Managing Director (Start-up)

Istanbul (Asia) Permanent €130,000 - €150,000 per year
  • An important role in establishing the company
  • Providing leadership, direction, and guidance to the organization

About Our Client

Our client is a market leader in its sector by creating an innovative products with more than 70 years.

Job Description

This role encompasses full entrepreneurial responsibility for the company's profitability, emphasizing personnel management, motivation, and strong customer orientation. This position offers a unique chance to chart an ambitious course, leaving an indelible mark on our organization's future within the Turkish bustling and competitive business environment. If you're ready to drive success and innovation, your journey starts here.

Your area of responsibility

  • Establishment and management of the local branch: Responsible for the establishment and operation of the branch, including the selection and furnishing of office space.
  • Team leadership: recruiting and managing an initial team consisting of three technicians, two salespeople (field and office staff) and an administration clerk.
  • Business Strategy and Development: Develop and implement strategies to increase customer base and maximize sales in the region.
  • Financial Management: Overseeing the branch's financial activities, including budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Market and competitive analysis: Analyzing market conditions and the competitive landscape to develop effective sales and marketing strategies.
  • Customer management and sales: Building and maintaining relationships with key customers and partners.
  • Reporting: Regular reporting of operational status and business results to corporate headquarters.
  • Compliance and risk management: Ensuring compliance with all local laws and regulations and risk management.

The Successful Applicant


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in management, business administration, engineering, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in a primarily sales/service oriented managerial position
  • Understanding of technical products (experience in the high pressure industry would be a plus)
  • Excellent management qualities and a track record of success in B2B environment in Turkey


  • Strong leadership abilities to motivate and guide teams towards achieving organizational objectives
  • Proficient in Turkish and English (German is a plus, but not mandatory)
  • Excels in team-building and mentorship, fostering commitment at all organizational levels
  • Contributes to the expansion and establishment of a successful corporate culture
  • Demonstrates open-mindedness, outstanding presentation skills, and a positive attitude towards people and business opportunities

What's on Offer

  • A convincing salary package and annual performance based bonus
  • Working directly with the Board
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement.
  • Autonomy and space for taking ownership of processes
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