Key Account Manager UK (d/f/m)

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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 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 are almost ready for the future, missing just one important link:

Key Account Manager UK (d/f/m)
in London

Your core tasks

  • Drive the turnover and profitability of Schleich accross multiple channels in the UK
  • 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
  • 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
  • There is no direct report to this position. Some travel days to fairs are expected

Your profile

  • You have several years of relevant key account management experience, industry knowledge is desirable
  • You have at least a Bachelor level education
  • You are hungry to go after opportunities and to develop 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 work effectively independent
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English

Our offer

  • You become part of a motivated and dynamic team in a (globally) growing company.
  • With us, you find an open culture with flat hierarchies and fast decision-making processes, where you take over responsibilities very quickly.
  • You can expect a competitive compensation package with benefits that are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • You personally and professionally develop yourself not only on the job, but also using an e-learning platform available for all employees.
  • Thinking about your retirement? Good! We offer you a subsidized pension scheme.
  • The kids in your family will also love that you are joining Schleich! You get discounts on Schleich products from us.
  • To give you a break from the hustle and bustle of work, we offer you 30 days of vacation per year as well as flexible working hours.

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.

In case of any question on your application status or on the role of the job, reach out to Alexandra.
alexandra.rosenberg@schleich-s.com