Country Manager Germany (Hertfordshire based)

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
Attractive Base Salary + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)
Posted
19 Jan 2022
Closes
02 Feb 2022
Ref
GWHerts/Germany
Position/Level
Senior Management
Responsibilities
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English, German

Are you fluent in German OR perhaps even a German national and have sales / account management experience?

COMPANY

We are working with a fast growth distributor and stockist of niche components for the global aerospace industry that are looking to expand their client base and market share worldwide. Partnering with major OEM’s the company’s core activity is the buying, stocking and selling of an extensive range of specialised fasteners for the global aerospace industry.

ROLE

Reports to the Managing Director, developing and supporting customers worldwide. Core responsibilities entail:

  • Defining and implementing a sales strategy for the German market – their current clients and future target companies
  • Increasing sales year on year
  • Actively developing relationships with both customers and suppliers and keeping market databases up to date
  • Business and market understanding and development, including documenting market intelligence
  • Identifying and sourcing aerospace fasteners from a wide range of global suppliers
  • Ensuring quotations are produced in response to customer enquiries, followed up and analysed
  • Overseeing customer orders and monitoring their timely fulfilment

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Fluent German language skills
  • Ideally, experience working with German customers
  • Solid commercial experience selling or buying – ideally both
  • Educated to tertiary level and/or relevant work experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • High standard of numeracy & literacy
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent customer and supplier relationships in an international sales context
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills across MS Windows, in particular Excel and Word

PROFILE/PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Understanding of doing business in Germany
  • Positive, friendly, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Responsive customer service mentality
  • Confident, pro-active with plenty of initiative
  • Meticulous attention to detail is imperative
  • Drive to get things right first time
  • Ability to multi-task and to handle widely-differing assignments
  • Ability to work under time pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Capacity to spot connections and opportunities to up/cross-sell

                                                                                                          

If this role is of interest, please send your CV to George Woodward at Novo Executive Search.