LEGO Systems, Inc. Customer Development Manager – Benelux in Brussels, Belgium

Customer Development Manager – Benelux

Location Belgium, Brussels

Posted Date 06/04/2018

Job ID BE78

Category Marketing

Are you looking for a career where collaboration is key? Do you challenge what is seen as the best? Do you have a proven track record of success in a sales capacity?

We are currently looking for a proven Customer Development Manager to join our Benelux region. You will be the sparring partner of the General Manager on both strategic and operational tasks. This position will play a pivotal role on the success and growth of the Benelux region.

Your specific tasks include:

• Actively contribute in defining and implementing local commercial strategies, including customer differentiation and promotional strategy at account/channel level.

• Adapt global channel strategy to the Benelux markets with clear recommendation of listing/range and space optimization (incl . display planning)

• Support Key Account Managers in Customer Business Planning coordination and be a process driver

• Own Shopper and retail insights to drive joint value creation with top customers & accounts

• Support day to day trade off decisions and drive dialogs with Market Finance on potential P&L implications

Challenges and Opportunities

In this role we are looking for an experienced professional who has the ability and confidence to challenge internal & external stakeholders. This role has been designed to translate and deliver the global and regional strategy into the local business units and will assist the General Manager in developing & deploying short to long term objectives. A key indicator of success in this role would be a significantly improved customer pulse and the ability to predict market changes and enable the local market to adapt quickly. This is a progressive role with lots of opportunity to absorbs key sales responsibilities.

Do you have what it takes?

• Experience in working in sales / account management roles, in a global branded/consumer company with proven track record of success.

• Strong financial acumen, exceptional business analytical skills with the capacity to translate insights into strategic direction and actionable plans.

• Leadership skills and ability to manage relationship with senior internal and external stakeholders.

• Deep understanding of market dynamics and key customers business models

• Collaborative mindset and you work effectively with others and perform as team players

• Degree educated in Business administration, commercial engineering or applied economic sciences

• Dutch and/or French mother tongue and excellent communication skills in English (Advanced)

Bringing it to Life

“The role gives a perfect opportunity to contribute to LEGO’s sales agenda in Benelux. The scope of the role requires analytical skills and a challenger mindset as well as an in-depth involvement into the sales agenda in collaboration with numerous departments and colleagues across The LEGO Group - this is a unique opportunity to learn and develop her or himself.”

Join the global LEGO® family

In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family where you will collaborate across the LEGO Community. We look very much forward to reading your application - please use the APPLY NOW button above or below, and please remember to attach a current CV.