Sales Operations Transformation Director

Location
Italy
Salary
£1,000 - £2,000 per day
Posted
30 Jul 2018
Closes
13 Aug 2018
Ref
33649
Contact
Emma Roderick
Position/Level
Director
Responsibilities
Business Development, Sales, Strategy
Sector
Manufacturing
Contract Type
Contract / Interim
Language
English, Italian, Spanish

Interim Sales-Operations Transformation Director

My client, a Private Equity backed Manufacturing business in Italy, is looking to kick off a large-scale transformation in early September. The business has a very strong branding and unique product, this transformation will allow the client base to expand exponentially. Currently €800 million turnover and around 1500 employees.

At present the business does not have a defined Sales function, and therefore need an interim Transformation Director to join, help set the strategy and begin the implementation- initially 5-6 months.

Given the business has been operating effectively for over 100 years, the role will require Delicate balance of trying to drive the beginnings of a transformation whilst balancing the people and culture to incite the change required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A real mix of operational experience and deep domain sales experience
    • The business at present do not have a head of sales, or any employees within sales operations.
  • Experience selecting and implementing a new CRM
    • The business at present does not have a CRM.
  • Italian fluency is a must
  • Ideal background would be manufacturing
  • The candidate will be pragmatic and have effective communication skillset
  • Private Equity experience would be a positive, but not a pre-requisite