Business Development Manager

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Are you commercially-driven, enthusiastic and do you have a proven track record in business development? Do you have a relevant customer network within the personal care and detergents markets? And would you like to join a team which works closely together, where you have commercial responsibility for the entire product portfolio within the market segments “personal care” and “detergents”? Then you are the person we are looking for!
Due to our growing business Cosun Biobased Products wants to expand its commercial team with a Business Development Manager

Job description
  • You analyze customer needs, market trends and product benefits, you translate the findings into commercial plans and you execute these plans.
  • You expand the customer base of our customer pipeline and grow the business potential.
  • You convert the business potential in the pipeline to actual sales which meet the targets.
  • You visit customers (mainly Europe), you will work closely together with them and build long lasting relationships.
  • You work closely together with the commercial team and the application specialists.
  • You actively promote the company and its products at exhibitions, tradeshows etc.
  • You support distributors by providing technological and commercial information.
You have a Bachelor’s degree/Master's degree or equivalent work experience, commercial drive, an entrepreneurial approach, and feel at home in the world of personal care and detergents. In addition, you have/are:
  • 2-5 years of commercial experience and strong communication and commercial skills;
  • You are a creative self-starter with entrepreneurship;
  • Good at connecting with others and working from various disciplines;
  • Result-focused, an international outlook, and convincing powers of persuasion;
  • Excellent command of English and good oral and written command of Dutch;
  • Product and market knowledge, knowledge of applicable legislation, registrations etc.;
  • A relevant sales network within the personal care and detergents markets;
  • Willingness to travel (mainly EU).
We are offering a fulltime position with responsibility for the development and expansion of our customer base within the market segments “personal care” and “detergents”. Your work and activities will enhance our business in these areas. You will be actively involved in defining the commercial strategy, draw up sales and marketing plans for the segments, and be responsible for the implementation of these plans.
Cosun Biobased Products is part of Suiker Unie and is based in the newly build Cosun innovation centre in Dinteloord (NL).
Enquiries and applications
For more information about this position please contact Gerald van Engelen, Manager Cosun Biobased Products, tel. +31 (0)610 935 183. You can send in your application using the button underneath, addressed to Leoni van Leeuwen, Recruiter.