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General Manager Europe

General Manager Europe

Our client, Kiwi company Invert Robotics, global headquarter in Christchurch, New Zealand use proprietary climbing robots to perform maintenance inspections of industrial equipment in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas industries. Their robots make inspection work faster, safer and more accurate than traditional inspection methods. Invert Robotics highly skilled team of engineers have developed a world leading modular inspection platform suitable for use across a range of industries and applications. The next important step in development of the company is growing in the European dairy market. It’s potential, it’s size and the high level of attention paid to health and safety, combine into a huge opportunity, making their robots an attractive and low risk option for tank inspection. The European office is based in Breda, the Netherlands.

You will start the business in Europe almost from scratch and it is your task as General Manager building step-by-step a sustainable successful organization in the years to come.

Setting up the business

  • With respect to local rules and regulations following Invert Robotics strategy and philosophy
  • Quick scan of the business and organizational priorities internally and externally
  • Identify and manage the risks to the Business in accordance with the risk management policy
  • Create the right structure of starting operation

Growing the business

  • Take responsibility for identification and engagement of new clients in target industries
  • Create strategic relationships through networking and marketing
  • Quick reconnaissance of customers
  • Understand budget and immediate targets
  • Validate market and business strategies

Structuring the business

  • Ensure CEO and Board reporting is comprehensive and timely
  • Lead the financial management for the Business ensuring cashflow is managed within approved budget and financial obligations are met
  • Takes overall responsibility for the establishment of best practice HR practices and procedures to support the strategic objectives
You have over 10 years BtB experience in the High Tech industry across Europe in combination with a proven track record in building an organization from scratch. You understand the need for balance between building, structuring and growing the business. Integrity, professionalism, positive attitude and team focus are natural elements in your personality. Futhermore you

  • are a strong leader with respect for customers, stakeholders and understanding the challenges in the market
  • are familiar with working in virtual teams across different locations across the world
  • are able to take on a job or task and figure out a solution without having to be harassed by a manager throughout the entire day
  • are a “get it done” type of personality
  • are passionate about the business and you have a natural curiosity to understand the full (technical) potential of cutting edge robotic technology to create remote inspection solutions for a wide range of industries across Europe. This goes together with a hands-on mentality and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • are a trustworthy person who holds the respect and loyalty of all stakeholders.
  • show tenacity in pursuing goals, and stay focused in the face of opposition and ensure personal goals are aligned with the company objectives
  • are a fluent (native/near-native) English speaker; another European language is a plus.