Sales Account Manager (Life Protection)

As Sales Account Manager Life Protection you are responsible for sales in various countries within EMEA. You will be actively responsible to develop market and product knowledge, manage and expand accounts as well as negotiate sales deals, in line with the sales plan, to increase market share and profitability. You identify commercial opportunities in the market, based on your product know-how and commercial sense, in close cooperation with the Life Protection Platform as well as the Global Product Line Manager in Arnhem (NL). In this role you will report to the EMEA Sales Team Leader Safety in Wuppertal. Your primary work location is Wuppertal (DE). Your tasks / responsibilities 

  • Take full responsibility for sales in your territory: 
  • Translate the business strategy into a short/medium term sales plan for the assigned territory; 
  • Develop account plans using a CRM tool; 
  • Grow sales at existing accounts and enter new accounts in your territory; 
  • Recognize and interpret market and customer opportunities and investigate whether strategic alliances in the designated area are required; 
  • Manage complex tenders along international value chains; 
  • Submit quotations, negotiate and close sales deals; 
  • Up-date regularly the sales forecast in the appropriate system; 
  • Participate in business related trade shows / exhibitions / conferences; 
  • Enhance the knowledge of (new) customers about the Teijin products; 
  • Identify competitors’ activities, alternative products available in the market, important (technical) developments and upcoming trends. Share all relevant information with the organization.


We offer a highly competitive salary.

Personal Budget

For every employee, there is a Personal Flex Budget available with an option of more days off per year.


Our employees each receive a green and personal development budget of €1500.


You will enter a knowledgeable team of colleagues.

Role and department

Teijin is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in its five core market areas: Safety & Protection, Environment & Energy, Information & Electronics, Sustainable Transportation, and Healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT.

The group has some 170 companies and around 19.300 employees spread out over many countries. The group has a successful history of bringing innovative products and solutions to the market.

Your profile

To be successful in this role, you have a Bachelor or Master degree (Commercial Economics or Technical Business Science) or equivalent. You have a proven sales track record with many years of successful sales experience in the international PPE (B2B) market for heat and flame protection, incl. tender business. 

As a person you are:

  • A self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit; 
  • A relationship builder who can adapt to different cultures; 
  • Customer focused and result oriented; 
  • Able to communicate and present in English and ideally in Spanish; 
  • Experienced to work within a (virtual) team and in an international matrix organization; 
  • Committed to strong business ethics; 
  • Willing to travel (+/-60%) within the assigned territory in EMEA.

Our offer

In addition to a challenging and inspiring international work environment, Teijin Aramid offers a very attractive employment package for this role such as a performance & result based bonus opportunity. In order to get the best out of yourself as an employee, we believe it is important that you can continue to develop yourself. That is why we offer you various trainings and educational programs through our own Teijin Aramid Academy.

Information and apply process

For more information about this position, please contact Mr. Nicolas van Zijl, EMEA Sales Team Leader Safety at, tel. +49 (0) 152 900 366 20. Start your application by clicking on the apply button at the vacancy on our website. An e-assessment and screening will be part of the procedure.

Hiring process

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We are committed to a smooth and transparent recruitment process. During the process, we follow several steps that you can find below.

    Step 1: Apply

    If you would like to join us, please send your application through this link.

    Step 2: Introduction

    We'll get in touch to set up a meeting to discuss the vacancy and get to know each other better.

    Stap 3: Match?

    If your qualifications align with our requirements, there will be a second interview and possibly an online assessment.

    Step 4: Offer

    If your application is successful, an offer will follow. The recruiter will draw up the contract and send it to you digitally.

    Step 5: Welcome

    Through our onboarding process, you'll quickly learn everything you need to make sure you get off to a good start. Welcome to Teijin Aramid.

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