Sales & Business Development - Foodservice Denmark
Would you like to use your knowledge and skills to grow our food service business? Are you up to new challenges, continuous learning at a rapid rate and want to be trusted with real responsibility and ownership – then join our Nordic team and be the owner of the Danish wholesale and customer foodservice market as the new Sales & Business development professional!
Location: Sweden Malmö area
Hybrid working as you will have your customers on Denmark and the Office in Stockholm
About the position
At this moment, we are the world's biggest food production company for Plant-Based products. We are known for our brands like Rama, , Becel, Flora and Violife.. We have both a retail business as well as a growing Foodservice team. Our vision for a "Better Plant-Based Future" drives positive change in people's health, their daily lives, and our planet's sustainability. Important within Upfield is the focus on strong performing cross-category teams, to drive the most profitable growth, and development as teams and as individuals.
The Foodservice channel is a key profitable growth division for Upfield.
The budgeted target growth ambitions will be achieved through the efficient implementation of a combination of wholesale planning and promotional activities as well as channel driven solution initiatives. These initiatives are designed to build superior relationships through helping our customers and operators improve their business performance and profitability.
Our customers range from the traditional wholesale route to market, through smaller chain operators, and some of the leading foods brands on the high street. We also have a growing business that supplies select ingredients to the manufacturing base.
Read more here: www.violifeprofessional.com and as the brand “Denmark Upfield Professional” is soon to be Violife Professional: www.upfieldprofessional.com/da-dk.
So what does it take to be successful in this role?,
You have 5+ years’ experience in Food business, especially developing relationship with the customers. Wide industry connection is a plus. You will need to have a deep understanding of the traditional food service customer landscape (activation like fairs) as well as rising channels: have an entrepreneurial mindset around it. Traditional wholesale planning and negotiation is a key point for this role as well. At Upfield the adaptability and agility is as it is defined: able to cope with change, think on their feet and even more so know how to prioritize there where there are never enough hours in a day. Externally you will work quite standalone for the Danish market so that should suit your personality, internally we have a tight nit team working for the Nordics. Swedish and Danish full on language skills would be awesome.
So if you thrive in a fast-paced environment, want to develop yourself beyond imagination, able to motivate by developing compelling stories for the field and customers on the Violife brand, this is yours to win!
If this position sounds interesting, please hit the apply button now! If you have additional questions, you can send myself, Milou van Regteren a message on +31 615697958 or Milou.vanRegteren@upfield.com
We understand your resume might not be up to date, we recommend that you apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements stated in the description, but we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this role or other roles.
The deadline to apply for this position is May 15. After the first screening of a resume, we could invite you for a Video interview with me.
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