Raffinerie Tirlemontoise is a reference in the Belgian food industry. In our company, tradition and innovation go hand in hand: we have been producing high-quality sugar from locally grown sugar beet since 1836, and every day we work towards a more sustainable future.

In order to reinforce our team in Tienen, we are looking for a (m/f)


Account Manager Industry Benelux (EN) - Tienen



Your job as Account Manager Industry 

The Tiense Suikerraffinaderij in Belgium and the Südzucker Group are among the leading sugar producers in Europe, supplying high-quality sugar to major companies across the globe. We are on the hunt for an Account Manager for the Benelux region to drive sales growth. Your main responsibilities ? 

  • You are responsible for part of our existing sales to current industrial clients in the Benelux
  • You manage relations with clients and prospects by actively visiting them and by participating in trade events. You expand the product portfolio with existing clients and develop new projects for sugar and sugar specialities
  • You actively follow customer needs, conduct qualitative and quantitative market trends research and generate actionable insights
  • You conduct negotiations, finalise contracts and pricing with existing and new customers
  •  You pursue new business development by actively qualifying leads and approaching prospects in the industrial food market
  • You follow up customer complaints in close collaboration with all relevant internal stakeholder, such as Customer Service, Quality and Food Application Engineers
  • You execute the necessary sales administration in a timely and correct manner.

It is in our roots. In yours too?

At Tiense Suikerraffinaderij, we have been making sugar since 1836. The ingredients for success? They are ingrained in our roots:

  • Flexibility and curiosity – At Tiense Suikerraffinaderij, we believe in continuous learning to meet our clients' evolving needs. We're seeking account managers who are flexible, curious, and eager to explore new products, going the extra mile to exceed expectations.
  • Technology and common sense – While we embrace cutting-edge technology, we also value practical wisdom. As an account manager, you'll have the chance to delve into manufacturing processes, blending innovative approaches with grounded logic to tackle challenges effectively.
  • Solo and as a team – We empower our account managers with autonomy and encourage initiative. However, success is also built on collaboration within teams and across departments. Together we achieve more, ensuring our clients receive the best possible service and solutions.

For this interesting commercial function, you also fulfil the following requirements:

  • You are passionate about the food industry and have a very strong commercial drive.
  • You have a bachelor/master’s degree in food sciences, economics or commercial sciences
  • You possess a relevant experience of min. 5 years in a similar commercial function
  • Experience in commercialising food ingredients to B2B food industry is a very strong advantage 
  • You are fluent (verbal and written) in Dutch, French and English and possess good verbal and written communication skills.

This is what you can expect from us : 

  • Job security in a financially healthy company
  • A versatile role, with plenty of autonomy and responsibilities
  • A hands-on and no-nonsense work environment with open communication culture and team spirit 
  • An attractive remuneration package, including fringe benefits and a company car 
  • A family-oriented company where we care about your well-being

About Tiense Suikerraffinaderij

For nearly 200 years Tiense Suikerraffinaderij has been producing sugar from local sugar beets, serving both industries and home kitchens. You'll become part of a family of 600 proud sugar makers who stick together, both on and off the factory floor. They operate with a refined blend of tradition and innovation, aiming for minimal environmental impact as nothing from our sugar beets goes to waste. Our mission? To make life sweeter for people worldwide. And we are excited to do it together with you!


For more information, please call Gert Olefs at +32 (0)499 14 33 48 during weekdays from 9 am to 9 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm. To apply for this function, please send your cv and motivation letter to jobs@hcinternational.biz .Your application will be treated quickly and with all discretion.

Earliest Possible Start Date:

Contact: Belin, Marie-Pierre