Managing Director (m/w/d)

Our client, IDEE GmbH with headquarters in Gerlingen near Stuttgart/Germany, is one of the leading European Marketing Groups of independent electrical distributors. With an aggregated annual sales turnover of over 4.5 billion €, IDEE is the market leading service provider in the areas of supply chain, purchasing and marketing and a reliable partner for the most important international suppliers of electrical material. Due to an upcoming succession plan because of the retirement of the current managing director, a new manager (m/f/d) is being sought.


The managing director will be responsible for the company’s growth strategy and future market positioning. The candidate will manage the company with a clear goal orientation and drive the achievement of the required results, thereby positioning it successfully in terms of international competition. The candidate is responsible for the purchasing and marketing strategy as well as the supplier relations, in close cooperation and aligned with Group members, suppliers and headquarters. The further development of the strategy also includes the establishment of sustainable processes and structures, as well as safeguarding the existing open, modern and internationally oriented management culture. Leading the team and running a trustworthy cooperation with the shareholders and the entire management team will be part of the specific responsibilities. The managing director reports directly to the shareholders or to the board of directors.


Client’s requirements are best matched when holding a technical or business management degree and gained several years of sound experience in in the electrical wholesale trade or in the electrical industry. Ideally the candidate has a high level of expertise in purchasing, marketing and business development and had already successes in the implementation of digitalization strategies as well as international experience in the B2B sector. The applicant shall have good analytical and strategical skills to identify market opportunities and incline conceptual action. By means of active participation in industry-related networks the candidate is quickly aware of market requirements. Ambitious, pragmatic, entrepreneurial and able to project enthusiasm and energy on the team. Very strong communication skills in German (C1) and English are mandatory.


Please send your application in English including income and availability via the following link: or under 5720431I01 to Dr. Heimeier & Partner, Management- und Personalberatung GmbH, Albstadtweg 4, 70567 Stuttgart ( If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Bettina Reinhoffer or Karin Polland under +49 711 78076-36. Discretion is understood.

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