International Sales Director

100k - 150k per annum

International Sales Director

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in the automotive industry.

The position

For one of our clients, a large multinational, we are looking to recruit an experienced Sales Director who will have global responsibility selling into the international luxury automotive industry, further expanding the business in this market. S/he will be responsible for developing and driving the international sales goals. The Sales Director will manage a team of Account Managers, Business Developers, Engineers and administrative staff.

Position responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate and grow profitable sales.
  • Effectively manage and coach the sales team.
  • Manage customer relationships as well as drive the strategic account planning with key customers.
  • Define, develop and implement strategic sales plans and ensure achievement of growth.
  • Lead commercial contract negotiations with customers in close collaboration with engineering.
  • Report regularly on results versus plans, attainment of the desired strategic position, risk assessment and status of mitigation plans with products and customer.
  • Lead regular sales planning meetings and provide detailed input on sales pipelines, forecasted results, and other aspects of risk/opportunities as appropriate.
  • Develop and strengthen the business development team with a clear focus on business with above average margins.
  • Communicate effectively with the management, manufacturing, engineering, and staff organizations to ensure alignment of goals, objectives, and expectations.
  • Establish effective relationships with peers in other functional areas.
  • Frequent travel required.

Position requirements

  • Educated to at least a bachelor’s degree (technical or business degree preferred)
  • 10 years plus of experience in a senior commercial management role; of which at least 5 years within the (luxury) automotive sector. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be eliminated from procedure immediately.
  • Progressive solution sales experience
  • Expert in Account Management
  • Experienced in leading a team of at least 10 people which consists of senior Account Managers, Business Developers and Internal Sales staff.
  • Proven track-record in closing long-term valuable deals with key players in the luxury car industry
  • Skilled strategic thinker and able to translate long-term vision into day to day tasks for himself and the team
  • Experienced in negotiations at the most senior levels within the luxury car market
  • Fluency in Dutch, German and English is a must.


You can apply to this position by using the form below. For more information, please contact Gamze Sahan or Melanie Sikkes at tel. +31 (0)20 6971410.

Deze procedure is gesloten (28-08-2012).

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