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Events Planner/Marketing Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a Bike enthusiast to join the Hotlines team in South Queensferry.

What will you be doing?

This role ensures Hotlines can delivery and execute its brand marketing plans.

You will assist the Head of Marketing deliver brand specific marketing plans across a multitude of marketing platforms.

You will play a key part in delivering brand events, executing retail branding / POS, preparing trade press releases and working with brands to deliver product updates and sales initiatives. A key support role to the field sales team, ensuring our brands are represented professionally and within brand guidelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Event Management - supporting all elements of events to ensure each event maximises the customer engagement opportunity. This will include venue hire, product ordering, marketing collateral and attendance.
  • Sales Support - ensuring the sales team have the correct brand information, samples and product sales packs.
  • Organisation of bike demo calendar including budget management, bike maintenance and regular event attendance.
  • Marketing releases - preparing and managing trade and consumer press releases.
  • Social Media - ownership of Hotlines social media channels.
  • Brand Marketing Plans - playing a key part in the creation and delivery of specific brand marketing strategies.
  • Retail Support - working with our larger retail partners in executing branded POS areas within store and online.
  • Product Testing and Reviews - manage product samples and brand information for product reviews.
  • Sponsorship - manage the logistics of products for brand ambassadors and sponsored riders.

Who are we looking for?

  • Passionate about bike products and our brands.
  • Great team player.
  • Experience working within a premium branded consumer goods retailer, distributor or manufacturer.
  • Excellent written, verbal and numeracy skills.
  • Good understanding of all marketing channels.
  • Experience preparing press releases (desirable).

Who are Hotlines?

Hotlines is a group of passionate industry professionals with a shared interest in providing quality products and premium customer service. We share a passion for cycling and are driven by a desire to improve the cycling experience for consumers and our valued dealer base. Everyone compliments the team and influences their

part of the company; we pride ourselves on working hard and enjoying what we do. Join us at this exciting time of growth.

What we do?

Hotlines is a distributor of premium goods to the cycling industry in the UK and Worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing quick and efficient service and expert product knowledge. We are the exclusive UK distributor for many of the leading brands within the cycling industry. If you work hard, love cycling and show this enthusiasm day to day, we are looking for you…

Please email your CV and a creative covering letter explaining why you are perfect for the role.

 

 

Field Sales Representative (South West)

Hotlines Distribution has an exciting opportunity for a hardworking, passionate bike enthusiast to join the Sales team on a permanent basis covering the South West of England.

We provide you with an excellent basic salary, fantastic bonus structure and a company vehicle to use at work.

What will you be doing?

You will develop sales strategies plus deliver sales via existing and new independent bike retailers within a given geographic territory.

You will source new sales opportunities and close sales to achieve targets.

Play a key role in increasing income and revenue by managing/negotiating with clients.

Generating leads, qualifying prospects and managing sales from the Hotlines brand portfolio.

As a sales representative they will also research new retail opportunities, competitor activity plus identify in store brand marketing opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and expand client database within your assigned territory
  • Visit accounts according to a pre-determined visit frequency
  • Identify new retailers through prospecting and through identifying gaps in brands/ranges
  • Focus on sell through in existing retailers and support them with tactics that help them sell our products and grow sell through
  • Become the ambassador to the brands we represent, ensure our brands are displayed, demonstrated and sold to the level premium brands require
  • Attend trade shows and dealer events as our brand representative
  • Promote our latest offers and brands to maximise new sales opportunities
  • Feedback to HQ any competitor activity
  • Share feedback given by our retail partners to ensure we have the latest intel on performance of our brands
  • Fully utilise all tools to enable an efficient sale i.e. sell in packs, B2B systems, retailer databases and also internal sales systems to understand trends

Who are we looking for?

  • Passionate about cycling (desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills and negotiating skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Previous sales experience
  • Excellent time management
  • Driven by targets

Who are Hotlines?

Hotlines is a group of passionate industry professionals with a shared interest in providing quality products and premium customer service. We share a passion for cycling and are driven by a desire to improve the cycling experience for consumers and our valued dealer base. Everyone compliments the team and influences their part of the company; we pride ourselves on working hard and enjoying what we do. Join us at this exciting time of growth.

What we do?

