Head of direct Sales

Are you eager to combine your leadership skills with your sales and technical experience? Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset, flexible approach, look for high levels of empowerment and are you keen on reaching objectives and getting things done? Then OPRA may be looking for you! OPRA Turbines offers an exciting job opportunity in the position of Head of Direct Sales based in Hengelo, the Netherlands.

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Functie omschrijving

The main role of the Head of Direct Sales within the Sales department is to reach sales target by having a hands-on attitude and providing coaching, mentoring and leadership to the Regional Sales Managers and a Sales Engineers within the direct Sales team. You report to the Global Director Sales & Marketing.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Achieving the forecast of order intake by selling turbines, packages and LTSA’s.
  • Taking and coordinating all necessary actions to generate new orders, e.g. maintaining contact with the existing client base, expanding the client base, develop cooperation with agents, partners and distributors and developing new business models.
  • Gathering market intelligence within the assigned regions (incl. competitor research). Identify new markets for existing products and R&D opportunities in close alignment with internal stakeholders (product management, R&D).
  • Further developing and maintaining the OPRA brand by advising OPRA marketing to ensure the voice of the customer and market is heard (co creation of campaigns, shows, and literature).
  • Ensuring an optimal cooperation with internal stakeholders (e.g. managing and developing the sales project process).
  • Motivating and inspiring regional sales managers and sales engineers to work on OPRA’s common objectives by being a role model, providing coaching and mentoring. Creating an environment of trust and empowerment to allow team members to thrive.

Vacature details

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Universitair (WO)


We are looking for a colleague who is entrepreneurial and has strong commercial and communication skills. Someone who is result driven, is customer focused and wants to excel.

Our requirements

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Sales or Engineering;
  • > 10 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Relevant business network;
  • English language and communication skills (verbal and in writing) on CEFR level C1;
  • Excellent communication skills and entrepreneurship;
  • You are willing to travel (up to 50%);
  • Attitude that matches with our company core values: Excellence, Customer Focus, Pride & Ownership, Team Spirit and Innovation.


OPRA’s products are high tech and our markets are global and exciting. You will be working at an international company of qualified and enthusiastic people from various disciplines and of many different nationalities. Fast decision making, short connections, innovation on every corner.

  • Competitive remuneration package;
  • Joining an exciting journey of a fast-growing organization;
  • Numerous development opportunities;
  • An international work environment with knowledgeable colleagues.

Bedrijfsprofiel OPRA Turbines

OPRA Turbines develops and manufactures advanced, clean, low emission gas turbines generating sets based on our own patented technology. Our key markets are 1.5-10 MW power generation solutions for oil and gas, marine and industrial customers. OPRA gas turbines are used for various applications such as power generation at oil fields, combined heat and power and waste-to-energy.


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