Managing Director

100k - 150k per annum

Managing Director

Manage a successful and ambitious player in the installation industry

The company was founded in 1971 and has since grown from a simple sales company of pumps to a total service provider. They are one of the of the leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems for heating, cooling, and air-conditioning technology for water supply and sewage disposal. In 2009, turnover of the group amounted to approximately 1 billion Euros. The company's goal is the Netherlands is to become the market leader in the industry. In recent years there has been a strong shift towards a marketing approach, without loosing hold of their competitive advantage in innovation and customer focus. The current Managing Director will be promoted to a headquarter position in Germany in 2010. To ensure the continued success of the company and to realise future growth potential we are looking for a charismatic and innovative Managing Director.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Ensure the continuity and profitability of the enterprise
  • Develop a clear vision on the entire organization and translate strategic goals into aimed plans and structured action programs
  • Spot new opportunities within the market and capitalize on them
  • Develop and maintain durable customer relationships by initiating and retaining trust
  • Prepare monthly and yearly forecasts as well as report all financial results to the headquarters in Germany
  • Plan, develop and approve specific operational policies, programs, procedures and methods
  • Manage and motivate an organization of approximately 35 FTE’s
  • Maintain a broad and relevant network outside of the own organization
  • Closely monitor the competition thereby gaining further competitive advantage
  • Be the brand guardian in the Netherlands

Profile of the ideal candidate

Master degree, preferably a registered Economics/Commercial/Marketing and/or Technical degree


  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience as a Managing Director or at least 5 years of experience as a Commercial Director, preferably within the field of installation technology
  • Proven experience in managing a sales team and driving business development
  • Deep market knowledge of all industry players, including wholesalers, advisors, municipalities and the industry networks
  • Ability to grow an organisation in turnover and size while maintaining profitability
  • Experienced in developing short and long term strategic plans
  • Knowledge of the current and future trends and innovations in the field of installation
  • Experience in managing and motivating staff on all levels
  • Affinity with and appreciation of technology and innovation is a must
  • Knowledge of the water management business is an added benefit


If you are interested please send your resume in English and in Word-format using the form below. For more information please contact at Kienbaum Melanie Sikkes or Gamze Sahan at telephone +31 (0)20 697 1410.

Deze procedure is gesloten (01-11-2010).

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