/ Salewa UK Brand Manager - Wanted

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Following the recent acquisition of Wild Country by Salewa, and the introduction of the Salewa brand to the UK market, the need to recruit a Salewa UK Brand Manager has arisen.

Salewa is a long established major European outdoor company whose products encompass the full spectrum of quality outdoor equipment. Based at the foot of the Dolomites in Bolzano Italy, Salewa has a true alpine heritage and pedigree second to none. Working closely with athletes and mountain professionals, Salewa’s product range has grown far beyond the crampons well known in the UK during the Eighties, to include category leading footwear, equipment and clothing. In recent years Salewa has proudly added the exciting Dynafit and Pomoca ski brands to their portfolio.

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious individual to drive sales forward in the UK. Starting from a solid base, the potential for growth, both personal and business is exceptionally high.

The Role
Reporting to the Wild Country Sales Director, the priority of this position is to pro – actively work with Salewa to build sales in the UK. The successful applicant must be a truly passionate active outdoor person, preferably with extensive alpine experience. In-depth and wide ranging product knowledge is essential, as is the confidence and ability to engage, communicate with and inspire all levels of retail. The successful applicant will be the UK face of Salewa.

It is envisaged that as sales grow, the team will be strengthened with additional sales staff. Therefore management experience in sales, marketing and personnel will be an advantage. A very high level of personal contact with customers will be vital, both in the field and on the telephone - to ensure the highest levels of customer service are delivered and that all opportunities for the Salewa portfolio of products are effectively realised.

As Salewa is based in Italy, frequent attendance of sales meetings in Bolzano is mandatory, as will be attendance at the important UK and European trade shows. To support all this, an exceptional level of presentation ability will be vital.

Although English is the language of business in Salewa, ability in one or more of the core European languages will be a distinct advantage.

Salary: TBC - depending on experience.

Benefits: 25 days + Bank Holidays. Car / phone.

Please send C.V and covering letter by e-mail to: Jason Myers - Jason@wildcountry.co.uk

Closing date for submissions: 7th December 2012
Erstwhile on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Richie Patterson, Wild Country:
Sorry to off-topic, but is that the same Richie Patterson I knew in Sunderland light years ago?
S.O.A.A. mean anything to you?

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