Head of Sales

Poole, Dorset

Annual Salary:         £100,000

Permanent/Full Time 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the position of Head of Sales to join the team at Osprey Europe’s purpose built Headquarters in Poole, Dorset. 

This new role has been created as a result of the company’s success and rapid growth, and is expected to evolve as Osprey Europe continues to expand.  This is a fast-paced, innovative company which prides itself on delivering high quality products and excellent customer service.  

Osprey Europe was established in the UK in 2003 to handle supply of Osprey products to the European market and to increase its global recognition as an industry leader. This is a fast-paced, innovative company which prides itself on delivering high quality products and excellent customer service. 

About the Role 

Reporting to the Sales Director, the Head of Sales will be responsible for leading and motivating the sales team to deliver growth throughout Europe.  The role oversees all sales activities including personal responsibility for certain key accounts and account management through direct sales team, agents and distributors.  Additionally, managing and measuring the provision of exceptional training throughout Europe.  The role will also involve organising European sales meetings and trade shows and attending global brand meetings.  

The Head of Sales will exceed commercial targets through effective account management and visits to customer sites and will develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a professional image of the Company. 

About the Ideal Person 

The role requires a strategic thinker who is commercially astute and an experienced people manager with a proven track record of successfully managing sales teams and driving growth.   

To apply it is essential you have: 

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ leadership experience working in a senior sales role
  • Worked in a similar role within the outdoor (preferable) or sports industry
  • A proven track record of beating targets and driving sales growth
  • Experience of leading a sales team with strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience of recruiting, appraising, managing performance and motivating team members to achieve best results
  • The ability to identify and utilise new opportunities 

Experience of European retail and distribution would be advantageous but not essential. 

You must be highly motivated with drive to succeed and have a passion for sales.  With an assertive approach, the ability to challenge and to make quick decisions, you will have strong organisational skills and exceptional interpersonal skills. You will also be proactive and target driven with sound negotiation and presentation skills. 

You must have the ability and willingness to travel extensively and hold a valid passport and driving licence. 

Additional benefits: - 

  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Company Vehicle
  • Social events
  • Employee of the month
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Casual dress code
  • Staff discounts on products 

About Osprey

California 1974. Osprey was born at the seat of a single sewing machine with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest standards. 

Since those humble beginnings Osprey has built a worldwide reputation and distribution network that holds true to those founding principles. 

Today Osprey packs are continuing that early pioneering spirit of daily adventure, from the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between. 

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and covering email to vacancies@ospreyeurope.com or apply online at www.ospreyeurope.com

Closing date: 12th August 2018.

28 Jun 2018
Closing date:
12 Aug 2018
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