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Job titleDirector of Operations
Job typeSmart Industry
Salary140,000 GBP
Bonus Package
Job description

Do you want to sell a software solution that will revolutionise the way your customers work? Do you have experience in technology sales within the plant industry? Our client is currently looking for a Director of Operations to join their team based in Germany and be responsible for customer growth in this territory.

The company

Our client empowers their field operators to help the Process Industry become safer and more efficient. Their global simulation technology serves Plant Managers, Operations Leaders and L&D Professionals by increasing productivity, achieving maintenance standards, and avoiding safety and environmental incidents. Our client continues to work everyday on improving the way the world interacts with the virtual environment.

The role

As Director of Operations your core focus will be on expanding our client’s portfolio in Germany. You will meet with prospective customers, develop new profitable business relationships and work to ensure the company’s sales goals are achieved.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities
  • Working with the sales and operations teams in achieving sales goals
  • Establishing and maintaining business relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Supporting the sales process from business development through to negotiation
  • Deliver on projects on time and to budget
  • Ensuring rapid responses to sales requests
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of the customers business

The requirements

Our client is looking for a top salesperson with extensive operations and plant leadership within the chemical markets, as well as:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in relevant technical sales in the industry
  • Knowledge of a large network of operations contacts
  • Demonstrable, successful track record in plant-based sales
  • Able to clearly communicate sales processes and strategies
  • Excellent relationship building skills with all levels of stakeholder
  • Positive, motivated, and driven
    by finding new business opportunities
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong team-working ability
  • Excellent English and German communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to travel across the territory (when permitted)


Important information

Reference number: 10994

FMC contact for this role: Chris Lewis (

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    Updated on 2017-08-07T17:04:38+00:00, by Matthew Graham.