Koblenz, Germany

29 augustus 2022

Area Sales Manager Germany West (PLZ 50,51,52,53,54,56) at Portwest ***successfully fulfilled***

A result driven, enthusiastic sales person with an entrepreneurial mindset

Portwest is seeking to expand its commercial team with a result driven, enthusiastic sales person with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Omschrijving bedrijf

PORTWEST, a leading global manufacturer of safety wear, workwear and PPE is currently seeking applications for the position of Area Sales Manager – Germany West within our Europe North Regional Sales Team. You will be based in, or close to, Koblenz, Cologne or nearby area within driving distance of your main customers. Portwest is one of the fastest growing workwear companies in the world currently employing over 5100 staff worldwide, with customer service staff in over 160 countries and 8 Global warehouses in UK, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, UAE, USA and Australia. We design, manufacture and distribute market leading workwear, safety wear and PPE in fully owned production facilities.



  • Great Place To Work 2022
  • Best Medium Sized Workplaces 2022
  • Ibec Leading in Wellbeing Top 100 companies 2021
  • Portwest CEO – Business Man Of The Year – InBusiness Ireland 2020
  • Deloitte Best Managed Companies 2016-2020
  • Private Irish Business of the Year Export Industry Awards 2019
  • Exporter of the Year 2018
  • Portwest CEO – EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017


As the Area Sales Manager for Germany West, you will bring your PPE and/or workwear experience to sell Portwest products to distributors reporting into the Country Manager]. We have had extensive growth over the past number of years and we are looking for you to join to continue this growth trajectory. Among your key responsibilities will include:

  • Build quality business relationships with new and existing accounts
  • Conduct daily face-to-face sales meetings to maintain and develop relationships with distributors, resellers and agents
  • Identify existing customers with high growth potential and create a roadmap for their further development
  • Identify new business opportunities and complete sales planning schedule
  • Utilise strategies to win new business on a continuous and consistent basis
  • Engage in consultative selling by identifying customers’ needs and provide a Portwest solution to meet those needs
  • Develop clear and effective written proposals/quotations for current and prospective customers
  • Focus on selling new Portwest products by bringing samples to each meeting
  • Ensure effective after meeting follow up to close sales
  • Conduct ongoing development of market intelligence, including marketing events such as trade shows, seminars, exhibitions and journals which is fed back to the business
  • Promote distributor promotions on our products with end users


profiel kandidaat

To become the Area Sales Manager for Germany West we look for someone who possesses the following skills & qualifications:

  • 3-5 years PPE, workwear or safety wear sales experience
  • Experience selling on behalf of a manufacturer, distributor, reseller or agent is ideal
  • Sales experience in a related industry who shares the same distributor network will also be considered such as Automotive, Tools, Chemicals, MRO’s etc
  • Appetite to continue sales growth of Portwest through field sales
  • Clean driving licence and willingness to drive throughout your designated region

wat bieden wij jou

  • We offer a competitive package including base salary, commission and company car which is commensurate with experience.
  • You will receive training through the Portwest University training department on our products, sales methodology and digital sales systems.
  • You will join an established team who understand our products, sales approach and target market.
  • You and your customers will be supported with excellent digital systems for quotes and customer orders and we have an excellent supply chain network which ensures customer satisfaction



The procedure will consist of at least 2 interviews. A personality analysis may be part of the procedure.



Is your sales heart beating faster? Are you willing to be part of this leading, worldwide operating PPE company? Then don’t longer wait and apply by sending us your CV and motivational letter or video to sander.bruinsma@culturefitter.com. You can also reach us by calling +31653975352.