Hello, we’re innocent, and we’re here to make it easy for people to do themselves some good (whilst making it taste nice too). We started innocent in 1999 after selling our smoothies at a music festival. We put up a big sign asking people if they thought we should give up our jobs to make smoothies, and put a bin saying ‘Yes’ and a bin saying ‘No” in front of the stall. Then we got people to vote with their empties. At the end of the weekend, the ‘Yes’ bin was full, so we resigned from our jobs the next day and got cracking. Since then we’ve started making juice, coconut water and kids’ stuff, in our quest to make natural, delicious, healthy drinks that help people live well and die old.
Here at innocent, we want to leave things better than we find them. We know it sounds a bit airy-fairy, but we strive to do business in a more enlightened way. We want to take full responsibility for the impact of our business on society and the environment, and try to move our impacts from negative to neutral or (better still) positive. That’s why we have become a B-Corp in 2018, which is a group of businesses that want to be a force for good. Every employee at innocent gets inspired to contribute to that.
THE BENELUX MISSION
innocent is the fastest growing drinks brand in Europe. With offices in London, Paris, Tokyo, Amsterdam and many others, it’s our mission to become the world’s favorite little healthy drinks company. The Benelux region, which is managed through the Amsterdam office, has grown significantly over the last few years to be the nr 2 chilled juice and smoothie brand in both the Netherlands and Belgium. In order to support this growth and strengthen our Dutch business in the grocery channel, we are looking for an enthusiastic and action oriented:
KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER
You’ll be looking after our business with several customers (Superunie members) in the Dutch grocery sector. And you will be responsible for managing and developing relationships with these accounts and implementing annual sales plans. You’ll play a major role in driving our business forward and making innocent the key growth player in the Dutch chilled juice market. You will report directly to Menzo de Muinck Keizer, Sales Manager Grocery.
We are looking for someone with 1 to 2 years of experience in a commercial role in FMCG. Preferably in sales, but this could be other departments as well. You have some knowledge of the day to day working of Dutch grocery/retail accounts. Existing relationships within Dutch Retail sector are a huge advantage.
You have the ability to think strategically, be able to step outside the box and spot opportunities for growth through analysis of situation, competition and understanding customer’s needs. You are self-organized, autonomous and able to set priorities and take daily business decisions by yourself.
Being goal oriented comes natural, but you’re also able to look beyond this into the human aspect of things. This gives you the ability to communicate naturally and build trusted relationships. You have good negotiation skills, and the ability to be assertive and credible in front of buyers. You are a Dutch native speaker and have proficiency in English. Add some flair, intelligence, humor and a sense of teamwork to the above, and there you have our perfect candidate.
WHAT WE OFFER
As well as the standard stuff you get for turning up for work, we provide an opportunity for you to be a force for good, a great and small local team to work with, enjoy a free weekly healthy lunch and drink as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at. You’ll be based in the city center of Amsterdam, in perfect reach by public transport.
OUR VALUES AND YOU
innocent’s values are ‘natural, entrepreneurial, responsible, commercial and generous’. All our employees live and breathe these values in various extends. Do you feel connected to these values and think you’d make a great fit to our team? Grab a pen and write us.