*POSITION FILLED* – We’re hiring: Account / Sales Manager (m/f) – Convenience and vegetarian


Vaessen-Schoemaker is an internationally active, rapidly growing company located in Deventer. Vaessen-Schoemaker is not just a food ingredient supplier. For over 70 years we think in market oriented concepts for the food industry, strongly grounded in technology.

We are a partner for our customers, we develop the full concept, and eventually become their core ingredient supplier. Our largest markets are producers in the bakery, convenience, meat and fish industries. We always start from functionality, binding, texture, shelf-life and taste. We work with a selected number of customers, partners that have the same heart-beat as us: making differentiating food concepts better every day. Furthermore, we are actively engaged in the protein-transition, for instance you can see our recent initiative: ‘The Future of Meat is Green’.

Ambition, innovation and quality are the pillars of the company’s current success. Our employees are the heart of our business; they are dedicated and passionate. The work culture is dynamic, with short communication lines in an informal, easy-going setting. To support this ambition, we are looking for an immediate reinforcement of our commercial team:

Account / Sales Manager – Focus: Convenience and vegetarian (early or mid-career)
Ӏ Customer-oriented Ӏ Passionate Ӏ Foodie Ӏ Street-wise Ӏ Team player Ӏ Dedicated Ӏ Accurate Ӏ Stress-tolerant Ӏ Strong communication skills Ӏ Business Savvy Ӏ Internationally engaged

What you will be doing:
As a commercial star you will be in strong collaboration with our technical team to bring our innovative concepts to the market. You will be allocated some existing customers and projects. You will start with a market scan of convenience companies and companies actively working on vegetarian products. Together with the team establish the right approach. You have a nose for business. That means you are able to select the right customers with whom we have the right fit, and will work on projects that generate success both for the customers and us.

You will report directly to the commercial director or one of the sales team members, depending on your job level.

Your work environment:
We expect you to actively contribute to the further professionalization and growth of Vaessen-Schoemaker. In addition to the standard duties, we highly appreciate a proactive attitude: you will not only be active in pure sales activities, but create fundamentally sound plans and bases for market communication.

Your profile:
You love building connections with your customers and understand their decision making processes. Furthermore you recognize yourself in the following points:

  • Bachelor or master work and intellectual level;
  • A business or technical background, and affinity with both;
  • You are an early career (2-4 years’ work experience) or ready for the next step in your career (<8 year experience);
  • Preferably available for 5 days a week with at least 32 working hours;
  • Willing to travel;
  • Fluent in English and preferably Dutch, spoken and written, additional languages are a plus (French, German, Spanish);
  • Analytical and open minded;
  • Being an active, sporty type is a big plus;
  • And a “gezellige” team player.

All right, we understand we have described our dream candidate here. Providing you tick some of the boxes, feel free to apply and have a coffee with us.

What can we offer you?

  • A permanent contract;
  • Being part of an enthusiastic team in an ambitious and successful SME;
  • A learning environment, work hard, play hard;
  • A competitive salary with good employee benefits, matching a commercial role.

Then apply right away by sending a brief cover letter and CV to Jeroen Tromp (HR) () before October 4. For more information on the position, please do not hesitate to contact Coen van Oorschot, commercial director (+31 6 51359150).

Please do not make use of this vacancy as an acquisition opportunity.