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BIC Corporation Field Sales Manager MMM in Milano, Italy

Field Sales Manager MMM



Milano, IT

For over 75 years, BIC has been creating ingeniously simple and joyful products that are a part of every heart and home.

As a member of our team, you'll be a part of reigniting a beloved brand as we continue to reimagine everyday essentials in new, sustainable and responsible ways.

Our "roll up your sleeves and get the job done" approach to work creates an environment where self-starters, problem solvers and innovative thinkers thrive. BIC team members are empowered to take ownership of their careers and bring their unique perspectives to the table to make a meaningful impact on our mission.

It's a colorful world - make your mark by joining the BIC team today.

Overview :

We are looking for an experienced and result-driven Field Sales Manager to lead our Modern Mass Market field sales team in Italy. You will be responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies to achieve the company's sales targets and objectives. You will manage a team of 5 regional account managers across Italy, build strong customer relationships, and drive the growth of our products in the Italian market.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and execute sales strategies: Create and implement effective sales plans to drive the growth of BIC’s products in the Italian market, ensuring alignment with the company's overall sales objectives.

  2. Team leadership and management: lead, train, and motivate the field sales team to achieve sales targets and ensure high performance. Provide guidance and support to the team, and monitor their sales activities to maximize productivity.

  3. Territory management: Optimize sales coverage and ensure efficient territory management to maximize market penetration and customer outreach.

  4. Customer relationship management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key customers, distributors, and retail partners to drive market share growth, the correct product placement, efficient promotions, and sales growth.

  5. Performance tracking and reporting: Monitor sales performance, track KPIs, and provide regular sales reports and forecasts to management. Utilize data to identify areas for improvement and opportunities for growth.

  6. Budget management: Collaborate with the sales and finance teams to develop sales budgets, monitor expenditures, and ensure cost-effective sales operations within the non-food category.

  7. Cross-functional collaboration: Work closely with marketing, supply chain, and other relevant departments to ensure seamless execution of sales strategies and alignment with overall company objectives.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus

  • Proven experience in field sales management within the FMCG sector

  • Strong leadership and management capabilities, with a track record of leading high-performing sales teams.

  • Excellent understanding of the Italian retail landscape, distribution channels, and consumer behavior in the Modern Mass Market

  • Analytical skills and business acumen with the ability to interpret sales data, market trends, and consumer insights to drive sales strategies.

  • Effective communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with customers and stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in Italian and English, both written and verbal.

  • Proficient in using sales management software and tools for performance tracking and reporting.

BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means