Sales Team Manager

Retail (SEFE Energy)

's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)


An opportunity for an experienced Sales Team Manager to join our team in the Netherlands

Are you an experienced Sales Manager with experience of leading both Account Managers and Direct Sales agents to deliver both volume and profit? Are you a passionate people manager who can both inspire and motivate a team?

As a B2B energy supplier SEFE Energy supplies thousands of businesses across the Netherlands, France, and UK. To remain competitive, we must be agile, constantly adapting to the ever-changing energy world, and shifting customer expectations. Our Always Reaching for Better strategy equips us to respond to changes and advancements, and quickly seize opportunities to grow and develop.

Want to join us on our journey?

We are looking for someone to join our sales team in the Netherlands to lead a mixed team of account managers and direct sales agents selling B2B gas and power direct to customers and through brokers. The Sales Team Manager reports directly to the Head of Sales & Marketing.


What you will do?

 You will be responsible for identifying and implementing new and innovative ways of working, driving process improvement throughout the commercial function and challenging all aspects of the sales journey to ensure that the team are operating effectively and efficiently.

You will be responsible for all aspects of team management. You will build and maintain a positive culture for your team, inspire confidence and lead through motivation and support. You will use your coaching and networking skills to build a high level of engagement from both the team and other stakeholders. You will look to create an enjoyable and competitive working environment in which teamwork and individual performance are both rewarded.

Your success will be measured by regular feedback from your team and peers, and in the delivery of all targets and key performance indicators (KPI’s).


What you’ll bring to the role?

You will

  • Be an experienced sales team leader or manager with proven experience in the energy sector (gas or power)
  • Demonstrate a strong track record of delivering results in a target driven environment
  • Have an analytical mind set with the ability to identify issues and drive action plans to improve performance
  • Have a strong commercial focus coupled with the ability to innovate to drive strong performance
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills (both written and verbal), with the ability to build long term relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Bring strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Have a passion for coaching and developing others to achieve success
  • Be IT literate with the ability to present information to both convey results and influence outcomes


Our offer to you

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive, and broad reaching benefits package.

Based from our offices in Den Bosch, you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home.

We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.


Who are we?    

We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees. The 350 people working in SEFE Energy are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome.  We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, Have courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations and above all offer support as your career develops.

Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us.  We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

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