As a total solution provider of medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging, Nipro Europe Group Companies is continuously committed to improving patient outcomes and quality of life. We are part of a large global network headed by Nipro Corporation Japan, an industry-leading healthcare company with over 35.000 employees worldwide. Our European headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium covers a wide geographical reach (Europe, Africa, India, the Americas) and is home to Nipro Medical Europe, Nipro PharmaPackaging International, and the Institute for Medical Practice (iMEP) Belgium.
To accommodate our growth, we are looking for a positive minded and goal-oriented Sales Manager Africa that is eager to grow the West- and Central African market.
About the Role
Within our company, Africa is one of our key emerging markets and to sustain our growth on the African Market, we are looking for a Sales Manager Africa.
This position will be executed from our European HQ in Belgium (Mechelen). For this role in a challenging environment we are looking for a very customer centric person with a never-give-up mentality. You will close new deals but also serve existing customers. All this under the guidance of the Regional Sales Director Africa.
What You'll Do
Identify and develop new business opportunities in West and Central Africa.
Act as single point of contact for all commercial activities in this area.
In charge of the entire sales process: from lead generation over opportunity creation to deal closing and day-to-day management of the sales operations
Build up & maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders (including distributors / healthcare authorities / ministries).
Develop territory specific business objectives.
Prepare the budget, manage and monitor business performance against budget and report to the Regional Sales Director Africa.
Ready to pack your suitcases at any time and travel to West and Central Africa on a regular basis.
What You'll Need
You are bilingual in French and English. Any other language is a plus.
Experience with the West and Central African market.
You obtained a bachelor degree (or higher) and have a background in business development and sales.
A positive spirit combined with commercial flair and an open mind.
Flexiblity, you can easily adapt yourself to different situations and personalities.
A nice mix of hands-on execution & pragmatic problem solving. You get energized by delivering results.
Well organized and strong in setting priorities.
Good analytical skills.
A passion and ability to build strong relationships with our internal customers and overall stakeholders.
You are an influencer at heart.
What We’ll Offer
We will offer the right candidate the ability to develop and grow fast in an international business setting. Next to a competitive salary, you will land in a friendly and dynamic working environment where people enjoy autonomy and taking initiative. Together with you and the team we want to develop this working environment to a great place to work that further attracts talents around the globe.