As the Sales Engineer at IMS, you are responsible for translating the customer's request into a suitable technical proposal with corresponding specifications.

What is required?

  • Academic working and thinking level
  • Broad technical education
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant work experience in a similar role or as a Technical Engineer
  • Ability to think conceptually
  • Good command of Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing
  • Representative and communicatively strong

What will you get?

  • €4.500 – €7.000 gross p/m, depending on knowledge and experience
  • 40-hour working week
  • 27 holiday days + 7 ATV days
  • Personal training budget

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Mark Regnery HR Counselor: markregnery@ims-nl.com  +316 3017 5292


As the Sales Engineer at IMS, you are responsible for translating the customer’s request into a suitable technical proposal with corresponding specifications. You are involved in the entire process: from the first customer contact to the delivery of the machine. You analyse the customer’s processes and look for a feasible and proven solution that satisfies the customer’s requirements. If new technology has to be developed for a customer’s request, you ensure that the risks involved are limited. You do this by initiating, commissioning and evaluating a proof-of-concept study.

You summarise this in the technical proposal that is presented to the client and calculate the costs of the design. Once a proposal becomes an order, you support the Engineering team in starting up the project. During the project, you evaluate the concepts and designs made by the Engineers. In doing so, you monitor whether the realised solution is within the scope of the proposed design.

Within the product group, you work together with a Product Manager and a Sales Manager. In addition, within projects you work together with colleagues from other disciplines, such as the Lead Engineers and the Technical Director.

Firsthand experience

A customer asks for a machine that is largely compatible with a standard IMS machine. An as yet unknown assembly process is required to produce the customer’s product. How do you proceed?

First of all, you discuss with the customer why this process is needed in the machine. What processes are running at the customer and how does this new assembly process contribute to them? Then you consult with the R&D department about the technical possibilities of making this design. If necessary, you initiate a proof-of-concept study to map out the risks of this new technique. You will include the results of this study in your technical proposal that you will eventually present to the customer.


The growth path within IMS is not fixed. You will have the opportunity and space to develop yourself personally and professionally, for example, by following training courses. There is a budget and time for this. Initiative and entrepreneurship are appreciated within IMS.

Working at IMS

IMS (Integrated Mechanization Solutions) develops and supplies highly accurate production systems. IMS has been doing this for twenty years, with Almelo as its place of business. IMS specialises in building (automated) assembly lines and in process automation for small, complex products and assemblies. IMS always strives for accuracy and high volumes in the assembly lines.

The customers IMS supports are mainly OEMs and TIER 1 suppliers in the field of automotive, photonics, smart devices and the medical world.

*Acquisition in response to vacancies is not appreciated. We do not derive rights or obligations from profiles and cv’s that are sent unsolicited. Therefore, we regard them as not being sent. 

Application process

Phone call with Recruiter: ± 2 days
First interview with Recruiter and Hiring Manager: ± 3 days
Second interview with two colleagues: ± 3 days
Terms of employment interview: ± 2 days
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