GLOBAL SALES AND R&D DIRECTOR
Leading role in global sales with technical background
leader in hygiene market
About Our Client
Our client is a multinational company leader in its industrial manufacturing area.
- Develop and maintain customer relationships for a sustainable business growth;
- Set a short and long term guideline of commercial activities in compliance with the strategic plan;
- Optimise commercial strategies by anticipating and following market trends;
- Develop products for the core business applications identifying new potential opportunities within customers in each different region;
- Establish performance KPIs to support business growth;
- Inspire an innovative and creative mindset in order to develop new products and processes;
- Manage R&D Budget and the IP portfolio, looking for opportunities to optimise costs;
- Cooperate with both the sales and R&D teams, in order to qualify products with customers and to run trials on the pilot and production lines;
- Stimulate the consistent research for possible Intellectual Property opportunities;
- Cooperate with the facilities in order to improve and optimise new products and manufacturing know-how in the manufacturing process;
- Work in compliance with all policies and procedures within the company.
The Successful Applicant
We are looking for a talent who has already gained several years in international technical sales management in the industrial fiber business, who will have the chance to grow in top line role in the medium term.
- B.S. degree required; MBA or advanced degree is desirable.
- Proven experience in a leading position in technical sales, preferably within the hygiene global market;
- Strong understanding of operations and R&D manufacturing processes;
- Previous experience within manufacturing companies dealing with filtration systems, fiber, or non woven testing methods and knowledge of relative technologies, products and applications;
- Strategic thinking, entrepreneurship, influencing, and strong negotiating skills;
- Excellent interpersonal, decision making and project management skills;
- Fluency in English and Italian is required.
What's on Offer
Great career chance