Perfetti Van Melle Benelux B.V in Antwerpen

Regional Sales Manager Belgium

Are you ready for a (literally!) fresh start to your career? Our colleagues at the Sales department are ready to work with you to ensure that everyone can enjoy our delicious freshmakers and sweets every day.

Regional Sales Manager

North (Flanders – Brussels)

Responsible for the Flemish team

Perfetti Van Melle is an innovative and dynamic company with a passion for sweets and chewing gum. Perfetti Van Melle’s products have been part of people’s lives for decades, ranging from international favorites such as Mentos, Mentos Gum, Fruittella, Chupa Chups, Look-O-Look, Smint, Frisk and the Dutch liquorice brand Klene. For more than one hundred years we have been allowed to invent, make and sell the most fun and delicious sweets under the family name Perfetti Van Melle. We make this happen, together with 18,000 colleagues worldwide!

This is what your fresh start as Regional Sales Manager will look like:

As Regional Sales Manager you will be the inspirational leader for your Flemish team and drive them constantly to the next level. You will develop the specific needs of your team members and reinforce their strengths by using a tailormade approach.

The successful applicant will join a passionate team where the emphasis is on growing the business to its full potential. If you've ever wanted to work with great brands within an environment that is all about making it happen, Perfetti Van Melle is a great place to ignite your sales career and offers real opportunities for personal and professional development. Have a quick look in our organization here!

Your core tasks in a nutshell:

  • You will challenge your team to use all available data and coach them in daily use of it in order to increase their performance;
  • You will support in developing and implementing the current strategic vision;
  • You will be responsible for data analysis from the Belgian field force and be the spoc for reporting. Therefore you need to be in the office in Breda (every Tuesday);
  • You will be responsible for achieving sales and distribution targets in supermarkets and convenience channels;
  • You will be responsible for optimizing our client network.

The ingredients of Perfetti Van Melle, does it include your taste?

You will work at the third largest confectionery group in the world - and second in Europe. But we want to continue to grow and become the best at making candy, where we can use all the help of our colleagues!

We see our employees as the most important ingredient and therefore we have something for everyone:

  • Empowering: Everyone has every opportunity to develop and make a difference. For example, we have a huge range of (tailor-made) training courses.

  • Fun: Who doesn't actually dream of working at a candy factory? We would also like to maintain our family atmosphere, because that makes us unique and has brought us to where we are today. We do everything to make you feel at home with us, such as an annual beach volleyball and hockey tournament. But also an annual CSR day to be committed to the community.

  • Innovation: We must respond to the ongoing social debate on sugar and health, but also to deal with issues such as: environmental pollution, packaging and food safety. Enough challenges!

  • Dynamic: It may sound cliché, but with branches in more than 30 countries, we are a dynamic and vibrant organization.

The ideal recipe for our Regional Sales Manager:

These are, in our opinion, the ideal ingredients to make this role a success:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Marketing or Sales;
  • Proven Track record with at least 2 years of People Leadership Experience;
  • High level of empathy and shows ambition;
  • Native Dutch speaking and a good knowledge of French;
  • Strong experience in negotiating with the ability to build strong powerful customer relationships;
  • Driven to attain revenue/performance growth goals by staying customer-focused;
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate with others to help make decisions when issues arise, ensuring the best interests of both the client and company are met;
  • Confident and process driven with a proven track record in problem solving;
  • Strong ability to demonstrate a clear vision with the ability to effectively support and grow existing accounts, managing and developing existing relationships to mutual benefit;
  • Proven supervisory skills;
  • Preferably living in the region of Antwerp and/or max 1 hour from Breda.

Got interested?

Are you starting to feel like it and are you taking the Sales to a higher level? Then we would like to meet you! Let us hear from you via the "apply" button and maybe we will meet soon.For more information, please contact Amber Dorré via email ([email protected]).

This vacancy is outstanding both internally and externally at the same time.

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