Wilson Sporting Goods is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sports equipment and is owned by Amer Sports. Wilson designs, manufactures and distributes sporting goods throughout the world and focuses on making technologically advanced products which help players of all level perform better. Wilson’s core categories include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton, and Platform Tennis).

POSITION TITLE: Area Sales Manager Wilson E-com - Germany
LOCATION: Field-based

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
As the Area Sales Manager E-com in Germany, you will drive “Direct to Consumer” sales & distribution via our E-com channel (B2C/B2X), overall Coach network, Coach Affiliation Program, Team Shop, Clubs, Federations, Sponsor Agreements and Industry Partners.

 
MAIN RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:
  • Building up a Direct to Consumer distribution / network, via different channels such as Wilson.com, Coach Affiliation Program, Team Shop, Federations, Business partners, Employees, etc.
  • Executing the Global / EMEA Brand “Direct to Consumer” strategy and localize it to deliver profitable and sustainable E-com growth.
  • Accelerating the Wilson Coach Affiliate Program by working closely with local IMM (i.e. independent coaches)
  • Driving sales across the assigned list of Direct to Consumer Accounts to achieve significant sales targets.
  • Developing seasonal, monthly, and daily plans to drive sales growth within the Direct to Consumer channels.
  • Identifying new sales potential to over-achieve revenue targets.
  • Collaborating with the local Marketing Team on consumer driven activations in order to drive traffic to Wilson E-com.
  • Collaborating closely with Market Manager, Field Sales Team, Influencer Marketing Manager, Marketing and EMEA E-com, ensuring all direct to consumer actions are aligned within local market.
  • Frequent communication with local wholesale ASMs, Smart Service Reps, IMMs & Customer Service to secure all activation are aligned & in line with brand guidance.
  • Presenting and explaining our Wilson Brand and joining consumer events/demo in key clubs or areas.
  • Coordinating yearly marketing plan with key clubs, coaches or academies (in cooperation with Marketing).
YOUR PROFILE:
  • 5+ years in a similar selling role with Direct to Consumer focus
  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Business, Sales or Marketing relevant
  • Expertise in Sales and Digital Skills
  • Strong interest and sports expertise in Tennis/Team Sports
  • Good knowledge of IT systems, Microsoft Office – particularly strong Excel skills
  • Fluent in German and English
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Business and sales specialist
  • Consumer value orientation
  • Good understanding of the consumer journey
  • Relationship-building & interpersonal skills
  • Communication & presentation skills
  • Managing objections
  • Expert on profitable mix solution
  • Positive, enthusiastic and action-orientated
  • Flexible and “can do” attitude
  • Time management
  • Entrepreneurial and inventive approach
  • Extensive spreadsheet analysis experience with strong mathematical abilities
WHAT WE CAN OFFER 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

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