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Location: La Rochelle, France
Posted on: 2019-11-15
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Harken France Deputy Managing Director

Harken, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories for over 50 years. We also translate our engineering capabilities into high-performance products for industry. If you have a positive can-do attitude, and thrive in a casual, but fast paced work environment, we want you!

TITLE: Harken France Deputy Managing Director*
BASED AT: Harken France - La Rochelle
CONTRACT: Open ended


He/she designs and presents to Executive Team for approval short, mid and long-term Harken France sales plans evaluating market risks and opportunities.

Accountable on Harken France commercial objectives (budget, target, costs…), activities development and effective realization of them according to global strategy and plans.


  • Develop the budget in alignment with global strategy and budget as articulated by the Executive Committee and CEO.
  • Develop and grow sales in order to increase market penetration and turnover for the different markets (OEM, Aftermarket, Custom, Industrial, …).
  • Designs and follows up the approval plans by COO and CEO (business plans,…).
  • Supervise directly all departments: Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations, …. 
  • Leading, guiding, directing, and evaluating the work of Harken France team with Human Resources support.
  • Maintaining awareness of competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards.
  • Represent the company towards local institutions, insuring its legal representation.


  • Sales growth approach
  • Management control
  • Strong market knowledge experience and network
  • Technical ability
  • Financial management
  • Organizational and people management
  • Leadership
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Strategic thinking
  • French mother tongue level and very fluent English (written and spoken) are mandatory

*IMPORTANT: Managing Director position will be available at the end of a training and development program.

Please submit your resume via email to: job@harken.it attaching the authorization to the processing of personal data (Reg. EU 679/2016 and s.m.i.). Harken is an equal opportunity employer.

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