Sales Manager for Zyxel - Copenhagen

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On behalf of our client Zyxel, we are looking for a Sales manager

The Client:

Zyxel Communications Corp. has been connecting people to the internet for nearly 30 years. They have kept promoting creativity which meets the needs of customers.

Focused on innovation and customer-centricity, This spirit has never been changed since Zyxel developed the world's first integrated 3-in-1 data/fax/voice modem in 1992. 

Their ability to adapt and innovate with networking technology places Zyxel at the forefront of understanding connectivity for telco/service providers, businesses and home users.

Zyxel is building the networks of tomorrow, helping unlock the world's potential and meeting the needs of the modern workplace; powering people at work, life and play. 

Job Description:

The Sales Manager is responsible for growing and maintaining sales through existing Managed Accounts (Value Added Resellers – VARs) within the target area, whilst continually scouting and adding new accounts.  They will work closely with others in the Channel sales team and the wider business.

 Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintain and develop effective relationships within partner base and grow their Zyxel business and ensuring a clear plan is developed.
  • Develop and execute the VAR business plan strategy and activities for the Channel team, ensuring long-term growth.
  • P&L analysis of specified top accounts and use this to influence more business activities.
  • Develop a plan to move a targeted number of Solution partners into Premium partners.
  • Align with reseller account managers in distribution to support new business activities.
  • Meet activity quotas and business goals set by the Sales Management team.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of client requirements, barriers, organisational political boundaries, decision-making processes, and technical influencing processes.
  • Build Zyxel brand awareness and product focus through VAR marketing activities.
  • Measure and track marketing spend and report ROI across all activities in conjunction with partners.
  • Proactively encourage accounts to join the Partner Programme to take advantage of associated benefits, host and conduct ZCNE trainings for VARs and Partners in the target area. 
  • Analyse market potential in the territory and develop fast response to competitor’s strategies.
  • Build margin contribution via management of stock profiling, product mix, education, mind share and development of SMB business.
  • Track and follow projects closely and ensure solutions fit the end customers’ requirements and budget.
  • Keep Sales Logix and Sales Tracker up to date with potential projects.
  • Manage effective product forecasting from sales team.
  • Demonstrate an on-going proactive approach, driving the sale of products and services.
  • Work with other team members to provide a sales input into the product forecasting process
  • Handle / delegate technical queries to increase knowledge where appropriate.
  • Coach and share knowledge with other colleagues within Channel team and wider Zyxel team as appropriate.

Necessary Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Demonstrable experience within an IT Channel Sales role and in creating and delivering close relationships with suppliers and customers.
  • Record of success within Networking reseller accounts.
  • Degree level education in Business or IT related discipline would be ideal.
  • Technical proficiency in broadband and networking products is desirable.
  • Results orientated, motivated by success, and achievement and be able to execute on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong presenter with effective negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Must be an enthusiastic team player with an innovative approach.
  • Accountable for the work you produce.
  • Able to work under pressure and be prepared to work in a fast moving and aggressive environment where key objectives need to be met in pre-agreed timescales.
  • Fluency in English and local language is essential.  Any additional language skills would be desirable.

Personnel Competencies

  • Srong management skills
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Composure
  • Decision Quality
  • Influencing
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Optimism
  • Perseverance
  • Prioritisation
  • Proactive
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Awareness


Interviews will be on a ongoing basis.

Expected start: As soon as possible

 Other questions:

If you have any kind of questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Retail Project Manager Ilker Akbas through e-mail

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Why Nordic Retail Group?

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We call them heroes, they are the ones who make the customer feel welcome and take care of them beyond the purchase.  The ones who make sure that customers leave the store with the right products and knowledge.

Always with a smile on their face and a positive attitude. We are looking for more heroes, are you one of them?

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