Account Manager Food Ingredients
Limagrain Ingredients / FreshRecruitment | hbo wo | Weert (NL), working from home is option
Limagrain Ingredients is a subsidiary of the LIMAGRAIN Group, the fourth largest seed company worldwide. Limagrain is an international agricultural cooperative group founded and managed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. Limagrain Ingredients believes that life can be enriched by healthy nutritional experiences. Grain is the essential ingredient for well-balanced nutrition. Today their ingredients are sold in 58 countries generating a turnover close to €150 million. More than 330,000 tons of grain are processed each year in seven production plants across Europe. Limagrain Ingredients sells its products to six international application markets; Bakery, Culinary, Snacks, Breakfast Cereals, Petfood & horses and Young Animals (Piglets & Calves) and two domestic application markets; Traditional Bakery and Wood pellets. Every day, hundreds of millions of humans, pets and young animals eat products to which Limagrain Ingredients has contributed. Limagrain Ingredients creates, produces and sells products with unique functionalities. Limagrain Ingredients understands texture and knows how to enhance nutrition.
To expand the food segment SBC (Snacks, Breakfast Cereals) we are looking for a Dutch speaking Account Manager with international focus and B2B sales experience (ingredients) within the food industry.
Expanding the food segment Snacks, Breakfast Cereals, focus on Benelux and Germany
- You maintain in close contact with existing customers and try to generate more sales (80%).
- You actively acquire and develop new customers in your segment, especially in the Northern Europe (20%).
- Build tight relations with key accounts and from the start you are involved in their new product developments.
- By using your product knowledge and creativity, you translate the customer's needs into concrete tailor-made solutions and you give solid advice.
- In case of product innovations, you play a coordinating role between Sales, Marketing, R&D and the customer.
- You manage commercial budgets, make account plans and focus on achieving agreed goals.
- You follow the international food trends and culinary developments in the market, actively respond to this and know how to translate them to your product portfolio.
- You participate in relevant national and international fairs.
- You work together with other colleagues in an international matrix organization.
- You report to the Area Manager Northern Europe.
Strong in building and maintaining relationships + natural networker
- Bachelor/Master’s degree, preferably Commercial or Food Technology.
- Demonstrable experience in a commercial role within the B2B food ingredients or flavours business.
- Experience within the Snacks, Breakfast and Cereals segment is a pre, but not required.
- Familiar with consultative selling.
- The willingness to travel (inter)nationally approximately 30% of the time (Benelux, Germany, France).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English are required, and preferably a good knowledge of German.
- Excellent communicator and negotiator
- Customer- and result-oriented
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Independent and positive
- Pro-active and creative in solutions
- Enthusiastic and flexible
- International mindset
Weert (NL), working from home is option
An international, commercial and independent position with a growing international company that invests in its people. You will be part of a professional team, with attention for initiative and personal development. The culture of Limagrain Ingredients is characterized by short lines. The organization attaches great importance to their values: Progress, Perseverance and Cooperation.
Limagrain Ingredients has outsourced the recruitment and selection for the position of Account Manager Food Ingredients exclusively to FreshRecruitment. For more information, please contact Karen Zaaijer on +31 (0) 6 460 000 58. Applications strictly via www.freshrecruitment.com
For more information about the organization, please visit www.limagrain-ingredients.com. A personal online assessment is part of the selection procedure.
FreshRecruitment specialises in Food & Agri positions at Bachelors and Masters levels. Our people are skilled professionals who work together as entrepreneurs. We work with a substantial database using social media and directed recruitment campaigns, dealing with International recruitment by way of an elaborate network (e.g. Europa, Asia, Africa, South-America). Our market areas are: Food, Agri, Retail (FMCG/ OOH), Food Technology, Nutrition, Bio-Based, Life Sciences, Animal Sciences, Agro chemicals, Veterinary pharma, Technology, Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Organic Agriculture, Floriculture and Horticulture. Our job specialisms, for both permanent and interim positions are: General Manager(s), Directors, Sales & Marketing, Financial, Human Resources (HRM), Operations, Logistics (Supply Chain), Purchasing, Buyers, Traders, Research & Development (R&D), Food Technologists, Nutritionists, Quality Managers (QA / QESH), Engineering, Project Management and Process Technology.
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