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Date: 04/12/2007 - 04/12/2007
Type: FCCC events
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Reynaers Aluminium develops and sells innovative and sustainable aluminium profiles for the building sector. 

Reynaers profiles are processed by fabricators and construction companies into windows, doors, sliding modules, conservatories, façades, skylights and sunscreening systems. It provides solutions to all types of architectural styles for both the residential (new build and renovation) and project market (apartments, office buildings, hotels, shopping centres, public buildings, schools, hospitals, etc.). Comfort, security, architectural design and energy-efficiency come first in the development of our products.

Reynaers Aluminium owes its leading position to its constant investments in the research and development of market-oriented products. Thanks to an advanced logistical approach the company succeeds in supplying its customers very efficiently. Reynaers satisfies the international ISO 9001:2000 quality standard.

The company was founded in 1965, is headquartered in Duffel (Belgium) and employs over 1,000 workers in 27 countries worldwide.

Reynaers Aluminium ensures its financial success by integrating social and environmental considerations into all its activities. We consider socially responsible entrepreneurship to be inherent to doing business and have been practising values such as sustainable development, integrity, dialogue, honesty and social commitment from the creation of the company.

In 2006, the group realized a turnover of 270 million euro and an EBIT in excess of 12%.

Over the past years the Company pursued a strategic geographical growth plan in European and non- European markets both through new sales branches start-ups and local player acquisitions. The group has sales offices in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Middle East (Bahrain), the Netherlands, Poland, La Reunion, Romania, Russia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Reynaers has customers in over 60 countries, among which Aruba, Australia, Egypt, Iceland, Libya, Sri Lanka, Thailand and South Africa.

The role
You’re responsible for starting up the technical team in the new export market China. Together with the foreign technicians (to be trained) you take care with your team of the technical elaboration/follow-up/content of the requested projects and this within the defined planning/timing.


  • Training technicians abroad.
  • Implementing all technical Reynaers resources to be able to support the customers efficiently on a local level.
  • Connection function between local Reynaers technicians and Reynaers Aluminium Duffel, until the local technicians are sufficiently independent to take over this function.
  • Gives, within the scope of the requested projects, technical advice/consultation towards the architect/fabricator/builder concerned, possibly with the support of Reynaers Aluminium Duffel.
  • Works out the first project proposal(s), possibly together with the project cell in Belgium, and negotiates this/these with the local parties concerned until a sales agreement is reached.
  • Responsible for the daily functioning of his local team.
  • Close cooperation with the different Reynaers Aluminium Duffel departments, both the development departments as far as existing series/products are concerned, and the Research & Engineering department as far as project engineering and the application of new technologies are concerned, and ensures a good information flow towards the local technicians, customers, investors etc.
  • Training local customers regarding the Reynaers systems and resources.
  • Support regarding price calculations (Reynapro).
  • Analysing technical proposals.
  • Offering optimal technical solutions.
  • Stability calculations.
  • Preparation technical presentations for sales meetings, architect seminars, customer meetings etc.
  • Preparation price analyses, comparison with competitors.
  • Reports to local country manager.
  • Responsibility
  • Management : daily management of his team
  • Financial : no direct purchase authority
  • Budget : no direct budget responsibility; however because of ‘indirect’ commercial implication in the technical support of the local market, he contributes to the turnover in this market; 
  • follows up costs of his cell within the scope of the defined budgets.
  • Communication – outside organisational structure : 
  • Very frequent communication with Reynaers Aluminium Duffel, and with the different commercial partners (architect, builder, fabricator, control institutes).

Strategic impact

  • Contributes to the success of Reynaers on the new export markets by providing optimal technical solutions, and by ensuring the training of the local partners.

Knowledge and capacities

  • Training/experience : bachelor or master in engineering, metal processing or equivalent
  • Languages : fluent English
  • Capacities : enthusiastic and motivated, pragmatic, communicative, result-oriented, commercial feeling for the ‘technical negotiation’, open to other cultures.

For this position we are looking for candidates fulfilling the above-mentioned description and prepared to settle abroad (present opening is China (Shanghai)). The minimum duration is 2 years with an option for extension of 1 year. 
Interested ? Please don’t wait to contact Wim Van der Smissen or Sandra Cannaerts.