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Associate Director, Client Development, Saks New York

Associate Director, Client Development, Saks New York

locationNew York, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Leadership / Executive Board
Full Time

Associate Director, Client Development

At CHANEL, we are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures personal growth, contributing to collective progress. We believe the uniqueness of each individual increases the diversity, complementarity and effectiveness of our teams. We strongly encourage your application, as we value the perspective, experience and potential you could bring to CHANEL

About The Role:

We are looking for an Associate Director, Client Development who will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of client service values and maximize client engagement for the boutique. This individual will develop, strategize, and evolve client outreach programs that supports the brand vision and boutique objectives.  

What Impact You Can Create at CHANEL:

  • Set the vision in creating client development strategy for VIC, High Potential and other top client segments.   
  • Develop strategies aligned to boutique priorities to improve VOC in partnership with the boutique management team.  
  • Ability to develop relationships at an extensive high level and represent the brand as a CHANEL ambassador that will inspire the boutique teams and engage clients and elite prospects.   
  • Define and implement a successful clienteling strategy for the boutique.
  • Targeting client segments and out-reach in partnership with boutique management and corporate office teams to implement these strategies.   
  • Lead client and business development strategies by creating exceptional experiences for our clients in partnership with the boutique priorities, category managers and the Fashion Client Engagement & Development team.  
  • Develop and implement high ROI event strategies for the boutique i.e. grass roots in partnership with boutique management and the Events team.  
  • Develop a strong high-end local clientele in the loc market.  The ideal candidate should have an extensive network, strong existing industry relationships and already part of the communities that are important to the brand.    
  • Identify and target high potential clients and create special experiences to increase retention.  
  • Partner with corporate teams to continue to elevate programs for top clients (e.g. gifting program, event tickets, etc.). 

You Are Energized By:

  • The history and heritage of The House of CHANEL
  • Building collaborative partnerships and relationships  
  • Fostering a meaningful client experience centered around inclusion and connection  
  • Being comfortable in the middle of complexity and ambiguity  
  • Creativity and innovation by testing, learning and taking new risks 

Position Logistics:

  • Minimum 7 years of related leadership experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Ability to lift 15 lbs.
  • A flexible schedule with the ability to work late nights, weekends and some holidays

Additional Information:

Chanel is a private company whose values are grounded in creating the conditions for people to perform at their best and feel fulfilled and confident in their work. We offer a unique work environment where individuals are encouraged to better understand the brand, the business, and motivations, so that together we can unlock the possibilities of growth. This is reflected in:

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • At CHANEL, we are intentional in promoting Diversity & Inclusion. We foster respect, empathy and dignity for all.  We believe strongly that the diversity of our people across the full spectrum of human differences is essential to our organisation and the connections we have with each other and our clients.
  • We offer Employee Resource Groups in the US that are voluntary, open to all, employee-led groups formed around a shared identity or lived experience, whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community aligned with the values and missions of the communities they support.

Chanel Community:

  • CHANEL Community empowers our employees to channel their passions, talents and sense of purpose to contribute to and learn from our communities.
  • Employees are encouraged to take time off annually to volunteer through CHANEL Community. CHANEL also matches employee donations to select charitable organizations.

Fondation Chanel

  • Since 2011, Fondation CHANEL’s mission is for women and girls to be free to shape their own destiny.  Through multi-year partnerships with financial and technical support, Fondation CHANEL is committed to improving the safety and autonomy of women and adolescent girls around the world, impacting over a million women and girls in its first 10 years.   
  • For more information, please navigate to the Fondation Chanel website here


  • CHANEL Mission 1.5° is our climate action plan. It is focused on transforming the business in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement on climate change to limit the average global mean temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
  • Employees are encouraged to contribute to our US Sustainability efforts at the corporate level and within the divisions, through organized taskforces and initiatives.

Arts and Culture:

  • We are committed to extending our legacy of cultural engagement. Global support includes the CHANEL Culture Fund, which supports a select group of leading art culture institutions across the globe, and the CHANEL Next Prize for the next generation of creative talent.  US support currently includes Annual sponsorship of the MoMA film program, Tribeca Film Festival programs and Through Her Lens, Support of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women and Sponsorship of the BAAND Together Dance Festival at Lincoln Center.

Career and Leadership Development:

  • We have dedicated in-house teams focused on supporting the onboarding of employees, developing leadership skills via custom programs like Imagine Chanel People, Heart of Leadership and group and individual coaching, and blended online and live classes offered on our Bloom platform and by skilled trainers, such as Shape Your Career, to develop career building skills.


  • The anticipated base salary range for this position is $127,000 through $145,00. Base salary is one component of the total compensation for this position. Other components will include additional compensation, benefits, and perks.
  • Chanel is a private company whose values are grounded in creating the conditions for people to perform at their best and feel fulfilled and confident in their work. We offer a unique work environment where individuals are encouraged to better understand the brand, the business, and motivations, so that together we can unlock the possibilities of growth.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Flexibility (flexible time and hybrid work options)
  • Wellbeing resources include dedicated paid time off for wellbeing (2-week August Office Closure and Wellbeing Days in Retail) and a Wellbeing fund
  • Family and care giving benefits (inclusive of parental leave, fertility support, MilkStork, and Membership)
  • Generous paid time off policies to include vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer days
  • 401K, pension and other incentives
  • Robust healthcare offerings; medical, dental, vision, MDLIVE (virtual care), One Medical, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care), Health Savings Account and Employee Assistance Program
  • Life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Health Advocate, International Business Travel Accident & Medical, and Commuter Transit & Parking

*Chanel, Inc. benefits and perks are dependent on eligibility and subject to modification by Chanel at any time.