The Netherlands: Capelle aan den IJssel

Country Manager of AutoForm Engineering B.V. (m/f) covering the Benelux region, Scandinavia, UK and MEA region

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, with more than 400 employees located in 15 countries, AutoForm Engineering is a global software company that develops and markets high-end software for die engineering and simulation to the automotive industry since 1995.

After more than 25 years leading the world of sheet metal forming simulation, AutoForm are now stepping into an even wider playground. The release of a new software product now enables AutoForm customers to also optimize Body in White assembly operations. This innovative capability is giving our customers the opportunity to rethink fully their Body in White process. By enabling deep collaboration between Stamping and Body in White assembly teams at our customers, very significant cost and time savings can be achieved. AutoForm are willing to be instrumental in this transformation of the industry and already initiated ambitious programs with leading global OEMs in that direction.

Within AutoForm Engineering, Country Manager role is a crucial one. Our Country Managers have full responsibility over their territory, their customers and their teams. In order to drive the digital transformation of our customers, OEMs or Suppliers, Country Managers are supported by Corporate functions, Product Managers, Technical Product Managers, Business Consultants, and they can share their experience with fellow colleagues from other countries.

Your responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the relationship with our customers in the UK, Benelux, Scandinavia and MEA regions
  • Leadership of the Sales, Technical and Admin teams
  • Representation of AutoForm Netherlands within the AutoForm Group; responsibility to share all relevant local market information (customers, technology, competition ...) with your manager, the Senior VP Sales, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the AutoForm Group
  • Implementation of AutoForm’s corporate strategy in the local market and into the local day-to-day business
  • Ensure efficient usage and documentation of corporate tools (CRM, ERP, HR Tool)
  • Preparation of and responsibility for the AutoForm Netherlands business plan and budget (P&L) in accordance with corporate guidelines
  • Overall responsibility for local corporate housekeeping (finance, legal, tax activities) in cooperation with external specialists
  • Local human resource activities: recruiting, development and retention of local AutoForm employees in accordance and cooperation with corporate HR directives
  • Local marketing activities: overall responsibility for local promotional activities and events, media work and a unified corporate representation of AutoForm.

Your profile

  • Significant experience in a Software sales management position, including P&L responsibility, within an organization delivering complex technical software products, preferably in the automotive industry in the field of body in white
  • Strong Leadership and Management skills
  • Desire to own projects and exceed expectations, with ability to find solutions and deliver results within a rapidly changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture
  • Excellent communication and listening skills in interfacing with internal and external parties
  • Positive attitude and very good team-player
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering and/or business administration


The position is based in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands.

An exciting challenge in an innovative, international environment is waiting for you. Start of work is 1st September 2022. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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 Michelle Schuler AutoForm Development GmbH

Michelle Schuler

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