Top five jobs of the week – 22nd March

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 550 positions in 2018, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five…

Inbound sales and marketing specialist – cycling tour operator – Sportive Breaks

Your ultimate job is to turn web traffic into more sales. The main part of that is to manage all of our inbound leads (received via forms on the site, live chat, phone and email) and manage a large B2C sales pipeline. Most of the sales are standard, “off the shelf” products but there will be some more detailed, custom tour designing for cycling clubs, corporates and small groups. The other part of the role is to increase conversion rates from web traffic to email sign up and email sign up to sales. This can be done by better lead magnets, forms on the website and other tactics for inbound marketing. This will be done in conjunction with the web developer sales/marketing manager. You will have an overall sales target, email sign up target and a conversion target from web traffic to sales. Some experience of using Hubspot would be an advantage.

Sales advisor – Swift Cycles

The role is mainly shop floor based, selling high-end bikes and helping deliver great service to customers. You will be exposed to: high-end custom road and TT builds, brand selection and range planning, merchandising, marketing, social media and web promotion, and bike fitting. Experience and attributes include: one plus years experience selling high-end bikes and custom builds (desirable), good knowledge of cycling kit and accessories, ideally a regular road cyclist, with a passion for bikes, enjoy selling complex products, computer literate including experience with retail POS systems, and great people person with a can-do attitude and friendly, approachable demeanour.

Sales assistant – Mountain Mania Cycles

Mountain Mania Cycles is currently recruiting for a full time sales assistant with a passion for all things bikes. The ideal candidate would have a good knowledge of road bikes and a keen interest in cycling. Retail or sales experience would be ideal, but it will provide the appropriate training for the right candidate. As a self motivated flexible team player you must have excellent communication skills and a passion for delivering great customer service. It offers competitive salaries, pension and employee benefits along with excellent career opportunities.

Parts category manager – Rutland Cycling

This key role takes ownership of Rutland Cycling’s parts performance both online and in its growing store network. Here’s your opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic commercial team, within an award-winning, family-owned business enjoying rapid growth across all channels. It is looking for someone who can drive growth of parts sales across all channels. Ideally with a sound track record in category management, you will be first in class when it comes to building strong relations with suppliers, as well as other key players across the business. With line-management responsibilities, and the opportunity to play an influential role in a progressive team, you will relish taking on a key position in an expanding organisation.

Shop manager – South Downs Bikes

South Downs Bikes is currently seeking a shop manager for its Storrington branch. Industry experience and know how are essential as will be your passion for all things bike. Candidates will possess the following skills and the role will also include the following duties: responsible for the management of staff and the shop/workshop, good leadership and decision making skills, adaptable – fit into other roles where there are absences/problems, self-motivated and can motivate others within the team, staff management – supportive but authoritative, effective recruitment, staff training – assess needs to suit each individual, good financial management – set and work within realistic budgets, marketing/merchandising – ideas and putting them into practice, set and meet targets, increase sales and profitability, excellent customer service/interpersonal skills, technical knowledge of product range and workshop facilities, oversee the upkeep of the shop/workshop to a high standard, and maintain EPOS system/workshop documents.

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