Vacancy for a Technical Project Consultant & Trainer for the UK and export countries ( M/W)

Job description

IVC group, a group active in manufacturing and selling of cushion vinyl floors, with headquarters based in Belgium, Avelgem, has been established 18 years ago. IVC, at the start a part of the Balta group, was since 2004 an independent privately owned company , and became in 2015 part of the Mohawk group ( NYSE listed stock exchange floor covering company with  more than 30.000 people). With a turnover of 600 million €, and 1200 people, the IVC group is highly successful and is used to a growth pace with double digit figures. IVC exports all over the world, 60 % within Europe.

The IVC group has grown through its own expansion and by the takeover of the laminate flooring activity ( Balterio) and the MDF board activity ( Spanolux) from the Balta group in 2013. Today the IVC group is composed of 5 business units: IVC US Inc. ( US, Dalton Georgia, producing and selling cushion vinyl rolls and LVT for the US and the Canadian market), IVC Avelgem ( Belgium, Cushion Vinyl roll business with factories in Belgium and Luxemburg), Moduleo Avelgem ( Belgium, modular vinyl products, tiles  and planks, with click systems, branded approach for the higher level distribution, with production unit in Avelgem), Balterio  ( Belgium, with a factory in Vielsalm and sales offices in Sint-Baafs-Vijve, laminate flooring) and Spanolux ( Belgium, factory in Vielsalm, MDF boards for laminate and furniture industry).

Today we have a new vacancy for a technical project consultant & trainer for the UK and some export countries. Indeed, our “project market” activities for our ITEC qualities ( a very large collection of heterogeneous vinyl rolls, manufactured in Avelgem and Wiltz, Luxemburg) and our LVT products ( Luxury Vinyl  Tiles, a complete range of high level design floors,  with click system, manufactured in our “ green” factory  in Avelgem) are growing fast to satisfy the growing demand. We have already a team of technical project consultants for the German, French and Benelux market; now we are looking for a colleague (m/w) for the UK market and some export countries (( Middle-)  East).

Function:
  • Support of the commercial and technical services UK and Export: you support the sales teams, responsible for the project market, on issues concerning specifications, norms, and technical standards on installation and gluing. You are also responsible to keep up-to-date the instruction set on installation practices, and cleaning- and maintenance.
  • Support at the installation or support in case of problems: you are the first point of contact for distributors, installers and contractors for advice on preparation of the surface, installation techniques, cleaning and maintenance. In case of problems, you go on site to give advice and to look for causes of the problems. Together with the installers, you strive to obtain a perfect result with the bigger projects (> 500 m²) by giving the necessary technical support and customer service.
  • To train: you will have to train the distributors and the professional installers on technical and practical know-how, in order to master and apply correctly the appropriate techniques. It concerns extensive practical training on installation techniques and support preparations, following the most recent norms ( f.i. humidity tests and equipment)
  • To give demo’s: you are responsible for the technical presentation during customers visits, and you give the presentations concerning new product developments; also sometimes on fairs ( advice on installation, gluing techniques ….)

Profile

  • You have the necessary background and experience in installing and management of flooring projects
  • You are a very motivated, reliable and result oriented team player
  • You have very good communication, education and social skills
  • You speak English fluently. Other languages are a plus
  • You can combine a partly internal position with a partly external position
  • You are IT literate ( all recent relevant applications, necessary for your job)
  • You are disposed to travel regularly in the UK, the Middle-East, the East, and to attend monthly meetings in Avelgem

What we offer

  • We offer a challenging job with a fast growing and profitable Belgian manufacturer
  • We offer all the tools,  necessary to do your job in a professional and efficient way
  • We offer a competitive remuneration package
Does this position interests you? Please, send your résumé to the attention of Geert Lobel.

Contact

geert.lobel@ivcgroup.com
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