JOIN BROMPTON BICYCLE IN CREATING URBAN FREEDOM FOR HAPPIER LIVES!
Our purpose is to change the way people live in cities. By providing the means to commute or explore with a bike that you can take anywhere and store anywhere, we can make cities happier places to live. We want to increase people’s freedom, improve their health and reduce society’s impact on the environment. We make more than just a bicycle, and we are more than just a bicycle company.
We continue to make the Brompton in West London, where we started in 1975. Brompton now offers 16.5 million combinations on the bike, every one of which is still made by hand in London. It is now estimated that there are over 80,000 Brompton bikes in London. Three-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the company sells over 45,000 bikes in 44 countries around the world every year. Sales have been growing at a fast rate with the help of Brompton Junction retail stores in London, Barcelona, Munich, Beijing, Milan, Hamburg, Shanghai, Chengdu, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Kobe and we don’t plan on stopping there.
Employed by Brompton Deutschland GmbH – a newly established division, running the business in the DACH region from November 2020 – this is a Territory Manager role in one of our largest markets. Where to date, Brompton has achieved great success with the support of a long term distribution partner, the potential for growth remains substantial and is a primary, strategic focus for the business. This is a critical, exciting and varied commercial role, developing and selling to our established accounts, where you will proactively ensure successful rollout and sales results of Brompton Electric, and further existing pipeline innovation.
The Territory Manager role is a vital addition to the Brompton Germany Sales team, reporting directly to the DACH Region Sales Manager. The role carries a high degree of autonomy, focusing on delivering significant growth for Brompton’s accounts, including regional chain store departments and the Independent Bicycle Dealer (IBD) retail network (trading with some of these for over 20 years). Your principal remit will be to grow Bike, Parts, Accessories, and Clothing sales across your network including NPI, planning how to deliver against targets and ensuring KPIs are met. You shall be continuously commercially minded, whilst showing your experience and confidence, working closely with senior management of our trade customers as well as internally.
Beyond the traditional supplier/ customer trade relationships, you will explore and create new business opportunities and develop new sales channels. As such, you will be instrumental in shaping and delivering Brompton’s omnichannel strategy in the market. Consequently, knowledge and experience in these areas is highly desirable.
You will enjoy travelling, with up to 70% of your time being spent out on the road, developing and supporting your customers, and the remaining time in your home office. You will take full responsibility for pre-defined Brompton DACH accounts and work in a small energetic team with direct internal sales support to achieve your personal and team ambition. Once every 4 – 6 weeks you will be asked to meet up with the German team members in the Frankfurt/M. region.
You’ll be at the front line, representing Brompton in the increasingly changing retail landscape and marketplace. You will pro-actively manage change within your accounts, keeping Brompton front and centre of their offerings.
This is a role for someone who is looking to progress their sales career; a role they are already sure-footed in, and who is excited by the potential of a long-term commitment to this fast-growing British success story.
You will be a commercially-minded, results focussed, experienced B2B sales person. At least 5 years’ solid B2B retail sales and business development experience, with at least 2 years’ on the road experience as a sales representative or similar – ideally within the bike industry. (Other/ similar premium lifestyle brands/ products may be considered). You will understand the market, strategic competition, suppliers and retailers within, and the wider positioning Brompton enjoys. You have the talent to confront the rapidly changing marketplace and identify correct routes to sustainable long-term success.
You’ll be numerate, perceptive in analysis of sales data, and able use these to build persuasive arguments to achieve your goals. You’ll be part of a small team who enjoy robust commercial thinking and are dedicated to fulfilling Brompton’s potential. Additionally, you will be self-assured, personable, resourceful and entrepreneurial.
Due to the varied workload, and the travel which is a significant component of it, you’ll be a team player who is self-motivated, efficient and effective when working remotely. You must be flexible, highly organised and dependable, both in your own contact with customers and in your reporting back to the office.
The Brompton Environment
Brompton offers you a very pleasant working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company despite any differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.
Whether you’re early in your career or an experienced professional, Brompton provides you with everything you need to excel in your job and encourages personal growth.
The company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the company’s business.
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalise peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload…… click apply for full job details