Commercial Director, Teknos Oy
Are well-nurtured sales functions your passion? Are you looking for new, interesting challenges in your career? Do you love improving sales strategies, increasing sales growth and adapting business to the new Target Customer Groups? Would you like to work in a Finnish family business and a global group that has a strong presence in the market? Do you appreciate a well-being work organization, where you can take your professional skills to the very next level? Become a new Commercial Director at Teknos Oy! Barona acts as the recruitment expert, and the selected person will be employed directly by Teknos Oy on a permanent basis.
As circumstances change, we are looking for a commercial director again. In this whole new role, you will have the overall commercial responsibility of Teknos Oy sales functions, including sales strategy, sales growth and margin and profitability in our Target Customer Groups (TCG). In addition to sales, you are also responsible for product management and customer service for domestic and export operations. One of your main tasks is to ensure that Finland aligns to the Customer Experience Management (CEM) structure with respective TCGs. In this position, you get to be a part of the relevant strategic and tactical project and product steering groups and participate in the evaluation of service concepts and leading the commercializing process. You will prepare budgeting, investments, and extra resources with country Managing Director and TCGs. You shall build up a contribution to the group strategy targets and collaborate in setting targets for Marketing, PM and R&D.
As Commercial Director you will be a supervisor to our four Sales Directors, Product Manager and Customer Service Manager. The whole organization is about 50 people. You will look for new business opportunities in all TCGs and look for added value for the most important customers and potential new big customers together with the Sales Directors and support them in their sales work, too. We hope that you have former leadership experience, but we also know that improving one’s leadership skills is a life-long journey. Therefore, we invest in leadership skills and people-oriented leading in our organization, and we provide continuous leadership training for our personnel. We will give you our full support, so that you can succeed and become even better at your job at all levels – including leadership. You report to Teknos Oy Managing Director and in matrix to Chief Commercial Officer.
To succeed in the work, we hope you have:
- A suitable Technical or Business education on Bachelor or Master level.
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
- Full professionalism in Finnish and English language. Other languages are an advantage.
- Strong coordination and communication skills.
- A comprehensive understanding of sales work & management as well as proof from past successes in demanding sales cases.
- Analytical, results oriented and detailed working touch and excellent prioritizing skills.
- Passion to innovating new ideas and concepts and inspire others around you to do the same.
We also hope that you would be dynamic person and that you are able to change your routines when needed. We appreciate your excellence in planning and execution, too. If you also are a real team builder with proven leadership capabilities, you might be exactly the person we are looking for!
What we offer you?
- An interesting, permanent position in our solvent and developing company.
- Our full support, encouragement and contribution to improve your professional skills.
- A relaxed and open working atmosphere in our professional and well-being work community.
- The opportunity to influence your duties and our entire organization, as well as the business of our company.
- A possibility to work with our technically high quality sustainable products.
- Diverse opportunities for internationalization, networking and career development.
Teknos as workplace
Our work and management are based on low hierarchy, cooperation and smooth processes. Although we are a large, international group today, we are still a family business, which is strongly reflected in our dynamic organization culture. There is a strong team spirit in our work community, and decisions are made openly and by listening to the staff. Our top management is easily approachable and accessible for all of our staff.
Here in Teknos Oy, we care about each of our employees, both as persons and as professionals, and we take full responsibility for their work-well-being. We invest in the daily lives of our employees with high-quality management, a healthy organizational culture, meaningful work tasks, the opportunity to influence one's own work, good work facilities, and diverse exercise, health and well-being benefits. We know that there is more to life than work, and we also believe in a key balance between work and leisure. We know that our staff is genuinely enthusiastic about their work, and we rely 100% on its contribution.
Our employees describe our organization as flexible, evolving, long-term, appreciative, listening, trustworthy and reliable, fair and open (Teknos anonymous and open Personnel Survey, 2019). We don’t take this for granted, and we work for even better employee experience every day. Our development model is based on Kaizen method: we believe in continuous improvement in small, well-planned steps that result in major improvements over time. We do all the improvement and development work by supporting people and serving them - never at their expense.
How is it to work at Teknos Oy? Read further on our applicant website https://www.teknos.com/fi-FI/yritys/ura-teknoksella/tyo-maaliyrityksessa/ (in Finnish)!
Are you ready to jump into the most colorful boots of our new Commercial Director? Wonderful! Leave your application soon, on 31.1.2022, at the latest.
For more information on the position, please, contact Kristiina Vormala (+358 40 837 4019) in Barona Engineering (best available on Thursdays from 1 PM to 2 PM).