Head of Europe - Traka

Head of Europe

'Be part of an innovative forward-thinking company'

Who We Are:

Originally, the manufacturer of one of the world's first electronic key management systems in 1994 - we are now the global leader in innovative technology for sophisticated, intelligent key management systems and locker solutions. We operate in a wide variety of channel markets such as Government, MOD, Prisons, Fleet, Distribution Centres, and Data Centres etc.

When you drop your keys off at a car dealership, your child takes their laptop from their locker at school or ends up feeling ill and going to A&E, you will find our solutions in use.  Our products can be bought off the shelf all the way up to solutions for blue-chip and every day recognisable companies.

Traka became part of ASSA ABLOY in April 2012, who are a more than 8 billion Euro organisation and the global leader in access solutions. Every day we help people feel safe, secure and experience a more open world. ASSA ABLOY products can be seen and used everywhere you go in your daily life from brands such as Yale, Chubb and HID.

With its continued rapid growth, in January 2019 Traka became part of the Global Solutions division of ASSA ABLOY which allows Traka to grow further globally, and leverage group developments, including Cloud technologies.

We are always looking for diverse, talented, energetic people with integrity and the desire to succeed. We are an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and benefits in a team environment where you can freely speak across teams and departments to seek help and guidance.

Working for Traka means that you will be part of an agile environment, with innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives.

Your Opportunity:

This primary objective of this role is to take responsibility for Traka's European Division, providing overall leadership and strategic direction and delivering operational excellence, driving sales, profits and increasing market penetration.

It will be your mission to:

  • Develop and implement the Traka European strategy and oversee the development of the business plans for your operational units, to drive growth and profitability year on year, developing market presence in more sectors in the various European markets

  • Ensure the technical and commercial support infrastructure is established, efficient  and aligned to support the sales growth in these markets

  • Plan and direct the organisational activities to achieve agreed targets and standards for financial and trading performance, quality and legislative adherence.

  • Work with other members of Traka Executive team to develop and implement global strategies for the development of Traka and the wider ASSA ABLOY group.

  • Work effectively across business units and senior business leaders to maximise the full potential of the Traka in Europe, delivering excellent customer service.

  • Represent Traka Europe at the Executive meetings, Board meetings with ASSA ABLOY divisional management  and in wider management forums

  • Recruit, select, develop, motivate and retain the very best talent in the market.

  • Lead, motivate and develop an exceptional management team.

  • Develop and maintain organisational culture, values and its reputation in the external markets and all employees, leading by example

  • Ensure the Business units are managed to the very highest health, safety and environmental standards.

Who You Are:

You will be self-motivated and trustworthy with strong organisational skills and the ability to be able to prioritise different tasks. You will strive for world class performance, promoting innovation and teamwork.

You will possess excellent commercial acumen, with the proven ability at negotiating solutions, along with the ability to develop and implement a winning business strategy. It is important that you are also customer focused and have the ability to provide a clear vision for future direction

Special competencies:

  • Ability to identify and develop competencies to achieve future business goals.

  • Have a strong track record of P&L business development, with good knowledge of financial, operations and field service areas of a solutions business

  • Have strong commercial and selling skills, including experience and interest in technical hardware and software environments

  • Have the ability to provide accurate short and longer-term business plans for, set realistic milestones and review appropriately.

  • Experience and the ability to initiate and drive continuous improvement activities.

  • Ability to promote and facilitate continuous development of employees within the organisation.

  • Significant European travel will be required and Global travel on occasion.


We are looking for bright, motivated and passionate people to join our team.


  • Competitive Package including

  • 25 days holiday (exc. Statutory)+ Pension + Benefits

United Kingdom

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