About Swordfish & Friend

Swordfish & Friend is the official distributor of Crosley products in Europe. Swordfish & Friend is a young organisation that builts on a sustainable salesnetwork by the sale of beautifully designed turntables. This network consists of lifestyle retailers,  independent record stores and other related stores. At this moment we have a customer base that is located in over 20 countries. We operate from a small town called De Meern, close to Utrecht and Amsterdam, the perfect location for a distribution company because of its central location closeby the highway. We also run a recordstore/lifestyle concept in the city centre of Utrecht.

As the representative of Crosley in Europe, our company is very internationally minded. We started in Holland, but now seek to extend our presence in other European countries, in this case Italy.

 

Job description

You will be responsible for developping and executing the brand strategy in Italy. You will be working with lot's of independence, because you will be our first representative in Italy.

Sales:

Optimize sales of Crosley products within our strategy. Identify product opportunities and execute product strategies. Stay current on product and product changes. Develop plans to target new accounts. Keep manager informed of opportunities, problems, progress, and support needed. Share expertise and best practice information with the sales team.

Marketing:

Gather and share insights about the consumer market within Italy. Use knowledge of local market and competitors to develop a marketingplan to possition Crosley products. You will also carry out the implementation of this plan. You understand the value of social media and you know how to use it effectively. But you also understand the power of physical marketing. You are creative and like to think outside of traditional marketing strategies.

Account Management:

Maintain our German account base through in-person, mail and telephone meetings with accounts. Provide customer service by developing and maintaining strong relationships. Accountable for the execution and management of account orders and associated information.

 

Qualifications

A suitable candidate meets the following requirements:

 

-        Knowledge of the Italian culture

-        Is representative and has good communication skills

-        Has knowledge of running campaigns

-        Is both service oriented and result driven

-        Is creative. Photoshop and Illustrator skills are a plus

-        Has affinity with the lifestyle and music industry

-        Motherlanguage: Italian. This job requires excellent verbal and written skills.

-        Proactive and positive attitude, sense of humor

-        Minimum availability of 32 hours

 

Our offering

We offer a spot in a young, dynamic team with lots of opportunity to grow. You will be based inDe Meern, next to Utrecht and Amsterdam. Your salary will be determined in consultation.

 

Interested?

You can reach us for more information or to apply for the job by sending an email to info@swordfishandfriend.com.