Sales director

The Reference is a committed digital agency of 160 creative thinkers, driven by knowledge and craftsmanship. Our clients refer to us as a bunch of lovely and intelligent people. We share a collaborative culture in which we leverage our expertise and unleash our creativity in every aspect of our work. This allows us to open up digital opportunities in numerous verticals and businesses. That's why A-brands and other market leaders have been considering us trusted advisors for many years.


  • As a member of the management team you contribute to the future of The Reference. You take the building of a future-proof sales strategy in your hands.
  • You bring structure and organization to achieve these ambitious objectives (targets, sales process, KPIs, etc.) and you think strategically in the context of new market development and realizing the 'think global, act local' strategy. You also work out business plans.
  • It is especially important to inspire and support your team of about 10 sales professionals. You build a close-knit team, and you work closely with all team members to develop and enrich their set of competences.
  • Your commercial drive is inspiring to put new business development and key account management further on the map. You also function internally as a bridge-builder towards the other teams.
  • You report to the Managing Director.


  • You have extensive and valuable experience in a responsible role in agencies and/or in the business.
  • Experience with sales management, marketing & digital is an important asset.
  • You get a kick out of realizing sales objectives. You are keen to convince customers of the added value of The Reference.
  • Coaching sales professionals is your passion.
  • You are an expert in developing business plans. You are a long term thinker
  • You stand for the values of collegiality and drive, and you are hands-on.


We are one of Belgium’s most successful digital agencies, part of the international Emakina Group, but with its own DNA.

You will be one of the key figures in a young and dynamic team where there is plenty of scope for personal initiative.

We give you the opportunity to develop your talent further. We provide a L&D budget and the necessary time to hone your skills and expertise.

Your welfare is important to us. We ensure a healthy work-life balance and the necessary relaxation, at our company parties and legendary boardgame nights, for example.

Work from our agile offices (Ghent & Antwerp) or from home (60%). Whatever you want!

Last but not least… an attractive salary with lots of fringe benefits, such as a company car, meal vouchers, group and health insurance, bike lease, extra days leave, …



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