Country Manager

  • Permanent
  • Chelsea
  • Posted 6 months ago
  • This position has been filled
  • Ref: 1706-9
  • Salary: £60k + 15% bonus

Leading French trimmings, hardware, fabrics editor and furniture manufacturer with a strong reputation of selling the materials that are used in the making of curtains, chairs, seats, sofas, canopies, rods, drapery & upholstery technical supplies, essentially resulting in the final article being bespoke to the end user, need a Country Manager.  This role is for an exceptional leader with a proven history in sales in the ID arena, who is structured and focused in their approach, supremely well organised, reacts to objectives and is able to communicate seamlessly to their end.  You must have 10 years’ sales experience in the UK or Europe selling within the interior design/fabric market.  Absolutely fluent English is a prerequisite, but good French would be a bonus.  It will be important that you know who the leading architects and interior designers are and that you’re familiar with furniture makers, upholsterers, as well as drapery specialists. Your remit is to lead a team and grow the UK and N. Ireland territory.  There are currently 2 000 clients and you will be expected to get out there and grow the sales by visiting existing and new customers.  It is imperative that you understand the concept of designer products, how designer fabrics and other associated materials are used and who your competitors are.  This is a brilliant opportunity to work for a fabulous French group that enjoys a reputation of excellence and where your energy and dynamism will come into play.  A car, pension and expenses will be offered.