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Area Sales Manager

  • Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Job description

Why Sakura?

When it comes to diagnosing cancer, there’s no time to wait!

At Sakura, we’re driven by our desire to advance cancer diagnosis through fully automated anatomic pathology and by providing our partners with best-in-class innovations, quality and customer care. All to deliver quick and accurate diagnoses to cancer patients for an optimal patient journey.

What we do:

We empower pathology professionals all over the world by providing integrated solutions to deliver accurate & fast diagnoses, to optimize treatment success for each life we touch!

The opportunity:

To drive profitable and sustainable business growth for Sakura Finetek Belgium, we are seeking a highly motivated and results-driven sales professional with proven sales experience in the medical device industry, preferably in diagnostics/pathology, to cover the Belgium market.

Your mission:

  • Achieve sales targets as defined in the local annual plan, with a strong focus on strategic SMART Automation products.
  • Expand our customer base.
  • Develop and maintain valuable relationships with our customers.
  • Understand our customers' needs and translate them into solutions.
  • Handle potential customer complaints and mitigate claims, ensuring closure to the satisfaction of both parties.
  • Utilize our CRM (Oracle) as part of your daily activities to ensure visibility of your pipeline & customer information.
  • Prepare and analyse monthly sales report & provide sales forecast.
  • Report business trends in the market, monitor competition and customer needs to identify opportunities for business growth.
  • Collaborate with regional marketing, field service engineers and application colleagues.
  • Achieve personal and team goals established at the beginning of the fiscal year.

Job requirements

We perfectly match if

you have

  • previous experience in selling solutions and medical devices, preferably in Histology, Pathology, Cytology, IHC and high capital investment, in the Belgium market. Experience in advanced staining is a plus. 
  • strong knowledge of the Belgium healthcare system.
  • customer focus, consultative selling and stakeholder management skills.
  • analytical and strategic approach.
  • excellent presentation & communication skills.
  • proficiency in CRM & Microsoft Office.
  • Local driver's license.

and you

  • ensure customer satisfaction by providing exceptional service and support throughout the sales process.
  • have an excellent command of Dutch, French & good command of English.
  • reside in Belgium.
  • hold a valid residence permit. We do not offer visa sponsorship .
  • feel comfortable in an international environment. 
  • are self-organised, structured and independent.
  • connect easily & make an impact at all levels.

Travel (up to 80%) is required in this position.

We offer you:

  • an attractive salary package including a yearly bonus & benefits.
  • a company car, laptop & mobile phone.
  • a collaborative work environment.

And last but not least, a great job opportunity where you have full ownership of your work, recognition of your achievements and professional development opportunities.

The invitation:

Our culture is friendly and open. We believe that the development of our people enables the company's growth.

Apply today & join:

  • an inspiring community with a mission that matters! ''advancing cancer diagnostics''.
  • our International organization leaded by a supportive & inspiring management.
  • a financial healthy & privately owned company.

To learn more about Sakura, please visit our corporate website & follow us on LinkedIn.

*Acquisition in response to our job postings is not appreciated. This means that we think we can find a suitable colleague on our own.

*Please note that we don't offer visa sponsorship. Only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered.