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  • Area Sales Manager - Midlands & Yorkshire

    Job Title: Area Sales Manager - The Midlands & Yorkshire

    Hours: Full Time

    Salary:  £dependant on experience - Package includes Car, mobile + laptop

    About the brand:

    “Necessity – the mother of invention.” Sealskinz is a creation of necessity, it’s about the need to be first out and last in, the need to defy the outdoors, the need to defy the cold and the wet, the need to perform, the need to protect.

    Sealskinz was the pioneer of the Endurance Accessories market.  Since the launch of its first waterproof sock in 1998, Sealskinz has been the market leader and maintains its position by developing new products and technologies that enable its users to get out and stay out for longer. The company’s products are now available in more than 40 countries and are used by athletes and adventurers the world over to get out and stay out whatever the weather.  

    Job Role:

    Driving sales and sell through within the Midlands and across Yorkshire through retail and online accounts covering bike, run, outdoor, equine and water channels.

    You’ll work closely with each account to tailor their range to ensure the best sell through, representation and replenishment of our products possible. You’ll also look to develop brand coverage and marketing stories within your region to drive brand engagement and interactions.

    You’ll work remotely but as part of a wider sales team and will be required to spend nights away and on occasion weekend work at events or demos is also required.

    You’ll need to be motivated and hardworking and always searching for solutions and opportunities. Ideally you will live in the East Midlands or South Yorkshire.

    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

    • To drive sales in pre-existing database of accounts through regular contact and develop strong relationships across all levels of the account, ensuring sell through is driven for the retailer
    • To achieve forward order targets and maintain order books
    • To provide accounts with accurate and up to date literature/assets as required
    • To achieve distribution and visibility targets by channel in nominated accounts
    • To prospect new business and qualify leads within targeted channels
    • To maintain account records accurately, comprehensively and in a timely fashion
    • To complete and update account plans for top accounts, tracking each spend accurately and monitoring category growth/sales
    • To complete weekly sales reporting and attend a weekly conference call.
    • To ensure Aged Debt is monitored and corrective action taken
    • To attend and make a full contribution to sales team meetings
    • To liaise effectively with all internal departments.

    Key Competencies/Skills/Experience:

    • Proven field sales experience (In the key channels of Bike or Outdoor preferred but not essential)
    • Planning and Organisational Skills
    • Sales/Presentation Skills
    • Customer Focus
    • Communication Skills
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Analytical Ability
    • IT literate
    • Currently active in, and passionate about, sport and the outdoors, specifically MTB/road bike/walking/hiking/climbing
    • Full UK Driving Licence 

    Closing date – Friday 24th August 2018

    Interviews – End August

    Please send CV and covering note stating what motivates you to come and work for Sealskinz to:

    marklawrence@sealskinz.com

  • Customer Service Administrator

    Job Title: Customer Service Administrator

    Hours: Full Time

    Job Description:

    Are you a customer orientated individual who strives to deliver excellent customer service and maintain customer relationship? Love the interaction with customers on a day to day basis and enjoy ensuring their needs are met? If so this could be the role for you.

    We are market leader in the Endurance Accessories market looking to recruit an experienced Customer Service Administrator to join our well-established organisation situated in King’s Lynn.  If you have first-rate communication skills, can work accurately under pressure & within strict deadlines with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail, you'll feel right at home in this small and friendly team.

    Essential Skills:

    • Experience in a professional customer service environment.
    • Good computer skills - in particular Excel.
    • A highly organised and methodical approach to tasks, with the ability to follow through processes (good attention to detail is critical)
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
    • Initiative and a positive 'can-do' attitude
    • The ability to 'forward' think and work under pressure
    • Order Processing in line with Customer Service Level requirements 

    Disposition:

    • Confidence relating to others.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Professional attitude.
    • Flexible approach to work. 

    If interested, please apply to Alison Shears, Customer Services Manager, with a covering letter and up to date CV, by Friday 24th August 2018.  If you would like to discuss this role in more detail again please contact Alison Shears – 01553 817993.

    Closing date: Friday 24th August 2018

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