Technical Sales Manager Ruminant

Trouw Nutrition Slovakia, s. r. o.

Place of work
Slovak Republic, Hungary, Croatia (The job requires travelling)
Contract type
Wage (gross)
2 400 EUR/monthQuarterly sales bonus, yearly bonus, company car

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the job

Looking for an international role in ruminant? Look no further. We are hiring a Technical Sales Manager Ruminant for Central and Eastern Europe. Read here all about what Trouw Nutrition has to offer to you.

A day in the life...
The Central/East Europe team is located all over Europe. We can hire in any of the following countries: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia or Italy. Depending on your location you might decide to go to the office or work from home. Flexibility and freedom to determine your own agenda are key here. We trust you are motivated and feel the ownership of your own results to make every day into a great day at work.
During the day you will be working on:
• Distributor Management – takes care of a group of ruminant distributors that give access to the country's biggest and smallest ruminant farms. These distributors will be your support in several of the countries
• Farm visits – together with or without your distributor you will be visiting farms to support the farm team on farm management, calf rearing, nutrition/feed advice and product application.
• Support - organises customized farmers' seminars and coordinates applicable targeted marketing activities together with the European marketing teams
• Internal networking- responsible for coordinating the internal expertise for Key Accounts by collaborating with the General Manager, Country Manager, Technical Sales Team, Product Development, Pricing and your counterpart at different business entities
• Stay up to date with internal developments and trainings - build own product and technical knowledge in relevant product categories by taking local & global technical trainings.
• Administration - like forecasting, debtor control, pricing, coordinating orders, staying in contact with the customer care team and handling customer complaints as primary contact.

Preferred Qualification and Experience:
In order of preference/importance
• You are fluent in English. Any other languages are a plus
• Several years of experience on ruminant farms – preferably with a nutritional background (e.g. experience in working with feeding optimization programs for big and small ruminants, using different nutritional systems i.e. NRC, INRA, DVE/OEB, CNCPS etc. and knowledge in farm management assessment: BCS, locomotions score, rumen fill score etc.)
• This job requires a willingness to travel internationally – how much you travel depends on your vision of what is good key account management (a guideline is 30%, but this is not a restriction)
• Team player with strong negotiation, presentation and cultural skills. You will be dealing with the largest dairy farms of Europe, but also with small distributors. Are you confident that you can handle such variety of customers?
• Excellent communication skills – you will be dealing with so many different types of people both at Trouw Nutrition as well as at customer level, that you must really like to play in different layers of an organisation
• Organizational skills and time management skills - in different words; you should be able to deal with an agenda that is not one day the same. If you love repetitive patterns, than this is not your job
• Strong sense of personal accountability
• We belief that your education level is not a criteria to judge someone on. With experience in real life we believe you have a lot more to contribute. Therefore we don’t add education to this list
What we offer
• At least 7 beautiful countries to travel to (Slovenia, Croatia, Malta, Cyprus, Bosnia, Hungary, Macedonia)
• Freedom to make your own agenda and create your own workflow
• Working for Nutreco means a fantastic position in an international working environment with lots of development opportunities.
• Your direct colleagues in the team are a friendly, energetic, passionate and informal group of people. Teamspirit and feeling part of a family are key here.
• Competitive pay and benefits – we are more then willing to pay for a good fit
• Quarterly sales bonus
• Plenty of personal development opportunities
• This role reports to the Species Manager (part of the Trouw Nutrition CSE group)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Driving licence



Brief description of the company

Our organisation
Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Our advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for agriculture and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and experience for building its future.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Nutreco is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, colour, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, military status or any other status protected by applicable local law. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation. Nutreco is committed to compliance with all applicable legislation, including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities.

Number of employees

5-9 employees
ID: 4753238  Dátum zverejnenia: 2.2.2024  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 400 EUR/month