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Country Commercial Manager

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Date: Jul 4, 2019

Location: Melle, Flanders, BE, B- 9090

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


We’re a global market leader in providing software and digital marketing solutions to the automotive industry. We’re innovating the way that automotive dealerships drive their customers’ car-buying experience from the moment they run a search online all the way through to bringing their car back in for a service. Join us and be a part of the evolution.


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organisation where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


Purpose of role -

Working across the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxenbourg) you will: 

  • Lead, develop and manage day to day commercial activity in-country – covering sales, local OEM account management and product marketing. 
  • Working collaboratively with the existing functions and regional teams the role will consolidate customer requirements to define the appropriate solutions and commercial models to deliver commercial targets, constantly evaluating opportunities and priotising to define and deliver a clear commercial road map.
  • To lead the team to build and deliver vs sales/commercial objectives as per the company strategic and operating plans.
  • Responsible for the maximisation of sales and profit through the sale of hardware, software and related solutions against an agreed sales plan.

Key Duties & Responsibilities -

  • Ensure all commercial activities meet or improve on targets in line with business objectives
  • Define and identify new opportunities to drive commercial growth in country
  • Leadership of Sales and Product Marketing functions in country, with matrix line to local Partner Programme Team and Marcomms.
  • Positive and proactive engagement with matrix functions: Commercial Functions (Sales Ops, Marcomms and Partner), Customer & Strategy, Product Mgt/Marketing, to align country commercial activities to CDKi strategy
  • Drive positive customer engagement to sustain sales, revenue and profit growth from existing/new business
  • To drive the implementation and utilisation of the CDKI Commercial model – eg Sales Model & Core Processes, Product Marketing Requirements and Launch Process, Partner Programme. Full utilisation of key tools – e.g. SalesCloud, Accompa.
  • Key member of the country leadership team taking the lead in communicating strategic messages to associates to drive a positive employee experience in countries with no GM in residence.

Attributes that successful candidates will need to demonstrate are:

  • Strong sales and people management skills
  • Self-starters that are comfortable working and collaborating in an ambiguous and matrixed environment
  • Demonstrable experience of driving business growth and revenue delivery 
  • A strong command of emerging consumer and technology trends that are disrupting traditional retail models
  • Exceptional client management skills – particularly when repositioning an organisation into a new sphere
  • Experience of working with third parties and collaborative commercial relationships
  • Strong verbal, written and listening communications skills. Strong presentation skills

Please be aware, this role will require you to be fluent in English, Dutch and French. 


Why a career with CDK Global?


We demand diversity. Our people may be spread across countries, continents and cultures, but we’re united by a passion and enthusiasm to drive our business forward. This means no matter where you work you’ll feel like part of our global team. Diverse backgrounds, ideas and experiences are the only way to deliver world-class service to our customers. Our differences are our strengths


Your benefits. To help us attract and retain the best, we pay people according to performance, not length of service. We will also help you grow your career, not only through focused investment in learning and development but also by enabling you to explore the exciting opportunities our global market has to offer.


The perfect opportunity awaits. Start your career with CDK Global.

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