We are hiring: Area Sales Manager

Herrmans Bike Components Ltd is one of the leading European pioneers when it comes to developing components and solutions for the bicycle industry. Over 60 years of development and manufacturing, in close collaboration with European bicycle manufacturers, ensures the competence of our company, both for the needs of today and for the opportunities of the future. Herrmans Bike Components Ltd is a successful and growing export company in Jakobstad. About 160 talents work in our headquarters in Finland, Germany and Taiwan.

We are now looking for an Area Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland to strengthen our team

Are you driven by creating customer value? Are you passionate about biking and/or have experience from the biking industry? Give us a call – we might be a good match!  

So, what does it mean to join our company?

Well, shortly put – we take the safety, comfort and joy of biking of our cyclists seriously – as well as supporting our customers – bicycle manufacturers – with both innovative and enduring components and smooth operations.

Great design, top quality and automated production represent the core of the components we provide. In addition to our own product portfolio, we also offer our customers the possibility for customization. We have a team of experts in optics, mechanical planning, manufacturing, product development and design ready to develop unique solutions to further enhance the bikes of today and tomorrow.

Coming to work with enthusiasm means having a passion for what you do. Working at Herrmans also means being a team-player with a service-minded attitude, getting to continuously develop your own skills, and being a part of a company with a modern outlook on leadership, teamwork, company culture and a thorough strategy work. With us you will be part of a globally growing company with great benefits and colleagues in a competent sales team.

What kind of person are we looking for?

Your goal will be to increase Herrmans’ sales with existing accounts and manage accounts in chosen markets. Your task will be to find new leads and customers and establish relationships within the market network, to contribute to increased market presence. You also work to increase internal understanding of customers’ needs and contribute to our global brand building.

Your favorite tasks should include lead generation, networking, account management and account development. You are phenomenal at sales tactics, have good product and industry knowledge and network, you probably have a technical or commercial education.

Qualifications

  • As a person you are a great communicator, systematic and action-oriented
  • You are a team player and like to work in a team
  • You have proven working experience in account development and sales (5 years or more)
  • You have industry experience min 2 years
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German language. Dutch and/or French seen as advantage.
  • Solid organizational skills with attention to details and ability to work under time pressure

Location: German Office / Home office in specified areas, or a combination. Readiness to travel frequently to HQ in Finland, customers, and German office.

For more information or questions, please contact Sofia Mattila, Sales and Marketing Director via phone: +358 50 566 1288, or e-mail: sofia.mattila (a) herrmans.eu or Thorsten Krüger, Global Customer Development Manager, +49 2301 919 787 11, or e-mail thorsten.krueger (a) herrmans.eu.

Apply here by 31.12.2022 if you think we are a match!