• Permanent
  • UK Wide

KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER – FITNESS (NORTH) – Outdoor Fitness 

North Region – circa £40k basic, OTE £60k – £65k 

Inspired by monsters, giants and adventure, this global organisation designs and manufactures inventive and extraordinary playground and fitness equipment. They’re about to take a big leap with a new range of fitness equipment, and they’re now looking for their first UK salespersons to develop this growing niche, one in the North and another in the South. Recent events have given an extra impetus to outdoor fitness, and this new range will open new opportunities, especially across the private leisure and health sectors. These are new roles and an opportunity to make a big mark in an ambitious and market-leading organisation.  

On your marks……… 

THE ROLE 

This is a targeted sales role covering the North Region (including Scotland), breaking new ground at the very top of the market.  

The outdoor fitness market is growing, and traditional gyms have lost some of their lustre, so your job is to grab the outdoor fitness market by the collar and march it to this new range, which unlike most outdoor equipment, is fully adjustable and able to provide progressive resistance and weights to suit any user, including advanced keep-fitters. 

The prime target markets are health clubs, gyms, hotels, leisure and the corporate world wanting to make their offices more attractive and healthier places to work. You’ll excite interest and build a sales pipeline with development work on and offline, remotely and from the local office – as well posting regular, informative and consistent content on social media such as LinkedIn.  

The public and educational sectors are also important, but already well understood by the organisation. Sometimes you will be making shared approaches with other sales colleagues focussed on playground equipment to public bodies such as local authorities.  

THE CANDIDATE 

Most likely, you’ve been selling fitness equipment successfully for a while, probably for gym use, and certainly in a B2B context, and you’re ready for a new challenge with a market leader. Alternatively, you’ve been selling top-of-the-range B2B products and had prior experience in the fitness world as a trainer, athlete or sports person. 

You understand keep fit equipment and how it works, and able to communicate the advantages of installing this organisation’s wide range of innovative exercise and workout equipment to a broad audience, mostly in the private sector, but experience with the public sector would be an advantage. 

Sales can be complex and have life cycles that may last some months, so you’re used to managing through the sales pipeline keeping a firm eye on your milestone as projects progress towards a firm order. You won’t be micro-managed, but you will be expected to be organised, your follow-up thorough and customer communication enthusiastic, consistent and crystal clear. 

GEOGRAPHY 

The main office is some way to the north of London. You’ll mostly be working from home and travel throughout your region developing your network, visiting sites, prospects and customers while managing your projects through to a closed sale. 

SALARY 

Annual basic salary will be in the region of £40k, and a realistic OTE of up to £65k in year 1. If your sales skills and experience are spot on, there may be a little extra headroom, but we can discuss that when we first speak. 

INTERVIEW PROCESS 

Martin Ellis at Recruitment South East will perform screening and initial interviews before candidates are selected for interview by the company. 

CONTACT:    

Martin Ellis 07823 887982 martin@recruitmentsoutheast.co.uk 

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