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Sales Director - Ireland, UK (French Speaking)

Job Category:
Business 2 Business
€80,000 to €100,000 per annum
Michael Page Recruitment
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International Sales Director for a leading manufacturer of printed flexible packaging. The successful candidate must speak French and have experience leading teams within the packaging industry or similar.

Client Details

Our client, a market leading manufacturer of printed flexible packaging have retained us to recruit an International Sales Director covering the Irish, UK and Scandinavian markets. With over 1,000 employees globally and numerous manufacturing plants, our client have a blue chip client base and ambitious growth plans.


As Sales Director, the successful candidate will report into the European Sales & Marketing Director and have the following responsibilities:

* Develop and drive the sales & marketing strategy for the sales operations across Ireland, the UK and Scandinavia

* Manage a team of seven, including Sales Project Managers and Customer Service teams

* Day to day management of the commercial part of the business

* Development and setting of objectives

* Mentor sales team to help them achieve their own objectives

* Evaluate customer requirements and feasibility

* Control the costs to budget levels

* Establish and maintain a successful relationship with the agreed customer base decision makers and influencers

* Establish strong working relationship with colleagues across Europe


The successful candidate will display the following attributes:

* Fluency in French

* A strong commercial and technical background from within the packaging industry or similar

* Excellent people management skills, with the ability to motivate and direct an experienced and enthusiastic team

* An understanding of both product performance and conversion processes would be useful, although full training will be given

* Ability to identify new market areas and help the team to convert the opportunities

* Able to manage blue chip accounts

* Excellent presentation skills both written and verbal

* Customer focused

* Disciplined approach, working with your team to manage customer expectations and deliver profitable growth opportunities for the company

* Team Player

* A dedicated professional

* Ambitious, enthusiastic with the potential to progress your career

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a very competitive package including a strong bonus scheme and all Director level benefits. If required, a relocation package will be discussed. Please contact me directly for any further details.

Contact Details:
Michael Page Recruitment
Tel: +353 1 653 9800
Fax: +35314218299
Contact: Simon Ganter

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