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Business Development Manager Europe

Apparel & Sportswear

Description

We are seeking a Business Development/Sales Manager Europe to strengthen the Devan Team at our Belgium office. The Business Development/Sales Manager will play a strategic role in our EU and global sales team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Developing new business opportunities on a European and global scale with major sports & apparel brands and retailers, manage the customer interface and pipeline opportunities.
  • Do the brand promotion (pull-through activity) towards the global and regional Apparel & Sportswear brands and retailers for the Devan products and solutions.
  • Develop and execute sales growth plans.
  • Collect market feedback from competitive observations, trends in the industry, customer product expectations and provide recommendations to key internal stakeholders within the business and R&D organization.
  • Develop a strong technical understanding of the customer’s unmet needs, matching this with our technical capabilities and assessing the economic aspects of the opportunities.
  • Play and active role for the business fulfillment with our operations and distributor management organization.
  • Represent the organization at major industry trade shows and key market events.
  • Support our BU managers and top-management to identify strategic areas for growth.

 

Qualifications

  • Chemical engineering/textile/science degree with good business insight.
  • Proven track record in business development, sales management or product development in the European Apparel & Sportswear industry.
  • Must be eligible to work in EU.

 

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in English & German, knowledge of Spanish/Italian would be an asset.
  • Strong ability to do concept selling and give technical concept presentations.
  • Feels at ease with technologists/innovation managers, marketing people and operational/supply chain people at Global and European Apparel & Sportswear brands and retailers.
  • Demonstration of strong team and collaborative skills, also with the US and Asia.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strategic customer relationships.
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter, with strong networking and communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel 50% of the time is required.• A sports background would be a plus.

 

 

We offer

Devan offers a competitive salary including annual bonus and comprehensive benefits package. Work from Home Office is possible.

If you are interested in joining a vibrant and growing chemical company, please apply by sending your resume to  hr@devan-Be.com

Business Development Manager Americas

Apparel & Sportswear

Description & responsibilities

We are looking for a Business Development Manager Apparel & Sportswear Americas to strengthen the Devan Team at our Greenville, South Carolina office. The Business Development Manager Apparel & Sportswear Americas will play a strategic role in our US and global sales team.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Developing new business opportunities on a North-American scale, manage the customer interface and pipeline opportunities.
  • Develop and execute sales growth plans.
  • Collect market feedback from competitive observations, trends in the industry, customer product expectations and provide recommendations to key internal stakeholders within the business and R&D organization.
  • Develop a strong technical understanding of the customer’s unmet needs, matching this with our technical capabilities and assessing the economic aspects of the opportunities.
  • Coordinate North American business fulfillment with our operations and distributor management organization.
  • Represent the organization at major industry trade shows and key market events• Support our BU managers and top-management to identify strategic areas for growth.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Chemical engineering/textile/science degree with good financial / business insight.
  • Prove track record in business development or product development in the US Apparel & Sportswear industry (global and national brands and retailers).
  • Must be eligible to work in US and Canada.

 

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in English, knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.
  • Strong ability to do concept selling and give technical concept presentations.
  • Demonstration of strong team and collaborative skills, also with Europe and Asia.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strategic customer relationships.
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter, with strong networking and communication skills.
  • Extensive travel within North America & Canada is required. Occasional travel to Europe will occur.
  • A sports background would be a plus.

 

 

We offer

Devan offers a competitive salary including annual bonus and comprehensive benefits package along with 401K. Work from Home Office is possible.

If you are interested in joining a vibrant and growing chemical company, please apply by sending your resume to hr@devan-us.com