Director E-commerce & Digital

open Hoofddorp Gepubliceerd op: 23-12-2021

Gepubliceerd op: 23-12-2021

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Master degree within a relevant area (Sales, Marketing, Business Administration)
Experience in B2C business development and e-commerce within an international business context

Director E-commerce & Digital


For the End User Channels in Northern Europe Somfy is looking for a Director E-commerce & Digital with a proven track-record in B2C business development and e-commerce within an international context. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing the B2C Channel strategy within the Northern Europe Business Area (NEBA: UK & Ireland, BENELUX and Nordic countries). 

The End User Channels within Somfy consist of 2 channels: Somfy web shop & websites and PoweredBlinds webshops. You will report directly to the Managing Director Northern Europe who is based in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.  For this role, Somfy is looking for a successful Director with a strong entrepreneurial mindset being able to seize opportunities! This person is passionate about e-commerce and has a talent to further develop the business.

Your responsibilities as a Director E-commerce & Digital will include:

  • Responsible for developing and initiating a vision, strategy and road map
  • Has P&L responsibilities: delivers the budget and manages sales turnover, margins, and pricing
  • Increases the market share
  • Responsible for the daily management of the team – steering and coaching performance
  • Ensures that processes and efficiency of the local teams are optimized  


  • Master degree within a relevant area (Sales, Marketing, Business Administration)
  • Experience in B2C business development and e-commerce within an international business context
  • Has proven success in developing/further growing e-commerce businesses through others
  • Experience within the consumer durables and/or retail industry (e.g., retail, consumer durable goods brands)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships and manage stakeholders in a diverse cross-cultural environment
  • Fluent in English with proficient writing skills
  • Willingness to travel 10-15% of the time
  • Preferably living in the Netherlands


Somfy is the world leader in the automatic control of openings and closures in homes and buildings.
People around the world dream of enjoying safe, healthy, and eco-friendly living conditions for themselves and their loved ones. To meet these essential requirements for improved living conditions, Somfy Group creates innovative solutions for homes and buildings in three areas:

  • comfort and well-being for everyone at all ages,
  • the security of people and property, and
  • preservation of the environment

Somfy believes in smarter buildings with happier and productive occupants. They are committed to significantly improving the performance of facades by automating solar shading with intelligent controls and motors.

Somfy is innovating to create better living environments accessible to everyone. They do this through three activities:

  • Home & Building: Shutters & Awnings, Interior Solutions, High-Performance Façades
  • Connected Solutions: Boxes and new connectivity technologies, Security
  • Access: Gates, Garage doors, Security grilles, Urban access control

Somfy is the brand of choice among European manufacturers and installers specialized in residential access. This is why it continues to innovate to offer products with even better technology and features.

The Somfy Group has a portfolio of nine complementary commercial brands, driven by the Somfy brand. Together, they cover most automation needs for openings and closures of homes and buildings around the world. They also offer the Group to service its distribution channels –manufacturers, installers, DIY superstores, e-commerce and architects.

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