Sales Director / International Sales Executive - Gran Canaria HQ.
Smoothie Solutions requires an experienced and friendly, results-driven Sales Director to actively seek out and engage new customers in the Canary Islands, Spain and Internationally. You will manage our sales team and our clients whilst driving forward company growth.
We are the market leader in the manufacture and distribution of Smoothie products to food and drink retailers and we are looking for a dynamic and creative individual to permanently join our team.
You should have several years proven experience as a senior Sales Executive or Sales Director. Knowledge of the food and beverage distribution sector would be a distinct advantage.
This is a very good career opportunity for an exceptional person.
The position is full time and based in our pleasant, air conditioned HQ in Aguimes, Gran Canaria.
We supply our products to catering professionals in 12 countries and three continents - and counting.
Our customer profiles include single cafes and hotels though to multi point of sale clients as well as national and multi-national cafeteria chains. We additionally supply food service distributors in multiple countries. We expect to increase sales revenues and product reach in the next 12 months by 100 %.
We are a team of 11 people and the common languages spoken are Spanish and English. It is therefore essential for you to be able to communicate in Spanish and English.
We are looking for someone with an interest in healthy living and preferably someone who likes smoothies! Initiative, flexibility, open-mindedness and the ability to find solutions are all requirements for this position.
If you have a sense of humour, passion and enthusiasm - plus the ability to meet sales targets you could be just the person we are looking for.
- Proven ability as Sales Executive, Marketing Manager, Sales Director.
- Proven ability to manage a Sales Department.
- Proven ability to meet or exceed sales targets.
- Proven ability to drive forward sales from planning to close.
- Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
- Experience of the HORECA and food retail sectors preferred.
- Solid knowledge of business performance reporting.
- Proven ability to successfully position products against competitors.
- Interest in healthy eating an asset.
- Initiative and a sense of humour a bigger asset.
- Fluent in written and spoken Spanish.
- Good level of written and spoken English.
- Must be available for occasional international travel.
- No one needs to push you to do your best - it's who you are :-)
- You should be living on Gran Canaria or willing to relocate.
- Drive forward company growth, locally, nationally and internationally.
- Meet and exceed revenue and client acquisition targets.
- Develop and execute strategic plans for company growth.
- Manage local, national & international clients.
- Identify new HORECA and retail products to add to our portfolio.
- Identify other areas of strategic growth.
- Main focus: To help Smoothie Solutions grow - the company wins - and so do you.
You will work closely with our CEO in defining company objectives and implementing strategies and action plans.
The goal is that you will manage the national and international sales development within a few months.
We reward by results so if you are good - there is plenty of room to grow with us.
We provide a starting yearly salary of 24.000 + euros, plus benefits, increasing if performance targets are met. Our starting salary is determined according to your abilities and experience. We invite you to show us how good you are.
This is not a job position that we wish to fill for 3 or 4 months. We are looking for someone to become a long term member of the Smoothie Solutions Team - doing the best and most creative work of their career.
If you want to use the skills you have learned over the years to play a key role in the international expansion of a young and ambitious company - we invite you to join us.
- Why Smoothie Solutions?
Great Company. We are a young and dynamic company of 11 persons and we like to make things happen. We also like to have fun whilst we do it. As an employer, we believe our responsibility is to make the work environment for our team as enjoyable and as fulfilling as possible. Our team is important and we want you to look forward to coming in each day.
- Real Customer Success comes from the heart.The foundation of our business is the supply of high quality products, supplied at great prices along with world class point of sale materials and outstanding customer service.
- We have a huge impact. Smoothie Solutions is a small company with a big reach. Smoothie Solutions home-base is in Gran Canaria, but we have multiple distributors and associates sprinkled around the globe. In fact, we have many more people working with us internationally than at our HQ. International culture is in our DNA.
- We care about you. We think you are important. We believe that empowering and looking after the people in our team is beneficial, not only to the team - but also to everyone we do business with. We work hard to create a positive and uplifting environment for our team members. We offer a great compensation package and we give everyone the opportunity and the encouragement to grow and develop - personally and professionally.
- Added Benefits. We offer weekly team breakfasts, monthly team meals and get togethers, special team events, private health insurance, flexible working hours, mobile phone, company vehicle etc - plus we encourage our team to take their vacations when they want to. We think your life outside of the work environment is important too - and if we can support you with any training or career development needs - we will do so.
- We value diversity. Growing and maintaining our inclusive and diverse team matters to us. We are committed to a being a company where our team members feel comfortable being who they are - at work, as well as at home. We encourage everyone to discover that they have the ability to be successful - every day.
- We are passionate. Smoothie Solutions is full of passionate people and we are not all the same. Smoothie Solutions employs coffee connoisseurs, cat lovers, hikers, bikers, surfers, movie lovers, chill-out addicts, fitness addicts, singles looking for love, IT geeks, parents, and other generally interesting people. We love our team for who they are - and for what they are passionate about.
- Resumé. We have the best products on the market, we maintain excellent relations with our customers, our partners and our suppliers and we give the highest priority to providing outstanding support and conditions to all of the people in our team.
We are always looking for humble, sharp, creative and ambitious folks to join the team at Smoothie Solutions. We reward by results - so if you think you might be a good fit and you have something extraordinary to offer us - we would love to talk with you.
- Note. To be considered for this position, we ask you to please make sure there is a photo with your application. Thank you.