Job offer - Sales Manager and Quality Assurance Supervisor

Fresh Del Monte is one of the world's leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as leading producer and distributor of prepared food across the globe. For more information see www.freshdelmonte.com.

As part of Fresh Del Monte, Del Monte (Holland) BV is serving mainly the Benelux & Northern Europe countries. The company is located in Bleiswijk.

To strengthen the commercial team we are looking for a Sales Manager.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will be responsible for:
- Daily sales to existing and new customers in the Northern Europe area.
- Conducting market research to identify selling possibilities and evaluate customer needs, for both existing and new product lines,
- Actively seeking new sales opportunities through cold calling, networking, etc.,
- Setting up meetings with potential clients,
- Preparing and delivering appropriate presentations on products/ services,
- Participating on behalf of the company in exhibitions or conferences,
- Negotiating/closing deals and handle complaints,
- Collaborating with team as one to achieve overall better results.

We are looking for a candidate who is/has:
- Proven (minimum 5 years) experience as a sales manager or relevant role,
- Excellent communication skills,
- Fluent in written and spoken Dutch, English and German.
- Experienced ERP user and knowledge of MS Office,
- Thorough understanding of marketing and negotiating techniques,
- Fast learner and passion for sales,
- Self-motivated with a results-driven approach

We offer:
- Permanent full time position in a challenging international environment.
- Competitive benefits package

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To strengthen the Quality team we are also looking for a Quality Assurance Supervisor in Antwerp

Reporting to the Regional Manager QA Fresh you will be responsible for:

- To ensure compliance to customer product specifications and service levels.
- Inspect rejections from customers up on return to ensure accurate & timely communication to the whole team and external sources as required.
- To be primary interface for daily quality issues from commercial colleagues & to action their enquiries regarding quality.
- Maintain and ensuring proper understanding of produce quality and safety is obtained by QC personnel
- Assist Quality Manager in designing & implementation of quality assurance policy / quality management system (QMS) ensuring it is efficient, implemented and is effective.
- To develop and use training tools to ensure the training frame work is kept up to date and accurate.
- To ensure that company QC procedures and adhered to and updated.
- To oversee/control the quality assurance systems and standards of product packed at third party sites by handling and analysing claims if required.
- To liaise with technical manager & suppliers to help prevent repeat rejection issues.
- Train quality inspectors

We are looking for a candidate who is/has:

- University degree in Agronomy/Horticulture or related agricultural studies (experience at field level)
2-5  years’ experience with fresh produce
- Specific knowledge of Quality Control, Quality Management and Certifications (GAP, IFS, BRC, HACCP, SCS).
- English fluently is a MUST. Other language is a plus
- Good analytic skills
- Excel, power point
- Be able to work under pressure
- Professional, well organized, establishing and following Processes and Procedures
- Able to work independently and travel as required
- Teamwork

We offer:
- Permanent full time position in a challenging international environment.
- Competitive salary package.

If you are interested in this role as Sales Manager or Quality Assurance Supervisor, please send your CV to MR. Daniel Weck - HR Manager Germany & Holland
dweck@freshdelmonte.com 


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