Working in one of our sales teams is above all varied and dynamic. Actually, no day is the same. One day you might be supervising a small order for a customer who needs tubes from stock quickly. At other times you will be working within one of our project teams to prepare a mega-order for a customer with very specific requirements.
Either way, you spend a large part of your time being in contact with customers. You are busy with the delivery of orders and with offers to customers. Together with your colleagues from procurement, logistics and supply chain you will discuss how you can get the right products with the right specifications to the customer on time. If necessary, you will involve colleagues from our foreign branches.
Of course, we will ensure that you stay abreast of the latest developments in the market, the extensive range of steel tube products and all processing options. You attend regular training courses to refresh your knowledge. At Van Leeuwen you never stop learning.
‘I thoroughly enjoy working in sales. My contacts with existing and new customers give me a great deal of satisfaction. In addition, in my leadership role I find it inspiring to get the most out of my team members. Sparring together to find the best solutions for our customers and then implementing them together. In my job I am able to perfectly combine these passions,’ says Timo Sostmeier, Regional Sales Manager at Van Leeuwen Germany.
Mark Reinhart was appointed Inside Sales Manager at Van Leeuwen Canada at the end of 2021. ‘Serving customers with our elaborate product portfolio and developing durable relationships with them is something I do with pleasure every day,’ he says. ‘I now lead a team of eight professionals, but I also regularly pick up the phone myself to maintain good contact with our key accounts.’
The Automotive segment distinguishes itself from other markets through its long-term and intensive customer relationships. ‘The cooperation with our customers often begins years before a new vehicle model shows up on the market,’ says Michael Moczorodynski, Head of Sales and Purchasing at Kindlimann AG in Switzerland, a Van Leeuwen company.