Hotlines is a distributor of premium goods to the cycling industry in the UK and Worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing quick and efficient service and expert product knowledge. We are the exclusive UK distributor for many of the leading brands within the cycling industry. If you work hard, love cycling and show this enthusiasm day to day, we are looking for you…

Please email your CV and a creative covering letter explaining why you are perfect for the role.



Field Sales Representative (North, Scotland & Ireland)

Hotlines Distribution has an exciting opportunity for a hardworking, passionate bike enthusiast to join the Sales team on a permanent basis covering the North of England, Scotland and Ireland.

We provide you with an excellent basic salary, fantastic bonus structure and a company vehicle to use at work.

What will you be doing?

You will develop sales strategies plus deliver sales via existing and new independent bike retailers within a given geographic territory.

You will source new sales opportunities and close sales to achieve targets.

Play a key role in increasing income and revenue by managing/negotiating with clients.

Generating leads, qualifying prospects and managing sales from the Hotlines brand portfolio.

As a sales representative they will also research new retail opportunities, competitor activity plus identify in store brand marketing opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and expand client database within your assigned territory
  • Visit accounts according to a pre-determined visit frequency
  • Identify new retailers through prospecting and through identifying gaps in brands/ranges
  • Focus on sell through in existing retailers and support them with tactics that help them sell our products and grow sell through
  • Become the ambassador to the brands we represent, ensure our brands are displayed, demonstrated and sold to the level premium brands require
  • Attend trade shows and dealer events as our brand representative
  • Promote our latest offers and brands to maximise new sales opportunities
  • Feedback to HQ any competitor activity
  • Share feedback given by our retail partners to ensure we have the latest intel on performance of our brands
  • Fully utilise all tools to enable an efficient sale i.e. sell in packs, B2B systems, retailer databases and also internal sales systems to understand trends

Who are we looking for?

  • Passionate about cycling (desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills and negotiating skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Previous sales experience
  • Excellent time management
  • Driven by targets

Who are Hotlines?

Hotlines is a group of passionate industry professionals with a shared interest in providing quality products and premium customer service. We share a passion for cycling and are driven by a desire to improve the cycling experience for consumers and our valued dealer base. Everyone compliments the team and influences their part of the company; we pride ourselves on working hard and enjoying what we do. Join us at this exciting time of growth.

What we do?

Hotlines is a distributor of premium goods to the cycling industry in the UK and Worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing quick and efficient service and expert product knowledge. We are the exclusive UK distributor for many of the leading brands within the cycling industry. If you work hard, love cycling and show this enthusiasm day to day, we are looking for you…

Please email your CV and a creative covering letter explaining why you are perfect for the role.



Product Manager


We are looking for a Product Manager to ensure the smooth flow of product information from our suppliers through to delivery at our trade customers! Does this sound like the perfect next challenge for you? Great, please read on…


What will you be doing?

This role will ensure our forecasting, commercial set up, delivery management and availability is being fully maximised. You will ensure the business is managing stock held within the business and it’s being effectively managed within the business KPI’s and action plans.

You will also:

  • Manage the product range set up across our supplier base which includes pricing, commercials, product data set up and delivery compliance information.
  • Work with the sales team and broader business agreeing annual sales forecasts and intake planning schedules.
  • Review stock and sales reports from internal systems to ensure stock being managed within defined KPIs.
  • Monthly B&M reviews to action any challenges and to identify sales opportunities.
  • Update the sales team on new product / brand availability / deliveries to maximise sales opportunities.
  • Liaise with brands to ensure key product launch schedules are tied into marketing, sales, and buying calendars.
  • Maintain ordering, intake, promotional and launch planning schedules.

What experience would we like you to have?

  • Experience in a product management, buying or merchandising role.
  • Understanding and use of WSSI reporting.
  • Understand the product value chain.
  • Strong with spreadsheets and Excel
  • Highly numeric and commercial.
  • Strong communicator and ability to build strong internal and external relationships.

Who are Hotlines?

Hotlines is a group of passionate industry professionals with a shared interest in providing quality products and premium customer service. We share a passion for cycling and are driven by a desire to improve the cycling experience for consumers and our valued dealer base. Everyone compliments the team and influences their part of the company; we pride ourselves on working hard and enjoying what we do. Join us at this exciting time of growth.

What do we do?

