Sales Director DBS

Application Deadline: 

GB Kent, GB, TN8 6HF Castletown, GB, IM9 Leighton Buzzard, GB, LU7 4TL

Contract Type:  Full-Time
Working Hours:  37
Employment Type:  Regular

DBS Sales Director UK & Ireland


Do you want to use your leadership experience to drive a strong sales department using individual coaching of team members and practice high performance teams?

Grundfos offers an exciting opportunity to take on the responsibility for driving sales growth and customer loyalty by executing account and pipeline performance management within Grundfos Domestic Building Services (DBS) in the UK and Ireland Region.


What is the job about?

The Grundfos DBS mission is: “We will offer homeowners the most attractive choices for sustainable homes and comfortable lives”.

DBS channel to market is distributors and wholesalers and has strong focus on installers and homeowners.  Your responsibility will be to lead the DBS performance in the  Area including P&L. Lead sales planning and execution with focus on:

  • Distributor Key Account Management
  • Local HVAC OEM sales
  • Residential Building Services
  • Develop and deploy Area go-to-market plan aligned with DBS overall priorities

You will further have a close end-to-end collaboration with Internal Sales, Marketing, Demand Planning and Finance as well as ensuring sales planning via monthly cadence and follow up.


What do you need to apply?

We imagine that candidates applying for this role hold a master’s degree in the commercial or financial area and/or have experience to tick off most of the points below:

  •  Leadership and Change Management experience
  •  Experience and insights with channel marketing and Key Account Management
  •  Experience with Digital Sales Processes
  •  Experience with negotiation on top management level
  •  Experience with People Management and building high performance teams
  •  Experience with commercial innovation and end-user obsession
  •  Experience from either the building industry or retailing will be considered an advantage


As a person we are looking for an energetic and result-oriented person with strong communication skills and with focus on teamwork. Moreover, you have:

  •  Natural communication and presentation skills
  •  The ability to influence others
  •  The ability to work independently as well as coach/manage team
  •  Analytical skills to resolve problems and look for solutions
  •  Ability to facilitate a collaborative working environment for customers and team members
  •  A strong drive and you are self-motivated and results-oriented
  •  Enthusiastic and persistent personality with a strong “can-do attitude”

Furthermore, you are flexible and able to adapt to change – a fast learner and you are fluent in written and spoken English. You will also be able to travel to our UK Head Offices in Leighton Buzzard Ideally once a week.


Domestic Building Services UK and Ireland

DBS UK and Ireland is part of DBS Western Europe which has over 150 employees. DBS UK and Ireland consists of 2 Sales Managers, 13 dedicated Sales Engineers, 1 RBS Engineer, 1 HVAC OEM sales manager and 1 Key Account Manager situated at Grundfos offices across the region. For this role you will take direct Management of the whole team.


Additional Information

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We look forward to hearing from you

About Grundfos 
Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team
If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.