Sales Manager Middle East


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Job Sales Manager Middle East
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Sales and Marketing
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Do you want to explore business opportunities in the Middle East? Do you have experience with complex negotiations? Then apply for the job of Sales Manager Middle East at Royal IHC?

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

As Sales Manager Middle East, you will be based in Kinderdijk and report to the Area Sales Director Middle East. In close cooperation, you will agree on a personal growth path which will take you from a back office support role to the position of Sales Manager. The period of this progression will depend on your capabilities and experience. In this role, you will be responsible for our prospective customers in a number of countries. The Middle Eastern market for dredging vessels and equipment is a very important one for Royal IHC. Therefore, experience in or with the maritime industry is considered to be an advantage.

As Sales Manager Middle East expect you to be able to read and interpret market opportunities, and closely cooperate with colleagues in our office in Dubai. You will – in due course – be travelling frequently to and around the Middle East, in order to explore business opportunities. Knowledge of the dredging market is also beneficial, as is experienced in the oil and gas industry. You will have a proven track record demonstrating your ability to learn quickly and adapt to new surroundings. In addition, you will have proven commercial and negotiation skills. The Sales department consists of approximately 20 sales managers and a small group of sales support officers.

Your profile

To be eligible for the role of Sales Manager Middle East, you must have:

  • academic level of education
  • organised and pragmatic approach, and the ability to set priorities
  • a keen eye for commercial opportunities and be a natural negotiator
  • experience of conducting complex negotiations and the ability to manage a contract team
  • experience in consultancy (not necessarily in the maritime sector) and/or in the dredging market or oil and gas sector  
  • strong communication skills, with fluent English and Dutch and knowledge of Russian (desirable)
  • commercial awareness and the ability to proactively take the initiative
  • ability to work effectively within a team
An online assessment and screening can be part of the recruitment process. Only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you as Sales Manager Middle East a challenging full/part time job within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

Our organisation

IHC Holding is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check:


Are you interested in the position of Sales Manager Middle East and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.


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