Nestlé Professional, Puljonki Oy
Do you have a passion for food and sales? Are you a result focused and highly energetic relationship builder? Would you like to develop in an exciting international environment with many stimulating challenges and committed colleagues? Then this could be an opportunity for you!
At Nestlé Professional Food we are now looking for a new Sales Manager for Finland based in our Finnish head office in Keilaniemi Espoo. You will report to our Nordic Sales & Marketing Manager Professional Food based in Copenhagen. The local team in Finland, which you will be managing, counts four team members and drives the sales of the Puljonki, OSCAR & Hälsans Kök brands.
The position as Sales Manager represents a great opportunity to work in an exciting category with big growth potential. We are a dedicated, passionate, dynamic and a very tight team that work to exceed our customers' expectations. Our working culture is characterized by a passion for food, where everyone is expected to contribute. You will be important in driving the future direction of our team. Periodically, the work pace is high, but we always have fun together!
In this role you will have a large network; internally, in Nestlé Professional food, within Nestlé Nordics, and externally, with our customers.
Your responsibility and tasks
As Sales Manager you will take on a dual role. You will be responsible for identifying and building new opportunities for long-term growth, and for creating long-term, lasting and trusting relationships with our customers and key decision makers. Simultaneously you will be expected to lead our sales team all of whom have a culinary background.
In our team we grow sales through solutions and by supporting our customers in finding opportunities for sales growth. We spend a lot of our time in our customer’s kitchens where we see the needs of our customers and show case our superior quality products. We need someone therefore, who is both relationship oriented yet comfortable with analysis work.
The desired area of residence lies within the capital area of Helsinki or the surrounding area as the area of operation is mostly Southern Finland. Some travel is required in the position and we estimate you to be on the road around three days a week.
Your experiences and qualifications
In order to be successful in this role we see that you have previous experience from a commercial role within a food or a beverage organization. You might previously have held a position as Key Account Manager or Sales Manager. Business acumen will be key. In this position you need a highly developed ability to think and act commercially as well as strong negotiating, communication and presentation skills. You should feel comfortable preparing business cases and drawing up business plans, this while coaching and developing your sales team. Preferably you have already gained experience in people management.
We see that you have a university degree, are fluent in Finnish and English and we assume you are PC literate.
Are you a passionate professional?
We are first and foremost looking for someone with a passion for sales and strong relationship building skills who likes challenges and changes. In addition, we believe that you are:
- Interested in food and cooking, perhaps you are even a trained chef
- Highly self-motivated and driven
- Strategic: you have a long-term outlook in terms of both customer relationships and potential business wins.
There’s more to life at Nestlé
We guarantee that you will never get bored at Nestlé. Our people enjoy a fast-paced environment and embrace challenges as opportunities to grow. Through self-motivation, determination, and enthusiasm you will have a chance to directly influence your own career and development. We work as a dynamic team of motivated professionals who strive to excel. Moreover, our people believe in respectful collaborating, sharing ideas and having fun together every day. We share the passion to succeed and commitment to enhance people’s lives.
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Are you interested?
Welcome to submit your CV and motivated application in English and with salary request as soon as possible but no later than on 15th of November 2020. For further questions about the position, please contact Lars Becker, Sales & Marketing Manager on +45 5159 0700. Please note that we will only accept applications that are sent to us via our Careers site.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!