Inside Sales and Distribution Manager - Europe
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/24/2019

Job Description

This position is responsible for creating and deploying the regional distribution and E-commerce strategy, as well as managing and the development of the Application Engineering, Customer Service and Marketing teams within the Europe commercial organization. A strong engineering background associated to business acumen is considered as an asset to supervise, coach and develop the sales operation team, which is handling both technical and commercial requests, to increase customer satisfaction and accelerate growth in the region. The position also includes regional support to the Product Management teams.  This position will be joining the Portescap team. Portescap is part of Altra.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Surpervise and coach the Application Engineer team to achieve new project growth target set for Europe,
  • Supervise and coach the Customer Service team to improve Key Accounts satisfaction and support small / medium size accounts as appropriate,
  • Supervise and coach the Regional Marketing team to maintain and improve the Leads Management process as well as deploy the global Marketing strategy in Europe,
  • Assign and adjust project/customer ownership to maintain a balanced workload within the team,
  • Develop and maintain collaborative channels and tools with the different company R&D and Customer Service sites (Switzerland, India, USA) as well as Area Sales Managers, Channel Partners and Key Accounts,
  • Develop and maintain collaborative Funnel Management and Reporting tools to achieve Design Wins target,
  • Establish and manage Sales Operation organization and structure in line with the company strategic plans,
  • Develop and maintain strategy, tools and processes to aid selection and manage distributors (including E-Commerce partners) and achieve growth targets,
  • Responsible for training the European Sales team and the distributors.
  • Provide Regional Support to Product Line Management teams by:
    • Develop Regional Product pricing and positioning strategies
    • Support continuous VOC in Europe through market and competition analysis to identify and fill product and service gaps
    • Drive new product launches and deploy promotional plans across sales channels according to global Marketing and product line strategies


The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Commerce or Business Management
  • 5+ years’ experience supporting customer and distributor relationships; commercial negotiation experience preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in Motion industry
  • 2+ years in direct leadership role
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and French
  • Experience with global and multi-cultural organizations
  • Experience with analytics tools; ERP systems experience preferred


Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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