The following adventures await you at Schleich:
Develop and maintain successful relationships with senior buyers across allocated retail accounts.
Hold regular meetings with retailers to include, previews, business plans and key sell in periods
Prepare annual customer plans (aligned to the company business plan), to support deliverance of all budgetary requirements, KPIs and objectives
Maintain close working relationship with the Head of Sales UK&I to ensure all objectives are achieved, particularly in the areas of pricing, promotions, customer terms and marketing
Work closely with customer support, logistics, development, and marketing to ensure the best solutions are delivered & day to day support for all retailers
Look for opportunities, develop and open new business within the national retail space
Regular reviews with finance to appraise credit limits and resolve PO/Invoicing issues
Ensure day-to-day issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner
Attend conferences, exhibitions and events where required
Be aware of all new developments in the marketplace (including competitor activity) and provide regular/relevant feedback to all internal stakeholders
Always implement best practice, ensuring first class customer service
The chapters of your story so far:
You are a pro-active and enthusiastic self-starter, with demonstrable record of success in a national retail space; grocery / discounter experience is desirable
You bring excellent communication skills
You demonstrate experience of utilising reporting and operational functions (Power BI/ SAP)
You must have the ability to manage your time efficiently
You are willing to act on own initiative and take decisions, but you are also conscious of your role within the team framework
You are able to reach a solution to the benefit of both the company and customer
You ensure accurate deliverance of all activities, with the ability to work to deadlines
You are structured in all aspects to ensure all goals/objectives are achieved
You are able to understand and interpret sales data, with the ability to present findings to both internal and external audiences
This role requires UK travel, so job holder will possess a full UK driving license and be prepared to stay away from home when required
No kingdoms nor mountains of gold, but many other rewards:
No two days are the same in this career like no other. Work in a dynamic, diverse environment that offers individual career and development opportunities. All our employees also have access to numerous online courses via our training platform.
Let’s write the Schleich story together. Be part of a motivated team of people who support and inspire each other and celebrate success together.
We aim to please. We offer an attractive, fair salary with additional benefits like a free gym and shuttle bus from the local station to the office and back.
Appetising. We have a partially subsidised canteen in our beautiful office building in Watford, Leavesden.
Every hero must retire one day. That’s why we offer a subsidised pension scheme.
You can also enjoy great discounts on our schleich products – a great bonus for kids and adults alike.
And what about your adventures outside of Schleich? You can count on 30 days of paid leave per year and a hybrid working model with no core working hours.