Sales Manager - Zaandijk

Vacancy information

Publication date:February 24 2020
Employment type:Permanent
Sector:Food Science
Function Group:


For AAK we are seeking to appoint a Sales Manager to report directly to the Sales Director of Western Europe. AAK has more than 140 years of experience of innovating and customising solutions based on vegetable oils and fats. In close collaboration with their customers, they use their expertise to create added value across the food, confectionery, and cosmetics industries.

AAK employs more than 3,000 employees globally. With 20 production facilities and sales offices in over 25 countries spanning six continents, they have a global footprint. It is a dynamic growing organisation. This led to the recent acquisition of a specialty plant in Rotterdam.


In this position the Sales Manager will be responsible for the overall sales in the food industry and in assigned countries (main focus Italy). In addition, this position is responsible for analysing the markets and other market data to improve the AAK position. As a Sales Manager you will set and execute the commercial strategy, in close cooperation with the Sales Director.

Essential position duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Cooperate closely with e.g. the customer innovation teams, Sales Director and Inhouse/Customer Service sales team to achieve the optimum sales results and customer satisfaction
  • Support and develop the business plan, which will meet both personal and business goals for expanding the customer base in the assigned countries/region
  • Independently analyse the market as well as competition and extrapolate strategic steps
  • Keep track and secure account agreements and contracts as necessary
  • Propose and implement initiatives within the sales department


    What you bring:

    • At least a Bachelor’s degree required
    • Strong written/verbal communication skills
    • Ability to speak English fluently and Italian will be an advantage
    • Proven experience as a Sales Manager in food ingredients industry (2 – 7 years)
    • Proven track record in sales
    • Willingness to travel
    • Excellent customer relationship skills, both virtual as well as in person
    • Industry knowledge is an asset


    AAK offers the opportunity to work:

    • An interesting and stimulating work environment
    • A good secondary package
    • A salary between € 50.000 – € 90.000 a year depending on your experience


    If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

    Ferinho Jubitane
    Associate | Food (Science)




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