Do you like to manage existing customers and acquire new ones, and grow business through exciting targets? You are able to deal with the new customers, negotiate pricing terms and you know the sweet spot between buying and selling.

International travel is part of your job in an environment with a strong commercial ethos, do you want to be one of the young energetic teams for a large international company? Then keep reading!

You are not afraid to go out and find new partnerships to do business with. Key skills are being able to thrive during difficult circumstances and finding opportunities that other people do not see that fast. Hunting is in your genes and therefore, you are good at cold calling and closing the deal. You are confident, charismatic, positive, proactive, and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Our client, a global trading company covering a total of 75+ countries in the FMCG industry. The company offers a fast-growing and international work environment in which you get to be an entrepreneur, working on your own market and region, cooperating with an ambitious team.


  • Work with 80% of your time in developing new business while 20% is growing the existing portfolio of accounts.
  • Manage the business with your suppliers and customers; keep track of your offers and inquiries, pending deals, and market developments.
  • Understand your trading market and know when to sell and buy, as well as to what margin.
  • Negotiate prices, payment, and delivery terms.
  • Keep always on the lookout for new business opportunities with a focus on your own market, but you are free to act global and look across any border.
  • Work with the Logistics Team to close and deliver deals to your customers and suppliers.
  • Ensure your suppliers’ and clients’ financial and account information is up to date


  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in economics or business.
  • You are fluent in English and one other language: Spanish, Italian, French, or Mandarin.
  • You have at least several years of experience in business development in an active sales/purchase/trading position.
  • You are familiar with working with KPI.
  • You enjoy spending 50% (or more) of your work time traveling to different countries.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and a demonstrated ability in creating new business opportunities.
  • You thrive on challenging targets and you (over)achieve them.
  • You possess good mathematical, communication, and presentation skills.
  • You set priorities, you can juggle tasks, and you meet your deadlines.
  • You hold a valid driving license.


  • Attractive remuneration a competitive salary & bonus, benefits package, vacation days, pension, travel cost reimbursement.
  • Flexible working hours, lunch in the company own restaurant and Friday drinks at company top floor’s bar, team events.
  • Opportunity to grow in an international team, professional development plan.
  • Open ears for innovations and ideas.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

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Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH2213_1641502920
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Consumer Goods & Retail
Job Locations: The Hague area
Job Types: Permanent

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