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Senior Sales Manager Consumer The Netherlands


Vianen, UT, NL

Company:  Goodyear

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Primary purpose of the role

  • Implementation and management of sales strategy: selling and promoting products and services to current and future customers through assigned teams and within The Netherlands and for all Consumer channels. Support building sustainable, long-term relationships. Channel Management according to company's strategy.
  • Leading and developing a team of (Key) account managers and (senior) Sales representatives to achieve company objectives within assigned region.
  • Creation and implementation of sales value proposition and Sell out, Share of Market, DSO, S&OP metrics targets delivery.
  • Represent company internally and externally, for example during business & sales meetings.





  • Manage distribution channel and individual customers in responsibility through his team.
  • Deliver all required reports outside & inside organization (stock level, numeric and weighted distribution, market information & competition status, supply, finance)
  • Setting & execution of Sales Targets through his teams.
  • Management of local & regional projects. Execution of local & regional projects.
  • S&OP process: Effective support through active participation and data sharing & collection. Participation in Sales View and Industry View meetings.  Customer collaboration and proper market/sales estimation.




  • Execution of company's strategy.
  • Achieve individual and team targets to maximize volume and market share at indirect customers, and high level of collaboration with wholesale channel to maximize sell out, Gross margin, volume.
  • Negotiate and manages annual & long-term contracts.
  • Monitor customer financial condition.
  • Support marketing campaigns including sell in & sell out campaigns, prepares events and training sessions with customers.




  • Lead and coach his team of 5 direct report to deliver results.
  • Develop sales capabilities within team, region, and product groups.
  • Share best practices within and outside his team to support Company development and achieving long and short-term goals.
  • Build talent by mentoring and coaching, building succession plans, follow-up on performance ….






  • Minimum 5-10 years of sales experience as Key account manager or Sales representative
  • Experience in customer relationship management: A to Z managing an assigned region.
  • Strong experience in people management (ca. 5 years). Extending coaching and leading skills
  • Strong ability to work in a Matrix organization
  • Experience in project management, in consulting projects, with setting an executing sales plan.




  • Strategic thinking and ability to balance long term objectives and short-term goals and tasks
  • Ability to lead and strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Dynamic and self-motivated; high working capacity and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong Negotiation and planning skills
  • Good communication skills: presentation skills included.
  • Trilingual: Dutch, French and English
  • Good business acumen and judgment
  • Good Automotive industry knowledge: good Knowledge of products and their application.
  • Open to change and learning



Goodyear offers:

  • Challenging opportunity for highly skilled people and sales manager in an international, innovative, no-nonsense and fast-pace organization.
  • Sales team with experienced and highly motivated account managers/sales representatives. Very engaged supporting departments with a strong expertise within their domain.
  • Attractive salary package with extended fringe benefits


Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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