Junior Account Manager


As a Junior Account Manager, you will be responsible for several accounts and/or specific regions in Europe. You will take care of managing the sales to these accounts with a focus on growth and launching new projects with these accounts. In addition, you will be developing new accounts within the region to increase our market penetration. 

You will be working in close cooperation with your colleagues in the sales team, the customer operations team, quality department as well as the teams in the origins where are products are being produced. You will be based out of our office in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

As Junior Account Manager at Olam Spices you will…

  • Be trained on-the-job 
  • Aim to grow into a Key Account Manager position 
  • Be responsible for several accounts across Europe with the purpose to optimize the service level and realizing business growth 
  • Build, develop and maintain constructive and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders at our customers
  • Be responsible for pro-actively developing sales opportunities with existing and new customers
  • Manage contract negotiations in close cooperation with the respective product origin teams
  • Negotiate pricing, conditions and other aspects to close deals
  • Maintain and manage your project pipeline actively, provide sales forecasts and visit reports with clear objectives and actions 
  • Collaborate intensively with your sales colleagues, customer operations team and product origin teams 
  • Report to the Head of Sales EMEA
  • Travel up to 30% of your time to customers and Olam origins

We are looking for someone…

  • With a passion for food and keen interest in following and identifying trends and developments in the international food industry
  • With a go-getter attitude, perfectly at ease in a sales & marketing role
  • With maximum 3 years of work experience
  • With a Bachelor degree or higher 
  • Creative in finding solutions, a strategic thinker who also takes action and executes. 
  • Results oriented with good negotiation skills and the ability to link short term goals with long term goals for customers and Olam
  • A natural born people person, with very good listening skills and with the ability to create strong relationships with customers
  • Flexible and open to new situations and people, enthusiastic, assertive, commercially minded, with a hunger for new learnings and fun to work with
  • Able to fluently communicate in both English and at least one additional main European language

What Olam has to offer…

  • A position in one of the fastest growing and most sustainable companies in the food and agri-industry
  • Competitive salary + variable bonus 
  • Pension scheme
  • High responsibility and working in a hands on, entrepreneurial, open and informal organization
  • Regular social events and activities with your team and the entire Rotterdam office

For more information about this vacancy you can contact us via + 3188-5678 323. If you are interested in this role and connect to the aforementioned profile, we will be please to see your application and CV via the application form.

We are a leading and fast-growing agri-business supplying food, ingredients and raw materials to over 22,000 customers. Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 72,000 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built a global leadership position in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Edible Nuts and Spices. We also provide extensive support services from product development to risk management and agri-logistics. 

At Olam, we have put sustainability at the heart of our business, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because there are clear business benefits. We are driven by our ambitious corporate Purpose to Re-imagine Global Agriculture within our ethos of Growing Responsibly.  

Our vision is to be the most differentiated and valuable global agri-business by 2040. To realize our vision, we need an ambitious and inspired workforce with a relentless passion for food, agriculture and sustainability. 

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