Senior Account 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 Belgium.
Our client is a leading food company specialized on production and commercialization of cocoa derivatives and chocolate products. This company has grown extensively over the last three years. Innovation and product quality are important pillars for this company, as one of the most important European manufacturers of chocolate and hazelnut spreads.
The company has acquired its reputation also due to its versatility and ability to adapt to the final consumer needs and the Retail market requirements by customizing products. Beside the B2B activities, our client is a leading Private label Retail manufacturer, working with the most of the relevant retailers in the world. 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.
-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.
-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 enthusiastic and have demonstrable experience with managing key accounts within A brands and multinationals. You have International experience and are able to translate the customer needs and trends in the food market into opportunities.
- BSc or MSc in Economics or Business Administration
- Minimum of 7 to 10 years of commercial experience
- Strong negotiator at management level/experience with major 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.