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Business Development Manager (Retail) UK

Berlin, Germany · Retail

At SumUp, we are driven to empower small businesses across the globe by de-hassling their lives and helping them to succeed. Our vision as a global FinTech company is to build the first-ever global card acceptance brand, and we are well on our way as small businesses in over 31 countries around the world rely on SumUp to get paid. To get there, we are putting together an awesome team that is committed to one another and to our merchants. You could be our missing link! Help us bring card acceptance to the masses!

Our boldness, startup mindset, empathy and love for product foster a creative environment for our employees. We value an entrepreneurial spirit and seek to build lasting relationships among our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can help small businesses grow.

SumUp is off-shelf available in over 3000+ stores and webshops across the EU at ‘Bricks & Mortar’ retailers and e-tailers. In this role you will report to the Head of Retail and play a key role in our ambitious retail expansion activities. We believe we are only at the beginning of our retail journey and we have identified huge potential at our doorsteps that we need you to unlock. Our retail presence plays a key role in making SumUp’s solution easily available to business owners on every street corner, through strategic retail partnerships across the continent. You will lead our expansion by identifying, engaging, negotiating and closing partnerships with strong retail brands that will boost our distribution and brand exposure to new heights. To achieve this goal you will work closely with our retail team of Partnership- and Growth Managers to get profitable deals in and live.

What you’ll be doing in this role:

  • You will be the key driver of our UK retail expansion by growing our distribution network and getting SumUp on shelf at key ‘Bricks & Mortar’ retailers and e-tailers, growing our footprint.

  • You will identify, prioritize and engage potential retail partners within the UK and Ireland. You will be responsible for the sales cycle from first contact to the signing of the distribution agreement and will contribute to a successful launch of the partner.

  • You will be empowered to do your job and have full ownership over the strategy to grow the retail forecasts and performance for the area. 

  • You will establish long-term business relationships and strategic relevance with selected high-revenue /growth retail customers.

  • You will Identify and execute opportunities to drive brand awareness, performance and market share within the area in retails.

  • You will set targets and be accountable for your own performance which will ultimately define additional hiring needs.

  • You will construct and secure profitable deal setups ensuring long term beneficial partnerships.

You’ll be great for this position if

  • You have 4-6 years of experience in business development, key account management or sales in the consumer electronics, retail or FMCG industries..

  • You have a strong track record establishing relationships and negotiating with buyers/category managers/c-level business partners in the top retailers and distributors.

  • You are self-driven, proactive, persistent, pragmatic and have a can-do attitude.

  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and are result driven.

  • You enjoy working in highly dynamic environments, you like transforming different data sources into powerful insights to make fact-based decisions and influence/persuade others.

  • You have excellent presentation and language skills (verbally and written) in English. Fluency in additional languages is considered a plus.

  • You are able and willing to travel.

Why you should join SumUp

  • Flat hierarchies and the opportunity to have an impact, irrespective of your job description.

  • Empowerment to do great things and the opportunity to leave your mark in a high-growth organization

  • Our team comes from 60 different countries creating a fun, international environment.

  • Competitive merit-based bonus.

  • Convenient location in the heart of Berlin at Alexanderplatz

  • Ping-pong table, beer in the fridge, German classes, yoga classes and many more perks.

  • Our office has a strong sense of community; we get together regularly for breakfasts, brunches, soccer, German and yoga lessons.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by Company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.