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Vice-President of UK & EU Sales – Kitchen Electrics

  • Location:
  • Sector: Sales
  • Salary: £75,000-£100,000
The SteelStone Group,a North American manufacturer of the market disrupting Gourmia brand of Small Kitchen Electrics is seeking a dynamic & experienced Vice-President of UK & EU Sales to launch its line of innovative kitchen electric products into the UK market and to establish European distribution.

The Ideal Candidate will:
  • Demonstrate a minimum of £10 Million pounds in annual sales for a period of 5 years or more selling to major high street retailers.
  • Have existing relationships with major chains in the UK market (such as ASDA, Argos, Debenhams, Dixon’s, Halfords, John Lewis etc.).
  • Have experience selling into the European Union.
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of kitchen appliance products with experience and knowledge from the inside out.
Essential Functions:
  • Build, manage, and continually develop a sales pipeline
  • Establish product distribution in the UK and European Union
  • Build a sales team and provide leadership to the sales organization by implementing sales organization objectives that appropriately reflect the business goals
  • Provide market/account based guidance to the senior sales team in developing short and long term strategic plans along with a functional plan to achieve revenue and profitability targets
  • Manage sales forecasting, planning, and budgeting processes for the Retail segment
  • Lead a team and sets Category Management objectives
  • Responsible for equitably assigning sales force quotas and ensuring the company's financial objectives are optimally allocated to all sales channels and resources through the sales team
  • Accountable for the timely assignment of all sales organization objectives
  • Ensure sales reports and other internal intelligence is provided to the sales organization
  • Ensure that all business units comply with retailer requirements
  • Report to company ownership in USA
  • University degree in business or marketing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook