Active Brands North America
Date Posted: 9/26/2016

Sales Manager - Sweet Protection

  • Company: Active Brands North America
  • Country:United States
  • State:Colorado
  • Location: Broomfield/Boulder
  • Required Exp: 5 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Sweet Protection is part of Active Brands, a Norwegian based multi-brand company with subsidiaries in Europe and North America. Active Brands North America markets and distributes Sweet Protection along with Kari Traa and Bjorn Daehlie through a growing dealer network in the U.S. and Canada. Active Brands has grown rapidly over the past five years through a combination of organic growth and brand acquisitions. The company had sales of approximately $100 Million in 2015 worldwide. Our velocity means opportunity – interested?

Sales Manager – Snow (Ski) and Bike Markets

Sweet Protection is a premium brand focused on offering the best helmets and protection for ski, bike and white water. The brand has been named editor’s choice by several publications, won numerous awards for design and innovative safety features – including the coveted ISPO gold award. Over the past years, Sweet Protection has established itself as the leading premium helmet in Scandinavia and Europe – and was recently introduced through selected retailers to the North American market. Sales have taking off quickly -- and it’s quite evident there is great potential for Sweet Protection’s cutting edge safety features and appealing designs in the North American market. In order to maintain our growth, we are now looking for a talented sales manager for the Snow/Bike categories. The sales manager will be part of a fun and dynamic team in Colorado and will work closely with our Norwegian based brand group.

What you’ll be doing:

- Define, evangelize and execute the sales strategy for Sweet Protection in the U.S. and Canada
- Manage independent sales reps
- Develop sales objectives and plans for your team of independent reps
- Manage and work closely with sales reps them to ensure they reach their goals
- Work directly with key accounts
- Identify and pursue new sales channels, partners and other opportunities
- Collaborate with our European sales, product and marketing group on an on-going basis
- Design and implement plans that will support the Sweet Protection brand in North America
- Develop budgets and margin goals for North America based on corporate guidelines
- Design long-term plans to ensure sales continue to grow in line with overall corporate goals
- Work with operations and buying teams to ensure adequate buys and deliveries
- Report market trends and developments to brand team on a regular basis

Job Requirements

- BS Degree in marketing, business or a related discipline
- At least 5 years of experience working in the ski market (required) with focus on hard goods and/or accessories
- Experience with the bike market is a plus
- Proven success as a hard goods sales manager with responsibility for a direct sales force or independent reps
- Experience with the ski/bike helmets/protection a major plus
- In-depth understanding of specialty and multi-channel retail
- Demonstrated experience developing and implementing sales plans
- Prior responsibility for budget and margin management
- A passion for snow sports and biking; the sales manager not only relates to the brand – lives the brand
- Friendly, outgoing, engaging personality – love to present and work with people!
- Willingness and availability for travel throughout North America – about 30%

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Perks

- Market level salary with a full suite of benefits
- Generous time off so that you’ll stay balanced
- An incredible team of professionals to hang out with every day


Date Posted: 9/26/2016

Sales Manager - Sweet Protection

  • Company: Active Brands North America
  • Country:United States
  • State:Colorado
  • Location:Broomfield/Boulder
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Sweet Protection is part of Active Brands, a Norwegian based multi-brand company with subsidiaries in Europe and North America. Active Brands North America markets and distributes Sweet Protection along with Kari Traa and Bjorn Daehlie through a growing dealer network in the U.S. and Canada. Active Brands has grown rapidly over the past five years through a combination of organic growth and brand acquisitions. The company had sales of approximately $100 Million in 2015 worldwide. Our velocity means opportunity – interested?

Sales Manager – Snow (Ski) and Bike Markets

Sweet Protection is a premium brand focused on offering the best helmets and protection for ski, bike and white water. The brand has been named editor’s choice by several publications, won numerous awards for design and innovative safety features – including the coveted ISPO gold award. Over the past years, Sweet Protection has established itself as the leading premium helmet in Scandinavia and Europe – and was recently introduced through selected retailers to the North American market. Sales have taking off quickly -- and it’s quite evident there is great potential for Sweet Protection’s cutting edge safety features and appealing designs in the North American market. In order to maintain our growth, we are now looking for a talented sales manager for the Snow/Bike categories. The sales manager will be part of a fun and dynamic team in Colorado and will work closely with our Norwegian based brand group.

What you’ll be doing:

- Define, evangelize and execute the sales strategy for Sweet Protection in the U.S. and Canada
- Manage independent sales reps
- Develop sales objectives and plans for your team of independent reps
- Manage and work closely with sales reps them to ensure they reach their goals
- Work directly with key accounts
- Identify and pursue new sales channels, partners and other opportunities
- Collaborate with our European sales, product and marketing group on an on-going basis
- Design and implement plans that will support the Sweet Protection brand in North America
- Develop budgets and margin goals for North America based on corporate guidelines
- Design long-term plans to ensure sales continue to grow in line with overall corporate goals
- Work with operations and buying teams to ensure adequate buys and deliveries
- Report market trends and developments to brand team on a regular basis

Job Requirements

- BS Degree in marketing, business or a related discipline
- At least 5 years of experience working in the ski market (required) with focus on hard goods and/or accessories
- Experience with the bike market is a plus
- Proven success as a hard goods sales manager with responsibility for a direct sales force or independent reps
- Experience with the ski/bike helmets/protection a major plus
- In-depth understanding of specialty and multi-channel retail
- Demonstrated experience developing and implementing sales plans
- Prior responsibility for budget and margin management
- A passion for snow sports and biking; the sales manager not only relates to the brand – lives the brand
- Friendly, outgoing, engaging personality – love to present and work with people!
- Willingness and availability for travel throughout North America – about 30%

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Perks

- Market level salary with a full suite of benefits
- Generous time off so that you’ll stay balanced
- An incredible team of professionals to hang out with every day


Date Posted: 9/26/2016

Sales Manager - Sweet Protection

  • Company: Active Brands North America
  • Country:United States
  • State:Colorado
  • Location:Broomfield/Boulder
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available