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Specialties: Sales management, business/market development, business-to-business, channel development/management, international sales/marketing, key account management, technical product development/management, sales engineer, route to market strategies development, extensive knowledge and experiences in emerging markets, p&l responsible/accountable, door-opener/hunter/go-getter, relationship builder, results- and kpi-driven, opportunity- and process manager, people manager, team builder, multicultural adaptability, 5 languages.


Current Experience

  • Sales Manager, Southern Europe - Turkey - Middle East
    Since December 2014
    Responsible for sales/business development & sales management in Southern Europe, leading Turkey, Middle East and emerging markets for a global market leader and manufacturer in fruit sorting- and packaging machines, eg defect-, colour-, softness sorting, filling and packing turn-key machine solutions. Commodity specialties: cherries, blueberries, cranberries, cherry tomatoes, dates, olives, mushrooms and other small fresh fruit.

Past Experience

  • Interim Regional Sales Director
    July 2014 --- November 2014
    BtoB Security Solutions sales, new business development, after-sales, interim team manager

  • International Sales Manager (EMEA)
    May 2010 --- June 2014
    International (technical) salesmanagement (pre-sales, sales, after-sales) for U.S. based manufacturer and global market leader in capital equipment/consumables/spare parts/upgrades/service level agreements for diverse steel processing industries (offshore, oil/gas, shipbuilding, steel construction, transportation, automotive, farming and heavy equipment) through Channel Partner management (OEMs, Distributors, Global Key Accounts) in Benelux, DACH countries, and Emerging Markets, eg Eastern Europe, Turkey, Middle East, Africa, CIS/STAN countries. Extensive knowledge and experiences in sales process-, sales/marketing strategy-, sales pipeline-, life cycle-, crm-, customer service-, inside sales- and people-management.

  • International Account Manager
    July 2006 --- August 2010
    International (technical) salesmanagement (pre-sales, sales, after-sales) for U.S. based manufacturer and global market leader in capital equipment/consumables/spare parts/upgrades/service level agreements for diverse steel processing industries and Channels (OEMs, Distributors, Key Accounts) in Benelux, DACH countries, Germany, Austria, Switzerland.

  • Sales and Marketing Director
    July 2004 --- July 2006
    Sales of Multi-Media Concepts, Digital, Print & TV, Teamleader of Accountmanagers/Designers

  • Account Manager
    August 2000 --- August 2004
    Sales Development of Multi-Media Concepts and Advertising

  • Account Manager
    January 1998 --- January 2000
    Trusted Advisor Stock Funds Private Banking

  • Project Management Trainee
    January 1995 --- January 1996

  • Project Management Trainee
    January 1995 --- January 1996


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityCommunicativeInterest in knowledgeProactivityResult OrientedSociabilityTrust


LinkedIn Assessment :
Sales ManagementAccount ManagementNew Business DevelopmentB2BKey Account ManagementSales EngineeringRACITechnology LeadershipP1-P5 Sales Process ManagementValue SellingContinuous ImprovementChannel PartnersDistributorsTrain the TrainerTraining DeliveryEmerging MarketsOEM ManagementCompetitive AnalysisPricingSales OperationsDirect SalesTeam BuildingInternational SalesInternational BusinessSales ProcessForecastingSolution SellingManufacturingmanagementCross-functional team leadershipNegotiationProduct MarketingBusiness DevelopmentProduct managementProduct launchProduct developmentSalesforce.comContract negotiationOperations ManagementStrategyCRMMarket AnalysisInternational MarketingBusiness StrategyAutomotiveMarketing StrategyMarket researchMarketing ManagementLead GenerationSales

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Report data Write papersAchieve sales objectivesDevelop business planAdjust processes and methods


  • Master’s Degree in International Economic Studies (English) from Maastricht University in 1998
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in International Business Management, Marketing from George Mason University in 1996
  • High School in VWO from Jansenius College, Hulst, NL in 1992
  • in from St. Jozef Basisschool, Westdorpe, Terneuzen, NL in 1986


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Business Development Manager Sales Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 1 to 4 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Roosendaal, Netherlands


Driving License
  • Yes