Fitness Fan? Sales Experience - £25-35k p.a

Recruiter
Orchard Recruitment
Location
London
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is an AMAZING opportunity...you might see else where that one of our clients is looking for a very experienced distribution sales person to sell specialist fitness equipment to companies that supply gyms and fitness studios across EU/UK. However....

The other option is that our client hires someone with out the contacts and depth of experience that a £30k to £40k person would expect to have and go for someone who has some commercial sales experience and is really into sports and fitness.

AND THAT PERSON WOULD BE MENTORED BY OUR CLIENT TO LEARN THE BUSINESS FROM THE BOTTOM UP..A BIT LIKE THE APPRENTICE BUT SHADOWING A LOVELY, GENUINE CHARACTER (NO OFFENCE LORD SUGAR!)

The co is based Southgate, N14 and is the GLOBAL #1 supplier/distributor of specialised fitness equipment in it's field. You will be trained to understand how sales and marketing 'fit together' and how to open relationships with distribtors across EU/UK

This is not a direct sales role. It’s more…long term marketing/ researching/ attending trade and fitness exhibitions across UK and Europe with additional visits to Shanhai and USA. These exhibitions lead to long term contracts /agreements with for example; wholesalers of fitness equipment who will buy the products and sell them on to gyms, fitness studios etc.

Exports to USA/Ca/SA/China/Europe/Russia.

You will need to have already worked in the fitness sector OR be a super fitness fan/equipment user AND have some commercial sales experience. Obviously if you have sold to gyms, you will have a head start.

Working closely with the enineering/entrepenurial MD you will be fully trained to understand the USPs/sales proposition etc. BUT you must be a self starter. You will really need to be outgoing, creative and forward thinking! You will become the face of the company.

As you will not be making direct sales there is no commission structure, however you will be rewarded with a great basic salary, performance related bonuses and a fantastic company culture that offers potential to learn the fundamentals of the business.

  • You must drive
  • You must have significant sales exp. with proof of your successes
  • You must have an appreciation of how to use the full marketing 'tool box'
  • All design and marketing is in-house with a full team BUT you must be used to working at this level and making REAL decisions. Copy writing skills are vital in this job so you must be highly literate.
  • Must be happy to travel globally to exhibitions and meet potential distribution partners
  • Not be afraid to pick up the phone to talk with strangers at a strategic level
  • You must have a keen interest or passion for fitness and equipment
  • Have bags of enthusiasm, drive and determination

This role does NOTb demand degree BUT you will need to be highly numerate and literate. The team often makes group decisions so you need to be used to presenting your ideas and arguing your point. This is a role for someone who has REAL confidence...

If you have experience of selling sports fitness equipment already, then we really want to hear from you!

Hours 9am-5pm with real flexibility around attending exhibitions and travelling to Europe/China/USA

Salary is negotiable £25-35k p.a. depending on experience! plus bonuses for individual and company based performance!

No job hoppers please!

Very low turnover of staff, air conditioned offices. On site fitness studio/product development area.

If this is for you, then please send a cover letter and explain your exp. in more detail. Then call Kelly Finley at Orchard in Enfield, Middx.