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Business Development Manager Food – Amsterdam


IMCD is a leading Trading House in specialty products for the Food and Personal Care industry worldwide. This AEX-listed company offers a sustainable, high-quality, and natural portfolio of vegetable oils, butters, preservatives, antioxidants and skin care actives. The in-house laboratory ensures a high-quality, innovative, and ethically sourced product portfolio and assists clients in creating new applications for their customer base.

The Food division, brand name “Jan Dekker”, offers unique and successful solutions for a very diverse range of well-known producers and brands.

Lens, Executive Search is looking for a passionate and energetic technical food expert in the role of:

Global Business Development Manager

with the commercial knowhow to further develop and execute the business strategy

About you
You love to work with customers to deliver high-end commercial product solutions and you can do so because of your in-depth technical knowledge of the food production industry and your passion for this dynamic and highly innovative world. You take the lead in input for the research and development of technically high standard solutions for our client’s customers.

Your challenge:

  • Further develop and execute the business development strategy
  • Manage and establish relationships with potential and existing customers
  • Translate trends, opportunities and (customer) demands from the market into technical solutions and products
  • Educate the internal stakeholders like your sales and marketing colleagues, on products, technical research, and solutions.

What you bring:

  • You work on an Academic level
  • You have 5+ years of successful technical and commercial experience in the dynamic playing field of food production. You combine both worlds, technical and commercial, into an energetic mix that brings profitable growth
  • You’re an “out-of-the-box” thinker, poised on innovation and improvement
  • You have excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, and know how to operate with diverse in- and external stakeholders
  • You have a pragmatic, hands-on approach, solution thinking is second nature to you.
  • IMCD is working with Lens, Executive Search in Amsterdam, to fill this role with the best possible candidate. Please contact Bart Heerdink on or, alternatively, call +31.20.4623060 to start the conversation about your fit with the position and the company.
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