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EU Regional Key Account Manager


Salary Package: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Plus 20% bo
Location: Berkshire, England
Consultant: Kathy Rusher
Posted: 06/02/2024


Berry Recruitment, are NOW hiring for EU Regional Key Account Manager to work for a established company who are leaders in luxury housewares design and innovation.

This role is UK based (Reading area) and will require significant travel within Europe.

Role: EU Regional Key Account Manager

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 Per Annum plus 20% bonus structure

Location: Goring on Thames, – Hybrid working available

Company Benefits:

  • Stakeholder pension scheme

  • Progressive career development planning and training

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • Time off/lieu credit system

  • Generous friends and family discount scheme

  • Free on-site parking

  • Well-being programme and counselling services

  • Lunchtime tai-chi

  • On-site gym / ping pong / cricket facilities

  • Free monthly staff lunches

In the role as EU Regional Key Account Manager, you will be tasked with developing sales within our current network of retailers, distributors, and sales agents in Europe as well as prospecting and converting new sales opportunities. You will be an energetic, charismatic, and entrepreneurial individual who is highly organised, driven, and self-motivated. You will have a deep understanding of the retail industry and in particular, the housewares sector. Dealing with a broad range of customers, channels, and markets, you will be comfortable talking to customers at all levels, as well as presenting at Senior Buyer level.

About the role:
As EU Regional Key Account Manager, your duties will be:

  • Identify and convert new key European sales opportunities.

  • Develop sales in European markets, focussing on Western and Southern Europe

  • Grow existing accounts, acquire new accounts.

  • Work with our operations teams to find the best routes to market.

  • Promote the simplehuman brand.

  • Attend tradeshows.

  • Share channel management knowledge and expertise

  • Contribute to deliver sales strategy in key markets with the European Sales Manager / Managing Director

  • Demonstrate our products.

  • Monitor and report on competitors’ activities within the sector.

About you:

  • A strong linguist – fluent English, French and German

  • Background in relevant sector (housewares, beauty, luxury, or premium products)

  • Sales experience in Western and Southern Europe essential e.g. France, Germany, Benelux Spain, Italy, etc

  • Sales experience in Northern or Western Europe desirable, e.g., Scandinavia, Poland, Baltics etc

  • Management of EU distribution (agents and distributors)

  • Experience with export from the UK and global supply chains

  • Demonstrate excellence in Key Account Management and New Business Development through relationship building, negotiation and sales development

  • Design and implementation of own and company sales strategies

  • Able to influence direct and indirect stakeholders through effective relationship building.

  • Commercially astute with a strong understanding of P&L structures

  • Excellent IT literacy, ability to create and communicate information from a wide range of digital platforms.

  • Able to plan and undertake international travel.

  • UK resident, clean driver’s licence, UK passport holder or able to work in the UK under permit.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification we have listed. If your experience looks a little different but you think you can bring