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Account Manager

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. In 2009, Bayer opened a state of the art office building in Diegem. Here, around 300 employees work in our sales organisations for the divisions Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, Crop Science and the business unit Animal Health and in support and corporate services. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change., Looking for a kick start of your commercial career in the agriculture business? In our Junior Account Manager role, you will drive our Tomato Fresh High Tech business growth within our Crop Science business unit for the Belgium, Netherlands, France and UK region. As Junior Account Manager, you will mainly be on the road to see clients with a travel percentage of approx. 40% throughout your assigned region. You don't have to be at the office in Diegem that often, so you can be located anywhere in Belgium. In this role, you will be part of an entrepreneural and dynamic International team of sales, marketing and product development specialists, focusing on the Tomato High Tech business. You will be reporting directly to the Crop Sales Manager. With over 1,200 seed varieties in ~25 vegetable crops, Nunhems is a world-renowned brand in the hybrid seed industry. Our breeding programs are able to deliver innovative products which in turn help improve our

+ Werken bij Bayer Zonder onze toegewijde medewerkers in onze labo's, kantoren en productiefaciliteiten, had Bayer nooit met al die uitvindingen kunnen komen die onze levenskwaliteit verbeteren. Onze mensen zijn onze belangrijkste troef en we zorgen dan ook voor opleidingen en persoonlijke ontwikkeling, zodat zij experts in hun domein blijven doorheen hun carrière. Overzicht + o Overzicht o Studenten o Starters o Professionals * Solliciteren + Hoe word je één van ons Om je meer inzicht te geven in het sollicitatieproces bij Bayer, brengen we de hele procedure voor je in kaart - van het vinden van vacatures tot uitgenodigd worden voor een gesprek. Overzicht + o Overzicht o Hoe solliciteren o Het sollicitatiegesprek o Events * Ontdek onze teams + o Ontdek onze teams o Farm team in Nunhem * Bayer in de Benelux + Bayer in de Benelux Bayer is al meer dan 100 jaar stevig verankerd in de Benelux. We hebben ruim 1.600 medewerkers op zes locaties: Brussel, Diegem, Gent, Maastricht, Mijdrecht en Nunhem. Overzicht + o Overzicht o Divisies o Locaties o Ons aanbod * Testimonials + Testimonials Zonder de inzet en het doorzettingsvermogen van onze medewerkers zou Bayer niet het sterke Life Science bedrijf zijn dat het vandaag is. Maak op deze pagina kennis met een aantal van onze medewerkers en lees hoe zij hun werkdagen bij Bayer ervaren. Overzicht, customers' business growth and profitability. We serve the vegetable produce industry and supply chain worldwide, and are among the world's four leading vegetable seed companies. But what sets us apart is that we focus as much on customers as on seeds. Bayer was the first company in vegetable seeds to replace country organizations by Crop Teams. Focusing on a single crop, these groups of experts are responsible for bringing together the company's global resources for the benefit of local growers. Your main tasks and responsibilities Sales * Plan, review, adapt and execute the annual and/or more annual sales plan for the crop in the entire country in line with Marketing & Sales (M&S) strategy in order to match the plan with the production plan and stock. * Support the Crop Sales Manager in the steering and peer-coaching of the Sales Specialists in other areas in order to achieve the sales targets for the crop in your assigned region. * Introduce company, product to (potential) national and international customers in line with M&S strategy in order to inform and acquire customers. * Formulate and negotiate with customers regarding annual and/or more annual contracts and concepts, within broader guidelines, in order to realize the short term sales targets and the long term partnership relation. * Steer the Customer Team to assure all aspects for the correct development of the projects being carried out with the strategic customers being the most proactive link to always anticipate the critical path and avoid failure. * Direct involvement in international or cross-border projects with customers is a part of your work. Marketing * Provide market, price, and product information regarding the crop in the country in order to contribute to the formulation of the M&S plan in the international crop team. * Report to management in order to inform about proceedings in sales and the consequences for the other departments. Cash Management * Take care of the money collection in line with the financial policy and the payment terms in order to ensure sufficient cash flow. Product Development * Contribute to the trial program in line with M&S strategy in order to come up with proposals regarding the assortment. * Initiate the introduction of new varieties and propose on price level, and product forms in order to contribute to commercial success of new varieties., + Innovaties & oplossingen + Ontplooiing & teamwerk + Beter leven & uitdagingen + Waarden en verhalen + Reputatie & impact * Werken bij Bayer + Studenten + Starters + Professionals * Solliciteren + Hoe solliciteren + Het sollicitatiegesprek + Events * Ontdek onze teams + Farm team in Nunhem * Bayer in de Benelux + Divisies + Locaties + Ons aanbod * Testimonials + Sanne Geuskens + Cindy Lemaen + Carine Van Caelenberg + Fred Sievers + Jos Tholen + Jelmer de Vries + Brenda van Schaijk + Ronny Danckaert + Marc Sneyders * Social wall

* You have recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. * Affinity with agriculture and knowledge of high tech green house or crops is required to be successful in this role. * Some work experience or previous experience from an internship that demonstrates a track record achieving business growth is a big plus. * Both oral and written knowledge of Dutch, French and English is mandatory. * You don't have an issue with travelling. * Sound interpersonal skills; ability to listen, to analyze customer needs and to build strong relations with different stakeholders. * Social versatility and the ability to adapt to different cultures and social levels. * High level of commercial and communication skills. * Natural networker with a go-getting attitude to realize further growth of the business. * Team worker with the ability to work in a matrix organization and mentor colleagues in the sales activity. What Bayer offers you At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. Bayer employees benefit from good employment conditions, such as: * excellent salary including vacation allowance, smartphone and expense allowances; * performance bonus and year end premium; * 34 days off; * group insurance which contains a defined contribution pension plan, life insurance and disability plan and hospitalization insurance; * an inspiring working environment with professional and committed colleagues; * a successful innovative organization; * international career possibilities; * challenges and possibilities to learn and to develop; * personal comfort services.

Bayer is een pionier in de gezondheid van mens, dier en plant. Wij komen met oplossingen voor een duurzame toekomst van onze planeet. Een baan bij Bayer houdt in dat je je passie in de praktijk kan brengen en echt het verschil maken. Ontdek wat Bayer jou kan bieden., Interested in this job? Are you the go-getter to further grow our Crop Business? Send us your cv and motivation letter by clicking the 'Apply' button! If you have any questions about the position, you can contact Katrien Mertens ( via +32 2 535 64 49., Info-Hotline: +32 2 535 66 99, URL:

Account Manager

Bayer, Machelen
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Interim Manager, Sales Manager, Junior Project Engineer, Graduate, Industry, Account Manager
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