Business Development Manager

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Are you commercially driven out of technological knowledge, enthusiastic and ready for a next step in your business development career? Do you have a thorough understanding of product development cycles in non-food markets? And would you like to join a team who works closely together, where you have commercial responsibilities? Then you are the person we are looking for!

Due to our growing business Cosun Biobased Experts wants to expand its commercial team with a
Business Development Manager Betafib/Pectin

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 relate to customers (mainly Europe), you will work closely together with them and build long lasting relationships at various levels and in several disciplines.
  • You work closely together within the commercial team and also with the application team.
  • You actively promote the company and its products at exhibitions, tradeshows etc..

You have a Bachelor’s degree/Master's degree (towards Chemical Engineering) or equivalent work experience, commercial drive, an entrepreneurial approach. In addition, you have/are:

  • At least 3 years of working experience including customer interactions;
  • You are a creative self-starter with entrepreneurship that likes to explore different markets and has strong communication skills;
  • Good at connecting with others and working from various disciplines;
  • Result-focused, an international outlook, and convincing powers of persuasion;
  • Excellent command of the English language and in addition proficient in the Dutch, French or Spanish language;
  • The willingness to travel (mainly EU) approximately 20% of the time.

We are offering a fulltime position with responsibility for the development and expansion of our customer base. Your work and activities will enhance our business in these areas. You will be actively involved in defining the commercial strategy, drawing up sales and marketing plans for the market segments, and be responsible for the implementation of these plans.

We have our own CAO (Collective Labor Agreement) and an attractive total package of employment conditions. Among other things, a good salary (€3.400,- up to €5.500,- based on 40 hours a week), extensive pension scheme, a 13th month, 25 holidays and 23 ADV (Working time reduction) days. Remuneration is dependent on knowledge and experience.

Cosun Biobased Experts is part of Cosun Beet Company and is based in the newly built Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord (NL).
Enquiries and applications
For more information about this position please contact Francesco Staps, Manager New Business Development, tel +31 (0)646198729. Job applications can be done by our application form and can be addressed to Leoni van Leeuwen, Corporate Recruiter. Apply now via the button!