Sales Manager Europe (Lisbon)

Location: Lisbon
In SAK customer comes first. We believe that having a customer-centric organization is at the core of our organization. We are expanding our Customer Service team and are looking for someone that together with the Marketing and Sales team helps us to achieve our very ambitious sales targets. The successful candidate must be organized, a team player, and have a passion for establishing strong customer relationships. If you are looking for a dynamic environment and want to work with a highly motivated team in one of the most promising Portuguese start-ups then SAK is the company for you. Get to know us at

Sales Management: as a Sales team member in SAK you will be responsible for:
• The commercial activity of SAK with a focus in Western Europe (excl. Portugal and Spain). Exploratory work in East Europe will start later in 2018;
• Identifying and engaging with wholesalers and retailers in order to expand SAK’s products market placement; 
• Understanding the distribution strategy for SAK’s brand and identifying future potential partners outside of the usual channel partners;
• Developing together with the Sales team new business models to serve different customer segments; 
• Liaising frequently with clients to keep them fully informed; developing a routine to constantly keep contact with customers and identifying new business opportunities; 
• Supporting the Sales team in the production of seasonal budgets by client as well as analysis of past sales data; 
• Compiling end of season sales and product information reports to aid future development of the company; 
• Consolidating weekly and seasonal sales information from customers to effectively analyze business and respond accordingly and produce clear action plan; 
• You will actively participate in the planning of the campaign, making sure your needs for sales support campaigns are part of the annual campaign cycle - Your input will be critical for the marketing team to develop the appropriate marketing actions on a timely manner.

 Proven working experience in retail sales; Start-up experience of high advantage; 
• Demonstrable experience in generating sales deals • Strong negotiation skills; Key account management experience; 
• BS/MS degree in management, marketing of advantage; 
• Experience in working in a football-related job of advantage; other sports also interest us; 
• Willing to adapt and take on new challenges and drive to continually improve; 
• Passion for establishing strong commercial relationships, ambition and drive to achieve company sales targets; 
• Shows innovation and initiative in setting customer care standards 
• Strong interpersonal skills and good team player; 
• Excellent spoken and written English. At least one more language is of advantage (French, German most critical); 
• Availability to travel frequently in Europe.