Jobs at Shimano

Europe

Shimano Europe Group is the umbrella for several sales offices, successfully selling, marketing and servicing high quality products for the European bicycle and fishing market. Its headquarter is located in Nunspeet, the Netherlands.

To maintain and even expand our market position our employees are our most valuable asset. The European ‘Team Shimano’ currently consists of more than 500 enthusiastic colleagues spread over offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland and Turkey. We all share the same passion and dedication to be successful as ‘team Shimano’ despite our differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

We are all proud to be part of a growing company and are continuously looking for new colleagues to join our team for a wide range of interesting jobs; from warehousing to product management, from challenging sales jobs to a diversity of staff positions and more.

Shimano offers you a very pleasant working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate and co-operate with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment Shimano offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. Together we like to win, we have a strong focus on team achievement. International teamwork is important at Shimano and this becomes visible in the different nationalities working together and sharing responsibility for the customer orientated success of Shimano in Europe.

Shimano recently has even been awarded by its employees as one of the best hundred employers in the Netherlands (*). Some quotes out of this survey:

‘I like to work in an international, dynamic and result driven working environment, which makes each working day different’

‘Shimano is a company with ambition and focus on innovation and offers enough challenges en possibilities to develop myself’

‘I have pleasant colleagues and there’s a good team spirit and an informal working environment’


If you feel you fit within the Shimano team spirit and you can bring talent, innovation and enthusiasm to our workforce then please consider the opportunities we have available.

Sales Representative

Turkey | Tue Jan 14 06:04:00 PST 2014

In order to re-enforce our Turkish sales team we would like to get in contact with candidates for the position of:

SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Turkey)

The job

You Ensure sales of Shimano- and other products towards customers in your area and advice them, in accordance with the market action plan, in order to realise the sales and margin targets set. Among others, your tasks include:

  • Regularly visit customers to advise upon Shimano products and -agencies and the added value of Shimano in order to maintain relations, create customer value and sell the products;
  • Report on visits on a regular basis to enable sales management to monitor progress and to register customer- and market developments as input for future visits or marketing/sales actions;
  • Explore the region for new changes and visit new customers/organizations to inform them about Shimano and to create additional sales;
  • Formulate an action plan for your sales area. Taking into account the targets set, history, forecasts and actions planned and attune with the Sales Manager;
  • Construct account plans for your key customers (mainly SSC/OSP) based on your sales area action plan;
  • Assist at trade shows and events, to ensure Shimano presence and to meet (potential) customers;

Requirements

We expect candidates to have:

  • Preferable a finalized, commercial oriented education (University Education in field of Sales & Marketing);
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience in a similar job;
  • Affinity and/or knowledge of the cycling market is considered as a plus;
  • Communicative skills and a flexible and service minded attitude;
  • Language skills; fluently Turkish and preferably English as well verbally as in writing;
  • Basic skills on Word and Excel;
  • Talent to recognize and understand business opportunities is key.  

Competencies

  • You monitor customer satisfaction and exceed expectations with actions taken.
  • You are eager to learn from others and you like taking on new challenges.
  • You are able to convince your customers in a natural way, with the aim of gaining agreement with certain plans, ideas or products.
  • You are able to filter all the available information and report or advise on the essential topics.
  • You build and maintain a relation network which is essential for retrieving information but also for influencing sales to customers.
  • You detect developments within your own professional field and check whether they are useful within the organisation.

Shimano offers

Shimano is a worldwide supplier of highly advanced bicycle components, fishing tackle and other sports equipment. Shimano Europe Group is the umbrella for several sales offices, successfully selling, marketing and servicing high quality products for the European bicycle and fishing market. It’s headquarter is located in the Netherlands and the Turkish office resides in Izmir.
The European ‘Team Shimano’ currently consists of almost 500 enthusiastic colleagues spread over offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland and Turkey. We all share the same passion and dedication to be successful as ‘team Shimano’ despite our differences in cultural backgrounds and skills. Our mission is:

"To promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us"

Shimano offers a pleasant, informal working environment with colleagues who work well together, and are proud to work for Shimano. Next to good working, Shimano offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging position within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. Together we want to win, therefore we have a strong focus on team achievement.

Interested?

Please send your application and Curriculum Vitae, to michael@trade-investment-center.com or regular letter to Michael Westenberg, Trade Investment Center, Kore Şehitleru Cad. Mithat Ünlü Sok. No. 21, Engin Plaza Fl.2 No.10, 34394 Zencirlikuyu, Istanbul - Turkey

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