Technical sales specialist

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Do you have a Bachelor's degree/Master's degree in product development, (bio)-chemistry, or a related area? Do you have experience in formulation development for home care & personal care products?
Do you have an excellent fluency both in the Dutch and English language? Are you hands-on, with good commercial instincts, and enjoy initiating and coordinating application projects based on customer questions and market trends? Then you are the person we are looking for!
Due to our growing business Cosun Biobased Products wants to strengthen its sales team with a Technical Sales Specialist to support its commercial activities.

Job description
  • You initiate and coordinate application projects based on customer questions and market trends also in cooperation with Cosun R&D and third parties.
  • You visit customers (mainly Europe) to provide support needed by sales colleagues
  • You answer questions from customers and distributors and keep the existing application and product knowledge up-to-date.
  • You provide technical training and information for customers and distributors.
  • You give presentations and participate in trade fairs and will maintain a network.
A Bachelor's degree/Master's degree in product development, (bio)-chemistry, or a related area.
In addition, you have:
  • 2 – 4+ years of practical work experience in a similar position;
  • Good oral and written command of both Dutch and English;
  • Excellent communication and commercial skills;
  • Initiative, entrepreneurship and be able to work in a team;
  • Hands-on and practical attitude;
  • Result-orientation, quality focus and a flexible attitude;
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, registrations, and databases;
We are offering a fulltime position with responsibility for the development of formulations and application research for the personal care and detergents markets. You will carry out research into new innovative concepts and be responsible for the further development of existing formulations, in both cases working closely together with the (potential) customers. You will test and assess the performance of the formulations. You will also independently manage contacts with various customers, while also maintaining and expanding your own network.

Cosun Biobased Products is based in the newly build Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord (NL), and as of the 1st of December part of Suiker Unie.
Enquiries and applications
For more information about this position please contact Gerald van Engelen, Manager Cosun Biobased Products, tel. +31 (0)610 935 183. For your application you can use the button below and can be addressed to Leoni van Leeuwen, Recruiter Suiker Unie.