9. Juni 2024

Key Account Manager

The Company:
The Sapim group aims at helping its customers produce the best wheels in the world by providing the best quality products as well as advice and support.Our group started its operation in 1918, as a manufacturer of spokes and nipples.Over the years, the group expanded drastically, opening various production sites in Europe and in Asia.It also acquired Ryde, a leading manufacturer of aluminum rims. Currently, our group produces spokes, nipples, and aluminum rims in more than 6 production locations across the globe.Our head office is based in Antwerp. Today most of the professional teams rely on Sapim products.Among its customer base, the Sapim group is proud to count the most famous wheel manufacturers and bicycle producers.We are known as a partner you can rely on and build on through our strong customer engagement and high quality.
The job function:
Sapim is looking for an international Key Account Manager.As a Key Account Manager, you represent the Sapim group in your region, support customers and advise them on their new product initiatives.You are also responsible for expanding our network of customers within bicycle manufacturers as well as wheel builders.You build a good relationship with your contacts with the customer and ensure that you understand and feel the needs of your customer.
This is a unique opportunity because you will be involved with a diverse range of customers, including those of varying sizes, products, and market positions, giving you exposure to the widest possible range of customer profiles.
Want to be one of the engines of our growth and be part of this exciting journey? Do not hesitate to let us know.
Main tasks:

  1. Maintaining good and regular contact with your international customers (digital and physical). Focus is on The Netherlands, Belgium and France.
  2. Ensure that agreements and customer expectations are communicated effectively to our Customer Services department, as well as other relevant departments within our group.
  3. Participate in projects with engineering and quality departments and defend the voice of customers inside our group.
  4. Participate in the traditional international bicycle fairs and events.
  5. Develop original marketing tools and communication campaigns.

Requirements:
In terms of experience and competences:

  1. Master or bachelor level in marketing or economical sciences.
  2. Professional experience in the bicycle industry, ideally as a sales representative.
  3. Technical feeling or experience is a plus.
  4. Native Dutch language.
  5. Fluent in English.
  6. Experience to work in an international environment.
  7. Willingness to be on the road and participate in exhibitions and events internationally.
  8. Experience with the development of marketing tools and communication.
    In terms of personality:
  9. Passionate about the bicycle industry and biking itself!
  10. Communicative skills and the ability to get people to follow a specific vision.
  11. Positive and inspiring attitude.
  12. Entrepreneurship - make things happen, proactively and pragmatically.
  13. Able to work independently as well as a be strong and reliable team player.
  14. Work hard, play hard mentality.

What we offer you:

  1. A 'leading' position in a company that is the largest player in its market segment.
  2. A position in sales within a company that has a very strong focus on its customers and is known for quality and reliability.
  3. A company with employees who are very proud of our products and passionate about what they do.
  4. The chance to be part of an industry that is writing a future and in which the best is yet to come.
    If you have an interest, please send your cv to katrien.kempenaers@sapim.eu