Business Development Manager - Lifestyle Channel


About the position

Zound is the team behind the most exciting brands in audio electronics: Urbanears, Marshall and adidas. We design and develop headphones and speakers and we champion the human perspective in tech. Armed with a genuine passion for the things that resonate we challenge the status quo in our industry with a little bit of Zound magic.

Right now, we are looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to drive sales and brand activation together with lifestyle partners, both on a global level and across Europe on a regional level.

This role is based in one of our offices in Stockholm (HQ), Paris or London.

What you’ll do

As Business Development Manager for our lifestyle channel you will both work with existing partners and develop new partnerships that are a great match to our brands. We include resellers in segments like fashion, interior and sports under the umbrella of lifestyle. We believe in the magic of meeting our customers and being available to buy in unexpected but highly relevant channels on- and offline.

  • Manage the sales relationship with some partners that are available on a global level
  • Manage the lifestyle channel in Europe, distribution and reseller partners
  • Together with brand teams define lifestyle channel strategy, key partnerships and product segmentation
  • Together with brand teams define and execute plans to drive awareness and credibility in the lifestyle channel
  • Provide insights and needs to product team of future product opportunities and requirements
  • Work close with B2B channel team to find synergies and joint opportunities
  • Constantly evolve and optimize partner network and look for new opportunities

You will report to our Sales Director for EMEA.

Who we’re looking for

Having a cooperative mind set aimed at adding value to Zound’s culture will be fundamental. You are prestige-less, have a can-do attitude, motivated by the possibility of contributing to the success with hands on approach. You enjoy working in an entrepreneurial and creative environment that require customer centric mindset. Last but not least: You are interested in music, fashion, design, future trends and technology.

You probably have the following experiences & skills

  • Strong experience in working with lifestyle channel ideally with established network in the industry
  • Strong understanding of brand building through carefully managed distribution
  • Proven track record of building strong business relationships with resellers and distributors in an international environment
  • Great interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to form strong relationships and trust with different stakeholders within and outside the organisation
  • Fluent in English

We thrive to foster an inclusive workplace and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or marital status. We firmly believe that Zound thrives when our employees do and it will in the end lead to better experiences for our consumers. We encourage applications from all over the world. To enable transitioning from another country for a role at Zound, we offer re-location support. This support is tailored for each role but always includes visum application, local authority registration, and home finding service. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


We look forward to review your application!

Find out more

We are a global company with offices in Stockholm (HQ), New York, London, Paris, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Behind the scenes, we’re a team of hard-working, fun-loving, problem-solving, easy-going, creative people. And we’re here to bring life to sound.



For the right candidate the position holds great professional challenges and career opportunities. If you believe the position matches your qualification and ambitions, please send us your application as soon as possible as we are reviewing candidates continuously. We´re looking forward to your application!

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