As Sales Manager you are responsible for the further roll-out of the company’s proposition developers and retailers of solar products in the Netherlands (70%) and Western Europe. It is your challenge to obtain, retain and build a network of Authorized Dealers. You use your extensive network and knowledge and expertise of the (solar) energy and installation market. You are working directly with the leadership team and responsible for a small team of Sales Engineers and Account Managers.
Meet personal Sales targets
Recruit, direct, motivate and develop staff, maximizing their individual contribution, their professional growth and their ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team
With assistance from Leadership team, create and implement strategic sales and marketing plans that successfully achieve business objectives. Including definition of goals and milestones
Set strategic priorities on initiatives designed to improve the client experience
Seek out major clients and form working relationships with the premier buyers
Experience in a comparable sales role in the sale of technical products to distributors or dealers
Experience in the solar PV sector is a must with a large network of relevant companies
Experience managing sales teams
HBO / WO work and thinking level
Good control of MS Excel and experience with CRM applications to manage your sales funnel
Excellent command of the Dutch and English language, both orally and in writing
Knowledge of the German and / or French language is an advantage
Prepared to travel regularly within Western Europe
Exceptional communication and negotiating skills
Strong management and leadership skills
Strongly analytical and thinking out-of-the-box
Proactive and result-oriented
Competetive package including bonus scheme and company car.
Our client is a leading brand of complete high quality solar PV solutions. They enable consumers worldwide to take steps towards greater energy self-sufficiency.