Business Manager | French


In the position of Business Manager you will manage one or more client accounts, overseeing business operations and assisting in the growth and development of the team and overall business. You will report directly to the vice president (located in the USA).
Our client invests in their culture to create a supportive environment that fosters team collaboration and creative problem solving. They are transforming the way materials producers go-to-market and their team of disruptors are at the core or their success.

main areas of responsibility:

  • Managing the financial performance of the business unit
  • expanding existing client relationships
  • managing businesses that meet or exceed projections
  • participating in the internal management of the company
  • guiding team development through identifying skills, needs, delegating tasks and motivating teams to produce exceptional results
  • actively identifying and pursuing new business opportunities
  • maintaining high service levels to ensure a strong customer experience (and look for ways to improve them)
  • assisting expansion of revenue & customers through multi-faceted interactions, including face to face, phone, and web based platforms



  • at least 10 years of sales experience and at least 3 years of experience leading a team (account managers and customer service reps)
  • experience with P&L responsibility with a solid financial background
  • at least a bachelor degree, ideally in chemical engineering, biology or other technical science degree
  • experience building a sales team or turning a business around
  • entrepreneurial spirit with strong adaptability, creativity and drive to success
  • solid negotiation skills
  • strong team player; motivated and extremely customer centric
  • able to build a go to market strategy
  • willingness to travel (up to 30%)
  • Excellent knowledge of French and English. Spanish is a plus. You will be working with clients and customers from France, Germany and Spain
  • It's important that you already have a valid work permit for the Netherlands and live within 50 km from Utrecht

Salary Benefits:

Our client offers a direct contract with a competitive salary packet. Next to that they have 100% paid medical, dental and vision for their employees as well as a pension scheme and quarterly PTO. They also offer to grow within the company. If you show the right skills you could grow into the position of director.

About the company:

Our client is always seeking to leverage their passion for technology and execution by helping their client achieve a more streamlined business model. Their clients range from billion-dollar companies specializing in industrial solvents and technical products to major, international food ingredients providers. Their clients look to leverage the unique business model, technology, and talented team to help them achieve a stronger, more profitable business model.
To accomplish the goals and serve their clients better, we are currently looking for a dynamic, innovative Business Manager/Director to drive significant growth and create value within this early-stage company.