Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognised brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. The company’s technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).


POSITION TITLE: Strategic Account Director (m/f) E-tail EMEA
LOCATION: Frimley near London or Garching near Munich

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
As Strategic Account Director E-tail EMEA you will drive performance from the e-tail channel in EMEA, including entering into strategic partnerships with identified key e-tail accounts across EMEA. You will work across a variety of own-managed accounts as well as accounts managed by other E-tail Strategic Account Managers across EMEA and ensure Amer Sports e-tail strategy is implemented consistently across EMEA.
  • Driving the consistent implementation of the Amer Sports e-tail strategy, supporting the go-to-market teams to ensure our “Where to play” and “Where not to play” choices are executed in each market.
  • Reporting on the KPIs for each key business driver of our strategy and providing recommendations towards the performance.
  • Understanding market dynamics and e-commerce trends across the region sharing insights to relevant teams to influence future strategic choices.
  • Driving wholesale and B2C e-commerce collaboration, sharing best practice learnings and utilising e-commerce capability to support hybrid e-tail business models like marketplaces / Click & Collect.
  • Supporting the E-tail Strategic Account Managers (SAM) in delivering joint business plans with the top e-tail accounts, taking an active role in leading complex negotiations on selected accounts.
  • Supporting the Strategic Account Director and Territory General Managers in setting targets during the business planning and budgeting process.
  • Support the E-tail SAMs in delivering the channel targets.
  • Taking direct ownership for selected accounts and supporting the Top-2-Top business reviews.
  • Supporting the VP Strategic Accounts EMEA in leading the SAM community and sharing best practice examples to improve our online business across all key accounts. 
  • Providing functional leadership and guidance towards the E-tail Strategic and National Account Managers.
  • Supporting the channel management specialist to ensure our online and distribution policies are adhered to within the region.
  • Negotiating terms for any 3rd party service providers towards our e-tail business.
  • Working with e-tail trade marketing executives to ensure our brands are prominently displayed with content befitting our premium positioning.
  • Reviewing the e-tail trade marketing plans to ensure we gain more than our fair share of voice and visibility across our top e-tail customers.
YOUR PROFILE:
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business relevant field or equivalent or corporate development programs of excellent quality.
  • Min. 10 years’ experience in sales and/or commercial field with strong experience in developing brands in the e-tail channel.
  • Experience and strong skills in leadership and communication with internal and external stakeholders within a complex environment.
  • International experience in working across or in parts of the EMEA region.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • A hands-on approach with a strategic mind and a pro-active attitude. 
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Leading and supervising
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Creating and innovating
  • Adapting and responding to change
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
  • A stimulating role in an exciting industry
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A friendly and vibrant working environment in a dynamic and international team
Please apply online or via e-mail at careers.emea@amersports.com. When making the application please state your salary expectation related to this role.