Cargill Account manager - Retail in Izegem, Belgium

Account manager - Retail

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Manage the retail and food service bottled oil business for Germany and selected eastern EU countries according to GEOS strategy, linking up with the internal functions for successful deployment of actions plans for products and service delivery.

This position will also play a key role in working with team-members across the organization to strengthen our customer approach and developing profitable solutions for our customers. The account manager is the main contact for our both local and multinational retail / food service customers. Goal is to be a trusted advisor, with knowledge of the retail sector, to our customers and take responsibility for all commercial matters, including supply chain optimization and contract agreements.

Strategy and market understanding. Business follow-up

  • Defines and deploy a strategy and budget for the market aligned with GEOS strategy and annual operating plan. Keeps accurate record of market &competition environment with appropriate tools (

  • Identify and communicate value-creation opportunities. Frequent contact with Customer Service, Product Managers and fellow Sales Team . Link to Olive Oil production (Dcoop) and external stakeholders for implementing business development strategy.

  • Review and report frequently marketplace highlights, explore trends and changes in trade structure and consumer demand

  • Follows up and analyzes the financial data and the performance of the business

Customer management

  • Manage German retail/ Food service, export and industry customers at a national/international level, targeting sales and marketing objectives defined for your area . Constantly in contact and follow up key customers. Is alert to identify opportunities and anticipates risks

  • Negotiates prices and framework contract. Follows up on sales and contract execution (from order to payment) . Manages sales contracts pipeline.

  • Proactively pursues new products/services/concepts to offer new value propositions, looking for adding value and differentiation from our competition. Implement Olive Oil growth strategy.

  • Collaborates with FSQR to ensure legal compliance of products and packaging meet local requirements

  • Follow up of contract execution and commercial relationship with VDM Deutschland (agency business)

Account management

  • Connects and collaborates with all functional areas and production sites to ensure the optimal fulfillment of commitment made to our customers

  • Sales administration duties (forecasts, IBP accuracy, overrun, overdue, monthly TGP, etc)

  • Review packaging designs and new developments with operations and supply chain

  • Review contractual issues and legal risks with GEOS legal team, holds accurate records

  • Follow up on supply chain optimization processes, proposes and implements new logistic solutions

  • Participation in projects, including innovative initiatives


Required Qualifications

  • University degree (economics, business administration, other similar)

  • At least 3 years of experience in retail sales, inside sales or in retail central buying and/or supply chain.

  • Skilled user of MS Office and software applications

  • German retail market knowledge, knowledge about Food Service market desirable

  • Fluent in German and English language

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid background in Sales, Marketing, Sales Administration

  • Business development experience

  • Experience in working for a large organization, involving multi -sites and –countries contacts

Job Sales

Primary Location Belgium-VWV-Izegem

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: IZE00260