Sales Director

  • Permanent
  • Germany

Job Description


AD Energy is working with a world-famous solar manufacturer, which is looking to add a crucial senior hire to its international team.

The business prides itself on high-quality, market-leading products for the residential and commercial market, as a result of its focus on R&D and a dedication to continuing innovation.

Our client is looking to appoint a Sales Director, to oversee the existing team and actively devise and execute a commercial growth strategy. This position is a fantastic opportunity to add real value and to create a greater footprint for a continually progressive business within the Solar Industry.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Reporting to European Managing Director on all relevant operational and commercial strategies
  • Take full commercial sales and business development responsibility in DACH
  • Manage operational sales and technical support team
  • Undertake market research for strategy refinement and business planning
  • Prepare annual plans, monthly sales and sales reports
  • Effectively implement and execute market sales/ commercial strategy
  • Maintain, pursue, and establish further business relations with distributors and manage the B2B2C plan
  • Pursue a proactive market approach for new client acquisition
  • Keep abreast of influencing market drivers, competitive market factors that might potentially effect company market share
  • Successfully and actively work on increasing market share
  • Coordinate internal and external support for sales, business development, marketing, technical service with HQ
  • Hire, engage and develop a world-class Sales team
  • Be an advocate for the brand and company, be fully immersed with the product portfolio and developments
  • Participate in industry exhibitions, tradeshows, conference and relevant meeting as leading company representative

Key Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ local sales leadership experience within the Solar PV Industry
  • Proven commercial team management experience
  • In-depth and extensive PV market knowledge and technical product ability, enthusiasm for innovation
  • Direct commercial experience and knowledge about Solar Inverters and PV Systems would be highly advantageous
  • Possess an established network with credible distributors and installers,
  • Strong business acumen, negotiation and communication skills
  • Strategic and flexible nature, able to adapt accordingly to high pressure and dynamic market
  • Ability to prioritize high-priority demands and workloads, work effectively in an intense environment
  • Ability to be a keen and supportive team player
  • Commercial and solutions-orientated
  • Detail-orientated, a good problem solver
  • Fluent English language ability

On offer is a competitive salary plus a strong bonus and car allowance. Please get in touch to discuss in more detail:

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