International Key Account Manager Europe | Chocolate Industry


Herentals

Industry

FMCG, Food & Beverages

Languages

DU, EN, GE

G.R.A.M.

Harmonizer?

Gross salary

Upon request

What's in it for you?

Embark on a rewarding journey with a pioneering chocolate company on a mission to make its mark as the world's leading Belgian brand. By joining our team, you'll contribute to a movement that values sustainable, high-quality chocolate production accessible to everyone. Here's what we offer:

  • A permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits package, including meal vouchers, hospitalization insurance, and a company car.
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of teleworking up to 2 days a week after an initial training period.
  • A dynamic, supportive environment in a rapidly growing company, with comprehensive training and the chance to be part of a motivated, top-tier team.
  • The opportunity to work on projects that have a real impact on our planet and society.

About the company

Our client is a beacon of Belgian pride, rooted in a rich history of producing high-quality chocolate products. As a family-owned SME, they cherish their heritage while embracing innovation and sustainability in all they do. Their portfolio, including some iconic product and a vast array of authentic Belgian chocolates, reaches over 100 countries. Their commitment is to sustainability, quality, and making chocolates accessible to all, reflecting their dream to become the most recognized Belgian chocolate brand worldwide.

About the job

We are seeking an International Key Account Manager, a role that is pivotal in their expansion and in achieving their goal of global recognition. This position entails:

  • Developing and managing relationships with key accounts (Retailers and Institutionals) to achieve sales and profit targets in the region.
  • Conducting market analysis to inform and implement strategic plans and annual budgets.
  • Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities in collaboration with the team and partners.
  • Acting as a product expert and trusted advisor to customers, negotiating contracts, and fostering long-term partnerships.
  • Collaborating internally to ensure efficient project progression and contributing to promotional strategies to increase product turnover.
  • Representing the company at international fairs.
The International Key Account Manager reports to the Cluster Lead.

About the ideal candidate

We are looking for a candidate who embodies their passion for chocolate and shares their vision for sustainability and global expansion. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree, with a strong preference for backgrounds in business or related fields.
  • Previous experience in a commercial role, ideally within the food sector or FMCG, with a focus on private label business.
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch, with good proficiency in German and English. French is an added advantage.
  • A customer and results-oriented mindset, with a flair for negotiation and setting realistic, challenging goals.
  • Analytical skills and proficiency with MS Office tools.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively, with a passion for representing their brand professionally.
If you are driven by the prospect of making a significant impact in the world of premium Belgian chocolate, and if you're eager to be part of a company that values innovation, sustainability, and accessibility, we would love to hear from you.

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Therefore, you can apply for the position even if your dominant profile today is not the same as the one indicatively displayed on the job, that will never be a problem. Don’t hesitate to discuss this with one of our consultants if this isn’t perfectly clear to you yet, we will be happy to provide you more information about the GRAM.
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