At the heart of the development of a SME

Our client is an international high-tech SME located in Switzerland, canton of Neuchatel, with offices in Germany and China.  It develops and produces automatic test equipment (ATE) and solutions for the electrical cable industry, addressing multiple market segments, including telecom, energy, automotive, etc.  In parallel, it supplies quality integrated software towards yield improvement.  Established 40 years ago, it prides himself on constant innovation and high quality-performance services to customers worldwide.  Exports account for 95% of its sales. It wants to bolster its sales and strengthen its leadership and is looking for an

Area Sales & Marketing Manager

To be in charge of a sales territory and key customer accounts. 
The successful candidate will be responsible for growth and achieving sales targets, with a medium terms goal of successfully managing the sales team. 
Mission :
  • Develop annual sales and marketing plan in support of company strategy and objectives
  • Responsible for sales targets for a geographical territory
  • Develop strategic relationships at key customer accounts
  • Perform reporting of sales and marketing activities
  • Assist in the writing of marketing material and product collateral
  • Responsible for fairs and customer trade shows to represent company and generate new sales
  • In charge of developing competitive and benchmarking analysis
Remark: in the medium term, this position is expecting to evolve from Areas Sales & Marketing Manager to Sales and Marketing Director.  As Director, the person will be responsible for leading and managing the sales team with direct report to the CEO.  This will also include among other things, the establishment of sales budget, management of the sales distribution network, development of strategic partnerships, run employees annual interviews, etc …
This position will require frequent international travels to customer production plants, shows and exhibitions, and worldwide offices. Your profile:
You are an electrical engineer with ideally an MBA and proven successful experience in international sales. You speak fluently in English and if possible in French and German
Your experiences:
  • 5+ years of international sales of technological products and/or solutions
  • Sound knowledge of the test and instrumentation industry
  • Knowledge of the cable industry is a plus
  • A demonstrated track record of growing sales and profits, in a technical field
  • Initial experience in team management
  • Familiar with budget setting and financial analysis
  • Business acumen
  • Results driven, customer focus
  • Thirst for increasing responsibilities
  • Leadership with a “we can do it” spirit
  • Creative problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Excellent communicator, strong relational skills, and ability to work in a team

If you are interested in this challenge and recognize yourself in this profile, do not hesitate to call us for additional information or to send your complete application by e-mail.
  • Job Title
    Area Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Branche
    Maschinenbau / Mechatronik / Automation
  • Berufsgruppe
    Marketing / Verkauf / Produktmanagement
  • Region
    Neuenburg / Jura
  • Kennziffer
  • Ihr Berater
    Eric Chatelain
    Eric Chatelain - eric.chatelain (at)
    18, avenue d'Ouchy
    CH-1006 Lausanne
    +41 21 613 70 00
Eric Chatelain
Eric Chatelain