Key Account Manager Children’s Toys Netherlands (m/f/d)

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Our mission

We are proud supporters of storytellers. Every toy we develop is made to the highest level of quality, detail and authenticity so that they can instantly spark the stories in children.

Come and be part of our great, growing team. We are Schleich: the glorious, premium brand which has doubled its turnover in just 5 years, fueled by creativity, curiosity and a lot of fun.

We are offering a brand new office location, flexibility and a high degree of trust and empowerment. Driven by an overwhelming strategic growth agenda and backed up by a global equity firm we have started up our own entity in the Netherlands. We are almost ready for the future, missing just one important link:

Key Account Manager Children’s Toys Netherlands (m/f/d)
in / near Amsterdam

The office is located in Amsterdam, but there will be no core working hours and you have the possibility for working mobile, which gives you flexibility for your best performance.


Your core tasks

  • Drive the turnover and profitability of Schleich across multiple channels in the Netherlands, for example Intertoys, Top1Toys, Kruidvat, etc.
  • Develop and execute an annual joint business plan per key account that supports the long-term brand building strategy of Schleich
  • Devise terms and conditions for each account which are consistent with Schleich’s sales strategy
  • Manage sales forecasting and inventory levels to achieve planned levels of demand fulfilment
  • Plan and implement plans for permanent visibility and sales activations with selected accounts. Increase visibility and discoverability of Schleich brands, products and activations on retailers’ sites.
  • Develop and implement Schleich's key store strategy, including visiting and following up on those stores
  • Support the Country Manager in managing the distributor sales of Belgium and the Nordics
  • Work with supporting functions within the Schleich HQ such as finance, credit control, supply chain, HR, legal to ensure the best possible support and alignment with global objectives and processes
  • Seek out exceptional opportunities for developing the business
  • Some travel days to fairs is expected

Your profile

  • You have at least 5 years of relevant key account management experience, industry knowledge is desirable.
  • You have minimum an HBO or Bachelor level education in Sales, Marketing, Business Administration or similar.
  • You are hungry for opportunities and for developing ways to exploit them.
  • Your working style is data driven and you are a forward thinking “what if” questioner.
  • Assertiveness and negotiating skills are your hallmarks.
  • You are enthusiastic and passionate about brands and products.
  • You can work effectively independently.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written Dutch and English.

Our offer

  • You will become part of a growing company with performance-related pay and attractive conditions.
  • You can expect an open and cooperative corporate culture with flat hierarchies and fast decision-making processes.
  • We support you in the best possible way with intensive training and constantly accompany your development.
  • We offer you exciting tasks in an international environment with plenty of scope for creativity.
  • Team spirit is important to us! You can expect an open-minded team and fun at work and with our products.

Would you like to grow with us and accompany the wonderful journey of our company?

Then we look forward to receiving your detailed application! Please apply online only - it's quick and easy and ensures the protection of your personal data.