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Danaher Corporation Sales Development Manager Benelux in EN Son, Netherlands

* this position is fully remote and can be performed from anywhere within Belgium or Netherlands*

Our work at Hach ensures water quality for people around the world. Our customer partnerships, passionate experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions make water analysis better—faster, simpler, greener, and more informative. As a member of our team, you’ll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within industries from aviation to manufacturing to mining. You’ll also be part of an environment that fosters career growth and professional development, with kindness at its core. And you’ll be part of our mission, which drives us to develop water quality solutions that protect the health and safety of all living things.

Hach is proud to be one of Danaher's Water Quality companies (https://www.dhwaterquality.com/) . Motivated by the highest possible stakes of climate change and global health, we’re working together within a rapidly digitizing industry to find innovative technologies that guarantee the safety of our water and our environment.

About the Sales Development Manager role:

The primary role of this position is to develop new business in Key Initiatives in different Verticals (Muni and Industry). We are looking for a sales professional to develop and boost our business, 100% of your time will be spend in developing and growing our business. For this role we are looking for a self-starting professional who has the capabilities to hunt for new business.

The Sales Development Manager (SDM) or Business Development Manager works directly with the Sales Manager Industry and Muni + the respective sales teams in Benelux and advances funnel additions in different sales regions.

The SDM plays a key role in new application development, product launches, seller productivity improvement and the sharing of knowledge across the sales organization.

This is a high-impact, seasoned sales position critical to the successful deployment of Hach’s corporate strategy as well as leading and sustaining high levels of productivity across their assigned regions.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Strong partnership with Sales Manager Industry/Muni and Sales Engineers to develop target business which aligns closely with Hach’s growth initiatives

  • Generate sales opportunities within assigned target business areas, qualifying new contact persons or accounts for HACH.

  • Capability to reach customers which have not been reached before: cold calling.

  • Is not afraid to try and approach new customers with the risk of failing. When you fail, you adapt your plan and try again.

  • To support the sales teams by accompanying Sales on customer visits

  • To identify potential areas for new business by utilizing existing solutions and target growth potential for process solution development. Drive growth of Hach equipment sales in support of strategic solutions strategy

  • To liaise with management to provide detailed forecasts and action plans for the growth of the business.

  • Collects and reports information on all competitive activity, business opportunities, sales trends and results within the assigned markets.

  • Organizing and leading lunch and learns with end-users, system integrators, and E&C firms

  • Intensive travel required in Benelux


  • 4 years of professional sales experience in B2B consultative and/or solution selling

  • Exposure to complex sales processes or large account selling

  • As a minimum a technical Bachelors degree or business related bachelor degree with technical affinity.

  • Strong commercial acumen and communication skills required to navigate complex sales and consultative selling situations. Broad experience in sales and marketing or business development

  • Experience (water instrumentation) in Muni and industrial markets is preferred

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Ideally living centrally in the Benelux region

  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively in Benelux and occasionally EU

  • Dutch, English and preferably French language skills in spoken and written form


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.