Sales Manager - Zaandijk

Function Group: Sales / Sales Manager


For AAK, the world’s leading producer of speciality vegetable oils and fats, we are currently looking for a Sales Manager for their location in Zaandijk, the Netherlands. They develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with their customers, enabling them to achieve long-lasting business results. This co-development approach is rooted in the entire organisation.

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 the role as Sales Manager, you will be responsible for the overall sales of the Netherlands and selected European customers in the food sector. You will set and execute the commercial strategy in cooperation with the Sales Director to improve overall market share and profitability. You will support in bringing the organisation to the next level.

In this position, you will work in an enthusiastic and very entrepreneurial team, and report to the Sales Director Western Europe in Zaandijk, the Netherlands.

In addition to the above, your responsibilities are, but not limited to:

  • Analysing the market and competition to extrapolate strategic steps
  • Cooperating closely with internal teams to achieve the optimum sales results and customer satisfaction
  • Supporting and developing the business plan, which will meet both personal and business goals for expanding the customer base
  • Preparing reports on margin and volume targets according to procedures
  • Ensuring client base satisfaction
  • Timely signalling and following up on (production) issues by using problem solving skills
  • Proposing and implementing initiatives within the sales department
  • Keep track on and secure account agreements and contracts if necessary


  • 3-7 years of experience as a Sales Manager in the food industry
  • Experience in the bakery industry would be a plus
  • Mater’s degree
  • Fluent in English and Dutch and preferably one other foreign language (e.g. German or French)
  • Ability to achieve sales targets, commercial mindset
  • Account management and project management skills
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills, teamwork skills, problem-solver and ownership and leadership skills
  • You are willing to travel

A personality assessment will be part of the hiring procedure.


Besides an innovative and dynamic environment, AAK offers you:

  • An opportunity to work for an established global leader in the food ingredients market
  • An international workplace
  • A position with room for personal and professional development
  • Growth opportunities within the organisation
  • A competitive salary plus bonus
  • The possibility to work from home


If you are interested in this job, or want to know more, please feel free to contact me directly.

Wiebe Teeuwen
Manager | Food (Sciences)


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