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Account Manager BENELUX

About the Rainforest Alliance:

We are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal.

The Rainforest Alliance works at the intersection of business, agriculture and forests. By bringing diverse allies together we are making deep-rooted change on some of our most pressing social and environmental issues. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people mitigate and adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways.

Our alliance needs you, whoever you are and wherever you stand. By joining forces with producers, businesses and consumers, we can transform our relationship with the land and forests we rely on. We can make that relationship work better for all.

Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Position summary:

Your principal aim is to continuously facilitate and enhance the demand for Rainforest Alliance certified commodities by proactively serving relevant accounts in the BENELUX region. You will develop and execute (sales) plans for the retention and development of existing key accounts, as well as to acquire new ones in the core market. You proactively identify account needs, manage the full-cycle process and develop the relationship with food brand owners and retailers into mutual continuous commercial success. Herein you gather and provide relevant market information and assist accounts in their implementation of the Rainforest Alliance programs and services. You will also have the opportunity to work on advocacy activities as part of the business development plan, such as designing and implementing campaigns and events. You are an organized self-starter with a passion for sustainability and you can work cooperatively with clients and the Rainforest Alliance departments. This position provides the potential to contribute to sustainable development and commercial success in the important BENELUX market.

Since the main focus will be on Belgium, we are especially interested in candidates with a successful track record in the Belgium market, ideally living in/near Amsterdam, as you will work from the Amsterdam office.

Responsibilities:

  • Development, management and execution of sales plans for key accounts in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.
  • Supporting key accounts in implementing the Rainforest Alliance programs and services
  • Ensuring ongoing client satisfaction and providing relevant market information
  • Cooperate with other departments on account development and implementation
  • Develop information and initiatives relevant to markets together with field representatives
  • Implement market, advocacy and business development activities (i.e. campaigns and events)  

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of commercial experience working with relevant B2B accounts and stakeholders in the food industry in the BENELUX, especially Belgium
  • Proven success and understanding of sales as a full-cycle process
  • Results-driven, team player and passion for sustainability
  • Ability to integrate in a global organization and cooperate with colleagues in other regions
  • Degree in business, commerce,  supply chain management, or related
  • (Near-)native Dutch/Flemish, fluency in (business) English, preferably French. 

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Notes:

The position will be based in Amsterdam and is open to applicants of all nationalities. However, only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered. Starting date of the assignment is foreseen as soon as possible.

Application:

Please send your application (max. 1 page motivation, max 2 page resume) no later than May 14, 2019 to recruitment.nl@ra.org mentioning ‘Account Manager BENELUX’ in the subject line. For questions about this position, please contact Sven Drillenburg via +31 20 5308000 or recruitment.nl@ra.org.