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Employer:  Swinkels Family Brewers

Lieshout, NL

Join the Family!

We are Swinkels Family Brewers, a 100% independent family brewer of beautiful beers such as Bavaria, Cornet and La Trappe. We have been doing business for 300 years based on our shared passion for beer and a good feeling for quality. With more than 1,800 colleagues worldwide, we work together to get the best out of ourselves and to pass on the brewery to the next generation in an even better way.

Area Sales Manager MENA

Employer:  Swinkels Family Brewers

Lieshout, NL

The challenge
Our Business Unit Export is responsible for worldwide sales and marketing of our brands. We believe that strong local partnerships are key to build long term sustainable brands. Achieving this is a joint effort of our sales and marketing colleagues operating worldwide.
To further strengthen our MEA (Middle East & Africa) sales team we are looking for an Area Sales Manager. As Area Sales Manager you are responsible for generating sales through developing and maintaining strong relationships with our local partners. Our MEA sales team has built a firm foundation of retailers and partners and a strong position of our brands in the market. Business development, brand management, investments and (data) analytics are important aspects in this role. Within your region you act as entrepreneur to build business in a sustainable way.
What are you going to do?

  • As Area Sales Manager you lead the sales for a number of countries in MEA. You strengthen local partnerships, build our brands and look for new business opportunities and routes to market. 
  • Together with our Marketeers and strategic partners you deploy the value management and brand marketing programs. 
  • Furthermore, you coach our partners and develop, negotiate & align with our current and future partners the plans for the respective countries.

This is what we offer you

  • We think it's important that everyone feels at home, literally. That's why, as a new colleague, you will receive a warm welcome and we will tell you all about the history of the family and our organization. You will also receive:
  • A good salary based on your knowledge and experience, including a fixed year-end gratuity (13th month), 8% vacation pay and 10% bonus on your annual salary. 
  • Furthermore you will receive 30 vacation days.
  • The opportunity for personal development through the Swinkels Family Brewers Academy, where you can follow (internal and external) training courses and job coaching.

And yes, in due course, together with colleagues, tasting a delicious beer from our wide selection of beautiful beer brands is also part of the deal.
Who are you?

  • You have a commercial Bachelor or, ideally, a Master degree, combined with 3-5 year experience in an international sales role. This position can be a great starting point for an international sales career within our organization.
  • Commercial experience in the region and in the FMCG market are a big plus. 
  • Furthermore, you are a proven relationship builder with a track record in value growth through brands. 
  • You are fluent in English and at least one additional foreign (Arabian or African) language.
  • You are either based in the Netherlands or Belgium, with +/- 50% travel time in the region, or you are based in a key market in the region and willing to relocate to the Netherlands to get to know our organization.

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