Managing Director Netherlands

Job description

Our customer, Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning technology, with a strong passion for innovation, quality and sustainability. The family owned enterprise employs more than 13,500 people in 72 countries and more than 130 companies. Over 50,000 service centres in all countries ensure continuous and comprehensive supplies to customers all over the world. In 2019, Kärcher reached the highest sales in its history with 2.578 billion euros. Embedded in their new Central European Sales Region (Netherlands, Belux, Austria and Switzerland), and reporting to the VP region Central Europe, they are now searching for a successor for their well-running sales subsidiary.

Managing Director (m/f/d) – Netherlands

based in Made (Noord-Brabant)


The MD will be based in Made in the operating sales and service (B2B & B2C) subsidiary with 120 employees and approx. 59 Mio € annual turnover. Your task will include:

  • Elevating the business to the next level by enhancing a strong multichannel sales structure for a large product portfolio and a highly diverse customer base with changing service expectations,
  • Working closely with the new regional structure and central Europe team in taking over responsibility for P&L, budgeting and forecasting,
  • Creating sales and marketing strategies for our newly evolving products (e.g. fleet management apps, rental products and IoT solutions for cleaning companies),
  • Leading a great team in a very flat organization (11 direct reports), with a very independent and self-starting attitude,
  • Being a central figure in promoting the organization’s culture and its shared values

Job requirements

Your qualification

For this exciting and growth-oriented position you should possess:

  • A relevant education and a proven track record of success in senior level commercial or sales management for an international brand;
  • An operational and strategic exposure both in B2B and B2C business (e.g. construction, electronics, power tools) for high-quality brands;
  • Extensive experience in handling dealer networks and direct customers, in combination with a highly customer-centric approach;
  • An empathic leadership style with a focus on professional development and coaching;
  • An outgoing personality, high analytical skills, a self-starting attitude and the strong desire to add value to the organization;
  • Fluency in Dutch and English.

Our offer

Our client offers an extremely well-known brand, a highly supportive structure both on a regional and a global level, a high degree of entrepreneurial freedom, in an innovative and long-term-oriented family business, an exciting product portfolio and a competitive salary.


As the personnel consultancy commissioned by Kärcher, we would like to invite you to use the "Apply" button to apply with your CV in just a few steps. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Bowen at +49 30 40 50 416 12.