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Samsung Assistant Brand Manager

Location: Christchurch

Department: Purchasing

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Ref No: 88

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Kondor has an exciting new opportunity for a dynamic individual that has previous experience within business development & relationship management roles to join our Portfolio Team. This role will be working in conjunction with Samsung, a leading Global Mobile Accessories brand, to promote and develop ranging of the full accessory portfolio within key customer accounts as well as helping grow customer breadth.

Reporting to the Samsung Brand Manager at Kondor, the role will be based out of the Christchurch Head Office, however there may be a requirement to travel to customer meetings or to Samsung UK Head Office in Chertsey, Surrey.

Job Description

Essential Experience

  • Commercially aware with the ability to prepare & propose a commercial strategy
  • P&L management to an account level whilst maintaining an overall picture of the UK territory as a whole
  • Relationship building expertise
  • Creativeness with the ability to think outside the box

Key Responsibilities

    Practices and Processes
  • Creating commercially sound proposals to drive and deliver Samsung Accessories sales based on quarterly targets and annual growth requirements
  • Collation of new product information to ensure new SKU’s are set up, processed and ordered in a timely fashion to ensure first to market
  • Providing regular updates on new product launches / initiatives to sales teams and buyers
  • Developing relationships between companies and ensuring information flows efficiently through the business
  • Sales Reporting - providing weekly reports on sales in and retail sales out and run rates and weeks of stock to identify and manage slow moving products.
  • Analyzing sales data from retail accounts to ensure stock availability and to ensure that an exit strategy is in place at the end of the product life cycle
  • Maintain market price tracker to provide intelligence on Samsung’s main competitors to support pricing proposals
  • Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct

  • Supplier base
  • Developing targeted products propositions on an account by account basis to deliver incremental growth and new business

  • Logistics
  • The role will be based at Kondor Head Office in Christchurch, Dorset. There may be a requirement to travel to customer meetings or to Samsung UK Head Office in Chertsey, Surrey.

  • Supply Chain
  • Manage 12 week rolling forecast and update in Samsung systems ensuring new launches and promotional plans are included a minimum of 8 weeks in advance.
  • Working with the Kondor supply chain team to ensure that stock requirements are up to date based on planned promotional activations

  • Strategy and planning
  • Identify new sales opportunities alongside range development within current customer base
  • Planning and overseeing new marketing initiatives and product launches in conjunction with new device launches and new category launches

  • Other
  • Managing the full Samsung product portfolio and maintaining system data.
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations targeted towards specific retail accounts / product briefs
  • Prepared to take on Special projects as required


Competency Importance Behavioral Indicators
Big Picture thinking Medium Thinks of medium and long-term needs of the business. Sees the bigger picture and industry dynamics.
Step change innovation High Identifies patterns or trends based on previous experience or established processes.
Commercial rigor High Gathers relevant facts and applies data to inform decision making. Demonstrates the ability to use financial evaluation techniques to select investment strategies.
Makes things happen High Takes initiatives often involving calculated risks and has the tenacity and resilience to ensure achievement.
Consumer/Brand focus Medium Identifies and exploits consumer segmentation. Seeks to leverage the power of the brand.
Customer focus Medium Identifies the needs of the customer and responds with appropriate actions, which build long term relationships.
Team building Low Works cooperatively as a member of the team.
Influencing/partnering Medium In tune with the organization culture. Works very effectively in a matrix environment and can influence without direct control.

Additional Role / Technical Competencies

    Information Technology
  • Understands current information technology and uses this knowledge to improve own performance
  • Comfortable and competent using Excel and it’s more advanced features

  • Analysis skills
  • Ability to apply financial analysis and problem solving techniques to data, combining logic, attention to detail and accuracy with a proactive questioning and lateral thinking approach

  • Demonstrates Integrity
  • Is honest in opinions and takes responsibility for his/her actions

  • Exercises Judgment
  • Able to assimilate and process data from a range of sources and detect real insights. Balances fact and intuition and shows consistency in decision-making

  • Remains independent
  • Acts in the interests of, and reflects the values of, Kondor

  • Improves through change
  • Accepts change. Leads change through experimentation and learning

Key Internal Relationships

  • Sales
  • Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Warehouse
  • Marketing

Key External Relationships

  • Samsung Accessory Account Team
  • Internal Samsung Channel Managers
  • Retail Purchasing contacts at key customer / target customer accounts
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