Business Development - Sneakers

GOAT Group

Shanghai, CN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 03/31/2021
  • Website: goatgroup.com
  • Company Address: 3960 Landmark Street, Culver City, CA, 90232

About GOAT Group

GOAT Group represents the leading platforms for authentic sneakers, apparel, and accessories. Operating two distinct brands – GOAT, the global platform for style and Flight Club, the original sneaker consignment store – GOAT Group has a global community of over 25M members across 164 countries. The greatest selection from the past, present and future are displayed on company-operated mobile apps, e-commerce sites and retail stores. Through its innovative technology and service, GOAT Group has changed the landscape of commerce, converging the primary and resale markets.

Job Description

GOAT is seeking a driven and results-oriented individual to spearhead business development for our sneaker business in China. The ideal candidate will be both passionate and fluent in the sneaker world, with experience and existing relationships in this field. This person will be comfortable in developing and executing the strategic direction of GOAT Group in this region. They will have experience scaling business and related teams, and are comfortable working across a variety of departments.

In this role you will:

    • Continually identify and pursue growth opportunities as it pertains to the roadmap of GOAT Group in this new region
    • Optimize key partnerships through business management, outreach, and strategic planning
    • Drive new business by prospecting existing connections, and proactive sourcing of new accounts
    • Manage key accounts, using data-informed guidance, to help them achieve growth on our platform
    • Streamline on-boarding process for new accounts
    • Conduct analysis on sales, inventory and purchasing behavior to identify trends and maximize profitability
    • Be up to speed on retail, and sneaker specific trends and releases
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams to successfully complete projects

We are looking for:

    • 5+ years of experience in a retail, brand or wholesale environment - sneakers a huge plus
    • Understanding of retail ecommerce landscape
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
    • Experience building a lasting book of business
    • Ability to present to individuals at all levels Confidentiality and discretion a MUST
    • Sound judgement and instinct to know what is on-brand Self-motivated, resourceful, with a can-do attitude Highly organized with demonstrated attention to detail Commitment to a VIP-level of customer service
    • Proven ability to function well in a collaborative environment Mac proficient, with an understanding of web-based platforms
GOAT is the global platform for the greatest products from the past, present and future. Since its founding in 2015, GOAT has become the leading and most trusted sneaker marketplace in the world. Through its unique positioning between the primary and resale markets, the company offers styles across various time periods on its digital platforms and in its retail locations, while delivering products to over 30 million members across 170 countries.
 
The company is backed by strategic investor Foot Locker, Inc. as well as some of the leading names in venture capital including D1 Capital Partners, Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Y Combinator.
 
We encourage you to apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement. We look for people who are passionate about what we do, not just those who check off all the boxes.
 
GOAT Group will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, if applicable.  If you are a California resident, please review our California Privacy Rights Notice for Job Applicants.

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