Area Sales Manager - Germany

Faststream are pleased to be exclusively working with a leading IACS approved class society who is currently hiring for an Area Sales Manager to strengthen their team in Germany. The role will hold responsibility for developing the existing North European based sales team. 

The role: 

*Work closely with North Europe leadership team to contribute to development of area strategy 
*Implement strategy for assigned business area to ensure agreed sales targets are achieved 
*Support and direct North Europe sales team to ensure high levels of service are maintained 
*Lead, manage and develop sales team including recruitment, performance management, training/ development 
*Ensure strategic relationships are maintained between other business units 
*Identify and develop new business relations with clients within assigned business area including proposal preparation and presentation 

The Candidate: 

*Must hold degree or equivalent within relevant maritime, engineering or related field 
*Prior experience of managing a sales team and strong leadership abilities 
*Professional and flexible approach 
*Understanding of the shipping and marine industry 
*Technical marine background is desirable with an understanding of class 
*Strong commercial awareness with demonstrated track record 
*Excellent communication and negotiation skills 
*High attention to detail 
*Presentation skills