French Ski Demo Manager & Pro Sales Co-ordinator
French Ski Demo Manager & Pro Sales Co-ordinator
This role is split between the Product, Sales and Fan & Partner Success teams. Your primary role is to create and manage a professional industry sales programme and manage all demo fleets and demos within the French speaking market in Europe.
You should have a good knowledge of the ski industry within Europe, especially France. You will be creating a Pro sales program from scratch, enticing France's most influential Pros and driving sales through them. You will also be prospecting for customers and pro reps by getting in contact with ski schools, patrollers, guides & resorts. The key skills required are organisation, planning and an outgoing personality. You will work with ecommerce to track sales by region and use this data to track success.
You will also be responsible for our French demo fleets. You will start by deciding what each fleet should look like (models, sizes and quantities), ordering them and making sure they are tuned correctly. You will also map out and plan all demos throughout Europe, making sure we have the required skis, logistics and team members in place to give all our Fans and Partners the best skis and experience possible at every test.
This role will be quite hands on, you will need to travel to demos, mount bindings if required and also do any last minute tuning. You should have in depth technical knowledge of ski construction and tuning, and be enthusiastic about sharing this knowledge with Pros, Fans and Partners.
- Fluent in French and English (German would be a major plus)
- 1+ years ski industry experience (either in retail or in a workshop)
- A passion and enthusiasm for skis
- Clean drivers license
- Happy to be on the road (you will not be required to go to all demos, but probably at least 10 per season)
- Happy using excel skills
- A ‘startup’ mentality – things get done because we make them happen
- Excited to use all our product, so you can advise our Pro reps and Fans and Partners at ski tests
Perks include free Faction product, going to the biggest ski demos in Europe and having to ski your demo fleet skis regularly to ensure the tuning is on point. When not on the road you will be working in one of the nicest (and friendliest) offices in the region, with awesome views.
We believe that people are demanding more from their products - their skis, their clothes, everything they use. Not just marketing guff - quality craftsmanship, heart and soul we can relate to. And sharing it all with friends.
From a few skis in a run of 190 pairs back then, today our skis, jackets and films have won over 100 awards and more importantly we are shipping 24,000 skis in 2017-18 for riders in 35 countries.
Online, we work with personalities, with great stories and in doing so we hope to inspire everyone to get out and ride. We are obsessed with progression, making our products better each year, and so we invest in giving the best to our fans and retail partners.
As a result, our sales have grown an average of over 50% over the past five years. We believe that buyers' appetite for quality continues to grow and are working to earn that kind of growth rate for years to come.
We bring a commitment to growing our team both professionally and personally, as well. For those of us creating this little company with ambitions to excite fans everywhere, it's a dream job. It's also intense, with long hours on the road, in the workshop, online and on-snow. We operate with an ethos of trust, being different, taking responsibility, and we respect the Collective.
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