Philips Senior Sales Manager Retail in Remote Worker, United Kingdom

Your challenge

Philips is focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation and our aim is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. We are undergoing an exciting transformation globally from a consumer and healthcare business into a leader in the Health & Technology space.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Sales Manager who is responsible for the sales and commercial partnership for multiple accounts which are grouped into a channel. They are responsible for building strong senior customer relationships, building the brand and introducing new innovative products as well as leading, coaching and developing a team of National/Key Account Managers

Your team

This position reports directly into the Sales Director.

This position will be based from our Guildford office however we operate an agile working environment in this office.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Accountable for processes and policies within channel & category (margin, pricing, marketing, logistics)

  • Responsible for the definition and delivery of relevant channel strategy

  • To maximise the channel P&L versus AOP/ROFO per key account by implementing relevant components of Integral Customer Management at customer utilising the Account Strategy and Strategic Account Plan to achieve and where possible exceed set targets.

  • Position new concepts and promotional plans per channel in agreement with CMM ensuring added value relationship with the accounts in the channel

  • Ensures competition is actively benchmarked and acted upon

  • Helps build a channel plan through sharing channel information and feedback

  • Accountable for accurate Account Promotions plans an input to SCM

  • Champions the individual development of direct reports and wider sales team


  • Turnover (Channel level)

  • Channel P&L (margin & cost to serve & CoNQ)

  • Sales out & Channel inventory

  • Channel Forecasting accuracy

  • Instore activation of agreed promotions/range plans

  • Individual Account BBS

  • Adherence to PPWF/CTT

  • The SSM role is accountable & indirectly responsible for all functional roles of the NAM to ensure alignment across the business in meeting KPI’s

We are looking for

  • Extensive Sales experience within a relevant industry

  • Bach degree level with Business/Commercial direction

  • Ability to manage Channel P&L

  • Ability to maintain and develop senior customer relationships

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Experience in Category Management and Shopper Marketing

  • Ability to translate a high level business strategy into a departmental plan.

  • Proven ability to forecast sales numbers and deliver on results.

  • Proven Leadership and people management skills with the ability to be energetic, dynamic and inspiring in leading a team

  • Proven skills in developing people’s strengths and unlocking potential, inspiring and coaching others to achieve beyond expectation.

  • Understanding of the relevant processes (supply chain, financials, Admin)

  • Ability to maintain and outside-in perspective that positions customers at the heart.

Our Offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A highly competitive base salary and car allowance

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days a year from the start (plus bank holidays

  • Family friendly policies which offer enhanced maternity and paternity scheme

  • The Philips Employee Shop allows employees to buy Philips products at discounted price

  • Subsidised Café promoting healthy eating and wellbeing

  • Holistic therapies - subsidised Clinical and Sports trained massage therapist on site in Guildford every Tuesday with a free taster session for new starter

  • Learning and Development opportunities through our Philips University

  • ‘Live Well’ Program of Events – monthly activities that promote health and wellbeing

  • Social Events - a dedicated Sports & Social committee with members in Guildford and Cambridge, promoting a host of social events throughout the year including the famous Family Sports Day at Surrey Sports Park.

  • Discounted membership to Surrey Sports Par

  • Employee Assistance Program – ‘Be Supported’ our EAP is available for all Philips employees and their families. As well as being a confidential support line, it also offers practical financial and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential.

Please apply on-line – Good Luck!

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