HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture that uses sophisticated industrial manufacturing to satisfy the needs of modern living. Today, this fundamental goal remains our mission: through our commitment to the design and production of furniture, lighting and accessories with an international appeal, we strive to make good design accessible to the largest possible audience.
Inspired by the stable structures of architecture and the dynamics of fashion, HAY combines the values of both industries in durable, quality products that provide added value for the user. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers. This has resulted in many fruitful collaborations, and in 2018, HAY joined forces with American furniture company Herman Miller to deliver excellent design to a wide variety of customers and contexts.
The design company HAY is a registered trademark which has existed since 2003. HAY has approximately 200 employees in our offices in Denmark. HAY has showroom and offices with local representation globally.
Are you a natural leader? Passionate about furniture and design? Hands on and want to be part of an international design company? HAY is looking for a highly motivated Country Manager to lead our German Team. The role requires regular travelling and is based at our HAY showroom in either Berlin or Munich.
As Country Manager Germany, you are responsible for the overall development of HAY in Germany. Our client base includes furniture and homeware retailers, online retailers, contract dealers and architects. You will lead a team of Wholesale and Contract Sales colleagues including local Sales Support assigned to our German accounts. You will be reporting to our Head of International Sales and be part of the sales management group.
More specifically, your tasks will include:
You have a strong sales background and a minimum of 5-10 years of contract sales experience within the German design/furniture market. You have strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills as well as an enthusiasm and interest in design, products, materials and manufacturing processes. You possess strong time management skills including an ability to prioritize and work under pressure. You lead naturally and understand that as a leader you go first.
On a personal level, you are a service-minded team player who enjoys working together with clients and colleagues. You are positive, driven to make your challenges a success, focused on finding solutions and identifying possibilities. You enjoy creating an unpretentious environment where flexibility is key, and everyone helps each other.