Bedrijf Corbion
Geplaatst op 01/06/2018
Standplaats Gorinchem
Werklocatie Arkelsedijk 46, 4206 AC, Gorinchem
Provincie Zuid-Holland
Aantal uren per week 40 uur
Dienstverband Vast
Carriereniveau Ervaren/Midcareer
Opleidingsniveau HBO


Do you want to dedicate to creating sustainable business growth for Corbion? As our Key Account Manager EMEA based in The Netherlands, you will formulate, execute and manage marketing and sales to strengthen our handling of key and large accounts in Home/Personal Care in EMEA region

As our Key Account Manager EMEA the main responsibility is to strengthen and grow the key and large accounts in the appointed field and to strengthen Corbion’s competitive position in EMEA. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Direct responsibility to maintain and grow existing and new accounts in the appointed area
  • Prepare innovative and specific account plans for medium and long-term growth
  • Find new business opportunities and drive the opportunity pipeline to achieve our mid-long term business goal
  • Establish and Maintain effective relationships with customers by gaining their trust and respect
  • Negotiate contracts, provide sales & technical support to customers with the support of Industry teams
  • Execute market and sales strategy at specific accounts in EMEA to maintain and grow sales
  • Understand competition in the market and secure the business by increased market presence

In this role you will participate in Industry Team initiatives (including budget, advertising, product development and industry events) to promote Corbion recognition in the market. As our new Key Account Manager you are required to travel throughout Europe and are preferably based in The Netherlands. You will report to the Sales Director Central and North Europe

About you
Your educational achievements are in the field of Chemicals and/or Commerce. As the successful candidate for the position of Key Account Manager EMEA you must also have:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in business to business environment in or Home/Personal Care industry or in Specialty Chemical
  • Experience in (Technical) Sales Management
  • Experience in Key and Large account management
  • Working experience in multinational companies
  • Experience in managing distributors and business partners
  • Strong customer focus and result oriented mindset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • German language skills would be beneficial

At Corbion, we look for employees who can:

SET CLEAR DIRECTION: Explain clearly where we are heading, why and how we will get there
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: Deliver results and quality while managing change
FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS: Consistently meet the expectations of internal and external customers
DELIVER THROUGH TEAMWORK: Engage, motivate, challenge and support employees and teams 
As the Key Account Manager EMEA we need you to go the extra mile, to embody our behaviors and show the following competencies: a supportive team member, drive for results and dedication 

Our offer 

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products
  • We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment

In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects

About us
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. We develop sustainable ingredient solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. We have factories in the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand and the United States. Corbion has a worldwide network of sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries. Quality, product innovation, and customer orientation are important attributes for our client, which is also characterized by being a collegial, informal and result-oriented company culture. Want to know more about what it's like to work at Corbion? Look at:

How to apply
Interested to join us? Please click on the 'Apply' button, apply online and tell us who you are by attaching your CV and cover letter 

For more information, please send an email to 
Only Dutch residents will be considered 

We will not respond to recruitment agency contact

Keywords: Vacancy, Full-time, Gorinchem, Account manager, Sales.