CPM Europe in Zaandam, part of an American concern, is a leading provider of process equipment and engineered solutions for the animal feed, bioenergy and oilseed markets. CPM designs, manufactures and sells both systems and individual production units. The extensive range of machinery is used for grinding and densifying bulk materials in the biomass fuel pellets industry for electricity generation, the production of animal feed pellets, and waste recycling - all global industries that are growing strongly. The expectation is that the current growth will continue to be strong in the coming years. For that reason, we are looking for a Sales Director to take full responsibility of Sales in Europe.
As a Sales Director you are responsible to develop and execute the sales & marketing strategyto be able to meet and achieve the ambitious growth plan that has been formulated.
You will manage a sales team of approximately 15 employees, consisting of businesssegment managers, area sales managers and sales support staff. In this role you will be required to accomplish sales objectives and to implement acomprehensive marketing plan which will help the company meet their ambitious goals. You are able to translate the customer need into appropriate comprehensive solutions, taking into account (technical) content, planning,budget and delivery terms. You are responsible for the development of new distribution markets as well as for scaling up the sales within an internationalsetting. In this position, you are part of the MT and will report to the Operations Director.
The candidate has an educational background(bachelor) in mechanical engineering. You are an experienced international Sales Director with knowledge of capital equipment and at least 10 years of progressive leadership experience within (heavy) machine construction or a related business, combined with knowledge of or experience in bulk material handling industry (machinery for processing grains, particle sizereduction, drying, pelleting). You are a strong manager with the ability tolead a commercial organization, to motivate staff and, where needed, reorganize or alter the organization. For this position it is necessary that you live near Zaandam (max 1-hour drive) or willing to relocate. You must also be willing and available to travel.
If you have any questions or want to apply for this position, do not hesitate to contact Margreet van Haasteren, firstname.lastname@example.org, 06 – 23905891.