Sales Manager for Industrial Pumps (m/f/d) Europe - DACH

  • vertraulich, The Netherlands

  • Confidential Salary

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Sales Manager

Exciting challenge for a skilled salesperson with experience in fluid related components such as pumps or valves - join an expanding company for an opportunity to increase sales and advance your career


Our client is a renowned Japanese manufacturer of industrial pumps. Their target industries include chemical, oil & gas, automotive manufacturing, shipyard, printing, mining and semiconductors. The company is currently expanding its sales activities in Europe – with a focus on the DACH region, particularly Germany.

Organisational Integration

Job Title:
Sales Manager for Industrial Pumps (m/f/d) Europe – focus on DACH

Reason for vacancy:
Newly created position

Reporting Line:
The position holder reports to the Managing Director & Senior Sales Manager Europe

Team work:
Close cooperation with 3 other regional sales managers

Business Travel:
within DACH region and the Netherlands – frequency depending on project status

Future opportunities:
There are further career opportunities depending on performance and business development.

Objectives/ Tasks/ Responsibilities

The objective for this position is to increase sales of industrial pumps in the DACH region among other regions in Europe. The main tasks and priorities are:

Support of existing customers:

  • Manage key account customers (= distributors) in the DACH region
  • Identify customer needs and develop customized solutions
  • Develop sales / marketing plans to increase sales
  • Coordinate activities with Managing Director and HQ in Japan
  • Acquire new customers
  • Develop distribution of the company’s “private brand” with an increased focus on distributors in DACH, particularly in the chemical industry – ranging from petrochemical through to fine chemicals


Educational achievements:
University degree or equivalent vocational training. A technical background would be welcome, but is not required

Professional experience:
Experience in the sales of pumps or related equipment such as valve etc. – fluid components. Sales experience at a manufacturer or a trading company for these products would be welcome.

Special Experience / Knowledge:
Ability to acquire new customers and cultivate distribution network.
International sales experience would be considered an asset, particularly experience working at a Japanese company.


  • German: business fluent
  • English: business fluent

Personal skills

We are looking for an ambitious, talented salesperson with the following personal skills:

  • High level of intercultural competence
  • Strong sales manager mentality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to sense the customers’ needs quickly and to think of solutions even after product delivery
  • Ability to work in close cooperation with an international team
  • Patience and an open-minded attitude

As soon as possible

The final amount of the annual salary depends on the experience and background of the candidate.

The European Headquarter is located in the Netherlands. The position holder can work from home in Germany – ideally located in North Rhine-Westphalia or near the Netherlands.

A company car is provided.

Your contact person
Lena Ziegert
Ph. +49 211 749686-18

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