Agriculture Sales Manager Western Europe

Job location:
Home Based - France
Created moment:
July 11, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07396

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Agriculture Sales Manager Western Europe

Job Summary

Drive Sales of a variety of mineral solutions to Agriculture Markets in France, Benelux, DACH and the UK .


-Drive profitable sales growth based on understanding of customer needs, competitive situation and value proposition
-Define and execute commercial strategy / action plan for each customer in collaboration with sales director as well as marketing and technical support functions (incl. proposal for budget, commercial conditions, new business opportunity ideas, action plan to increase profitability,…)
-Negotiate price increase / share increase / commercial package depending on agreed strategy as well as associated terms & conditions
-Visit customers regularly and prepare in CRM detailed sales visit / call reports as well as monthly reports analyzing performance vs. plan
-Handle significant complaints in terms of customer relationship and monitor customer satisfaction
-Ensure on-time cash collection
-Actively collect and document in CRM marketing intelligence about customer including mineral consumptions, performance requirement, competitors’ products and their performance / price, opportunity pipeline, development projects as well as market trends (from a geographic or market standpoint)
-Generate ideas of new products to feed the innovation pipeline
-Prepare and achieve budget and forecasts for S&OP and finance purposes


P&L accountability: sales to gross margin and accounts receivables
Year-on-Year top line and profit growth depending on market conditions
Imerys’ long-term customer relationships

Competencies & experience

-Key competencies:
-Strong customer sense
-Strong negotiation and communication skills
-Good understanding of basic financial and legal concepts
-Outgoing, result oriented, concern for impact, team player, good interpersonal skills

Ideal background/ experience:
-Master Degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering or related fields
-Marketing or Business Administration studies
-More than 7 years of experience in B2B Sales, Account Management or Business Development.

-Full professional proficiency in French and English must. German is a plus.

Position type:
-Full time and permanent 
-Home based in France, Benelux or Germany 

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.