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Senior Sales Manager

SIRE Life Sciences® is the market leader in life science recruitment. We believe the recruitment market needs to gear up in technology and continues innovation. We like technology, in a life science market driven on science, we couldn’t stay behind; we drive Recruitment Science. Investing a majority of our turnover in technology enables us to use unique Resource Technologies. By using highly advanced algorithms, we enable our team of Resource & Data Strategists© to maintain the most advanced, detailed and complete Life Sciences network in Europe. This big data enables us to work Reverse Recruitment©: we first analyze the market in-depth before we go out to the market. Because we analyze the whole market, we can compare facts and data. This enables us to do Facts & Big Data Recruitment©, making sure we, or better yet, you find the right career!


Our client is a professional Food organization, based in Antwerpen Belgium.

Our client is a large food company specialized on production and commercialization of cocoa derivatives and chocolate products. Innovation and product quality are important pillars for this company, as one of the most important European manufacturers of chocolate and hazelnut spreads.


To strengthen its commercial activities in the spreads field we are looking for a seasoned B2B International Senior Account Manager. In this role you will manage the B2B accounts on the International markets. In this challenging role as senior manager in the commercial team you have an import task of strengthening the existing clients and search for new potential segments on the markets where spreads could be promoted.

In this entrepreneurial role you are building an active network in the world of large A-brands, you will visit head offices all around Europe. You are the face of the company you know what happens in the market of large brands. In this role your will also advise your customers about marketing challenges. A high level of independent working skills is very important.


You are responsible for the Business to Brands portfolio, consisting of consumer end products in the Chocolate division. You stay in close contact with the customers and next to that your are always looking for the next opportunity. We are looking for a true hunter.

-Responsible for the negotiations and follow up of the A brads clients consisting of large multinationals.
-As a strong communicator you will continuously be looking for potential business with new customers among the international Food producers.
-You will be in close contact with International purchasers, R&D and production managers to screen potential new products and ideas
-A Good knowledge and understanding of actual trends in the food market is crucial to be able to be one step ahead and to think creatively together with the clients for developing new products.

You are an ambitious and enthusiastic Sales professional. You have a proven track record in international sales and have demonstrable experience with managing key accounts within A brands and multinationals. You are able to translate the customer needs and trends in the food market into opportunities for the company


- BSc or MSc in Economics or Business Administration
- Minimum of 5 years of commercial experience
- Strong negotiator at management level/experience with major A - brand accounts
- Experience with A brands and FMCG in Marketing or Trade marketing
- People manager and result oriented
- Fluent in English, Very valuable French
- Nice to have: German, Dutch or Spanish

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Paul van Voorst.

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