• Sales Area Manager

    Location FR-LYON
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Business Assurance
    Sales and Business Development
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    Integrated in the Sales team of our subsidiary Business Assurance France (certifications, training, assessments, verifications), the Sales Area Manager will report to the Territory Sales Manager France.

    He/she will be in charge of developing DNV GL sales towards a local market of organisations and enterprises.

    This market involves both existing customers (loyalty and expansion) and prospects (conquest and development), located in his/her territory.


    Main Responsibilities:

    • In a proactive mode, approach targeted companies, identify and generate business opportunities in line with DNV GL services portfolio;
    • Develop a local network of partners (prescribers, business opportunities advisors, channels etc.);
    • In respect of DNV GL’s rules, prepare, submit and defend added-value proposals;
    • Follow-up, negotiate and conclude business contracts to achieve individual goals in a competed environment;
    • Sustain existing customers’ loyalty, deal with sales requests in coordination with other DNV GL departments;
    • Take part to local communication actions (events, tradeshows, conferences etc.).

    Position Qualifications

    • A three years’ successful experience in selling B to B solutions and services is needed (references to be provided)
    • Strongly business oriented, efficient, autonomous and accountable, with an entrepreneurship and developer mindset.
    • Enthusiastic, dynamic, resilient, opened to change and flexible.
    • Strong interpersonal relationship capacities, ability to work both remotely and with a team.
    • Ability to approach the decision makers the decision makers by listening to their expectation, understanding their stakes and goals, offering adapted/innovating/added-value solutions

    Owning an experience in QHSE Risk and/or Energy management and/or Sustainable Development combined with a demonstrated experience is selling certification services will provide a real additional advantage to the candidate, but are not requested for this job.

    Bachelor degree + 2 years minimum
    Sales and/or Business School Engineer/Graduate 

    French (native)+ English (Shall be fluent both in written and verbal modes)

    In relation with the area to cover, the candidate shall be ready to travel in her/his dedicated geography (60 % of the overall time to be considered on field)
    Sales meetings, trainings and other business review meetings to be organised either in Lyon or in Europe (Regional HQ is located close to Milan – Italy)

    Other information:
    Permanent contract
    Location in Great West, or South West or North-East
    Home based office organisation with technical facilities provided by the company.

    Expected availability: 
    Provisional mission starting time: April 2019


    TBD fixed (according to qualifications and experience) + variable pay+ Company car, PC, smartphone, other compensation bonuses

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is one of the world’s leading certification bodies. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Partnering with our customers, we build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust across all types of industries.

    Equal Opportunity Statement

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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