Managing Director Sales (m/w/d) Latin America

Reference number: DB92138

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Employer description

Our client is a renowned, traditional German company with more than 700 employees worldwide. Our customer offers measurement systems and electronic solutions for the protection of production facilities and is a global market leader in this niche. Important markets can be found in the pulp and paper industry, food production, industrial wood processing, and in explosion-proof environments among others.

 
Industry:
Machine Building and Engineering
City / place:

Brazil (Curitiba region)

Country/Region:
Brazil
Category:
Geschäftsführung / C-Level
 

Job description

  • Management and further expansion of the business in Latin America with currently 20 employees in the course of a regulated age succession, in cooperation with another managing director.
  • Responsibility for sales, marketing, service, and business development
  • Conception and implementation of a local growth strategy for Latin America (direct sales as well as distribution via sales partners)
  • Expand the business and the market share, market penetration in the various target industries, especially in the food, pulp and paper, metal processing, agricultural, and wood processing industries
  • Trustful cooperation with the German headquarters
  • Report to the management in Germany

Requirements

  • Completed studies, preferably in the field of electrical engineering, industrial engineering, or mechanical engineering
  • Several years of professional and sales experience in Brazil for a German or Western industrial company
  • Proven track record in managing and developing a sales organization
  • Entrepreneurial personality with leadership skills, „mittelstand- values“, and integrity
  • High level of intercultural competence in relation to the Portuguese and Spanish language, culture and working environment
  • Valid work permit / visa for Brazil
  • Very good language skills in Portuguese and/or Spanish as well as in English. Knowledge of German is an advantage