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Business Development Manager France

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NederlandSales


32-40 hours per week

Is business development your middle name and are you passionate about sales? Then read on, because we are giving you the opportunity to sell our wide arrange of cool, trendy, sustainable, and awesome products to the French retail market and expand the clientele even further.

Together with your French colleague you are responsible for arranging new business in France and be the point of contact for your French retail customers. You will introduce our wide range of great products to the retailers. Examples of categories are powered dental care, biological cleaning products, ink cartridges and much more in beauty, hobby and personal care. Our product development team will hand you the best products and prices to win the business, and your colleagues will support you when needed.

Next to generating new business your focus will be on visiting fairs, administrative tasks, and monitoring customer communication. Proportion office / customer visits is around 80/20, but you are going to change this ratio.

Your tasks on a row:

  • Cold acquisition new business.
  • Responding to customer specific requirements.
  • Taking care of samples for customers and prospects.
  • Arranging and visiting appointments.
  • Handling calls, sending documentation and follow-up, setup and execution of mailings.
  • Elaboration of (complex) offers.
  • Focusing on business development.


Candidate profile

To be successful in this position you are highly result driven, you are accurate, helpful and have a strong commercial sense. You have a lot of energy and a positive mindset. You will not take no for an answer. Of course you are not afraid to pick up the phone and approach your possible new customers. You understand that the French market sometimes takes a while, so you have a patient mindset when needed.

Next to that we are looking for someone who:

  • Is in the possession of a driving license.

  • Has enough knowledge of the English language and is fluent in the French language, both written and spoken.

  • Has good knowledge of MS office.
  • Is well known with the French retail market. 

Who we are?
Karsten International develops a wide range of products for daily use, from the latest gadgets to sustainable beauty products. You name it, we make it. In addition to working hard and delivering quality, enjoyment and collegiality are our top priorities. The team consists of driven product developers, sales experts, logistics talents, online marketing specialists and graphic designers. Thanks to a broad international network and more than ten years of experience, we are winning the hearts of consumers all over the world with our products. You will be given every opportunity to contribute to this.

To ensure that you stay in top condition, we offer you

  • Appropriate salary
  • Room for personal growth and professional development
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Travel allowance
  • 13th month bonus
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • An extensive lunch
  • Fresh fruit
  • Freshly ground coffee
  • Boot Camp
  • Yoga
  • Your own football team
  • Massage
  • Discount on cool products
  • A weekly Frimibo and fun parties
  • An Instagram-worthy and easily accessible office in Amsterdam
  • A great team of colleagues

Will you join our team?
Are you convinced that you should become our new colleague? Press the button to apply.

Do you have any questions? Please contact Amy Groeneveld: 020-2440033.

Acquisition responses are not welcome