Area Sales Manager - Northern Germany

We are one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of consumable solutions and have a fabulous opportunity for an up and coming ambitious Sales Account Manager to work with our Technical Dealers, Mail Order, Office Catalogue and Janitorial Dealer Channels throughout Southern Germany. Candidates must be native German with good fluency in English

SALARY: €60,000

BENEFITS: €10,000 Bonus Car Pension Benefits

Ideal locations: Osnabrück, Hamburg, Hanover, Dusseldorf, Korschenbroich

JOB SPECIFICATION: Area Sales Manager - Based Northern Germany

  • Nurture, manage, motivate and support our existing relationships and partnerships with c500 buying clients including a network of Technical Dealers such as Keller & Kalmbach and Reiff.
  • Actively lead the targeting and development of new distributors, mail order clients and buying groups within existing industrial channels.
  • Seek out new channels to develop product penetration: janitorial, office, veterinary, equine & garage supplies markets.
  • Support and accompany the technical dealer’s sales force when pitching to major potential end users.
  • Work with marketing to build propositions and marketing materials for presentations, exhibitions and trade shows.
  • Create appropriate incentive plans to drive sales through the distributor channel.
  • Create a sales activity plan to support the tactical objectives of the business plan.

REQUIREMENTS: Area Sales Manager - Based Northern Germany

  • Experience of selling to or account managing a B2B distribution network (any consumables market: for example Technical, Industrial, Stationary, Janitorial, Office Supplies or Garage).
  • Warm & engaging with a sense of humour
  • Confidence to engage with everyone from owner MD’s to multi-national companies with large sales teams.
  • Natural presentation skills, enjoys getting involved in exhibitions and trade shows.
  • Happy to stay away on a regular basis as the territory is the whole of Southern Germany
  • Autonomous self-starter, with strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent negotiator, able to communicate at all levels
  • Fluency, both written and oral in German and English

Internal Account Managers with a strong desire to move into the external sales will be considered

The Company:

Formed in 1966, we are one of Europe’s largest and most successful leisure, environmental and industrial matting manufacturers with factories and offices across the UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Russia, France, South Africa and Germany.

The Opportunity:

As a result of strategic changes within the German region we now have a fabulous opportunity for a talented, dynamic and ambitious Sales Account Manager to take responsibility for developing our existing technical dealer/distribution network and mail order clients, as well as seeking out new opportunities in Southern Germany.

You will be joining our existing team, based in Monchengladbach and will receive full product training at our European Headquarters based in the UK.

Aspirational Internal Account Managers with a strong desire to move into external sales will be considered

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Internal Account Manager, Sales Account Manager, Sales Executive, Field Sales Executive, Distributor Channel Manager, Distributor Sales Executive, Business Development Manager, Account Manager, Account Executive, Mail Order, Technical Dealers, Buying Groups, Office Supplies, Janitorial Supplies, and Garage Supplies.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Tracey FitzGerald quoting Area Sales Manager - Based Northern Germany and reference TF15002 to Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.