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Regional Sales Director Germany at Footprint

Regional Sales Director Germany

Footprint Düsseldorf, DE Full Time
Required languages: German
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Footprint exists to create a healthier planet by eliminating single-use and short-term use plastics. Footprint designs, develops and manufactures technologies that are biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. We love our oceans and our planet, which is why we are revolutionizing industries to eliminate plastic pollution by making it easy for companies to switch to plant-based solutions. The company employs more than 1,200 people the headquarter is based in Arizona USA and soon we will open our EMEA development center and headquarters in Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Are you up to the challenge and do you want to join one of the world’s most innovative and promising companies within Europe?

When you join Footprint, you will be joining a sustainable technology firm that is focused on reducing or eliminating plastics. We value our employees and foster new ideas, enable personal growth and are driven by making a difference. To become a part of the Footprint community, you are someone with an adventurous nature, who is motivated to make us a success in the EMEA region. As a Regional Sales Director for Germany you will be responsible for leading and managing sales within your region. Your main task is to strategize and execute plans within the region within the agreed timeframe with a focus on developing new products on client’s specifications and budget requirements. You will report to the Vice President of Sales for EMEA, and work closely together with the Sales Team members and other Footprint teams.

Responsibilities also include:
  • Plan, focus and target markets and customers for new products that do not exist yet and need to be developed. This process will require engineering time and close collaboration with the client;
  • Execute the regional sales plan, gain market share and create added value;
  • Ensure a profitable growth of Footprint products which is based on the sales of existing-, customized- or co-designed products;
  • Build and lead an outstanding regional sales team;
  • Plan autonomously visits to the main stakeholders, our facilities and international fairs;
  • Manage necessary support processes by close interface between internal stakeholders and client's stakeholders;
  • Work with Finance to properly apply technical information in project financing models (expense forecasting, performance forecasting, pricing tools);
  • Act as an ambassador for our products and a fierce believer in a healthier world without plastics.


Your qualifications:
  • Passionate about creating a better world and want to be part of a company that makes you proud;
  • MSc degree in technical area preferably completed with a study in marketing, sales or business administration;
  • 5+ years of product development experience and or Key Account management experience required, preferably within the packaging industry;
  • Segment experience in Retail, QSR and at least 1 of the following - Meat processing, Dairy, Fresh produce, SSC;
  • An international mindset and willingness to travel approximately 50% of the time.

What You Will Need To Be Successful:
  • Several years of experience leading and developing a team or ability to demonstrate leadership/project management skills;
  • Master of value based selling;
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills;
  • Understanding of the technical, financial and contractual aspects of development sales cycles ;
  • Can quickly gain trust and respect and is able to establish and maintain relationships;
  • Experience with customer stakeholder management and customer network building;
  • Fluent in English and German;
  • You live in Germany;
  • Good Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
  • Can be defined as a ‘clever solution provider’;
  • Self-starter, target oriented, sales agility, adaptiveness, curiosity, willingness to learn, team-worker, creative, innovative, problem-solving skills;
  • Share our Values: Operational Excellence, Grit, Passion, Innovation, Teamwork, Community.

We offer you:
  • The opportunity to join a young, ambitious and fast growing team. Being able to build your own winning local sales team, how great is that?;
  • Access to a promising business segment where you will directly contribute to a healthier planet;
  • An international, professional and open minded environment;
  • A challenging opportunity with autonomy, influence, variety and personal development possibilities within one of the top players in the sustainable packaging business;
  • Modern working conditions and competitive salary and benefits;
  • Possibility to work from our both home office and local Footprint office in Germany.

More About Footprint

Footprint has a clear vision: eliminate single-use and short-term use plastics. Footprint designs, develops and manufactures technologies that are biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. We make it easy for companies to switch out of plastic to preserve our future. We love our oceans and our planet, that’s why we are revolutionizing industries to eliminate plastic pollution. The company was founded by former Intel engineers Troy Swope and Yoke Chung and employs more than 1,200 people. In 2019, Footprint was announced a winner of the prestigious NextGen Cup Challenge for its plant-based alternative manufacturing process for making cups and lids. Footprint was also named to the 2020 Fortune “Change the World” list. Footprint has already helped eliminate over 60 million pounds of plastic. The company is based in Gilbert, Arizona. For more information and a complete portfolio of Footprint solutions visit

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