Channel Manager - Aptco Technologies

Aptco Technologies, a hi-tech company that focuses on the development and commercialization of scientific instruments, is seeking a motivated Channel Manager for its LUXOR and POROMETER product lines. If you’re passionate about technology, sales, and driving business growth, we want you!

Key responsibilities

  • Distributor Engagement: Actively manage the relationship with the existing worldwide distributor network and build and expand worldwide distributor channels.
  • Markets and Product Knowledge: Develop a deep understanding of the target market and comprehensive knowledge of products.
  • Sales Pipeline Management: Oversee the distributor pipeline, ensuring a steady flow of opportunities and deals.
  • Travel and Networking: Visit the distributors and participate in conferences worldwide to promote Aptco Technologies and its products (travel 1-3 days/month).
  • Strategic Sales Initiatives: Prepare, implement and optimize annual budgets, long-term and short-term strategic sales plans and initiatives with the product manager to maximize market penetration and revenue growth.
  • Product portfolio: Make recommendations for the product roadmap based on information gathered during events and interactions with distributors.
  • Marketing: Devise and launch marketing activities in collaboration with the marketing team and product management in function of the business plan.

Daily activities

  • Transmit leads to the distributor network and actively follow up on distributor forecasts.
  • Serve as the first-line distributor point of contact for all sales, technical, service, logistics or administration related inquiries.
  • Look for, evaluate and onboard new distributors.
  • Support distributors during local events.
  • Participate in international events, seminars and exhibitions.
  • Acquire a good knowledge of the markets, competitive landscape and products (sputter coating, electron microscopy, porometry).
  • Translate company goals and strategies into actionable sales opportunities and strategies.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Professional Experience: Proven track record of at least 2 years in an international B2B sales environment.
  • Educational Background: Higher education with a strong affinity towards high-end research in laboratory technologies.
  • Language Proficiency: Very good command of spoken and written English Proficiency in other languages is considered a plus.
  • Soft skills: Candidates should embody qualities such as being a team player, sociable, and possessing a critical mindset. Additionally, we value individuals who are thorough, persistent, disciplined, and have a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Independent: Capable of working independently and of developing initiatives towards the team and external contacts
  • Self-Education: Committed to engaging in personal learning and development activities.

Why Choose Aptco Technologies?

  • Competitive Salary: You will receive a competitive salary.
  • Opportunities for Professional Growth and Development: Benefit from numerous opportunities for professional growth and development to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Be at the forefront of innovation: our lab instruments are market leaders, redefining standards and pushing boundaries. Every sale you make contributes to meaningful advancements in science and research.
  • Shared Success: We believe in celebrating our achievements together, fostering a culture of unity and success. You will become part of a dynamic and fun team of professionals in their field.
  • Aptco Technologies is part of Aptco Group, an international technology group of companies active in the distribution, manufacturing, servicing and calibration of scientific instruments and equipment for industrial, medical and academic laboratories.

This position is based in Nazareth, Belgium. However, we are also open to remote candidates who are passionate about our mission and can effectively collaborate from anywhere.

Join Aptco Technologies and become part of our mission to craft innovative tools at the forefront of technology, driving impactful discoveries. We’re thrilled to invite you to join our team and eagerly await your application!