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IRD Europe General Manager

Department: IRD Europe

Position: IRD Europe General Manager

Location: Germany


Who we are:

IRD is an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) company and a world leader in the highway traffic management and in-vehicle systems solutions industry, specializing in traffic data collection, weight enforcement, commercial vehicle operations, toll, and safety.  Over the past 40 years, IRD has diversified both from a market and geographical perspective.  IRD Systems are designed and built by a multidisciplinary, customer-focused team which fuses core IRD technology with integrated computing and communications technologies. 

Together with subsidiaries Sensor Line, PAT Traffic and ICOMS Detections, IRD supplies Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to private corporations, transportation agencies, and highway authorities around the world.  IRD’s systems make highways safer, greener, and more efficient.  Known globally as a trusted partner providing sales, service, and installation support on major ITS projects, IRD contributes to creating smarter cities by empowering engineering and urban planning professionals to access reliable traffic data.

Today, IRD offers a growing portfolio of related services and solutions, bringing new technology to transportation planning, operations, and management by harnessing the power and value of the Internet of Things to deliver transportation intelligence.  IRD will continue to grow rapidly and dynamically, working with current distribution partners and expanding above all in Europe and producing and offering its solutions, products, and services.


European General Manager Purpose:

This position will be essential in supporting our growth in Europe.  The European General Manager will be essential in shaping our future growth in Europe, leading our existing subsidiaries in the EU region and assisting our head office executive team in the search and integration of future acquisitions.

  • Sets the direction to operate consistently towards common goals
  • Owns the corporate budget in terms of revenue and operating unit profit, defines the growth strategy
  • Displays passion for profit and growth, motivates and gains the teams’ commitment to work towards the same goals
  • Develops a common sales and marketing plan which supports the strategic goals, acts as a brand ambassador responsible for customizing and introducing IRD’s solutions in Europe
  • Diversifies current customer base and coordinates the sales strategy across group companies to achieve critical mass
  • Leverages scale to penetrate more remote markets in Europe
  • Working with sales teams to foster cross-selling and integration of management systems to ensure financial control and operational optimization
  • Continues the search for complementarity acquisition potentials
  • Foster cohesion across respective brands, organizations, and cultural heritage with a coherent portfolio of technologies and products and a coordinated sales strategy to achieve global reach.


We are looking for someone with the following:

A drive to meet goals, be a successful leader and overcome obstacles and opposition. Proven leadership competencies in intercultural environments. You will need to be able to lead your team holistically and authentically. Keeping a mind to the market and technology as well as growth and shareholder value.

  • Team player with empathy and the ability to encourage and motivate others
  • Good analytical thinker, able to think out of the box with attention to detail, combined with a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Target oriented, drive for results and success, persistence despite obstacles and opposition
  • Good self-organization skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Doer, who owns responsibility for the role
  • Mental flexibility and creativity applied to finding innovative solutions
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a long-term perspective


Qualifications needed:

  • University degree in engineering, economics, or similar education
  • Sales and marketing leadership experience
  • General Management or executive experience in a high-tech industry
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Other languages considered an asset


If this opportunity sounds exciting to you and you'd like to learn more, then we want to meet you!


IRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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