Welcome to a rapidly growing international company, thriving at the forefront of cutting edge technology. Westermo develops and manufactures advanced devices for industrial data communication, used in mission critical installations and harsh industrial environments. The very robust and secure communication networks built with our products provide a high value for our customers.
We are passionate about taking advantage of the growth opportunities in our market. The work environment is very dynamic with great loyalty and team spirit. It is expected to take initiative and our flat organization creates efficiency and provides the opportunity for those who are closest to the task of solving it.
Westermo is on a journey. Our strategy has taken us far, but we still have goals to achieve! In 2019, we acquired Virtual Access in Dublin, Ireland. Since our current Managing Director (MD) will end his career and retire later in 2022, we are now looking for our new Managing Director with the ability to improve performance and grow the business even further.
Virtual Access was founded in 1996 and was acquired by Westermo Group in 2019. At Virtual Access, we produce telecommunication equipment and solutions for a global market. Our focus is on rugged routers for critical applications, and our technology is used to deliver services to end customers in markets such as financial transactions, smart grid and smart metering, to name a few. Virtual Access sets the standard in the automation of high volume deployment of complex IP services. Our Activator server platform provides the ability to deploy and manage very large numbers of routers and other network elements with minimal manual intervention.
Are you our new Managing Director?
As the Managing Director you will be heading the Virtual Access team, consisting of about 50 employees in R&D, Sales and Operations. You will have the overall responsibility and accountability for the day-to-day business and operations. In this role, you will have a P/L responsibility. You will also play a vital part in integrating the business into the Westermo Group with the aim to fully utilize the global sales organization of Westermo. You will be reporting to Jenny Sjödahl, CEO of Westermo Group.
As the MD for Virtual Access, you will have a great foundation in terms of a flat organization, great technological competence and a growing market. Your challenge will be to further develop the company and utilize the sales channels and structure that the Westermo Group can offer. To accomplish this, organizational and business changes needs to be done, and as MD you will be in the driver's seat on that journey.
As the MD for Virtual Access, you will need to be highly business focused and results oriented and you will contribute with significant personal engagement in the organization. Our target is to double the size of Virtual Access in the coming years – something that will require an inspiring and yet demanding leadership.
So, who are we looking for?
We are looking for a skilled and experienced leader in change. A structured person with understanding of the data communication industry and someone with a growth mindset. We are looking for a leader who is big on collaboration, has a supportive approach and increases performance through teamwork and trust.
- Academic Degree, preferably in Engineering (could also be Business Admin. or similar)
- Experience from the tech industry (B2B)
- Previous experience of P/L responsibility
- Great leadership- and communication skills
- Fluent in English
- Experience from the Data Communication Industry
- Sales Experience
Don’t miss out on this opportunity – apply today. For further information please contact:
Jenny Sjödahl, CEO Westermo firstname.lastname@example.org Elin Sandell, Recruiter at email@example.com
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Job type: Full time
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Westermo is a leading supplier of Industrial Data Communications equipment to the World market. Sales are conducted through our own offices in key markets in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, as well as through distributors and OEM customers worldwide. Development and manufacturing take place in Sweden, Ireland and Switzerland. Westermo was founded in 1975 and has today more than 300 employees with a turnover around 800 MSEK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijer Electronics AB, listed on the stock exchange.