hospitality and retail accounts, as I was originally hired under the spa division. These accounts are smaller, but require a lot - more... more attention. There is a big difference in how you must communicate with these smaller direct accounts versus large distributors.
I grew to be a much more attentive listener when dealing with customers. Many times if they were not keen on new pr ... - less
ProsThere was a lunch program, for which we only paid the tax.
ConsThe regular hours were very long, not just because it was 8:30-5:30, but there was little to no time for breaks.