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Contracts Sales Manager

Habitat currently have a unique opportunity to join as a Contracts Sales Manager within our Sales Team. You will build relationships and develop sales opportunities directly and via trade and 3rd party channels to increase B2B sales of the Habitat brand.

As an advocate of the Habitat brand you will learn the company and product range to be the face of our growing business. This is genuinely a great opportunity for an energetic and ambitious individual to join our small sales team to execute planning and delivery of a sales strategy by proactively managing and growing sales from existing key clients, channel and market opportunities.

About Habitat

Since 1964, Habitat has been challenging the way people style and shop for their homes.

We’re an iconic homeware and furniture retailer that’s going through exciting times: alongside our three long-standing London flagship stores, extensive website and a network of smaller customer touch-points throughout the UK including Sainsbury’s and Argos.

For over 50 years Habitat has created good design that’s useful, distinctive and just a little witty. We recognise that today there are more brands than ever selling furniture, but we’re strong in our conviction that we’re true originals, because almost every piece in our collection is designed by us.

As Sales Manager your main responsibilities will be to:

Drive Sales:

The role holder must quickly gain an understanding of the Habitat product offer and personally support the delivery of new client sales
Accountable for the achievement of personal sales target (volume, product mix, margin)
The role holder will develop and refine new business sales plans
Successfully deliver a robust personal growth business sales strategy to hit sales and retention targets
Own the tracking and reporting of new business conversion
Commercial, strategic and technical ability and knowledge to drive the correct planning & sales client targeting
A full understanding of differing sales channel methodologies and go to market execution plans

As Sales Manager your skills, experience and qualifications will ideally include:

Experience of operating in a Sales Development Team.
Track record in Sales delivery, on target sales performance and measurable client growth.
Demonstrable evidence of identifying and delivering sales growth opportunities and channels through pipeline management
Creative and innovative thinker, prepared to challenge the status quo and embrace change.
Very Client focussed and aware of Client market trends.
To be market aware, flexible, and to strive for ongoing personal, team and sales growth
The role holder needs to be results driven; self- motivated and able to take the lead as required.
The role holder will lead by example, represent from the front face to face with clients, and to have the tenacity to win – to retain clients, grow clients, and not accept failure.
The role holder needs to be a self- starter and capable of working on their own initiative but look for guidance and support as required.
Credibility to engage with senior internal and external stakeholders with strong verbal/written communication, organisational and presentation skills.
Strong commercial acumen and gravitas to lead and deliver.

What you’ll get in return:

As well as the usual company benefits, which include, 24 days holiday, save as you earn scheme, discretionary annual bonus and company pension scheme, you will work in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.

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