Manager Sales Channel Development Franchise (DACH region)
  • International colleagues
  • Directly in contact with customer
  • Help feeding the world
  • Waldstetten
  • 40 hours
  • HBO opleiding
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What is your role?

Are you the one to take our sales channel for the DACH region to the next level? Are you the one who guides our franchisees together with our teams to develop further towards more market success. 

Are you familiar with franchising and the different distribution channels? If so, read on!

As Manager Sales Channel Development DACH, you will be responsible for currently 13 Lely Centers in our DACH cluster. Each Lely Center is operated by a franchisee. Each cluster includes a team of specialists from various technical and sales-oriented disciplines with whom you will work closely. Our goal is to increase sales and market share in each sales region. You will have many ideas and Lely will provide you with different tools to help you achieve our goal.

You will be visible in the cluster; as someone who is familiar with the success stories. You will make sure that everyone can learn from them. You will continuously monitor the franchise concept to ensure proper compliance and expansion. Our franchise organization is innovative and therefore constantly evolving. In this context, you fulfill the important task of safeguarding the franchisees' wishes, while at the same time keeping an eye on Lely's interests and the sales of the product ranges. And in this way we complement each other collegially in the system to greater success.

You report directly to the management and are closely connected to the management team. You will work across the cluster with the team leaders of Solutions, Customer Care and Marketing & Business Support. Together you will ensure proper communication between the cluster organization and the Lely Centers and vice versa. The performance and details of all franchisees are reviewed on a quarterly basis. With your thorough knowledge you monitor the processes to a continuous development of our organization.

What is your experience?

A pair of sturdy shoes and a good suitcase.

You are the link between headquarters and the location that has direct contact with the end customer, the dairy farmer. You need to understand and represent all parties. Since you will be responsible for three regions, we expect you to spend 30-40% of your time traveling. We expect you to live in the DACH region.

We also expect you to have:

  • Bachelor's degree as a minimum
  • experience with distribution channels and/or franchise business models; 
  • ability to adapt easily when moving between people, cultures and countries; 
  • a good command of English (spoken and written); any other additional language would also be welcome 

What do we offer you?

Working in an international environment at one of the most innovative organizations within agriculture;

  • Confidence in a sustainable approach to people, animals and the environment. We want to pass the world on to the next generation through sustainable product development, and for our customers we want to be a reliable partner in the long term - you will be part of that;
  • Excellent working conditions in mobile working
  • An open working environment with flexible working hours;
  • Autonomy in organizing your work;
  • Healthy environment for personal development and growth, we encourage personal development;
  • Lely Academy, which offers a wide range of educational facilities;
  • a varied job that offers plenty of scope for initiative and an individual approach.
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Want to know more about this vacancy?
Milou van Ruijven

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About Lely

Founded in 1948, Lely is committed to creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in agriculture. The company develops high-quality robotic and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and production on the dairy farm, all centered around the cow. For more than 25 years, Lely has been a leader in the sale and service of automated milking systems for successive generations of dairy farmers around the world. Every day, Lely inspires its employees to offer innovative solutions to customers and to be a reliable partner for long-term advice and support. With its headquarters in the Netherlands and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center locations for customized sales and support, the Lely Group is active in more than 40 countries and employs around 2000 people.