Hotlines is a distributor of premium goods to the cycling industry in the UK and Worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing quick and efficient service and expert product knowledge. We are the exclusive UK distributor for many of the leading brands within the cycling industry. If you work hard, love cycling and show this enthusiasm day to day, we are looking for you…

Please email your CV and a creative covering letter explaining why you are perfect for the role.



Data Analyst


Hotlines are looking for a Data Analyst to join the team on a permanent basis! Are you passionate about numbers/data and are looking for your next challenge? Great! Look no further…

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for preparing, presenting and analysing information from sales, stock management and customer database areas. The role provides departments the necessary insights and intel to effectively manage the sales, operations and marketing functions. This role will also manage our product data information which ensures our customers have access to the latest and accurate product information served to them via our B2B system.

You will also:

  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly sales packs
  • Maintain the B2B web system ensuring all the product data information correct
  • Upload offers and marketing comms via the B2B system
  • Carry out regular checks on the data accuracy and performance of the B2B system
  • Prepare regular stock review packs
  • Maintain the customer data base at territory and brand level
  • Carry out ad hoc reports and analysis

What experience would we like you to have?

  • Highly numerate with advanced excel skills
  • Data and trend analysis skills
  • Experience working with inventory management and B2B systems
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Data driven

Who are Hotlines?

Hotlines is a group of passionate industry professionals with a shared interest in providing quality products and premium customer service. We share a passion for cycling and are driven by a desire to improve the cycling experience for consumers and our valued dealer base. Everyone compliments the team and influences their part of the company; we pride ourselves on working hard and enjoying what we do. Join us at this exciting time of growth.

What do we do?

Hotlines is a distributor of premium goods to the cycling industry in the UK and Worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing quick and efficient service and expert product knowledge. We are the exclusive UK distributor for many of the leading brands within the cycling industry. If you work hard, love cycling and show this enthusiasm day to day, we are looking for you…

Please email your CV and a creative covering letter explaining why you are perfect for the role.



 

Key Account & International Sales Manager

 

Hotlines are looking for a Key Account & International Sales Manager to join the team on a permanent basis! Are you passionate about building and maintaining great relationships? Great! We have the perfect
opportunity for you…

What will you be doing?
You will be accountable for our large, head office managed retail accounts. Managing directly with their head office buying teams, they will be managed utilising strategic account plans and strategies.

The International element of the role will be to develop key retailer and distribution partners to implement our own brand international sales strategy.

Managing a team of HQ based sales and tech advisors this role will facilitate the inbound and outbound sales calls, devise prospecting plans and support the field sales team in handling calls from the independent bike dealer network.

You will also:

  • Account Management – be the day to day contact for a group of national account retailers ensuring we meet our sales and profit objectives.
  • Account Planning – develop and manage the account strategies to maximise the sales and profit potential from each account.
  • Competitor Activity – ensure we have a clear view of competitor activity within these accounts and tactics developed to deliver increased brand listings and presence from the Hotlines portfolio of brands.
  • International Dealer / Distributor Management – identify and manage a group of international partners to develop house brand sales in target territories.
  • New Business Opportunities – Identify new national account opportunities or new brand listing opportunities from existing accounts. Develop strategies and tactics to deliver growth from our existing or target national accounts.
  • Sales Support team – ensure Head Office sales support team have clear objectives, call plans and targets to ensure we maximise IBD sales from inbound and outbound calls.

What experience would we like you to have?

  • Have experience working in a high performing sales culture.
  • Experience managing large/national retail chains
  • Experience in developing and delivering retail account business plans.
  • A passion for the products and brands that Hotlines Europe represents.
  • Experience managing a small team of sales personnel

Who are Hotlines?
Hotlines is a group of passionate industry professionals with a shared interest in providing quality products and premium customer service. We share a passion for cycling and are driven by a desire to improve the cycling experience for consumers and our valued dealer base. Everyone compliments the team and influences their part of the company; we pride ourselves on working hard and enjoying what we do. Join us at this exciting time of growth.

What do we do?
Hotlines is a distributor of premium goods to the cycling industry in the UK and Worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing quick and efficient service and expert product knowledge. We are the exclusive UK distributor for many of the leading brands within the cycling industry. If you work hard, love cycling and show this enthusiasm day to day, we are looking for you…

Please email your CV and a creative covering letter explaining why you are perfect for the role.