Marketing and Sales Manager.  

Position Starts September 2017


Working at Massage Me

Massage Me is a booking agent and mobile massage company based in the French Alps.

Massage Me has been providing a mobile massage service in the French Alps for the last 10 years.  We started out with two therapists in one resort and have grown into a well established and regarded company contracting 15 staff who work in and around 16 ski resorts in the winter season.  As well as providing a smaller service in the summer months.

Over the next six months, Massage Me is looking to expand and have a full time, year round team of enthusiastic people who think on their feet and leave nothing to chance.

We are currently looking for ambitious applicants with the vision, drive and belief to enable Massage Me to grow through an exciting transitional phase.

Being a small company every person in the office team is responsible for the company’s success.  We have our roles and responsibilities but we are a team through and through.

Our office is based in the mountains and a desire to live and work in this environment is essential. The company owners, Anna and Richard, moved to the Alps to ski and bike on some of the best terrain in the world, and it's epic.  If you would rather commute on a train than a push bike; or go clubbing over an early night and a powder day Massage Me is not the right company for you.

Working with Massage Me is not solely about your pay packet, it's about loving your work and your work enabling you to live the lifestyle you want.


Marketing and Sales Manager - Job Description

One of four key positions in the Massage Me company management. Under the supervision of the company director, the Marketing Manager must work alongside the General Office and Finance Managers.  And will be the main point of contact for all Tour Operator partners of Massage Me.

Key responsibilities (detailed below) include:

  • To plan and implement sales and marketing strategies

  • To establish and develop effective   partnership relationships with new tour operators, and maintain and improve  existing partner relations

  • To plan and implement strategies to increase resorts, partners and employees to increase year round business

  • To plan and implement all advertising strategies (online, printed and social media).

 

Responsibilities

Marketing & Sales Management:

  • Achieve marketing and sales operational objectives by developing and implementing  strategic plans and reviews;

  • Accomplish marketing and sales objectives by selecting, recruiting and training partners; communicating expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing contributions; planning and reviewing incentive packages; enforcing policies and procedures.

  • Meet marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

  • Liaise with Finance Manager to create annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.

  • Accomplish marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans.

  • Maintaining our online presence through our website, and social media.

  • Identifying marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.

  • Improve product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product presentation; coordinating new product development.

  • Sustains rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities.

  • Reporting; providing  information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Sporting Events:

  • Research new events throughout Europe Liaising with event organisers for advertising information for pre and during event

  • Working with Office General Manager to help with recruitment and packages.


Person Specification:

In order to be shortlisted, you must demonstrate (through your application form or interview) that you meet all the essential criteria and as many of the desired criteria as possible

Qualifications:

  • Business studies and/or marketing qualification  (Essential)

  • Business Degree or equivalent   (Desired)

  • Marketing Degree or equivalent (Desired)

 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Significant experience of managing digital and printed marketing campaigns (Essential)

  • Project management experience (Essential)

  • Demonstrated success in building brand presence online (Essential)

  • Experience of policy & strategy making (Essential)

  • Well developed people management skills and experience of managing teams (Essential)

  • Experience and knowledge of electronic and web based marketing (Essential)

  • Experience in publication production (Essential)

  • Experience and knowledge of print buying, publishing, copywriting and editing (Essential)

  • Experience and knowledge of financial tendering, negotiation and production (Essential)

  • Experience of managing budgets (Essential)

  • Experience of the ski industry and tour operators (Desired)

 

Values and Behavior:

  • Pro-active and self-motivating (Essential)

  • Acting as a team: Understand the importance to work alongside, learn and solve problems collaboratively (Essential)

  • Ability to work on own initiative (Essential)

  • Strong effective communicator (Essential)

  • Ability to see the big picture and provide useful advice and input across the company. (Essential)

 

Skills:

  • Advanced level of written and spoken french. (Desired)

  • Conversational French (Essential)

  • Excellent grammar  (Essential)

  • Excellent telephone manner (Essential)

  • Computing/Technical qualifications/skills (Desirable)

  • Excellent verbal communication skills (Essential)


Pay Package

  • 1800€ per month salaried

  • 25 days holiday

  • French contract

Incentive:

During this exciting, 5 year, transitional period Massage Me aims to grow considerably.  Targets have been set for annual gross sales and profit for this period.  As part of the management team responsible for reaching, and hopefully exceeding, these targets a profit sharing scheme will be available from May 2020.  Targets and profit sharing will be reviewed and amended annually from December 2018.


Application Form

To apply for this position, please complete the application form below.  This will be email to our office team who will let you know they have received it.

In completing the form, it may be better to copy and paste your written answers into the form.