Business Developer – UK Market m/w

Try the ‘start-up’ experience within a dynamic team! SmartSteps seeks for a start-up (75 people) specialising in optical products, an alliance of fashion and design, a Business Developer for their UK market. Permanent contract based in Paris (travel 4 days per week to UK on average), 30KE + 6KE commission according to objectives and expenses. Health insurance, luncheon vouchers. 5 weeks holidays + 10 days RTT. Please only apply if you have EU passport. We cannot sponsor candidates.

Location: Paris
Responsibilities:
  • Based at the head office in Paris, within the Commercial department, you will lead the network of existing resellers in one of the two UK commercial areas (London and the South East)..
  • You will be the brand’s main ambassador and will promote the brand image in accordance with company values, both within your commercial area and during different French and UK’s trade fairs.
  • As part of your regular commercial visits (you will be travelling 4 days a week on average) but also your presence at the HQ, your main tasks will be to:
  • Analyze and understand your clients’ requirements;
  • Present new collections each season;
  • Guarantee merchandising policy and brand image in your area;
  • Grow your client portfolio;
  • Reporting ‘on-the-ground’ information;
  • Attending professional salons.
  • You will work closely with the sales administration team.
  • Led daily by the Country Manager, you will report on your commercial activity using the Salesforce tool and during regular meetings.
Essentials Skills:
  • Driving licence obligatory.
  • Native UK or with a strong interest in UK culture, English is your native language (written and spoken). Fluency in French (written and spoken) is a real advantage.
  • Degree educated in business with some work experience (including work/study training program or internship).
  • Beyond your training, it is above all your personality and disposition which will make the difference. Dynamic, smiley, tip-top relationship skills and organized, you know how to take initiatives and are at ease in a constantly-evolving structure. You have excellent interpersonal skills and strong team spirit.
  • You have a true passion for design and understanding of fashion industry.

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