Global Key Account Manager
Fristads has challenged and driven the development of durable and functional workwear since 1925, always with professional workers in mind and with innovation and sustainability as drivers.
Fristads is market leader when it comes to sustainable workwear, and we have very ambitious business goals for the future!
Are you the one who will help us get there by increasing our export market?
As Global Key Account Manager within Fristads, your responsibility is to develop and increase our export market, and make sure that our distribution customers have a business partner to rely on and that helps them grow their and Fristads business.
You will work closely together with many of your colleagues at the different departments, such as our Sales Organization, Sourcing and Planning and Logistics, Distributions Center in Sweden, and Marketing department.
Frequent visits at Head Office in Borås, Sweden is required. The role will also require travelling both within and outside Europe to meet our customers and at least +100 travelling days. We believe the right candidate lives close to an international airport in either Sweden, Norway or Denmark. You report to our Sales Director.
You contribute with your skills from making international trade and your capability to build long term relationships whomever you meet. You will see a lot of the world in this role since you will be working for example in USA, Chile and Europe.
We can offer you a developing role with the possibility to improve our way of making business! You will be able to make good business at the same time that you will have a great time working together with your positive and equally business driven colleagues and manager!
An important part of our business model is Sustainability and we have led the development in sustainability within the textile industry for many years. We are now taking the next step in our sustainability work and one of the ways we tell more about via #fristadsforchange.
Our Core Values; Passion, Simplicity, Togetherness, Performance are important to us. As an employee within Fristads, you are an important ambassador and role model for these both internally and externally.
The Global Key Account Manager is a new position in Fristads AB and you will be very involved in shaping the role. We believe this important role is a mix between Sales Manager, Business Developer and Key Account Manager in which you are responsible for our distribution customers. Our goal is to increase our market position until 2025 and you play an important part in making sure we grow our markets together with our customers in a way that takes us there.
'Fristads is on the way to become the leading high quality, ”one stop shop” supplier of workwear in Europe and we have a clear 5 year target plan.This – combined with Fristads constant focus on being the European ”GREEN Captain” in sustainable workwear, gives me great confidence in the future.
At Fristads we take great pride in securing the well-being of our employees. We have a very active HR department, and all managers have a 360 monthly work environment evaluation to secure maximal focus and transparency.'
Read more about what Ole-Petter Opprann, Sales Director, has to say about the job and the company at [ Link removed ]
- Experience from sales for at least 5 years
- Experience within the field of business development
- Experience from working internationally with international trade
- Skilled in calculating margins, tenders and sales negotiations
- Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Furthermore, you are customer focused, business oriented, structured, communicative and have an excellent capacity to build and maintain good relations with others. It´s good if you have knowledge in or worked closely with colleagues within logistics, customs, and export. It is a plus if you have experience from Swedish working culture since our head office is in Sweden.
Contact and application
We are working with Säljpoolen in this recruitment. For questions about the position contact recruitment consultant Robin Ring at Säljpoolen,+46720-7739.
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Fristads has challenged and driven the development of durable and functional workwear since 1925, always with professional workers in mind and with innovation and sustainability as drivers. Our range of clothing includes classic as well as contemporary garments for a wide range of industries and our garments are made to meet the highest standards when it comes to quality, safety and comfort. [ Link removed ]
The brands Fristads, Kansas and Leijona are part of Hultafors Group, owned by Latour. Hultafors Group is one of Europe’s largest companies to supply workwear, footwear, head protection, hand tools, tool carriers and ladders for professional users. Read more at [ Link removed ]