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Regional Sales Manager BeNeLux

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Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Zaandam, NH, NL, 1506 MA

Company: Bunge


Oils and fats are indispensable ingredients that shape taste, nutrition and culinary experience. Our plant-based specialty oils and fats solutions meet evolving dietary needs and trends, delivering the functionality the food and nutrition industry demands, and satisfying the diverse tastes of consumers in every part of the world. We believe that: 

“Open doors bring our customers the solutions to develop new products based on our plant-based oils and fats, that address shifting taste, health and sustainability needs.”

Are you our new sales superstar who shares our passion(s)? Come and join our extraordinary team dedicated to deliver high quality solutions to our customers. As Sales Manager BeNeLux you will lead all aspects of Bunge Loders Croklaan’s commercial activity with a focus on developing and implementing a regional strategy, optimizing existing and acquiring new business. We are serving FMCG customers in various categories (such as confectionery, bakery, culinary, savory), with a strong focus on exciting market trends such as Plant Based & Organic. Together with our customers, we continuously focus on development of innovative solutions that fit their specific needs.


As Sales Manager you really are in the centre of the action. Above all, you are a ‘’hunter’’ – always driven by new acquisitions and your talent to open doors to new markets and customers. You help develop and test the team approach and liaise strongly with the broader sales (leadership) team, the product management team, trading, supply chain, customer service, marketing and innovation departments to deliver the best value propositions. You’ll be responsible for all sales matters including accountability of the regional budget. 


What do we expect from you?

You identify profitable solutions, lead negotiations, and set products terms and prices. You are our eyes and ears in the market always staying on top of innovations. A true ambassador with an untameable stamina towards creating results, and on the lookout for positive outcomes. 


This role requires you to be flexible in mobility. We expect you to visit customers across the countries and take part in trade fairs and industry events, with the aim to acquire and develop new customers. Your professional network and knowledge on trends make you the trusted advisor to both colleagues within and outside the Bunge Loders Croklaan business unit.


What do you bring to the role?

  • Fluency in Dutch and English;
  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Business, Economics, Food Science, Agri-Culture or related area;
  • 5+ years of sales experience (B2B), preferably with an established network in the world of food ingredients; 
  • Some (technical) understanding of vegetable oils & fats application;
  • Willingness to travel (50% + expected). 


What we offer: 
A key role in organization with colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improving the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. 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 see your application and motivation in English by hitting apply! 

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. 

We Are Bunge


Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now. 


We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionatebold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.


Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:


Act as One Team

by fostering inclusion,
collaboration and respect

Drive for Excellence

by being agile
innovative and efficient

Do What’s Right

by acting safely, ethically
and sustainably


If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.


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. 

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