Junior International Account manager Horticulture LED Solutions

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Signify, the new company name of Philips Lighting, is the global leader in lighting building on 125+ years of innovations.
Our purpose is to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.
We are proud to be ahead of the game in the Internet of Things and on track to be carbon neutral by 2020. We learn through disruptive challenges and our performance is powered through our diverse teams. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems, and data-enabled services transform people's lives in homes, buildings, and public spaces.

We define the meaning of light...

Signify has been leading in growth lighting for Horticulture for many years. Today's business is supplying LED solutions for growers. With LED solutions, growth light can be tuned exactly to the crop and its environment, which is the fundament for our 'light recipe approach'. LED solutions are potentially sold all over the world for example to research institutions and growers of young plants, vegetables, fruits and flowers.

The primary scope is greenhouses in Benelux and this role is part of the Benelux Sales Team. In this team you are working closely with Plant Specialists and Lighting Application Specialists. We are a passionate, ambitious and professional team, building on the opportunities in the Horticulture industry. You will report to the Sales Director and be based in Belgium.

Together we can...
Contribute to the success of Signify Horticulture LED Solutions by identifying and advising on the best LED lighting solution for plant growing practices in greenhouses with focus on Europe.

We work with the most innovative growers in Europe who are setting the pace in the industry. You are responsible to build a network of growers in your region. This includes relationship building with customers and with installation partners or greenhouse builders. You will travel to customers/ projects in your region regularly.

Key areas of responsibility

Commercial

  • Actively engages in the greenhouse related network to truly understand growers and stakeholders, and create new opportunities
  • You are responsible for understanding the needs of the growers and translating these needs to a customized offer, including business-case / TCO calculations
  • Enables long term profitable growth through selling Signify Horticulture LED Solutions in greenhouse business, through building up new leads and together with certified partners
  • Provides input and co-develops the LED & Greenhouse marketing strategy and is responsible for developing and implementing sales tactics
  • Provide relevant input to the Market Introduction team in market introductions relevant to greenhouse market

Relationship building
  • Identifies and initiates partnership targets in line with strategy
  • Manage / train Partners to develop the market
  • Represent Signify Horticultural LED Solutions-business at trade fairs and other events
New trends and innovation
  • To the internal Horticulture team, you are the voice of the customer and you will coordinate all activities related to your customers, especially building and developing the use of LED in the greenhouse market
  • Keep up to date with developments and interests in the lighting-market but also on general developments in greenhouses by joining seminars, online newsletters, trade fairs, participating in projects with other companies / Partners etc.
  • Provide input to product development and marketing on new opportunities for Signify Horticulture
  • Shares and deploys regional cross-learning of best practices.
You are...
  • In possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree (preferably in Horticulture)
  • Work experience is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Passionate about greenhouse technology and plant physiology!
  • Knowledgeable of lighting is an advantage
  • Committed, result driven, no nonsense & to-the-point.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, additional languages are a plus
  • Good communicator, conscientious and pro-active
  • Willing to travel
  • You are an excellent team player, but you are also capable of working in a very autonomous way.
Recruitment process

If you're interested in this opportunity to join us, please upload your resume through the Signify career site.

Since we do not have an official closing date, we urge you to apply as soon as possible in case you are interested. After a pre-selection process based on your CV, you will be invited for recruitment- and business interviews.


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