Job opening the Netherlands


International sales manager

Employment type: 32-40 hours.

Location: Appletree Surfboards HQ, Amsterdam area, the Netherlands.

From: Spring 2023


In short

Appletree Surfboards is a relatively small company in the surfboard industry, growing internationally and is looking for a sales manager based out of our office in the Netherlands, Hillegom. You will be working closely with the brand manager and the marketing manager. Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Manage organizational sales by formulating and executing a sales strategy.
  • Setting and meeting the goals and targets set.
  • Acquisition of new clients.
  • Maintain client relationships.
  • Expansion in new and existing markets.
  • Track and report on the sales goals.

The position of Sales manager is a flexible one, with lots of opportunity to travel, surf and work remote but the home base is in the Netherlands.

We offer

A management position in a young team of driven entrepreneurs. The option to work in the ever changing kite, wing and surf markets. Work closely with our pro rider team, our international group of retailers, distributors and agents.

Flexible hours, for instance a surf in the morning, an online meeting with a client in the US in the evening is no problem. There will be plenty of travel, with international events during the (summer) season. There is an option to work from the Portugal office/factory over the winter period. Full access to all the current products and early prototypes.

Salary based on experience and with room to grow or participate.


We are looking for someone with proven experience in international sales, not necessarily in the board/water sports or extreme sports area, but being an active practitioner of kite- surf- wing and/or foil will make things easier. You will be working in the head office in the Netherlands, closely together with the brand manager and marketing manager. Furthermore we are looking for someone with the following experience:

  • Experience in planning and implementing sales strategies.
  • Experience in customer relationship management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

As the international sales manager you will have to be able to work in a structured and analytical manner and will be held accountable for results. Providing market insights and laying out long term strategies and reporting them to the rest of the management team.

English, Dutch and Portuguese are the main languages in our company. Fluent in English is a must, the others are nice to have.

About Appletree Surfboards

Appletree was founded in the Netherlands by the brothers Wieger and Jorrit Buurma. The search for making more sustainable and durable surfboards led them to develop a complete new way of producing surfboards.

Appletree is mainly active in the kite- wing- and foilboard markets, but we have our roots in normal surf and we still produce normal surfboards as well.

Appletree surfboards sets itself apart from the competition in a few key ways:

  • Full ownership of both the branding and the production.
  • Production is done in our own facility in Portugal.
  • Sustainability is part of our core.
  • Customization and custom orders are possible.
  • Family run business.


What to do

Please send your motivation to

For further information, you can also email Wieger.

Selection will take place in Q1 2023, we expect to start in Spring



Job opening Portugal

Appletree Surfboards is growing fast and we produce our specialised surfboards, foil boards and wave kiteboards in our own factory based in Silveira (near Ericeira, Lisbon, Portugal).

Various tasks need completing in the manufacture of our boards to include sanding, drilling, painting, and working with resins, packaging, helping the team where needed. We are always interested in finding committed individuals to work within our friendly team.

We’re looking for hard-workers with a ‘can do’ attitude, able to follow instructions but also open to discussing solutions to tackle new initiatives. The work would suit someone that has worked long term in a manual environment.

We look for consistency and a high-quality standard of work for all our bulk and custom orders. Selected workers will receive full training and we provide all essential protective equipment where applicable.

We operate in a flexible and friendly factory environment and we expect our staff to work hard but also to feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. The music is always on and we tend to break early on a Friday afternoon ending the week with beers and snacks. As well as producing beautiful boards, we believe that getting to know one another makes work all the more enjoyable!

Skills and requirements:

Experience in manual work (essential)
Able to travel to Silveira (essential)
Fluent English (essential)
Portuguese (desirable)
Own transport (desirable)

Characteristics: humble, good attention to detail, motivated, creative, and hard-working.

Application: Please fill in the questionnaire in the following link: Application form

For further questions, please contact: