New Business Development Manager @Koster Keunen Holland – Bladel

Since 1852, Koster Keunen Holland and Koster Keunen U.S.A. have specialised in processing, formulating and marketing quality waxes to the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, candle and food industries. From beeswax, the foundation of the business and one of its principal products, Koster Keunen has developed a variety of new products to meet new and constantly evolving customer requirements. Koster Keunen’s strengths are its extensive knowledge of waxes and scientific experience in developing new products.

By working closely with customers’ R&D departments as well as formulators, Koster Keunen helps its customers to create unique product formulas with significant added value. Koster Keunen will continue to make innovation its tradition, using its unique expertise and perspective to produce the best, most appropriate products for customers.

As Koster Keunen Hollandт’s recruitment partner, we are looking for a

New Business Development Manager

In this role, your primary focus will be to generate new business in new global markets for Koster Keunen Holland. Both the R&D department and the sales department in the Dutch office will provide all the support needed for this role.

You will work closely with and report to the CEO of Koster Keunen Holland.

Key responsibilities

  • To analyse global markets and define a strategic sales approach.
  • To develop new and existing wax and wax-based products in close cooperation with the R&D department, customers and suppliers.
  • To generate new business and new customers for Koster Keunen Holland.

You are an energetic, results-driven individual, preferably with a background in chemistry and experience in a similar role in the cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical industries. Experience with natural waxes would be an advantage.

Furthermore, you are an independent person, capable of frequently working alone; you are pragmatic, flexible, creative, and communicative and have demonstrable entrepreneurial skills. You are willing to travel extensively to visit commercial fairs and meet new customers across the globe to work closely with them on new and existing opportunities. If you donт’t like travelling, this is not the job for you.

You are familiar with cultural differences and are able to work within different cultures as part of an international multidisciplinary team. You have strong communication skills in English. You do not need to speak Dutch or live in the Netherlands for this role.
However, you must be willing to travel to the Dutch office once or twice a month to meet with colleagues and the production site.

Koster Keunen is located in Bladel (the Netherlands), between Eindhoven and Tilburg, which is a 1.5-hour drive by car from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. A new state-of-the-art factory was opened at the Bladel site in mid-2018.

This is a full-time position and the base salary is in line with the market. An uncapped bonus scheme is also offered.

If you are interested in this position and would like to apply, please either contact me by phone (+31 (6) 4224 7059) or send your CV to Our first talk will be via Skype or FaceTime.

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