Senior Commercial Manager (Sales and Procurement)




Keelings is a 100% Irish-owned, 3rd generation family business operating and innovating within the fresh produce industry since 1926. We inspire more people to enjoy fresh produce.  We sustainably grow, source & market quality produce, by investing in our people, ways of working, insights and partnerships. Today we farm 2000 acres, source from 46 countries and supply over 1000 customers worldwide.

We work together as one Keelings team, from 7 countries with 11 unique business units, sharing knowledge and expertise with our colleagues and partners.

Key responsibilities

  • Accountable for long term strategic growth and profit of the business, introduction of new customers.
  • Capability to deputise for the Business Unit Director
  • Plan all product required to fulfil customers’ requirements and monitor stock usages, profit, and loss responsibility.
  • Responsible for the ownership or customers account as well as cost models for customer tenders.
  • Building long term sustainable relationships across commercial, procurement and supply chain.
  • Developing a team and sharing and imparting knowledge.
  • Assist in long term procurement plans and contractual negotiation by developing, mutually agreeable, strategic alliances with European and overseas producers and importers.
  • Relationship building within the company’s multiple customer base and throughout the produce industry.

Key skills and experience you will bring to Keelings

  • Previous produce experience is required minimum 10 years
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Proven commercial expertise
  • Experience of sourcing procurement and commercial sales
  • Experience with ERP system / office 365
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven decision-making skills
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Excellent English language skill
  • Proven problem-solving skills

What we offer you?
Keelings makes your skills better by training opportunities, we give you a full-time position in a fast-growing small organization with clear strategy. In our nice office we are open and direct with a focus on job satisfaction and results. We start up the day between 07:00 and 08:30 based on what’s needed for you and the business. We offer you a competitive salary package.

Do you want to apply for this position?

Thanks to send your CV to Nicola Thomas, Head of People & Culture and Ed Heijnen, Business Unit Director 

Any questions about Keelings EurAsia or this position?

Please call Ed Heijnen: +31 6 108 831 95

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