COUNTRY SALES MANAGER RUSSIA & BALTICS
Make a difference to our Russian and Baltic markets by applying your strong sales and leadership profile.
We are looking for a committed and experienced Country Sales Manager to ensure BESTSELLER’s sales progress towards our existing and future customers in Russia and the Baltics. Based at our Helsinki office, you will be working with our family of brands – including JACK & JONES, ONLY and VERO MODA – to improve our customers success.
You will manage the small team in Helsinki where you cooperate closely with your sales colleagues to ensure constant development of the markets. You work together with skilled buyers and designers from the brands regarding the right product package for your markets. In addition, you will be in close professional dialogue with a team of 20 other Sales Managers localised around the world.
” As Country Sales Manager, you will not alone gain the opportunity for a job that is characterised by influence and responsibility, you will also work together with a passionate and committed team driven by the ambition to strengthen the BESTSELLER family”, says Jonna Muhonen, Country Manager Finland
You will be responsible for our markets in Russia and the Baltics, including the support team situated in our Helsinki office. Your primary task is to develop our brands even further towards gaining a stronger foothold in wholesale. As Country Sales Manager, you will be the driving force in the department where you inspire and lead the team as well as ensure that everyone is motivated to strengthen and develop BESTSELLER’s position on the market.
Your responsibilities include:
Develop a strategy for the different key accounts
Ensure that product composition agrees with your markets’ needs
Build and further develop our customer relations in Russia and the Baltics
Plan and implement promotional initiatives
Budgeting and update of key figures
Ensure a professional and uniform expression in the respective markets
Plan marketing initiatives and campaigns targeted to key account customers
Negotiate and enter into agreements with key accounts.
Solid sales and management experience from a similar position
Experience with maintenance of key account relations
Knowledge of the Russian and Baltic markets is a great advantage
Experience with or knowledge of the retail industry
English skills at negotiation level, both written and spoken - the ability to communicate in Russian or one of the Baltic languages is considered a great plus
You are able to define and convert strategic goals into concrete initiatives
Understanding of the fashion industry and our target groups.
As you will take part in identifying new possibilities and extend our key account market in Russia and the Baltics, you have a strong sales profile, an entrepreneurial attitude and the ability to think in new ways. As a person, you are outgoing and excel in discovering new markets as well as expanding already existing ones. You will get an independent role with great responsibility, so it is important that you thrive in being the initiator and the person to lead the way and make the decisions. With your motivational management style, you are able to reach out and coach your colleagues to meet your ambitious goals together.
Work location: Helsinki, Finland.
There will be approximately 60 - 70 annual travel days.
We look forward to hearing from you
If you have any questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Country Manager Jonna Muhonen on +35 8407296797. If not please send us your application and CV no later than 07-09-2018.
About BESTSELLER A/S
More than 15,000 people work at BESTSELLER worldwide.
BESTSELLER is a family-owned clothing and accessories company founded in Denmark in 1975, providing fast affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children under brands such as JACK & JONES, SELECTED, VERO MODA, ONLY, PIECES, VILA, OBJECT, JUNAROSE, MAMALICIOUS, NAME IT and Y.A.S. Products are available online, in branded chain stores, in multibrand and department stores. For more information, visit www.about.bestseller.com.