Sales Manager Benelux (m/f)

job offer TG1670417

Our client is a family owned pharmaceutical company specialised in the development and production of human and veterinary vaccines. The head office is based in Germany and employs more than 1600 persons. The company has almost 100 years of expertise bringing a substantial range of products to the international market. The business division "animal health" produces and distributes pharmaceuticals and vaccines for farm-and companion animals, achieving national and international continual growth. Within the animal health sector the company is one of the largest vaccine producers in Germany. The drive for continual growth on the international market is based upon a solid independent expansion strategy. This rare type of ownership enables visionary planning based on long term investment strategies and long term job security.

For the development and expansion of the Benelux team, we require as soon as possible an experienced manager for the position

Sales Manager Benelux (m/f)

Your responsibilities:

  • As part of a team of three, you will be responsible for all commercial issues in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg and further growth of the company
  • You are responsible for further anchoring the branch in the market, steering of the national technical managers and sales of modern swine vaccines directly to key accounts
  • Field tasks will cover approximately 75% of your working hours
  • Operations will be controlled from your home office in Belgium or The Netherlands
  • You will be expected to initiate commercial meetings as well as educational cases and represent the company on trade fares
  • You will be responsible for the diagnostic service, contact with the German headquarters and local Benelux opinion leaders in research institutions
  • In cooperation with the national technical managers and in collaboration with the international technical and marketing departments in the German head office you will be responsible for product and marketing trials and all issues in relation to marketing
  • You will report to the Area Manager West in Germany

The requirements:

  • You are a skilled Veterinarian, Agronomist or holding a scientific degree
  • Several years of experience in animal health business, preferably with some commercial exposure
  • Familiar with modern swine farming and knowledge of the interaction between farmers, vets, agricultural organizations and major animal health companies
  • Willingness to play a central role in swine business is obvious
  • Deep understanding of customer needs and market dynamics
  • Cooperation and communication in an international surrounding are your most important personal tools
  • You are able to do daily business as well as strategic work to develop the company success
  • Leadership ability or experience completes your profile
  • You like to travel nationally and internationally for several days a week and are willing to attend events on weekends
  • Convincing personality, confident and competent in front of team members, veterinarians, farmers and opinion leaders
  • Very good written and spoken English skills and proficient usage of MS Office products. Knowledge of German language is an advantage but not mandatory

Our offer:

We offer you a rare chance to advance your career by joining this medium sized family owned organization in a very responsible role. You will work in a future-oriented company which has excellent technical competence and an ever growing reputation as a reliable partner in the marketplace. You will have the opportunity to use your experience and connections to significantly contribute to the company's international growth.

For initial contact, please speak to Dr. med. vet. Felix von Hardenberg and his team under the telephone number +49 (0) 8178 9986410.

Please send your expressive application documents (covering letter, CV, salary expectations and earliest possible starting date) quoting the reference TG1670417
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