Category Manager EMEA - Cocoa ingredients

Amsterdam regio

100.000 - 160.000 Vast / Food
Standplaats: Amsterdam regio
Provincie: Noord-Holland
Eind Datum: 31-12-2021
Bedrijf: Global Producer
Salaris Indicatie: 100.000 - 160.000
Dienstverband: Vast
Industrie: Food
Functie: Product Manager
1. General information
AFF Recruitment & Executive Search is actively looking for an entrepreneurial Category Manager EMEA – Cocoa Ingredients for one of our clients. This ambitious global producer of commodities (Cocoa ingredients) is looking to strengthen its position in Europe (and wider EMEA) trough innovation and concept acceleration.

The Category Manager EMEA – Cocoa Ingredients must have a strong track record within the B2B Chocolate & Confectionary sector, have experience in leading category teams, know how to add value to products and is able to accelerate the process from lead to client presentation.

You have to lead your team through this transition of selling bulk ingredients towards creating an ‘added value’ proposition to your clients. You will be responsible for creating a Strategic Category Plan for Europe and EMEA. Within this plan you will focus on cross-selling, stronger client relations and building a stronger innovation process within your unit. Are you an entrepreneurial and a commercial driven Category Manager with a strong B2B network in Europe? Then make sure you respond today by pressing the ‘Solliciteer nu’ knop.

2. Results
  • Responsible to create more cross selling
  • Develop the Strategic Category Plan for Chocolate & Confectionary
  • Guides and professionalize the Category Team to perform with accelerated concepts
  • You share responsibility for 2-3 Global key clients
  • You have 4 direct reports
  • Build strong internal relations within matrix organization
  • Reports to the Head of Category Management

3. Candidate profile
  • Master’s degree in food technology or food chemistry (or similair) is mandatory
  • Minimum of 12+ years as Category Management leader within Food B2B
  • Actual and strong knowledge of the Cocoa ingredients sector is a must
  • Worked within a matrix organization/ structure is a must
  • Willing to travel 20-30% of the time (after corona),
  • You are strategic and entrepreneurial
  • Living within or moving towards the Netherlands is mandatory

4. Recruitment Procedure
  • Selection based on CV
  • Intake with AFF Recruitment & Executive Search
  • 3-4 interviews
  • Employment interview

Interested in this role? Send your up-to-date resume via the website or for more information get in touch with Timo de Smet, via timo.desmet@affrecruitment.nl.

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