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Regional Sales Manager France - Food Specialties

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Date: May 27, 2021

Location: Zaandam, NH, NL, 1506 MA St. Nazaire, 44, FR, 44600

Company: 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.

 

“Open doors and 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.”

 

Regional Sales Manager France – Food Specialties

 

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.


Come and join an extraordinary team that is dedicated to bring high quality solutions to our customers. In this role of Regional Sales Manager France – Food Specialties you are in charge of Bunge Loders Croklaan’s commercial activity in France, developing and implementing a regional strategy, focusing on optimizing existing and acquiring new business. We are serving FMCG customers in various categories such as confectionery, bakery, culinary, savory and (infant) nutrition with a wide variety of solutions.  Strong focus is on exciting market trends such as Plant Based, Organic and Nutriscore, where we continuously focus on development of innovative solutions together with our customers that fits their specific needs.

 

As Regional Sales Manager you really are in the centre of the action. 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. Above all you develop a real customer intimacy, nourishing established business and draw up account plans for selected customers and open doors to new markets and customers. You identify profitable solutions, lead negotiations and set products terms and prices. 

 

This role requires you to be flexible in mobility. Visiting customers across the country and taking 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 colleges within and outside the Bunge Loders Croklaan business unit and to customers.


What do we expect from you?

 

You are a sales professional who loves to build new relations (hunter) and is able to maintain them. You are the eyes and ears in the market, enjoy to stay on top of innovations and share them in the broader team, for whom you are a connector and contributor to extended team engagement. A true ambassador with an untameable stamina towards creating result, and always looking for a positive outcome. 

 

What else do you need to bring?

 

 

  • Native French and fluency in English;
  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Business, Economics, Food Science, Agri-Culture or related area;
  • You bring at least 5 years of sales experience (B2B), preferable with an established network in the world of food ingredients; Some technical understanding of vegetable oils & fats application. 
  • The willingness to travel (50% + expected)

 

What we offer

 

A key role, based out of France or potentially from The Netherlands and from either country can be executed remotely, in an 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. 

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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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