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Key Account Manager Ethiopia

Plaatsingdatum 22-01-18

Koppert Biological Systems B.V.


Sales / Vertegenwoordiger


Koppert, a successful family company

Koppert Biological Systems is an international market leader when it comes to biological crop protection, natural pollination and sustainable cultivation systems. Natural enemies, microorganisms, and biostimulants ensure that the crop is healthy, resilient and vital; both above ground and the root system environment. Our bumblebees take care of the natural pollination of crops. In this manner, we offer our customers a strong and sustainable alternative to chemical crop protection. Koppert has approximately 1100 employees, of whom 400 work in the Netherlands. The head office is in Berkel and Rodenrijs, close to Rotterdam and The Hague, and is easy to reach by public transport. Koppert has 25 subsidiaries worldwide.


This is a key position!

The duties and responsibilities for this position will evolve over time as the situation changes with respect to products and services offered in Ethiopia. However the purpose of the job is clear! In this position you mainly maintain and develop our client relationship with the key customer in Ethiopia. You manage the Ethiopian team (currently 4 people) and you coordinate their activities to make sure that Koppert meets the needs and wishes of this customer.This includes the following duties/responsibilities:

  • act as contact person and technical consultant for the key customer and provide an excellent service and technical advice to them together with your team;
  • visit the key customer (and in the future some other prospects) in Ethiopia every month. In case of urgencies you visit Ethiopia more frequently;
  • manage a team of 4 Consultants in Ethiopia and coordinate their activities and set their goals;
  • report about activities and planning to management and share your knowledge and experiences with them in order to support them in establishing an efficient and effective process within Ethiopia.

Berkel en Rodenrijs

  • bachelor degree;
  • 3-5 years experience in relation management/consultancy in the Dutch horti business (preferably flowers);
  • you communicate effectively, in Dutch and English;
  • you live in the Netherlands and you are willing to work flexible hours and to travel quite frequently to Ethiopia.

Your profile:

  • you are known as a talented problem solver who is able to communicate and built relationships with different people from different cultures;
  • you are also an inspiring foreman who likes to work together with his team to get the job done;
  • you are energetic, optimistic and perservering and you motivate yourself and your teammates, no matter what happens;
  • you are a go getter! Someone that strives to excellent performances and 100% service;
  • work with a high level of independence gives you energy.
Type dienstverband Fulltime
Dienstverband Tijdelijk dienstverband
Opleidingsniveau HBO / Bachelor
Salaris indicatie

between € 2.970,- and € 4.400,- gross per month


We offer you:

Koppert Biological Systems is a good employer who supports sustainability. The working atmosphere is informal. We are a family company. We are closely involved with everything that happens within and outside our company and are constantly looking at ways of improvement. This has made us pioneers in the internationalmarket when it comes to biological crop protection and sustainable cultivation systems.

  • The opportunity to work for an international, growing company that is an important player in the field of sustainability;
  • The possibility to develop yourself further in the field of consultancy and team management;
  • Depending on your experience, your salary indication is between € 2.970,- and € 4.400,- gross per month;
  • A Dutch fixed term employment agreement of one year;
  • Lease car, laptop and cell phone are provided so you are flexible to work where needed;
  • Fixed travel allowance of €150,- net per month and a reimbursement of €30 euro net per day in case of traveling;
  • 28 days holiday.
Sollicitatie procedure

Need more information?

If you would like more information, please contact Kim van der Knaap (HR) on 31-10-5141300 or mail

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