Sales Engineer

Specialisation:
Sales
Location:
Kortrijk

VANDEWIELE is an international machine builder and technology developer.

Our head office is located in Kortrijk, where a hundred engineers work daily on the conceptualisation and development of high-tech, innovative machines for the textile industry. We also have a state-of-the-art production environment, where the entire production process is realised in-house from A to Z.

To further strengthen our team, we are currently looking for a Sales Engineer.

Your role

You will join a team that looks after the sales of innovative textile machines and solutions within Vandewiele. After a thorough training period during which you will be introduced to our company and business processes, you will be assigned the following responsibilities:

  • You will come into contact with our existing customers and get to know their needs and business processes. Over time, you will be given responsibility for several international geographical regions (worldwide).
  • A significant part of your time will be spent prospecting and working on new markets abroad.
  • You will visit our customers and follow up their projects, with the objective of proposing tailor-made solutions, negotiating and concluding sales contracts.
  • You work with our local agents to gather information and analyse movements in the textile market.
  • You will be in close contact with various internal departments within Vandewiele (R&D, planning, customer service, ...) and you will report directly to the commercial management.

Your profile

  • You have a technical background and hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Industrial Sciences or equivalent through experience.
  • Frequent travel to prospects, customers and trade fairs worldwide attracts you (20-30% of the time).
  • You combine an affinity for engineering and mechanical engineering with commercial talent. Knowledge of the textile sector is an advantage, but not a must.
  • You have a direct approach and strong perseverance.
  • You are good at making contacts and dealing with different cultures.
  • You are communicative and can express yourself fluently in both Dutch and English. Knowledge of other languages is a plus.

Our offer

  • You will work for an international, healthy company with the clout of a large corporation and the dynamics of a family business.
  • You will work in a stimulating environment where you will collaborate with our international organisation.
  • You will exercise a varied function with a high degree of autonomy.
  • You will have the opportunity to grow through a well-supervised induction period, complemented by internal and external training opportunities.
  • We offer you a motivating remuneration in accordance with your function and profile. You will also get the chance to join our cafeteria plan, where you can put together your own package of fringe benefits (including a company car with fuel card).
  • Finally, you will enjoy sliding hours and a family-friendly leave scheme with 38 days off.

Why you and Vandewiele?

Dynamic persons fit a dynamic company

  • You will be working in a high-tech setting where you will learn a lot

  • You will get proper coaching by an expert in the field with whom you will have daily contact for consultation

  • We strive for a concrete realization of the findings from the project within the period of the internship or bachelor/master thesis.

  • We have a fix number of opportunities for technical talent, which makes is very likely that after your internship or bachelor/master thesis you will find a regular job at our company.

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