13 Jul 2020

Övrigt | Skåne | Försäljning | Rekrytering

Brenntag – Business Development Manager, Cosmetics/Personal Care

Brenntag Nordic – part of the Brenntag Group, the global market leader in chemical distribution – is now looking for a driven Business Development Manager, who will have a vital commercial role within the Cosmetics/Personal Care area. We are looking for a colleague to a successful team. You will have the privilege to work with several applications in Skin & Hair Care, Bath & Body Care and Coloured Cosmetics. You will join a global actor and take a central role in the sales activities. You have a strong commercial mind-set, experience from negotiating, understands the formulation process, and have a team-oriented profile enjoying internal collaboration. The area of Cosmetics/Personal Care is a domain where the Scandinavian Personal Care Industry often is seen as a first mover – grasp the opportunity to work in the frontline!

About the role

The position is located in the Öresund-region and you can have your base at either our office in Malmö (great new offices in Hyllie, moving there in September 2020) or our modern premises in Ballerup and you will report to the Nordic Business Manager, Cosmetic & Pharma. You will be part of a successful, collaborative team with 9 colleagues across the Nordic region, where you have competent colleagues within Product Management, Account Management, Business Development, QSHE, Customer Service etc. Within this Nordic team you will have a strong commercial role and benefit from highly competent colleagues, where you work together to sustain the success of this business area.

You will spend much time making business happen and travelling is required. You will cover Sweden, Denmark, and Finland (approx. 10 days travel/month which you plan flexibly whereof some travelling is just travelling over the day).

Your key responsibilities

• Profit and loss responsibility within designated sales area and customers.

• The position includes focusing on both new customers and sales development on existing already strong customer relationships within the segments.

• Responsible for selling products to customers with sufficient potential.

• Takes personal responsibility for successfully closing nominated customer projects.

• Frequent dialogue with internal stakeholders, ensuring progression and success.

• Fully cooperates with Business Manager, Product Manager, Internal Account Managers, QSHE and Customer Service Representatives.

Experience and competences

To succeed in this position you have a strong commercial mindset, experience from negotiations, being a strong partner to your client in developing your client´s business. You need to understand the formulation process in the Cosmetics/Personal Care area, which can have been acquired through an academic degree in the science field alternatively you have a professional background where you have acquired an understanding of Personal Care formulations and the knowledge of what effect the different ingredients gives to the finished product. You could for example currently be working as a KAM/Business Development Manager/similar at one of the brands within the Cosmetics/Personal Care area, working towards the retailers.

What we are looking for

You have the ability to work on all organizational levels in the Nordics, dealing with many different stakeholders and entities. With your excellent business acumen, you execute strategies aligned with company goals. You are fluent in Swedish and/or Danish and English. Since we have a strong presence on the Swedish market you need to have experience from working towards Swedish clients

As a person you enjoy a fast-paced environment and with your open-minded approach you have a proactive approach. You have excellent communication and negotiation skills. You need to be a strong team-player since strong teamwork is a key driver to our success.

How to apply

Brenntag Nordic is cooperating with Academic Search International. For more question, please contact Senior Consultant, Per Malmberg, 0701 65 31 00,, or Researcher Johanna Olsson, 0709 54 39 01,

You apply by clicking on the ”Apply now” button below, where you enter your personal details, enclose CV and cover letter. All information is handled confidentially in accordance with Academic Search Integrity Policy as well as the new data protection act, GDPR. This means that we can only process applications coming through the applications system. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to holiday times, the selection phase will start during week 33.

About Brenntag Nordic

Brenntag Nordic is the Nordic organisation of Brenntag, – the world’s leading Distribution Company. Brenntag has been supplying industrial and specialty chemicals to the processing industry promptly and reliably for more than 130 years now. Brenntag is the Number One in Central, Eastern and Northern Europe, the third largest supplier in North America, and the market leader in Latin America. In the Nordic countries, Brenntag Nordic is present in all 4 countries with a dedicated staff to service your needs. Thus, 350 employees in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. In order to meet and exceed the developing needs of our customers, we focus on complementing our current lines with new products and services. We effectively connect our customers and suppliers in winning relationships – globally and locally. Now that's ConnectingChemistry.

Academic Search International is one of Scandinavia’s most merited companies within Executive Search & Interim Management. Our focus is people with documented manager- and specialist competences. We have close collaborations with national and international companies with strong brands and purpose. Our mission is to unite the best qualified candidates with the toughest challenges at the most interesting companies in Sweden. Our values are KNOWLEDGE, ENGAGEMENT, RESPONSIBILITY and COLLABORATION. Through these values, we make a difference in all our relationships.

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