Company: TouchTunes / PlayNetwork
Location: Camden



Vice President, Sales (EMEIA)
London – Camden, UK Office
About Us:

At Octave Group, we believe in the power of music and media to inspire emotional connections in shared spaces, enhancing the way people interact with each other and with their surroundings. Our offerings include TouchTunes, the pioneer in crowd-sourced music and entertainment featured in bars, restaurants and other shared spaces, and PlayNetwork, the leader in helping brands create emotional connections with their customers through music and media, in-store and beyond. We reach more than 100 million consumers every day in 135 countries through 450+ brands, 185,000 locations and 2,500 local partners. Octave Group has offices in New York, Montreal, Chicago, Seattle, London, Columbus, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Santiago.

Job Summary:
The Vice President, EMEIA Sales is a key member of the company’s leadership team, responsible for all sales/commercial initiatives for the Octave Group business’, including sales leadership, sales training, executing the go-to-market strategy, and implementing scalable sales processes. In tandem working collaboratively with other members of OG globally to ensure success in the EMEIA marketplace.
Key Responsibilities
  • Partner with Managing Director, EMEIA and other senior executives to participate in setting overall company strategies and objectives to facilitate the achievement of organisational mission and values
  • Develop sales strategies and plans for the business media systems market, that ensures the attainment of company sales goals and profitability targets
  • Identify sales opportunities and determine viability of entering new markets for both BGM & Juke
  • Identify areas for organic growth, including product development and/or product launches, working closely with the product and technology teams.
  • Implement sales strategies to drive revenue and ultimately business growth across core, partner and systems deals.
  • Carry out risk assessment when taking on new customer accounts and negotiating ongoing contracts with suppliers and customers. Also, knowledge in reviewing contracts and making recommendations on commerciality.
  • Have an eye for interpreting market trends and adapting to industry changes for various market verticals.
  • Create and execute innovative route-to-market strategy to ensure successful launch and growth of new products
  • Work closely with the local EMEIA marketing lead to develop and establish key initiatives to drive market awareness. Assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed
  • Work closely with the Chief Technology Officer to ensure that market and field requirements for new and existing products are consistently considered when resources are being assigned
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of operations to evaluate status of the company objectives, resources, and to determine areas of cost reduction and improvements to sales policy changes
  • Hire, train, develop and lead a high-performing sales team. Create the ideal sales team and structure. Implement effective incentive plans, coach the team on strategic selling and maximise sales productivity
  • Oversee budgeting and forecasting for EMEIA sales and sales expenses
Skills and Experience Required
  • Relevant BA/BSc degree
  • Significant proven and demonstrable relevant sales leadership experience for a B2B technology, digital media, or services business, including leading multi-layered sales organisation.
  • Significant and demonstrable experience setting sales strategy and scaling revenue in a high-growth organization; ideal candidate has built and led businesses in scaling to $350+ million revenue run rate.
  • Experience working with brick and mortar retailers a plus but not an absolute necessity.
  • Deep expertise in setting up and implementing sales training, scalable process and effective use of
  • Strong leadership skills; must be a coach, mentor and team builder, as well as possess the proven ability to inspire, motivate, and generate passion across the company for consistent achievement of business objectives. Significant and demonstrable track record of developing senior level client relationships
  • Ability to plan and manage at both the strategic and operational levels; experience with a specific sales methodology/sales cycle management
  • High level of accountability and emphasis on execution with commitment to winning and exceeding revenue goals and KPIs
  • Able to work in a rapidly changing environment, while also operating within a larger operation
  • Strong executive presence well-informed, thoughtful recommendations and deliver clear, concise written presentations/documents
  • High integrity and professional work ethics
  • Exceptional at internal relationship-building; ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with multiple teams inside Octave Group.
  • Experience working EMEIA & ANZ and understanding the geographical business particulars.
Work Requirements:
  • Leads by example and exemplifies the company’s Core Values in actions and behaviours
  • Deductive & Inductive Reasoning – The ability to apply rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. The ability to combine pieces of information to form rules or conclusions.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Persuasion — Strong influencing skills with the ability to persuade others to change their minds or behaviour.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively at all levels and functions
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Oral/Written Comprehension & Expression – The ability to listen to, understand, and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken or written words.
Salary: Competitive to similar roles in the market
The Octave Music Group (“Octave Group” or “the Company”) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Octave Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Applications for this posting will be received through November 2, 2019