UK & Ireland Account Manager – Retail
About this company
The company that started as a local candle maker in Hamont (BE) in 1853 has now grown into one of Europe’s leading candle manufacturers. Spaas Kaarsen N.V. is a 5th generation family business. The company offers a wide range of scented and unscented candles. With factories in Belgium and Poland, 320 employees and sales activities in over 40 countries, Spaas is not only the market leader in Belgium, but also a very important player at European level. And the company is continuing to grow steadily.
‘Light up your life’
Spaas wants to add a touch of light and warmth to everyone’s life with its candles. There are a lot of beautiful candle moments. Spaas wants to inspire, so that these moments are experienced more intensely. Spaas also wants to surprise with high-quality and innovative products, in its communication and in its interaction with others. In addition, the company wants to connect and be close to its employees, customers and consumers.
Best Belgian Family Business 2022
The fact that Spaas is a great company to work for has been confirmed once again. It recently won the award for Best Belgian Family Business 2022. People-oriented, committed, loyal and a real family atmosphere are values that characterise the organisation.
Spaas in the UK
The UK & Ireland is a very important market for Spaas. Spaas currently has two colleagues in the UK. One of them is retiring after 25 years of employment which is why a good position has become available. Together you will further expand the position of Spaas locally.
What you may expect
• Great commercial opportunities
• You will gain trust, responsibility and freedom
• Relations with others are: positive, open, down-to-earth, personal and informal
• Ambitious company in quality, organisation and results
• Innovation and sustainability play a major role
Spaas sells its candles under private label and under its own brand to food and non-food customers active in various market segments such as the supermarket channel, home & living, discounter stores, drug stores, catering, garden centres, e-commerce, etc. With a fresh and high-quality product range, solution-oriented thinking and service-oriented attitude, Spaas has already won over many retailers. The approach is always focused on win-win and valuable partnerships.
Local ambassador and entrepreneur
In the UK & Ireland, the growth potential is enormous especially for existing private label customers. The commercial results in this region will be a joint responsibility for you and your colleague. You will, of course, be supported from Belgium, but you will be leading the way. Your contacts will usually be professional buyers. For them, you will be a conversation partner at a strong level. With enthusiasm and a decisive approach you will be able to convince them of the possibilities and added value of the Spaas products and organisation. In tender processes, you will know how to press the right ‘buttons’. And winning new customers will also give you energy. You think in terms of opportunities and you won't be discouraged easily. This is a home based role with regular meetings in Hamont, reporting to the Sales Manager for UK & Ireland
What we are looking for
• Experience as account manager within the FMCG
• Opportunity and results oriented, persistent, analytical
• Independent and enjoys taking responsibility
• Collegial, actively seeks contact with the teams in Belgium
• Open, enjoys working in an international context