Account manager - Food

Zwijndrecht Permanent

Updated 23/05/2022

  • International Company active in 17 countries
  • Fluent in English and Dutch is a requirement

About Our Client

Our client is an international trader within the food processing industry and the technical industries in Europe, Africa and Asia. They have a global reputation for being a leader in their field and a history of innovation, leading sustainability and credentials. Our client is the world's largest producer of certified products. The current sales activities and product range penetrate the entire European market place and the major food sectors including bakery, margarine, dairy, confectionary and frying.

Job Description

  • Analyze customer needs and translate towards business opportunities;
  • Selling out of the product portfolio to customers;
  • Prepare, negotiate and close deals for the long term;
  • Identify new customers and generate better margins;
  • Manage and maintain good relations with customers for the long term;
  • Administrate your sales activities and create reports to give insights about the results;
  • Show real interest in your customers needs and activities, go beyond procurement;
  • Analyze market data, create and execute sales forecasts.

The Successful Applicant

  • Proven sales professional within commodity processing environment (ie selling products and capacity within a volatile pricing environment);
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role, preferably within the food industry or process industry
  • Significant experience in working within a multi-national sales team;
  • Being a skilled negotiator with major buying groups;
  • Eager to learn all about the market of oils and fats would be a necessity;
  • A good knowledge of excel (creating formulas, pivot tables) would be very helpful
  • Educated ideally to Degree level but other applicants could be considered if they have a proven track record of success in this field;
  • Advanced level in Excel and SAP would be highly appreciated;
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken) - other languages would be an advantage

Besides these we are looking for someone who is: self-motivated, customer focussed, analytical, commercially driven and with excellent communication and team skills.

What's on Offer

If you want to make an impact and like challenge, you can indulge yourself in this role. Despite being part of a company that is active in 17 countries with more than 100,000 employees, the head office in Zwijndrecht has an informal atmosphere.

In addition to an attractive salary, 1 year contract, depending on knowledge and experience, such as 30 vacation days, 3 ADV days, a result-dependent bonus scheme and an attractive pension scheme. Naturally, this also includes all standard matters such as travel expenses and collective health insurance.

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