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Sales Development Manager - East Europe

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Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Warszawa, Masovian, PL, 02-146 Zaandam, NH, NL, 1506 MA Budapest, HU, 1134 Istanbul, Istanbul, TR, 34854 Bucharest, RO, 077199

Company: Bunge

Are you that one person that always knows how to connect people and motivate them on the journey to success by generating the best business solutions? Are you aligned with company’s commercial elements, but also focused on the relationship with distributors? Then we are looking for you! 

This is your opportunity to join a leading producer of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry as our new Sales Development Manager East Europe. 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. 
This role requires you to be flexible in mobility. We are searching for a candidate based in Eastern Europe that can travel 50% of the time in countries like Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. We expect you to visit customers across the countries, organize and take part in trade fairs and industry events. You will report directly to our Sales Director Specialties in The Netherlands, however, also receive close support from our East European sales team.

More on the role: 
As a Sales Development Manager, you are responsible for a set of 3 Bunge’s distributors in the region. Besides being the master of internal and external stakeholder management, you can easily translate internal propositions in concrete results while working with our distributors. It is crucial to understand the nature of Bunge’s business and possess the people skills needed to execute the role successfully to obtain this position. In other words, you need to understand the needs of our customers to be able to sell them. 
Not a day will be the same, as our customers need us when they do, however you can be certain to be in daily contact; to discuss our customers continuous needs, negotiate prices, or to co-create innovation or supply chain projects. 

Other responsibilities:

  • Establish and build on relationships with the distributors in Eastern Europe;
  • Define and execute various business strategies (for example pricing);
  • Build and maintain market intelligence through market mapping and sharing relevant customer insights.


What do you bring to the job?
You are eager to understand the functionality our products bring to their ‘applications’. Most importantly, you have a problem-solving mindset with excellent distributors management skills. You are an exceptional communicator often recognized as trusted advisor and due to your strong project management skills always able to meet targets and deadlines. 

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Economics, Food Science, Agri-Culture or related area;
  • 7+ years of experience;
  • Technical understanding of vegetable oils & fats applications is a plus;
  • Fluency in English is required. 


If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to see your application and motivation!
In case of questions, please reach out to Tamara Novak (Talent Acquisition Specialist at

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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