Business Development Manager North-America

Location TBD - Centre - East Coast N-America (NY - Carolina's )

Are you an entrepreneurial & target oriented business development manager, with passion for food and a proven track record of success? Are you ambitious to bring our business to the next level and team up with a group of dedicated specialists? In that case your challenge lies within the Aviko group. Reach out to us and share your passion with ours for potatoes?
Aviko is one of the four largest potato processors in the world, operating in more than 110 countries.
For this challenging job, we are looking for an entrepreneurial manager whose focus is to manage and develop Aviko’s team and customers in North America. Priority lies in the foodservice market\ Out of Home consumption. You will be responsible for growing our portfolio through the actual customer base and develop new business with our team, partners and distributors . You are able to develop our team and organize our structure for the future. The role comprises hands on sales management combined with business development through building strong trading relationships with end users, and business partners translating business leads and needs into product portfolio solutions that are beneficial for both Aviko and customers. Managing the activities for Aviko in North America, monitoring and reporting business performance with a focus on continuous improvement is an important part of your role. You report to Aviko HQ in the Netherlands.

If you want a role that aligns to your commercial acumen and business development skills in a global market-leading (Top-5) business, this role could be yours!
A proven successful track record in building a business and team combined with a deep passion for food in the foodservice market segment. You will be successful if you are an self-motivated, accurate and experienced professional, with a proven successful track record of more than 10 years in the north American foodservice segment. 
On top of that we are looking for:
  • A results oriented individual who has effective leadership skills and can act as our professional representative in North America
  • You are an energetic and convincing manager that combines a “heart, head and a gut”
  • You are energized in a fast paced, dynamic and changing business environment
  • You are able to mobilize and motivate a commercial team and have a strategic, analytical, business development wise hands-on, mentality
  • You are an experienced new business developer , that feels confident with market analysis, business development and reporting on budgeted\agreed plans
  • Passionate foodaholic, self-motivated and goal-orientated
A dynamic, financially healthy and globally oriented fast growing and moving consumer goods business. Aviko has a pragmatic hands-on , but professionally ambitious environment. Aviko offers a professional package fitting the job and expectations.
You will be part of a fast growing successful Aviko overseas team. Working from a central location in North America requires discipline and travelling .

Frequent travelling in North America as well to  Aviko HQ in Europe will be part of the job. Developing new business with the team, local brokers and distributors , direct with key accounts in foodservice operators will be your main activity. You will report directly to a member of the management board at Aviko HQ.
Aviko,  is part of Royal Cosun, a multibillion Euro company, with 3.500 employees, active in more than 120 countries worldwide. Aviko is the fastest growing and meanwhile main activity of Royal COSUN worldwide. At Aviko we have a mind-set & ethos of working as part of a “one-team for all” culture.
Is your profile matching and are you interested in the position of Business development manager North America at Aviko? And are you looking to bring out the best in yourself? Click the link at the bottom of this page to apply now. Our HR colleague: Mrs. Saskia Laning will take your application into consideration. If you have any questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact our recruitment department.

Checking references can be part of our selection procedure.