Principal Sales Specialist

  • Category: Sales & Marketing
  • Location: Lyckeby, SE

Develop colleagues & be a spearhead for improving international tenders!

Do you thrive in innovative, high-tech environment, where you are responsible for developing knowledgebase of colleagues? Are you able to step in to actively support and enhance some of our most complex international tenders? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Join our team and contribute to cutting-edge projects that make a global impact.

Lead, guide and influence the energy solutions of tomorrow
The Principal Sales Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining a knowledge base and training structure for the Commercial & Tendering (C&T) department in order to secure and develop the quality and competitiveness of our tenders. 

In the High Voltage Solutions, Karlskrona business line, the Principal Sales Specialist reports to the Senior Vice President Commercial and Tendering.
With this as a basis, the Principal Sales Specialist will coach and support C&T managers as well as C&T department managers in sales and negotiation strategies as well as tender related activities.

The role incorporates a support element which aims to navigate through complex commercial strategy subjects, contribute to the empowerment of C&T colleagues, and maintain consistency in securing orders. 

Your primary tasks will be: 

  • Enhance tender teams on complex/strategic topics for individual tenders
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base and training structure for the C&T department
  • Coaching & supporting C&T managers as well as C&T department managers based on the high proficiency level within commercial, contractual, leadership, cable technology, installation, risk management and Customer & Market knowledge
  • Take part in customer negotiations and corporate governance approvals as decided and agreed with C&T department managers and SVP Head of C&T Karlskrona.

Strategic mind and a positive drive
You coach and motivate your surrounding, encouraging them to continually develop their skills. Combining creativity with strategic thinking, integrity, and a robust ethical framework is necessary. In addition, you have good leadership skills and stay professional and focused while handling several tasks simultaneously.

It is advantageous with experience from different leadership roles and large project sales, including qualifications, terms and conditions as well as negotiations. Further, understanding of technical system solutions and the ability to strategically handle business processes and market activities is qualifying. 

Additionally, your CV comprises: 

  • Preferably a M.Sc. or MBA or similar achieved experience
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Description on our offer
In this role you will be reinforcing some of the most advanced dynamic cable projects in the world, realizing modern technology and solving various technical challenges. You will gain exciting opportunities to develop your own career, attractive benefits. Read more about our offer and listen to some voices of NKT Connectors

Apply with CV and personal letter via the link below. We will review applications continuously but recommend you to apply no later than 5th of May. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. 

Tests can occur in our recruitment processes. 

Even if you don't meet all the requirements - let us know. Knowledge gaps can be filled and the most important thing is your potential, motivation and interest in contributing to our future.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager Mikael Wennerberg, +46 730 60 10 07. In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to Talent Attraction Manager Jenni Aronsson,

Be a Connector of the green tomorrow!

Union representatives
Sveriges Ingenjörer - Christian Fisch, +46 455 56 380 
Unionen – Joakim Wikström +46 734 070 243 
Ledarna - Roger Jönsson, +46 455 55 911 


At the factory in Karlskrona, NKT is designing, developing and manufacturing the high-voltage power cable solutions enabling the transition to renewable energy. Here, you will join a diverse organization at an internationally recognized engineering center operating one of the most advanced high-voltage test halls, a state-of-the-art cable manufacturing and the NKT Victoria – the most sustainable cable-laying vessel in the offshore industry. 

At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 5.000 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 2.6 billion in 2023.

We connect a greener world.

What we offer:

Remote work possibilities

Flexible working hours

Strong safety culture

Exciting career development opportunities

Global company & Scandinavian culture

Hightech industry environment

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