Head of Sales (temporary)

  • Fulltime
  • Amstelveen
  • Relevant experience
  • Bachelor


To cover a maternity leave, Acolad is looking for a temporary Head of Sales for its Dutch brand Livewords. Livewords is based in Amstelveen and has about 150 employees.

Acolad is one of the leading European language services providers and the most dynamic business in its industry. The group has a presence in 25 countries on three continents and distinguishes itself by its multi-local market approach, a rare trait which has made it the preferred partner of many clients around the world. Acolad offers a wide range of language and learning services, for all industries and sectors, including translation, localization, interpretation, language training and e-learning. The Acolad group maintains a strong partnership with over 18,000 professional translators and learning professionals, all highly-trained specialists. Acolad’s ambition is to build a leading language service provider at a global level.

The Head of Sales is responsible for all sales activities to achieve the organization’s commercial objectives. As a Head of Sales, you will manage 5 Sales Managers, 2 Account Managers and 1 Marketing Manager. You will report directly to the Regional Sales Director the Benelux.


Position responsibilities:

  • Monitor, track and evaluate sales- and account managers on KPI’s;
  • Deliver monthly, weekly or daily updates/reports to general management;
  • Set the regional sales plan and accelerate growth of the business;
  • Ensure sales efforts maximize returns on assets while achieving strategic goals within business policies;
  • Assess sales opportunities through appropriate research;
  • Analyse sales results and implement plans for improvement, as needed;
  • Oversee sales budget and regular sales forecast revisions;
  • Build an engaged workforce, ensuring strong collaboration across the organization.


Your profile:

  • You have a Master’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • You have hands-on experience leading sales activities within high-end professional services for at least 8 years
  • You are a connector, building relationships and partnering across the organization to achieve the company goals;
  • You excel in a fast-paced, results-driven environment;
  • You are pragmatic and ‘get things done’;
  • Experience with Salesforce, Hubspot and SalesLoft would be a plus;
  • You are at ease with figures and a proficient user of MS Excel



Livewords offers you:

  • A temporary contract (freelance would also be a possibility);
  • Working for a fast-growing international company within a multicultural environment.
  • A great location to work, near Amsterdam in a comfortable office, (at the moment we work remotely);
  • Competitive salary package;



Send your resumé along with a motivation letter to our HR Department,