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Sales Manager PFP DACH

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For a European market leader in firefighting agents and flame-retardant additives & coatings, we are looking for a Sales Manager DACH & Eastern Europe.

Within the business line, the Sales Manager DACH will play a vital role in the DACH-region (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) & Eastern-Europe, one of the key territories for our company. In this role, he or she will be responsible for maintaining and expanding relationships with our key accounts in flame retardant additives & coatings for wood panels, paper & natural fiber-based insulation, while also developing relationships and business with new prospects. His/her primary focus is to understand client needs, ensuring customer satisfaction, and driving revenue & profit growth.


  • Execute the annual business plan for the DACH & Eastern-European territory, in collaboration with the Head of Flame Retardant Additives & Coatings
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key business clients.
  • Pro-actively prospect the market for new customers within the territory
  • Monitor sales volumes on a regular basis versus set budgets and closely monitor forecasts with key customers.
  • Collaborate with the team to understand client needs and provide tailored solutions to enhance customer satisfaction & retention.
  • Analyze market trends, competitor activities, and customer needs to identify new business opportunities.
  • Provide structured market feedback to the Product Management and Innovation team as an input for new product developments/enhancements
  • Prepare and present sales reports to Head of business line and colleagues


  • Results-driven mindset focused on the realization of set targets & KPI’s
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Negotiation skills that drive long term partnerships and maximize customer value
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Master’s degree in engineering, chemistry, business management or similar by experience
  • Track record of successfully developing and executing business plans and achieving commercial goals in a B2B environment.
  • Experience within the sector of Chemicals for Wood-based Panels is a plus (ie Resins, Release agents, Wetting agents, Hardeners, Colorants etc….)
  • Languages:
    • Fluent in German (speaking & writing) is a must, native German a plus
    • Fluent in English (speaking & writing)
    • Any Eastern-European language is a plus


Executive search


Minimum 5 years


Higher Education


English, German





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