The Trade Council at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York (Member of the DACC NY) is assisting Cane-Line A/S in recruiting a new Country Manager for the US.
Areas of responsibility
As Country Manager in the US, you will be solely responsible for developing and carrying out sales activities in United States. This is to achieve maximum profitability and growth in line with the organization’s vision and values. You will take part in identifying and developing new business by prospecting and analysing potential opportunities. In relation to this you will develop and implement a sales strategy to increase market share in the States as well as developing existing accounts – both in retail and commercial areas.
Furthermore you will be responsible for:
- Achieving revenue targets and sales growth with a focus on profitability
- Creating and conducting customer presentations and proposals
- Negotiating and finalizing contracts and agreements
- Participation at trade fairs in the US and abroad, including the practical organization and execution
- Yearly participation at the Cane-line training academy at the headquarter in Denmark
The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years sales experience in the furniture industry from the US market. You have been responsible for sales and have a proven track record. As a person you are result-oriented and are able to work independently. You have the ability to listen to the customer and understand their needs, and have great communication skills. You have experience in navigating in an international environment – and first and foremost you are a ‘hands-on’ type, capable of getting things done yourself.
We expect that you live on the US East Coast.
You are fluent in English on a business level. You have relevant experience and/or education within sales. You are able and willing to travel around US to visit clients and have a driver’s license. Furthermore you are able to work from home.
An interesting position in an international and dynamic company. A flexible job where you are able to plan your own day and have maximum influence on how ambitious sales targets are best to be achieved. An international environment with 80-100 days of travel both in the US but also abroad in connection with relevant international trade fairs.
1st round of interviews with will be held via The Royal Danish Consulate in NY. All candidates, who proceed to 2nd round will be called in for a personal interview in New York in July with Cane-Line. Specific dates will follow. The position start date is September 1st 2014.
Cane-line is a Danish design company that has been in business for more than 25 years. We are specialized in hand woven materials and functional and innovative weatherproof furniture. All over the world our mission is the same – to make life comfortable and add value to places to unwind and relax – whether for private or professional purposes. We are today represented in more than 90 countries worldwide.
For further information, please take a look at www.cane-line.com. All applications will be handled confidentially.
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