Account & Product Manager Italy

Account & Product Manager Italy

(40 hours, location south Italy – Calabria, Puglia, Campania, Basilicata)

Marketing and Sales are responsible for positioning flower and vegetable varieties in the international market, generating sales, integrating ‘third party varieties’ and maintaining relationships with current customers and key players in the market.

As Account Manager, you will be responsible for generating sales for an assigned customer portfolio in the south of Italy through account management. In addition, as Product Manager you are the knowledge specialist for a product (vegetables) portfolio, ensuring the required innovation, quality and quantity of these products.


What you will be doing

As Account Manager you are responsible for the sales of our vegetable assortment in the south of Italy. You will maintain and develop direct relations with our distribution network for which you are the first point of contact within our organization. In this position you are responsible for formulating and realizing the sales targets and monitoring the cost budgets. In addition, you organize the introduction of new varieties in consultation with Portfolio Managers and Product Managers and monitor ordering and order preparation together with Customer Service and Logistic. You report in a timely manner on both sales and developments to the Head of Sales.

In your role as Product Manager you will specialize yourself in one of our key crops and become the spider in the web for this product within our commercial organization. You investigate and report about market developments. Further you specify commercial opportunities and come up with plans and proposals how to make use of them. You are in contact with our Portfolio Managers and other Account Manager about introductions of new varieties. Together with our department Seed Supply you safe-guard the forecasts to guarantee a stable seed supply. In your role as Product Manager, you report to our Sales Lead.

What we expect from you

We are looking for a new colleague who has an Bachelor or Master degree in Agriculture. You have around 5 years’ experience in a commercial position (sales representative, account manager) and a well-developed knowledge and network in the agricultural sector in Italy. You are able to shape strategic policy and translate this into a practical approach. You are flexible, social and great at persuading and inspiring people. Furthermore, you are a solid personality with organizational insight, you are analytically strong, driven -, process -, customer – and result oriented and above all a team-player. You have good reading, writing and speaking skills in English next to this you have knowledge and are able to work with MS Office.

What we do for you

Takii has gained a special reputation as a good employer. We do our utmost to create a beneficial working environment that meets the conditions for you to enjoy your job. After all, that works well for both you and Takii!

You will receive a salary that grows with you as you make your mark in the organisation. Takii naturally wants to maximise your talents. In our organisation there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow and develop yourself. And if you grow, you also get to blossom. We are always looking for future leaders and specialists at all levels in the company.

Introducing Takii

Takii is an ambitious and innovative company in vegetable and flower breeding. Takii exists to make the world a little happier. With our motto “creating tomorrow today” we consider it our mission to enrich people’s lives by breeding unique vegetable and flower varieties and producing and selling seeds.

Takii originally began as a Japanese family business. We are proud of its rich tradition. With independent branches worldwide, Takii is at home in every culture. Also in yours.

How we do things

Takii may be characterised as an intentionally flat organisation. This means that we are all available to one another, because only together can we reach our goal. Our people are team players for whom quality, respect, and reliability come naturally. Everyone at Takii takes their responsibility and shows initiative. We consider this very important because Takii wants to be an agile customer-oriented company.

Apply now!

Will you join our team to create tomorrow’s world today? We are looking for that one unique candidate and if that’s you, we would love to receive your application!

Send your application (CV and motivation) to Kim Boekraad, HR Advisor, via the apply button.

One thing I love about my job is visiting different growers, understanding the market, and learning from their experiences. It's especially rewarding during harvest time, when I see the growers' joy and satisfaction with their bountiful production.

We’d like to receive your CV and motivation. You’ll receive a confirmation of receipt from us immediately.
Introductory meeting
If we see a match, we’ll be happy to send you an invitation for an introductory meeting. This can take place via Teams or on location. During this conversation you’ll meet your future manager and the HR manager. You will be asked exploratory questions and there is room for your questions also.
On-site job interview
You will be invited to the Takii Europe head office for the second meeting. You get a first impression of our organization and you can meet future colleagues. In this meeting the activities of the position and collaboration with other colleagues/departments are discussed in further detail. Some of these colleagues are also present during the conversation. A great opportunity to ask them what their working day looks like and what drives them.
Assessment and reference check
If you are the candidate we want to hire, you are almost there! Depending on the position for which you are applying, an (online) assessment may be part of the procedure. During the procedure, HR does a reference check to hear good stories about you and your work.
Then follows the terms of employment interview and congratulations to you on your new job! We look forward to seeing you on your first working day at Takii Europe!

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