Head of Sales Benelux

  • Sales
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands

Head of Sales Benelux

Job description

Shypple is looking for a true "Sales Captain" to grow and lead the Sales team of the Benelux. 

Do you have a passion for hyper-growth companies and are you the self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset? Do you want to make an impact establishing the company’s sales long term vision and strategy? And do you want to execute this sales strategy with your team to take over the Benelux? Read more below or apply via the “apply for this job” button!

About Shypple

Shypple is revolutionizing the conservative logistics sector by making shipping simple. We offer companies an easy-to-use, in-house developed web application that offers real-time visibility in every aspect of the supply chain. From our web app, logistics teams can search, compare, book and track shipments for air, rail and sea freight directly. As a "digital forwarder" we offer companies a leap in efficiency that is unprecedented within the sector. Shypple minimizes traditional error margins and saves direct and indirect costs throughout the entire process.

What you’ll be doing

  • Leading the Benelux Sales team.
  • Setting the Sales vision for the company. 
  • Collaborate with the Management Team to develop and implement plans to realize rapid and sustainable growth on a global scale.
  • Realize a significant growth of the Sales department while working with the team to create new business at small and medium-sized businesses. 
  • Develop and manage (annual) Sales goals and objectives to assure Shypple's performance remains on par. 
  • You are one of Shypple's high-level business partners who together with potential customers can understand the entire supply chain and convince them of our added value in an advisory manner.


What you'll bring

  • Experience and a proven track record in freight forwarding sales. 
  • Good on both the process side and the performance side of sales management.
  • Charismatic leadership and management skills, with a proven ability to build and motivate an (international) team and to work within a complex, fast-paced scale-up business environment.
  • Positive mindset and open to learn a lot and do things differently.
  • You are tech-savvy and an advocate of smart digitization.
  • A master’s degree / bachelor's degree.
  • You like the challenge to transform one of the largest and most conservative industries on a global scale.

What you get

  • A great working environment with a team of highflyers who work together for extraordinary success.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Good secondary benefits (e.g. 25 vacation days, work remote abroad one week a year, a high-end laptop, pension contribution, employee option plan).
  • The opportunity to be a part of a great adventure where you can grow, develop, and get the best out of yourself, including a yearly budget for personal development.
  • An office in the heart of Rotterdam with a sunny roof terrace.

"The Shypple way" is increasingly creating interest in the national and international press (Quote, NRC, FD, Supply Chain Magazine, De Binnenvaartkrant, Payoneer, Wired) and radio (BNR). The magnificent growth is also recognized by various nominations: Sprout - Startup of the year and EU-Startups - Dutch Startups to Watch in 2019.


If you are convinced that you are the right person for this role, we will be happy to receive your application. You can apply by submitting your resume and answering a few questions on our application form. 

If you are not (yet) convinced, email Armijn Peltekian, Head of People at a.peltekian@shypple.com to investigate together whether applying is worthwhile.

Please do not contact us for sales purposes.