Account Executive

at eporta in London

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE IN EXCITING DIGITAL STARTUP

WHO WE ARE...

eporta is the leading trade marketplace for interiors products and we are revolutionising the $700bn/yr wholesale furniture industry.

Sourcing for interior designer products is a complex process, information is fragmented which makes it time consuming and admin intensive to find great products. Eporta exists to solve this issue. We help trade buyers (interior designers, architects and retailers) to source products directly from over 1,000 suppliers (large furniture brand and emerging design talent).

How do we do it?
● we travel the world to discover the best products and designers, partnering with well-known design brands such as Vitra, Cassina, Tom Dixon and Moroso in addition to hundreds of emerging designers.
● we translate supplier product information into simple and elegant digital catalogues which are easy for buyers to shop from
● we build intuitive technology to facilitate direct communication between suppliers and buyers, and enable them to manage their workflow seamlessly

WHY WE ARE EXCITING...

The value of what we are doing is proven by the people who choose to work with us. We have been the digital partner for every trade show in the UK, including Decorex, 100% Design, Tent and Clerkenwell Design Week and are now the leading global community online for furniture brands and trade buyers.

We are a young, entrepreneurial business where every individual’s ideas matter. Often ideas that team members have one day are put into action that week, so if you’re looking for a challenging environment where you make an impact every day in what you do, this is the place for you.

We are also backed by well-known, experienced investors. Our lead investor is Robin Klein (Index ventures) with others including Ed Wray (founder of Betfair), Rohan Blacker (founder of sofa.com), Guy Hands (founder of Terra Firma) and the founding team at Zoopla.


THE ROLE...

We are looking for someone exceptional to be a driving force in our trade supplier on-boarding and account management team.

This is an entry level position, no prior professional experience required.

Key Responsibilities:
● Prospecting and contacting emerging brands and design studios.
● Meeting and communicating with potential suppliers to promote eporta and the benefits of joining our community
● Managing incoming supplier requests and the onboarding process
● Actively engaging with our existing supplier community to educate them on the best use of the platform and to build and strengthen our relationships (via webinars, meetings, calls)

This is a unique opportunity to combine high level strategy and on the ground activity, in a small, dynamic team with a wide range of experience.

Company culture and team dynamics are hugely important to us. We push forward fast, take initiative to do whatever needs doing, and we work as a team.

ABOUT YOU...

You are an organised, processed oriented and self-driven person who can work efficiently to achieve multiple tasks and meet deadlines. You have an understanding of how technology can help businesses grow and a passion for design and interacting with people.

Skills required for the role;

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, via email, phone and in person
● Able to work independently and effectively manage their time
● A go-getter with a pro-active attitude
● Demonstrate a passion for design


Skills which would be beneficial but not necessary;

● Spanish, Italian or French speaking at a fluent level
● Confidence in excel
● Previous experience in the design industry


YOUR REWARD...

● This is a unique opportunity to join an exceptionally well supported business at an early stage and see and shape how a company scales.
● You will be granted freedom and autonomy in your role, and as our business quickly changes and grows, you’ll be provided with numerous opportunities to shape and grow your career in parallel.
● Gain incredible exposure to the Design community and unparalleled knowledge of Interior Design brands.


COMPENSATION DETAILS...

Competitive salary and equity depending on experience.

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