EU Sales Director

Budapest or Basel

Meet ChemAxon:

ChemAxon is a chemical and biological software development company providing solutions for mainly the pharmaceutical industry, with a major focus on scientific applications in preclinical drug discovery. Our applications are also widely used by researchers in the flavors and fragrances, petroleum, and fine chemicals industries as well as in academic research, publishing and online education. We use Agile (Scrum, Kanban and XP) methodologies to create cutting-edge tools and solutions for scientific informatics.

Our company is offering a unique opportunity for frequent collaboration and cross-training with teammates and stakeholders. You will be joining our innovative Sales group that operates internationally, with regional teams based in San Diego, Boston, Budapest (Hungary), and Basel (Switzerland), along with distributors in the Asia Pacific region. We are in an exciting period of business growth and now is the perfect time to join our team!

Location: Váci Greens Office Park, Budapest or Basel, Switzerland

About this opportunity:

The EU Sales Director is accountable for Chemaxon sales strategy and operation in Europe offering proper solutions to the customers’ needs while ensuring an appropriate margin for the company. In line with the company strategy, the sales operation uses the most relevant sales channels and sales techniques to reach the targeted customers while establishing long term, successful collaborations with business partners on the market.

Your tasks will include:

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to achieve sales targets
  • Achieve objectives through effective planning and measuring: setting measurable goals considering market fit and company strategy, analyzing data on past performance and projecting future performance
  • Build and maintain long-lasting, strong relationships with customers while partnering with them to better understand their objectives and needs.
  • Coordinate and develop sales activities in European markets
  • Support product validation with early adopters
  • Provide feedback from the market to main stakeholders
  • Ensure appropriate quality of sales pipeline replicating the forecast
  • Regular reporting/presenting/info sharing from overall sales performance and plans from the assigned territory
  • Oversee the performance management of the sales team members
  • Ensure the sales team works cross-functionally
  • Frequent travel in Europe is required

Experience, skills and knowledge we look for:

  • At least 7 years sales experience in life science or in software industry
  • At least 5 years experience in managing sales teams
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Up to date knowledge on various sales techniques and best practices
  • Up to date knowledge about the competitive landscape
  • Familiar with market regulations and territorial challenges
  • Confident knowledge of customer segment characteristics
  • Confident in working with numbers and in making sense of metrics and figures
  • Collaborative and cooperative
  • Able to effectively share the sales strategy, motivate and inspire the sales team
  • Responsible, proactive and respectful personality
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills

Benefits we offer to you:

  • A competitive salary
  • An inspiring working environment (entertainment area, kid’s corner and a fully equipped kitchen) situated in Budapest
  • 8 days/month home office opportunity
  • A training program with a generous yearly allowance for personal development
  • The opportunity to be part of a creative, dynamic team in an innovative company and to work with the largest pharma companies

Covid info

Although we are a great believer that colocation supports collaboration and the flow of knowledge, we mostly work from home at the moment. The office - with all the necessary safety regulations & equipment - is still opened for those who prefer to work there.

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