Due to a sustained period of growth and a recent territory expansion, KAPPA EUROPE is now searching for a Team Sport Business Developer, to take charge of the Team Sport activity in GERMANY.
The Team Sport Business Developer will be responsible for the commercial development of the team wear and accessories collections to sport teams in GERMANY.
KAPPA EUROPE has built a strong success story in FRANCE on the Team Sport Business side, mainly through the quality and availability (within 48 hours) of all the product line.
Development and implementation of the commercial strategy to ensure growth and visibility of the brand among Football, Rugby, Handball, Basket, Fitness, Running, Tennis, in clubs and communities. The Team Sport Business Developer will look at transferring and adapting the existing strategy and experience to the local requirements and specificities
. Identify and contract wholesalers, agents and local distributors allowing an efficient access to clubs and communities
. Negotiate annual budgets and visibility of the brand
. Follow-up revenue and order book
. Sales presentation of football, handball, running / training / fitness (shoe, textile, accessory) collections
. Search for business opportunities and new prospects
. Set up of commercial operations with trade marketing & sports marketing teams
. Active survey of competitors’ collections for the Design teams at HQ
. Work in close collaboration with the purchasing department and sourcing to achieve the productions of the club collections in the best conditions (price, quality, deadlines)
The profile that they are hoping to attract, in terms of background and experience:
. Strong experience in the team sport market
. Good understanding of the distribution schemes
. Access to the key actors in the team sport market
. Strong sensitivity to sporting goods product and market
. Experience working within an international team
. Commercially astute with sound communication skills
. Native German, Fluent in English
. Passionate and with an inherent love for sport performance
. Autonomous, good communicator
. Flexible + open minded.
In return for all of these skills, they are offering a good salary and bonus as well as an opportunity for a proven Team Sport Business Developerto join a prestigious brand during an exciting period of growth, and more importantly, the opportunity to truly see the direct results of your effort within a fast-moving business on an international scale.
Über Kappa Europe
Kappa® is the sportswear brand dedicated to active and dynamic people who, when practicing sports, need a technical and functional clothing with a modern, engaging andcolored style. Kappa® collections include sports footwear and accessories designed to guarantee the best performance.
The Kappa® brand, featuring the Omini logo, was created in 1978 when Marco Boglione, young Sales and Marketing Manager at Maglificio Calzificio Torinese, convinced Maurizio Vitale – company CEO – to create a B.U. dedicated to sports from growing Robe di Kappa®. In 1979 Kappa® (Robe di Kappa Sport at the time) sponsored for the first time in Italy a famous football team, Juventus. The brand gained popularity at world level five years later, during the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984, when U.S. athletes wore Kappa® sportswear. Today Kappa® is a global sponsor of important football, basketball, volleyball, rally, ski, golf, fencing and martial arts teams, as well as of many sports federations.
KAPPA EUROPE covers Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, UK and Ireland for the apparel and footwear ranges, Germany, Benelux, Poland, Switzerland, Austria on the Team Sport side.
KAPPA EUROPE’s headquarters are located in Saint-Herblain, next to Nantes (France), with a surface of 1,600 m2.
The group has three subsidiaries in Madrid, Manchester and Reidermoos in Switzerland.
KAPPA EUROPE has its own design, marketing departments, and salesforce and is also contributing globally to the product strategy.
Today, the company has around 140 employees