Speaksee

Commercial Director

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Rotterdam
Full time

We are on a mission to create total accessibility for the deaf, hard of hearing, and non-native speakers, and we’re on the lookout for a Commercial Director. Ready to make a true meaningful impact with us? 🚀

Speaksee is looking for a Commercial Director to help create worldwide total accessibility of conversations for the deaf, hard of hearing and non-native speakers! 

Are you energized by the challenge of crafting dynamic strategies to amplify Speaksee's commercial reach and social impact? Do you possess the leadership skills to drive a talented team towards remarkable sales achievements? 

And, are you equally comfortable rolling up your sleeves to directly engage with potential opportunities, demonstrating initiative by picking up the phone and making things happen yourself? Are you in for joining a passionate management team on a mission (who already got a pat on the back from Forbes and Financieele Dagblad!) and contribute to an amazing purpose-driven results-oriented culture. 

Then you are certainly the dynamic leader we’re looking for!

What you’ll get:

  • The scale up experience - accountability, freedom/flexibility, and enormously fast developments;
  • Unlimited paid holidays;
  • An equity stake in the company that will make you feel committed to the long term success of Speaksee 
  • A base salary between €52.000,- and €80.000,- a year depending on seniority 
  • Hybrid work setting (minimum 2 times a week in the office) with a culture of trust and flexibility;
  • A warm working culture which is empathetic, informal, and ambitious
  • Learn a new Sign Language sign every day! 
  • Join a company with a worldwide unique patented technology: the world’s first device capable of transcribing group conversations accurately  
  • NS Business card for traveling to work and/or car travel allowance

About the job

Do you want to join us in removing communication barriers for hundreds of thousands of people? As a Commercial Director your main responsibility will be running the company from a commercial perspective. You will be in charge of devising the sales- and marketing strategy and campaigns. And the most important thing: you will be leading the commercial team towards achieving ambitious growth results.

These are things you will be responsible for:

  • Crafting and implementing a clear commercial strategy; 
  • Provide the commercial team with what they need to be successful; 
  • Identifying and focusing on the right opportunities, partnerships, and sales channels to develop new business;
  • and.. as you have probably realized: with the versatility of our products there are many opportunities to explore;
  • Ensure that your team and you build relationships that make our customers fall in love with us;
  • Work with the management team to combine important insights and be involved in making the right decisions in an agile environment;
  • Creating forecasts and monitoring commercial team performance; 
  • Recruitment and training of new commercial team members as we will continue to grow; 
  • Overseeing marketing campaigns to ensure they align with commercial objectives and strengthen our brand position;
  • Inform the product roadmap with what’s needed to drive sales;
  • Fostering a culture of agility, innovation, and accountability in the company and commercial team;

About you

Some things on our wishlist:

  • You find it important to have a deep (personal) understanding of the customers and market we serve; 
  • You have experience in setting up effective sales funnels; 
  • You're able to deal with change. New information allows you to be adaptive and capable of pivoting strategies quickly based on market feedback;
  • You are intrinsically motivated to make the world a better place by creating inclusion for people with disabilities;
  • You’re a team player and listen well. To customers as well as your team;
  • You’re a strong communicator and can lead the sales team by example by showing your persuasion skills;
  • You have experience with B2B sales and/or sales in the events industry;
  • You have an affinity with technology;
  • You are patient with customers who are less technical or need more time to understand how technical features work;
  • You have experience with sales tooling such as CRM systems;
  • You speak Dutch (C2 or near native) and English fluently (hard requirement);
  • You are NL-based (hard requirement);

Feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements? Don’t worry - you don't need to! If you hear the calling and only meet a few, we are still more than interested in having a chat with you!


About Speaksee

Speaksee shows the deaf what they can’t hear. This way they can fully participate in all aspects of life again. We do this through unique technology, including the award-winning Speaksee Microphone Kit: worldwide the first device able to accurately transcribe group conversation to text using artificial intelligence. In a different colour for each person.


Both parents of founder Jari Hazelebach are deaf and that’s why he experienced first-hand how extremely difficult it is for the deaf and hard-of-hearing to follow (group)conversations. It’s the mission of Speaksee to make conversation accessible for as many people as possible worldwide.


Speaksee is based in the vibrant city center of Rotterdam.

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