International Retail Sales Manager in Aalsmeer at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 11/30/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Aalsmeer
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/30/2020

Job Description

Gavita International B.V. and Agrolux Nederland B.V. are two industry-leading brands based in the Netherlands that operate in the greenhouse lighting space. Our brands are part of the Hawthorne Gardening Co, North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of hydroponic products and Hawthorne is a subsidiary of Scotts- Miracle Gro (SMG), the world leader in lawn and garden products and services. From our office in Aalsmeer we service International customers in both professional horticulture and retail.

The International Retail Sales Manager will focus on expanding the Gavita retail business with an expansion of our product portfolio in lighting but also other product categories. You have the ambitions to find new business and expand sales numbers in Europe and beyond. You will report to the International Retail Manager who is part of the management team. You will be located at the headquarters in Aalsmeer.

What we expect:

  • Account management of Hawthorne distributors in Europe mainland, South Africa, Asia and Oceania.
  • Increase turnover, stock levels and brand visibility in collaboration with our distribution partners
  • Present and demonstrate new and existing products to distributors and retailers.
  • Increase instore prominence of the represented brands – liaise with the marketing team.
  • Gather market information on pricing, marketing, distribution and competitors to help with making business decisions.
  • Be pro-active to suggest initiatives on pricing, products and promotion to increase sales.
  • Increase project sales to Licensed Producers (LP’s).
  • Visit customers and (inter)national trade shows to represent the company.

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience in the Hydroponics industry.
  • International experience in a multinational company.
  • At least Bachelor graduated.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 40% of the time.
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills and preferably German speaking skills.
  • Drivers license.