Raffinerie Tirlemontoise is so much more than the world famous Hard Cube®. As part of the Südzucker Group, one of the key sugar producers in Europe, we strive to become one of Europe’s most productive and innovative sugar producers

For our site in Tienen, we are looking for a (m/f)


Junior trade & category manager retail



Your function

As Junior Trade & Category Manager Retail you report to the Head of Retail Sales and Food Services Benelux. This is a newly created function in which you will work with all the products of the brands “Tiense Suiker” and “Candico” in the Benelux region.

In a first phase your main responsibilities will be :

  • Analysing the products and product ranges at all the existing retail customers in the Benelux
  • Make proposals to the sales team for optimising the different sales and marketing parameters at the customers (products, volumes, visibility, etc.)
  • Work with and analyse the relevant Nielsen data and use the results for optimising promotional campaigns
  • Coordinate and follow up of new product launches
  • Cooperate closely with the Sales Management and marketing teams

 In a second phase following responsibilities will be added :

  • Build close relationships with all relevant contact people (purchasing or category management) at all retail customers
  • Prepare customer specific win-win proposals and present those at the relevant clients

Your profile

For this new and interesting function we are looking for people who are passionate about analysing market data and working in the retail market. Good candidates should furthermore represent the key values and culture of the brands “Tiense Suiker” and “Candico”, being top quality and long-term stability. Finally, good candidates should also fulfil the following additional requirements:

  • Min. Bachelor degree in economics, marketing or commercial sciences
  • Possess a relevant experience of min. 3 years in a similar function (market or product analysis, category management), preferably in the retail market
  • Be self-motivated, take initiative and be able to work autonomously while being a good team player at the same time
  • Have a strong interest in data analysis but also in gradually developing external activities such as building strong relationships with your customer base
  • Have an excellent knowledge of Excel incl. creating pivot tables. Knowledge of Business Intelligence software (e.g. SAP BI module) is an advantage
  • Fluency (verbal and written) in Dutch, French and English is necessary
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills

What do we offer you?

  • An exciting opportunity at the very reputed and long-term market leader in its product category                                               
  • A dynamic international environment where team spirit, initiative and engagement are strongly appreciated
  • A very interesting compensation package including company car and other additional advantages


For more information please do not hesitate to contact Gert Olefs at 0499 14 33 48 from 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays and from 11am – 5pm on Saturdays. To apply, please send your cv and motivation letter to jobs@hcinternational.biz. Your application will always be treated in a discrete and confidential manner.

Earliest Possible Start Date:

Contact: Belin, Marie-Pierre