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Category Marketing Manager EMEA - Plant Based

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Date: Jun 19, 2021

Location: Zaandam, NH, NL, 1506 MA

Company: Bunge


Would you like to have a direct impact on innovation and strategy making? Do you like to be in front of the company, steer it with dedication and strong belief for effective sales and portfolio strategies? Are you a plant based freak as well? 
As our new Category Marketing Manager Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) EMEA for the Plant based category, you can take the front seat in contributing to our mission – becoming a leader in plant based lipid solutions. 

What will you be doing as Category Marketing Manager?
In this role, you will have a chance to develop customer solutions, drive commercial excellence and sales&business devleopment support, and forge strong relationship with our customers and industry associations. 
We expect you to be very curious and insight driven, oversee regional commercial, marketing (from insights to final cateogory and brand execution), and business parternering to product development. This entails working closely with the regional and global sales&business development and innovation teams. The result of before mentioned activities should result in financial growth and a strong plant based business development team.

Further responsibilities: 

  • Develop customer, market and customer insights that lead to a winning product portfolio structured around plant based applications and winning USP’s. Integrate and launch global innovations in the region EMEA;
  • Analysis and updating of the Plant based markets (meat, dairy, egg replacement), but not limited to, market segments (customers), trends, volumes, S&D matrix, and competitive assessment used to establish business plans and guide decisions;
  • Drive commercial excellence of the plant based, organic and culinary categories;
  • As part of the regional marketing team, be a key player in further transforming the organisaton and categories to a truly customer centric one.


What do you bring to the job?

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, agricultural economics, marketing and/or food science;
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the commercial area of food production, food ingredients, and/or industrial procurement;
  • Prior commercial work in oils and fats and personal drive for the plant based movement;
  • Technical food product functionality knowledge;
  • Good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft applications, and CRM (Salesforce). SAP experience a plus;
  • English language proficiency;
  • Experience in managing communications and market research agencies.


Who Are You? 
We are looking for a good conceptual thinker with strong verbal and written communication skills and work ethic, who can take a leadership role, but also function effectively at the personal contributor level. Your core values include: 


  • Openness and Communication;  
  • Organizational Capability;
  • Operational/Personal Effectiveness
  • Coping; 
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving. 


What We Offer
A key role in an organization with colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improving the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. Bunge Loders Croklaan is a leading global producer and supplier of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry.
Together, we bring food from where it’s produced to where it’s needed. We do this in an informal culture where an entrepreneurial mindset is valued. Being a global company with a constant need for innovation, a broad variety of challenges and development opportunities can support your long-term career at Bunge. We value and stimulate development through training, education and experience and offer effective/accredited tools and resources to support you in your journey.

If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to seeing your application and motivation in English by hitting apply!
For more information, you can reach out to Tamara Novak (Talent Acquisition Specialist – tamara.novak@bunge.com). You can apply by clicking on the link button below and send us your CV and Motivation Letter.

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.

About Bunge


Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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