Director Business Development Europe

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Discipline: Commercial
  • Reference: 51-HH-35

As Director Business Development Europe at our client you are responsible for developing and realising new business from scratch in Europe, location Amsterdam. 


  • Responsible for developing and realising new business from scratch in Europe
  • Composing the European business development plan in line with the company’s brand philosophy and the available market and business insights
  • Taking care for all necessary preparations to enter the European market, like regulatory issues, product development, import duties, supply chain and administration affairs  
  • Launching the products through retail organizations and other market channels by marketing, sales and communication activities on one focus country in Europe
  • Preparing the introduction with marketing, sales and communication activities in several other European countries  
  • Investigating the possibilities to buy or build a dairy manufacturing location in Europe
  • Attracting and building an international team of people in line with the development and growth of the European business 
  • Reporting to the VP International Business Development.     


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in technology and/or business administration
  • Relevant work experience in Sales, Marketing and New Business Development of food products through the various European retail and food service market channels
  • Good overview and knowledge about the total business chain, from regulatory issues to supply chain and administration affairs
  • Capable of building and realising new business in a highly entrepreneurial business environment with freedom and responsibility
  • Passionate about food and having a real fit the company culture and its values  
  • Personal skills: self starter, ambitious, problem solving, client oriented, results driven, convincing, pragmatic attitude and go-getter.

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Our client is one of the world’s most innovative and fast growing food companies, with US headquarters. This young and successful company believes people have great taste, for which they need great options. That’s why they operate under a ‘nothing but good philosophy’. The company produces highest quality, best tasting consumer products with only natural ingredients. Their employees have real passion for the company and its products and get a lot of freedom in realising their goals. The company also gives a portion of its annual profit to charities worldwide. The international business development will be managed from their new international headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As part of the ambitious, international expansion plans, we are currently searching for a new and challenging role as Director Business Development Europe.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Hans Hilbrands, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 or +31 (0)6-51025152, or email/send your written application to: / Den Uijl Ploeg & Partners, Gen. Foulkesweg 66, 6703 BW Wageningen, the Netherlands.

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