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: Area Sales Manager Salomon Soft (Apparel/Gear/Footwear)
LOCATION: Toulouse

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
As Area Sales Manager Salomon Soft, you will be responsible for promoting and selling Salomon products within the assigned geographic area, product range, or list of customer accounts to achieve significant sales targets.
  • Achieving the seasonal sales and distribution targets in the defined territory.
  • Meeting the seasonal key product category objectives in sales and distribution.
  • Developing a local plan to follow Salomon brand guidelines, strategies and priorities.
  • Identifying territory sales, distribution and promotion opportunities.
  • Taking care of the customer relationship both for the commercial and accounting aspects.
  • Collaborating strongly with assigned geographic area Agents in order to be active in the hand over in distribution, strategies and targets.
  • Developing and maintaining close cooperation with Salomon.
  • Developing and maintaining great working relationships with key personnel in each account.
  • Maximizing in-person contact and sales coverage with territory accounts.
  • Increasing and maximizing Salomon in-store brand presence and image with both customers and consumers.
  • Negotiating in-shop space and “developing” layouts/merchandising concepts for accounts to ensure brand visibility.
  • Analyzing and reporting competitors distribution, in-store presence and offers.
  • On seasonal basis preparing and reviewing customer performance report.
  • Keeping Field Sales Manager informed of trade related information on an ongoing basis.
  • Completing all reports and records required and submit on a timely basis.
YOUR PROFILE:
  • High school degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in sales, apparel expertise, strong experience in the Sports and Outdoor Industry
  • Ability to drive sales as a package of product, brand, insights, in-store & marketing that enables the retailer to succeed
  • Sport Expertise
  • Knowledge of specific territory Sports Distribution
  • Good knowledge of IT systems (Microsoft office) and fast in learning new tools (Sales Portal, B2B).
  • Fluent in English language
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Planning & preparation
  • Relationship-building & interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills & solution-selling
  • Presentation skills
  • Managing objectives
  • Customer value orientation
  • Event Management
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
  • An interesting role in a challenging industry
  • Career progression opportunities
  • The opportunity for independent and self-reliant work
  • A friendly and vibrant working environment in a dynamic and international team

Please submit your application and CV in English online and when making the application please state your notice period and salary expectation related to this role.