Commercial Manager Retail for Zed Candy

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Zed Candy is a branded manufacturer of gum and sugar confectionery with their roots in Dublin, Ireland. In their state of the art factory they make gum, jelly beans, hard candy and the well known “Jawbreakers”.

In a space of the size of three soccer pitches, Zed Candy takes ingredients from all over the world and turns them, in their modern factory in China (1 hour from Hong Kong), into delicious creations. Their products can be found in over 45 countries worldwide through their international network of independent distributors. Their brands have been loved by generations of children across the world for over 50 years.

To establish their further growth in Europe, mainly the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, we are looking for a

Commercial Manager Retail

Reporting directly to HQ, the Commercial Manager is a hands-on, Key accountmanager and new business focussed, professional and loves to work in a retail environment.


Maintain and establish long term relationships with senior decision makers/distributors in the (major) retailers business, ensuring that Zed Candy is able to meet their business’ needs; To further develop new retail opportunities, mainly in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands;
Drive all aspects of direct sales in the region, from initial lead generation to successful customer engagement.


  • Minimum 5+ years experience as accountmanager/ relationshipmanager and direct sales experience, ideally focused on food/candy targeting the retail sector;
  • Ability to present, negotiate and close business deals;
  • Experience in working on an international level;
  • Language skills: Dutch, English and Mandarin would be a great pre


Deze vacature is inmiddels gesloten.