Key account manager

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Drawing on more than 150 years of expertise across the agro-supply chain, our collective knowledge and close collaboration with our partner farmers, customers and suppliers makes us the go-to fruit and vegetable ingredients supplier for leading food and beverage manufacturers across the globe.Due to the expansion of our product portfolio we are searching for a key account manager at our location in Breda.
Key account Manager (40 hours)
Team player with a strong commercial drive
Do you have a background in Sales, possibly in food technology or functional ingredients with a strong commercial drive and do you want to work in a dynamic, international environment where sustainability is in our DNA?
As an Account Manager you are part of the commercial team, you work closely together with our Agro & Purchase -and Product Development department providing technological and application-oriented support to customers.
  • You will build and maintain our relationships with international key accounts, realizing margin growth.
  • You manage the sales budget for your customers, create account plans and take care that forecasting is up to date to enable our factories to run their operations efficiently.
  • You will be responsible for securing new accounts by market research in collaboration with business intelligence.
  • You will negotiate prices, payment terms, contracts and other sales conditions.
  • You organise workshops for our customers and you are responsible for the set-up of communications about new applications.
  • You work closely together with our product development team to initiate and coordinate test phases and application research and write content for new applications.
  • You will report to the Sales team lead.
What do you bring with you?
  • A Bachelor’s/Master degree in sales, international business and a strong commercial drive and/or proven experience in a commercial role within the food industry (B2B).
  • Experience in the fruits and vegetable cultivation industry is a plus, as well as sales experience in beverage, dairy and ice cream sectors.
  • Strong & proven commercial and customer orientation skills.
  • Fluent in English language, verbal and written, other languages are a big plus.
  • The ability and willingness to travel around 20%.
  • Your strengths lie in relationships, you are persuasive, creative and entrepreneurial but most of all, you are a team player.
What do we have to offer you?
A challenging international working environment where you can broaden your horizon, gain enormous experience in the industrial processed food sector and utilize your commercial drive until the full extend. A welcoming sales team where you will be well trained and guided in your onboarding. We offer a place where successes and challenges are shared, where we flourish together. SVZ is a producer of  healthy ingredients, produced in a sustainable way that taste great all over the world. A good compensation package with an end-years gratification & bonus scheme and extra free holidays (+9,5 ADV days) and also the possibility of a hybrid way of working, as well as a company car is part of our package.
You can send your application to Bernice de Groote, HR manager. For more information you can visit our website www.svz.com.

SVZ business’ sustainable, collaborative values demonstrate continuing dedication to growing a better, greener world together. From our farmers to our valued customers, suppliers and employees across the globe, we are passionate about establishing partnerships to ensure that we can deliver natural ingredients that are sustainable and delicious. The head office of SVZ is located in Breda, with production sites in Poland, USA, Belgium and Spain and employs 400 dedicated people. SVZ is a business group of the Agro-Industrial group Royal Cosun.