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Key Account Manager - Protein Europe

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Job ID 119466 Date posted 06/01/2021 Location : Schiphol, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Key Account Manager will focus on medium- to long-term planning and face-to-face selling. In this role, you will help sell a variety of our protein products, services and solutions, for an assigned group of existing and potential clients. We seek a results-oriented professional who will participate in building medium- to long-range sales plans and preparing strategies to protect, grow and diversify customer relationships.  The role will focus on Benelux initially.  Relevant work experience in Germany is also preferred.

Key Accountabilities

  • Help identify and lead interactions with assigned group of customers to resolve sales opportunities.
  • Participate in resolving problems and ensuring customers receive high-quality service.
  • With minimal mentorship, develop client retention and growth plans and strategies for developing profitable business with assigned accounts.
  • Review and report on customer retention, business opportunities and market trends.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Degree in business, economics/finance, engineering, or other related disciplines
  • Minimum of four years of related sales and business development experience
  • Experience in the food industry,
  • Strong communication and inter-personnel relationship skills
  • Proven track record in delivering outstanding business results
  • Fluent in English


  • Bachelor or master degree in business or economics
  • Minimum of seven years of related work experience
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural team
  • Proven experience in Food (meat) or agriculture industry knowledge and market dynamics
  • Fluent in English, Dutch, and German (pre)
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