President USA

Schmitz Foam Products

Coldwater, MI


About this vacancy


YER is currently looking for a highly motivated President USA for our client, Schmitz Foam Products Inc.

Job description

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and high-energy leader. Given the growth in the various regions and in particular in the USA, Schmitz has recently completed building a new production facility in the South of Michigan. To lead these operations, the company is looking for a true leader with a proven track record in a production facility.  The President USA must have the drive, ambition, and the ability to build and grow the organization, while growing the team and the customer base.

For our client, Schmitz Foam Products Inc., we are recruiting a strong President USA who is experienced with at least 15 years of experience in a managing position within a similar industry. The President USA will contribute to the future development of the company by growing the team and client base, which will assist in shaping and forming the global organization.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the sports business or plastics industry and having managed people or teams in companies in one of the following senior roles; GM, MD, VP, or Director level.
  • Together with the current VP, building and managing a local team, establishing a customer base, supporting other teams with ongoing projects.
  • Creating new projects & cover existing projects.
  • Bringing profound expertise and experience in the following:

-          Operations

-          Finance & Controlling

-          Sales and Marketing

-          Human Resources

  • Able to handle teams with full responsibility including disciplinary power.
  • The will to develop an international unique organization with the drive and ambition to reshape the artificial turf industry.
  • A leader who fully embraces the mission, vision and concept of Schmitz, and wanting to further this development according to business plan.
  • The ability to access and get in front of the senior and decision making level of national and international organizations with the goal of winning new prospects for Schmitz.
  • Travel is a part of the job, but is in the range between 10% - 30%.
  • Location will be in South of Michigan, traveling can be in North, middle and South America, and Canada.
  • Reports To: Board of Directors Schmitz Holding BV in The Netherlands.

Professional Expectation:

  • Be able to operate and communicate at eye-to-eye level with senior management peers in all divisions and corporate segments of customers and suppliers.
  • Be able to listen to the customers' needs and understands the driving compelling events that drive the customers.
  • Have excellent presentation and negotiation skills, and is a well-accepted and perceived as a strong professional.
  • Be able to tailor the products and services portfolio to the needs of the specific customer situation and needs.
  • Have a solid and well-established network that ranges from mid to top level management in companies and corporations.
  • Self-starting attitude, self-learning mentality and be able to work independently/remotely from the parent company in the Netherlands.


Schmitz Foam Products Inc. is a subsidiary of Schmitz Holding BV in the Netherlands.  The company is the global market leader in engineered prebuilt shock pads for artificial sports pitches, selling their products to 60 countries.


Schmitz Foam Products Inc. offers a competitive compensation package and excellent working conditions.

Candidate profile

  • Professional Skills: 15 years of experience in a similar industry.
  • Language Skills: English, in addition Dutch or German is a must.
  • Education (min): Bachelor Degree is expected & MBA is beneficial.
  • Willingness to Travel (%): 30% max.

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