ShowTex is a worldwide leader in inventing, manufacturing and installing innovative flame retardant fabrics, tracks and motion control systems for achieving the creative vision of theatre, event and entertainment professionals.
Imagine spending your working days in a company that breathes creativity. One that goes all out to bring to life the artistic ideas of event & entertainment professionals worldwide. An international group in full expansion, with headquarters in Belgium, that still feels like a family.
And you? You will be part of the Canadian team in Montréal, while located in the United States. Welcome to ShowTex!
Do you know those drapes that define a theatre? Or the scenic fabrics that create a mood on stage? That's what we do. Event decoration, trade show displays, fabric reveal systems…? Yup, that too.
As a worldwide leader in inventing, producing and installing highly innovative, flame-retardant textiles and suspension systems, we gladly spend our days tackling the most creative challenges in set building, stage and stand design.
Commercial drive? check! You'll obviously seek and deal with client inquiries as a true expert, providing the highest level of customer service. But no doubt you’ll proactively look for new business as well.
Hands-on problem-solver? Double-check! We're talking handling sales and rental requests from start to finish. Research and planning, follow-up of confection and installation, communication and administration…. You're the trustworthy ShowTex face for your clients and a hands-on colleague for the team.
There's a bigger picture though: as an ambitious business developer, you'll obviously want to increase sales volumes where possible and are always on the lookout for finding new market potential.
No doubt your focus is proactive sales because that’s what makes you tick. You love creative problem solving and finding the best solution for your clients, nursing them with the right samples or marketing material and calculate feasible price estimates. Customer satisfaction is always the goal. And as we’re never too cool to pick each other’s brain around here, you will consult colleagues and other departments along the way.
Now roll up those sleeves, it’s time for some groundwork. By setting up prospection meetings and participating in trade shows or events, you will get to know the market, competitors and trends like no other. The great organizer in you will, however, do proper research and planning first, before attending them, as you know preparation is key.
And again, you’re not in this by yourself. Together with your colleagues, you love developing strategies to approach changes and trends in the industry. We all want to grow our client portfolio after all.
You love the thrill of managing a challenging project from A to Z. On-site meetings, surveys and measurements as well as briefing your colleagues of production, transport and installation. You know the drill. Obviously, you are available from start to finish, even during the event if needed, and all along the way you never forget to communicate with your clients. Even after the sale, because they will be so keen to tell you all of their feedback! And you would never miss a chance to optimize your and our way of working.
ADMINISTRATION & REPORTING
Ever heard of Navision? Because that’s what you’ll be using for all of the above. Making quotes, commercial follow-up, updating customer data… you name it. Of course, there’s also your agenda that needs to be updated, the keeping track of expenses, the travel arrangements and a superior who likes to see a report from time to time.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
No doubt your communication skills ensure you can speak and write English fluently.
Having 5-7 years of experience in a similar field or function, you can rely on a widespread network of contacts and have a broad knowledge of the entertainment sector in the United States. Your proven track record and technical insights make you a valuable partner in the expansion of ShowTex in the United States.
PERSONALITY AND SKILLS
Great communication, organizational and negotiation skills, driven by a strong commercial insight.
Quality-oriented problem-solver with technical knowledge, who is resourceful and fast-paced.
Always maintains an optimistic and hands-on mentality, even in stressful situations.
Able to autonomously organize and coordinate a project, meeting the deadline set
Good budget control skills and capable of accurate administrative work
Driven, eager to learn and ready to pass on knowledge
As an Account Manager & Project Manager for ShowTex in the United States, you become part of a dynamic and international workplace, representing innovative and high-quality products and services. The competitive compensation and interesting benefits package will surely underpin this.
The cherry on the pie? Without a doubt the creative industry we’re in and the amazing group of people you’ll soon call your colleagues.
CONVINCED YOU’RE THE RIGHT GUY/GAL FOR THE JOB? LET’S TALK!
Send your application with CV and cover letter to thomas.vanlokeren [at] showtex.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!