International Sales Director

Leuven, Belgium


Job Description

THEOplayer is looking for a proven, high-performing International Sales Director to help us meet our ambitious growth objectives in the online video industry. We are looking for a charismatic and motivational leader who can help take our business to the next level.

The role reports to the VP Sales and will involve managing an active customer pipeline and closing new business to deliver exceptional revenue growth in our fast-growing global industry. Target customers will be telecommunications service providers, online video publishers, broadcasters and content producers across all regions of the world.

The online video industry is growing at lightning speed. THEOplayer plays a pivotal role in the evolving video landscape and is a recognised market leader in the video player domain. In 2017 THEOplayer won the Streaming Media Reader's Choice Award in the Video Player /SDK category, confirming its game changing role.

The successful candidate has experience in the IPTV, OTT, broadcast and/or publishing market, history of strategic account management and with a proven track record of exceeding sales targets.

We value proven experience, prior success, intelligence and work ethic.


Leuven, Belgium

Duties & Responsabilities 

  • Develop plans and strategies for growing business and achieving the company’s sales goals.
  • Work as a key part of a dynamic team to drive sales across segments and regions.
  • Management of a Sales Squad focused on achieving sales targets.
  • Identify, sell to and manage key customer relationships and close or participate in closing strategic opportunities.
  • Management and upselling into existing Tier 1 accounts.
  • Budget management.
  • Provide detailed and accurate sales forecasting & reporting.
  • Monitor customer, market and competitor activity.
  • Responsibility for developing a repeatable strategic account framework in conjunction with the senior management team.
  • Bring your experience and ideas to advance our company's vision for the future.
  • Travel occasionally for international conferences, events and customer meetings.
  • Be a brand enthusiast for THEOplayer

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of successful B2B sales experience in a revenue closing executive role.
  • Knowledge of the online video industry (IPTV, OTT, broadcast and/or publishing) is imperative.
  • Be familiar with both SaaS and Enterprise business models.
  • Proven track record managing and achieving aggressive growth goals.
  • Good technical knowledge and ability to rapidly up-skill.
  • Strong relationship building ability including sustaining long-term customer relationships.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Entrepreneurial, with a bias towards action and a collaborative nature.
  • Exceptional English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills: courteous, well-spoken and polished.
  • Tons of energy, passion, humour and enthusiasm.
  • Understand the dynamics of an international fast-growing scale-up

About THEOplayer

THEOplayer is at the forefront of the player industry. As one of the only truly dedicated player companies in the market, our Universal Video Player capability built in HTML5 provides a single player across all major devices, platforms and browsers – both in browser and native environments without the need for plug-ins. The Universal Video Player is pre-integrated with leading solution components across the video ecosystem including streaming, analytics, DRM and content monetization to remove the complexity of service development. We power the video services for some of the biggest video publishers in the world covering all industry segments and regions.

THEOplayer has a customer base in more than 35 countries. Some of our customer references include: VRT, Telenet, CNN, Swisscom, NBC, France Televisions, Telia, UK Parliament, NASDAQ, among many others.

THEOplayer was awarded in November 2017 the Best Employee Benefits Compensation and Rewards Company in the annual HR Excellence Awards for its implementation of the Flex Income Plan in November 2017. The Flex Income Plan is a flexible remuneration system that allows employees to compose part of their wage package themselves.


Send your motivational letter and CV to An application where you explain and motivate why you will make a difference is much appreciated. We value proven experience, prior success, intelligence and work ethic.

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