Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Food & Beverage
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 05,2022
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
    • Career Consultation

    Category Manager EMEA - Bakery ingredients

    Standplaats: Amsterdam regio
    Provincie: Balkh
    Eind Datum: 30-04-2022
    Bedrijf: Global Ingredients 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 – Bakery 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 – Bakery Ingredients must have a strong track record within the B2B Bakery & Biscuits 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 Bakery & Biscuits
    • 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/ Director 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

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