Key Account Manager Assistant Retail 

About us 

People around the world are embracing plant-based foods for both health and ethical reasons. We are the authority in plant-based nutrition and the leading producer of plant-based spreads globally. Our vision for a “Better Plant-Based Future” drives positive change in people’s health, their daily lives and our planet’s sustainability. With our expertise in food and nutrition, we are leading in this new era focused on more natural ingredients, clean labelling and processes that deliver healthier products that are great tasting and have superior quality. Around the world, consumers know and love our iconic products, examples in Belgium are SOLO, PRO-ACTIV, BECEL, PLANTA and EFFI. 

Job Purpose 

You have the opportunity to help grow Plant Power within the Belgian Retail market, as Key Account Manager Assistant Retail you will assist the Key Account Management team for a selection of well-known retailers in Belgium. Thanks to your customer orientation and bias for action you will be able to implement our plans with excellence in execution 

Led by the Sales director Retail and in close collaboration with the account management team and the field team you will contribute to having our products available in the market in the best way possible, facilitating the full capability of our local go to market organization and putting pant based foods on as many tables as possible. Your capability to get things done on time and in full, next to your ability to build great operational contacts at our customers will help us to maintain and improve the level of our collaboration in order to achieve our business growth targets. 

Our great and well-known brands, the exciting journey of plant-based products and the effect the reduction of carbon footprint brings to the world, will provide a great challenge and development of the company and our employees. Working with us gives you opportunity to grow and learn every day in an entrepreneurial team set up. 

The role 

We are currently looking for a as Key Account Manager Assistant to join our Retail Sales team in our Brussels office, who will directly report to the Sales Director Retail 

As Key Account Manager Assistant at Upfield you will have an exciting opportunity to own the execution of the customer plans and build customer relationships in order to grow our business through excellence in execution. You will be accountable for delivering great operational execution of the customer business plan together with the Key Account Manager through perfect mastery of the both Upfield’s processes and tools as well as the customer’s processes and tools. When operational issues might occur, you will be the operational expert that helps making the best of such situations. 



Key Accountabilities 

Continuously follow up, evaluate and optimize the operational execution of our plans 

End responsibility on several operational customer communication topics 

Work in cross-category teams with marketing, category management, supply chain and finance to drive operational performance 

Prepare all operational information needed for the upcoming field fore Sales cycle 

Secure internal and external administration and communication. 

Provide customer operational understanding to the entire business. 


Key Requirements 

Bachelor degree or equivalent by experience in an operational sales context 

A customer focused attitude combined with strong executional skills 

Good understanding of business operations or ability to learn quickly 

Ability to structure your work, and deliver a multitude of operational tasks on time in full 

Hands-on, enterpreneurial mindset 

Ability to work both independently and as a team member 

Good knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn other IT business tools 

Dutch & French language in Fluent – Good level and understanding of English.  


You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact.  

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career.  

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete. 

Please apply below, or if you do have any additional questions, you can always reach out to Bakr Haltout Rhouni (Recruiter), using or +31611922716. 

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now! 

About Upfield 

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet. Upfield has a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started. 

We take quality seriously and around the world we taste products every 30 seconds. We take our consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of our new innovations before they hit the shelve  

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.   

We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table. We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business. We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers. 

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.