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National key account manager Switzerland

As a key account manager at Chocolat Alprose, you are responsible for building and guarding long-term partnerships with our customers and contributing positively to the sales growth of existing business of both Branded and Private Label products on the Swiss market.

About this job:

With your business insight, agility and collaborative qualities, you identify new account and category opportunities and are able to convert these to profitable business. Although the position is an independent one, you will be in daily contact with your colleagues in Caslano and on a frequent basis you will also work from our office. Being the first point of contact for our Swiss customers, it is your responsibility to share commercial information in a clear and structured way with the colleagues from the Customer Service department. You manage your own agenda and coordinate appointments and actions in liaison with your line manager.


Your tasks as a national key account manager:

  • Setting up an account plan, with a structured approach to a number of selected key customer accounts;
  • Identifying and acting upon new market / account opportunities;
  • Integral management of existing customers;
  • Visiting our customers on a regular basis;
  • Ensuring that product opportunities within the entire group are explored and presented to the relevant accounts;
  • Taking a collaborative, connecting and active role in optimizing the internal work flow related to promotion plans, sales forecast, logistics, knowledge sharing etcetera, while cooperating with our Customer Service, Product Managers and Supply Chain;
  • Performing market and competitor analyses on a frequent basis.


As a national key account manager, this is what you bring:

  • A relevant, completed Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (f.e. Business Administration, Sales & Marketing) or relevant/equivalent work experience in a sales position;
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience as a Key Account Manager, preferably focusing on major Swiss retailers;
  • Retail experience within food and/or confectionery industry;
  • You are fluent in Swiss-German and have a good knowledge of English. Any other languages would be an advantage;
  • Proficient computer skills (Office package);
  • An ambitious and analytical personality with a high sense of responsibility, hands-on mentality and excellent sales, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independent and in a team, entrepreneurial work ethic, structured way of working and a flexible, solution-driven mindset.


As a national key account manager we offer you:

Join us and we will introduce you to our world of chocolate. You will work with your new colleagues right away and will quickly get acquainted with our customers, product portfolio, processes and systems.

  • Fulltime employment according to company agreement;
  • Opportunity to nationally and internationally cooperate within our dynamic group;
  • Market-based remuneration;
  • Possibility for hybrid working;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Company car, mobile phone and laptop;
  • Training and career opportunities.


At Chocolat Alprose, we produce approximately 20 tons of delicious Swiss chocolate tablets, napolitains and dragees per day. Would you like to contribute positively to the further development of our existing business and seek for new market or account opportunities for both our brands and Private Label products? And do you enjoy working in a close, local team but would you also like to be part of a large, international group? Apply now!

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About Baronie

Baronie (consisting of Baronie Belgium NV, Baronie - De Heer BV, Baronie UK Ltd, Baronie Switzerland SA, Stollwerck GmbH and Chocolat Alprose SA) is an European confectionery & food company with locations and production facilities in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland and The Netherlands. The international group employs approximately 1.900 people, working every day to produce the most qualitative confectionery products. Besides the production of its own brands, it also creates and produces a large variety of private label products for a multitude of national and international retailers and co-manufactures as well for well-known brands.


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