(vervuld) Regional Sales Manager Functional Ingredients

Functieprofiel / Job details

Recognize customer needs and translate into purposeful solutions to make the world healthier!

  • Inspire existing and potential customers about the benefits and features of the Sensus Frutafit® and Frutalose® chicory root fiber product portfolio.
  • Draw up yearly sales and (key) account plans for the assigned customers and / or distributors in Europe or other specific regions.
  • Negotiate annual agreements (prices and conditions), issue quotations, conclude contracts and investigate possibilities for new sales opportunities.
  • Prepare accurate forecasting, realize sales targets, report activities and build sustainable growth.
  • Close involvement with our Customer Service & Logistic department providing excellent service and deliveries of our products assuring customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure the development and maintain relationships with international customers, distributors via engaging with multiple stakeholders to analyze customer needs.
  • Initiate and coordinate projects with customers, maintain CRM system, project pipeline and convert identified new opportunities into concrete business.
  • Provide and present versatile (marketing, technological and nutritional content) information during customers visits; possibly supported by other disciplines.
  • Contribute to the development of new sales tools to inspire our customers and distributors.
  • Signal and keep track of trends and developments in the food and nutraceutical industry. Represent Sensus at exhibitions, events, seminars and other networking opportunities.
  • Reporting to the Manager Sales EMEA & LATAM.

Functie-eisen / Key aspects

Commercial driven Food Technologist

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Food Technology, Health Sciences or similar field.
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in the food industry in a ‘B2B’ environment.
  • Solid technical background and affinity with food products, nutrition and health ingredients.
  • You have up-to-date knowledge of the European food and specialty ingredients market.
  • International business orientation with good communication and excellent presentation skills.
  • Fluent in Dutch and in English and any other language is a plus.
  • Willing to travel frequently (mainly in Europe).
  • Living in the region Roosendaal, Breda, Rotterdam or region Antwerpen is a must.


  • Commercial drive and result oriented personality
  • Well organized and a team player
  • Excellent communicator
  • Pro-active and creative in solutions
  • Independent and positive
  • Portfolio management of customers’ projects
  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • Outgoing and energetic
  • International mindset

Bedrijfsprofiel / Company details

Sensus manufactures and supplies the innovative ingredients inulin and oligofructose, naturally present in chicory roots. Their chicory root fibers are broadly applied in the food and nutraceutical industry for fiber enrichment, sugar and/or fat replacement, or texturing properties. Moreover, they are proven to have beneficial properties for human health, and are widely used in healthy food products. Sensus has a dedicated team that works closely with customers and business partners, providing effective support in developing and marketing food products to contribute to healthier lives. They are inspired by inulin and this inspiration is our drive to create great tasting healthier products.

Sensus is part of Royal Cosun. A leading international cooperative, owned by around 9000 growers. Cosun unlocks the full potential of plants to create sustainable, smart plant solutions for current and future generations. Together with the five business groups Aviko, Cosun Beet Company, Duynie Group, Sensus and SVZ, Cosun develops food, food ingredients, animal feed, biobased products and green energy. Cosun works in a sustainable, circular and transparent way with more than 4,000 employees.

Sensus is looking for experienced foodtechnologist with B2B sales experience within the food ingredient sector. You will make the difference by managing, maintaining and building up relations with existing customers, prospects and business partners and you will work closely within a multi-disciplinary Marketing & Sales team with Customer service, Product management, Science, Technical support, Communication, Market intelligence.

Aanbod / Opportunity

You will join a professional team with motivated and inspired colleagues in a friendly and informal working environment. Sensus works together with Cosun headquarters in Breda and Cosun R&D at the new innovation center in Dinteloord whereby one can draw on additional research services, expertise and facilities to the Cosun business Groups. Sensus offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including a Cosun pension. In addition Sensus offers great development and training opportunities

Standplaats / Location

Roosendaal (West Brabant) in the Netherlands/hybride

Extra informatie / Additional information

Sensus has outsourced the recruitment and selection for the position of Regional Sales Manager Functional Ingredients exclusively to Grow Recruitment. For more information, please contact Karen Zaaijer on +31 (0) 6 460 000 58 or  Annemieke Bouwmeester on +31 (0)6 27 53 24 63. Applications strictly via www.grow-recruitment.com.
For more information about Sensus, please visit www.inspiredbyinulin.com

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