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Business Development Manager France & Benelux

Department: Retail, Sales and Commercial

Location: Hilversum

Req#: 5439

Sonos is on a journey to become the world’s leading sound experience company. Our mission is to inspire listeners everywhere. We do this by creating premium products and experiences that are easy to use, sound great and work together as a system.

As Sonos continues its rapid market expansion and growth in Europe, we are looking for a Business Development Manager to support our growth strategy in France and BeNeLux. This role is focused on developing new business opportunities within trade verticals we currently do not operate as well as developing new Business-to-Business opportunities. You will be responsible for developing the strategy by which we will enter new business opportunities and establishing and developing relationships at all levels within the business. Internally you will work closely with all functions (Field Team, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Legal, etc.) to ensure that strategies are being executed to grow the business.
The core purpose of this role is to develop and enact the strategy by which we will enter new revenue streams.

The terrific part is that we have a great story – extremely cool products, collaborative teams and an exciting future. If you love music, solving challenges, exploring opportunities and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you.
About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
  • Develop the strategies by which we will enter new channels (i.e. DIY, Furniture and Living, Loyalty Programs, etc);
  • Assess markets and define current and future business opportunities;
  • Drive Sonos’ business and increase our revenue by identifying and developing new business opportunities with partners (i.e. Smart Home, Telco, etc);
  • Build and expand the presence of the Sonos brand in your relevant market;
  • Lead pan-European business options if these are initiated in your market;
  • Track emerging trends;
  • Recommend new products and services;
  • Propose and develop new strategic partnerships;
  • Lead the day to day work of developing and launching new partnerships;
  • Build and develop meaningful relationships to exceed corporate growth goals;
  • Provide channel insights and contribute to the sell-through forecast process;
  • Collaborate with marketing to create a marketing strategy for each new business opportunity;
  • Work closely with your operations partners to ensure forecasts are met and orders are being delivered on time;
  • Allocate your time to ensure you are impacting the partners with the most potential and driving business forward;
  • Partner with other Account Managers and Sales leaders on initiatives (new product launches, promotions, price changes) to ensure team alignment;
  • Work closely with other Business Development Managers in other countries and the Global Business Development team to align on strategy and execution;
  • Ability to clearly articulate the business and digging into the root cause (inputs vs outputs).

Skills You’ll Need
Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.
Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

Additionally we are looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years proven success in Business Development, Sales or Marketing;
  • Proactive mindset and driven to exceed assigned performance metrics;
  • Strong relationship building skills, preferably with a strong existing network that can be leveraged for Sonos business purposes;
  • Impeccable knowledge of our market (both existing and new);
  • Data Driven mindset and attitude;
  • Thorough understanding of e-commerce/Direct-To-Consumer;
  • Great communicator with impeccable English, French and Dutch language skills, both in writing and verbally;
  • Self-motivator that thrives in an ambiguous environment;
  • Must be able to travel at least 25% of the time.

No recruitment agencies.
More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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