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Key Account Manager Petfood/Young Animals for Southern Europe (M/F)


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General information

Organisation

Limagrain Ingredients is a subsidiary of the LIMAGRAIN group, an international agricultural cooperative specializing in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
Limagrain Ingredients develops and produces authentic and functional ingredients for the agri-food industry.
Limagrain Ingredients generates more than € 150 million in turnover, of which 55% outside France.
Limagrain Ingredients has more than 360 employees on 7 production sites in Europe and processes 330,000 tons of cereals, mainly wheat and maize, each year, dedicated to several markets: bakery, snacks, breakfast cereals, petfood and animal feed (young animals, horses ...)

  

Reference

2021-6697  

Company

LIMAGRAIN INGREDIENTS

Position description

Function

SALES & MARKETING - SALES

Employment Type

Fixed Term

Contract duration

fixed

Contractual hours

Full-time

Main Goal

Expanding the pet food segment, focus on the Southern European area

Job description

  • You maintain in close contact with existing petfood customers and try to generate more sales.
  • You actively acquire and develop new customers in the petfood industry.
  • 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 create account plans and develop your own strategies to consolidate and expand brand position.
  • You follow the international food trends and developments in the pet food market, actively respond to this and know how to translate them to your product portfolio.
  • You attend industry events (e.g., seminars, relevant national and international fairs).
  • You work together with other colleagues in an international matrix organization.
  • You report to the Horses, Young Animals and Pet Food (HYP) pôle manager, based in Germany

Profile

Experienced and motivated B2B salesperson with knowledge of the Pet Food market

 

  • Bachelor or master’s degree, preferably Commercial, Agricultural or Food Sciences.
  • 5-10 years commercial experience within the B2B (pet)food/feed ingredients.
  • Familiar with consultative selling.
  • You are a dynamic, driven person with passion and eager to score.
  • The willingness to travel (inter)nationally (e.g. to France, Spain, Italy)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English are required. Knowledge of Dutch is a prerequisite. 
  •  Preferable living in Belgium (Wallonia). Possibly living in South Netherlands or North France.

Competences

  • Excellent communicator and negotiator
  • Customer- and result-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and sales skills
  • Independent and positive
  • Pro-active and creative in solutions
  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • International mindset

 

INTERESTED?

For questions about the role, please contact Christian Lienesch, Sales Manager Feed & Pet Food,  Tel.: +49 (0) 151 462 48 730.

 

Position localization

Job location

Europe, The Netherlands

Location

Weert, Straevenweg 12

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Specific expertise

  • Agriculture/Agronomy
  • Food
  • International Sales
  • Sales

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more

Languages

  • English (3 - Professional)
  • French (3 - Professional)