Business Development Manager - German Speaking

Market leading adhesive tape manufacturer requires a technically minded, driven and progressive German speaking Business Development Manager. Based from home in the UK, managing a distributor network in Germany and Austria.

SALARY: £35,000-£45,000

BENEFITS: Uncapped bonus company car additional company benefits Inc. pension / private health cover/ critical illness / 23 days holiday plus stats

LOCATION: Home Based (UK) covering Germany and Austria

JOB SPECIFICATION: Business Development Manager - German Speaking

This is a challenging Business Development role where you will be selling via an established distributor network. This is a standalone role selling exclusively into our distribution network. The role includes high levels of autonomy and your main responsibilities will be;
·Developing New Business 60% – Maximising relationships, understanding technical requirements and generating additional revenue streams from existing distributors along with a key emphasis on developing new distribution channels
·Account Management 40% – The management of around 30 existing and well established industrial distributors across Germany and Austria
·Attending client meetings - Supporting distribution partners in Germany and Austria as the product expert
·Regular travel - Spending regular time in Germany and Austria meeting with distributors and end users, potentially one to two weeks per month.

REQUIREMENTS: Business Development Manager – German Speaking

·We would be delighted to receive applications from ambitious and hungry new business or sales specialists who are fluent in business German and who have experience of distributor sales and account management.
·We would also like to hear from progressive sales professionals who have worked in or are currently working in the adhesive market who are looking to develop their career.
·We would equally be interested in receiving applications from existing Sales Executives / Account Managers working within resins, coatings, chemical manufacturing, gel coats or paints.


As an independent manufacturer who is looking to grow, we have complete control over every stage in our operations; from the formulation of our own specialist adhesives by our in-house chemists, right through the coating process and on to how the finished products are converted and despatched.


Succession planning is an integral part of our recruitment process. It is imperative we employ individuals who have the desire and capability to take on greater responsibilities in the future. Where possible, we have an active policy of promotion from within and firmly believe in the development of all personnel

It is highly likely that you would have undertaken one of the following roles: National Account Manager, Technical Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Territory Sales Manager, Sales Engineer, Sales Account Manager, Territory Sales Executive, Sales Manager, Field Sales Manager, Distribution Sales Manager or Industrial Sales Manager.

Ideally you will also have some experience or exposure to the following markets or consumable products: adhesives, lubricants, abrasives, tools, adhesives tapes, cutting tools, welding and soldering, construction, industrial consumables, automotive, adhesives and sealants.

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 Michael Thorpe quoting Business Development Manager - German Speaking and reference MT14929 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683313 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.