Sales manager


Do you like to sell innovative, high-tech machines with a huge impact on our customers and the food industry? Are you able to manage the high demand of our potential customers? Then the position of sales manager at In Ovo is your ultimate challenge.

What is your role?

Over the past 10 years, In Ovo has been developing and implementing our high-tech Ella machine, which can determine the gender of eggs. This prevents the culling of millions of chicks per sold machine and has massive impact on animal welfare and efficiency. With new legislation and interest from retailers coming up in multiple countries, we see more and more hatcheries requesting the In Ovo solution to support their business. We are looking for a sales leader who will work with our team and clients to implement machines around the world in the coming years.

As our sales manager, you’ll be the one marketing our solution internationally. You proactively approach relevant parties in the market and know how to bind these prospects to In Ovo with the right arguments. The sales manager is also responsible for maintaining relationships with large, existing customers.

As a sales manager you understand the importance of personal contact and relationships within the poultry sector. You regularly meet face-to-face with important, international leads to build the relationship. Collaborating closely with your colleagues from R&D, marketing and operations, your enthusiasm and sincere interest allow you to successfully connect with all parties involved. By making clear agreements and closing new deals, you ensure the rollout of our Ella machines in the market.

Travelling is an important part of the job. Initially, this will be mainly within Europe and eventually worldwide. The sales team will expand over the coming years.

Who are we?

In Ovo is a spin-off from Leiden University. Our expanding multidisciplinary team uses complex technology to make a positive impact on the lives of chickens and farmers. We are known for our high-throughput machine for sexing fertilized chicken eggs. This high-tech system makes the culling of millions of male chicks unnecessary, saves resources and creates a more ethically acceptable egg production channel. This way, we will make a significant, positive impact on animal welfare and sustainability in the global poultry sector over the coming years. We will grow considerably as a company, continue to improve our machines and will put many machines in the market, in order to end the culling of chicks completely.


Who are you?

To market our product, we are looking for a sales manager. You are the face of In Ovo towards (potential) customers and you drive a correct and efficient sales process. This is the basis for the (international) expansion of the number of hatcheries where we can implement our high-throughput Ella machine. In short, a versatile job where every day is different.

You can naturally create trust by properly advising (potential) customers and unburden them. Your accessible way of communicating makes it easy to connect with both the management and the employees of a prospect.

In this environment you also work closely with other parties. Thanks to your personality, you are able to include all stakeholders involved in our projects in the In Ovo story. You motivate and inspire your In Ovo colleagues and other stakeholders in the various projects.

What will you bring?

Our new sales manager is outgoing, a natural communicator communicator and an avid networker. Our products are technically complex, affinity with technology is therefore an advantage.


• A BSc or MSc degree
• A go-getter with an entrepreneurial mindset
• Affinity with technology and hatchery experience is a big plus
• Passion to make impact in the sector
• Fluent in Dutch and English (in word and writing)

What do we offer?

• An annual contract with the intention to extend
• A lot of personal responsibility and the possibility to set up a sales process
• The opportunity to contribute to the development of an exciting innovation with global impact on
the welfare of billions of animals
• Collaboration with smart colleagues in a diverse team
• A high-tech solution with which you can make impact in the world

Apply with your resume and a motivation letter. In case you want more information, please contact Annemarie Burgers, HR manager, via or +31 6 18 537 180. 

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.