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Business Development Manager – Luxury Brand

RemoteUnited Kingdom, London, City of, LondonBusiness Development

Job description

Summary

We are seeking a passionate, talented Business Development Manager to partner with leading retailers, brands and corporates.

Carl Friedrik is a product design company challenging traditional luxury. We design and sell premium accessories and travel goods.

We empower modern professionals in their day-to-day lives with our unique blend of intelligent design, fine craftsmanship and long-lasting quality.

About the role

The goal of the role is to start and run the Business Development function at Carl Friedrik, to drive the company’s growth and brand presence. This is a new company function, giving you the opportunity to break new ground for the brand and be a driving force for the company’s success.

The function will cover a wide range: From retail partnerships (wholesale sales and concessions) to collaborations (limited edition products), corporate gifting and other partnerships.

We are looking for a bright, driven individual that thrives in a varied and fast-paced environment.

Your responsibilities

  • Taking full ownership from beginning to the end of the sales or partnership cycle.
  • Build and keep long term relationships.
  • Conceive of and execute innovative partnership ideas.
  • Develop and execute Carl Friedrik’s business development strategy.
  • Represent the company at trade shows and events.
  • Create and share performance reports with the wider team.
  • Work directly with the founders, playing a key role in shaping Carl Friedrik's strategy.

Job requirements

Ideal candidate

  • 2+ years experience in Business Development, B2B Sales, Marketing or similar roles.
  • A proven track record of winning new business to deliver growth.
  • Display a driven mentality and be able to tell us how you achieve your targets.
  • A strong brand and product sensibility.
  • Strong communication skills to build relationships with a variety of partners.
  • A degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field from a top university.
  • A background in eCommerce, Luxury, Fashion or other creative industries is ideal (but not required).

More about Carl Friedrik
We are challenging the outdated practises that characterise the luxury industry. By selling direct-to-consumer, embracing sustainable materials and rejecting seasonal fashion, we are better positioned to serve our customer: the modern professional.

Intelligent design is a crucial part of our ethos. Everyday accessories should be functional and a joy to use — so form always follows function in our creative process.

Accessories must also meet the demands of modern living. So we only collaborate with the finest materials and craftsmen. The result: products that last a lifetime.

Carl Friedrik in the media

  • New York Times: “Best refined briefcase for daily use: Carl Friedrik”

  • Forbes: “The new king in the leather goods space”

  • Featured in HBO’s Emmy award-winning drama, Succession.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • Share options

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Annual company trip + frequent team social events

  • Flexible location — London, Barcelona or even remote

  • Premium co-working space in Central London with gym and restaurant

  • Funding for learning and professional development

  • Join a fast-growing, agile and international team, passionate about innovation and making a difference

Start date: January - March 2022