Account Manager (Commercial Sales)



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We show the world what people want.

Join GfK and help us shape tomorrow. As an NIQ company, we are the world's leading consumer intelligence firm, delivering the Full View™ on consumer behavior. We work to enable manufacturers and retailers better understand what consumers really want. Our name has inspired trust for over 89 years because we take pride in discovering new pathways to sustainable growth for our clients, our people, and our planet.

We are always looking for open-minded people who will grow with us, push boundaries, and pioneer disruptive methods in market research, data science, technology, and AI. If you share this passion to drive things forward and the integrity to insist on doing things the right way, we'll equip you to take your future into your own hands and play a leading role in our story.

Job Description

At GfK we measure and generate valuable insights for our clients on what, where, who, why and how people buy products or services. Companies use these valuable insights to create & develop their short & long-term strategies. In order to be able to be there for our clients, we need a lot of YOU to give true meaning to our ‘WE’. Are you passionate about helping clients, build partnerships and support their businesses? Do you love to help clients to understand their evolving markets?

What can you expect from the job:

  • Create new business with new & existing clients in all different sectors (DIY, consumer electronics, bikes, small & major domestic appliances and other tech & durable companies)
  • Be an ambassador for Belgian clients towards the GfK global account manager, where you represent the local needs towards the international base of that company
  • Follow up on incoming requests
  • Have conversations with (potential) clients about their challenges, goals & needs
  • Organize external meetings with (potential) clients
  • Setup (cold) calls with Marketing, CEO’s, Sales, Market research managers to introduce GfK
  • Work closely with colleagues from client solution teams as teamwork is key

Which skills & experience are we looking for?

  • You have a master or bachelor’s degree
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in sales, business development, account management
  • You can build client relationships, create partnerships, identify opportunities & convert them
  • You have very good & spontaneous communication skills orally & written in English & Dutch
  • Interest in digital platforms and market research, and be able to promote & convince clients to get them on board

You are not afraid of:

  • Challenges and working towards targets
  • Long term conversations before converting an opportunity into a deal
  • Cold calling and prospection by mail
  • Sharing ideas & taking initiative
  • Being an ambassador for Belgian clients towards the GfK global account manager and the HQ’s

What do we have for you?

  • The possibility to receive and provide trainings on a number of topics, related to day to day working at GfK as well as soft skills, presenting, specialized products.
  • An adventure filled with challenges waiting for you in one of the world’s leading research companies.
  • An open place where you can bring your expertise to create a positive impact and the opportunity to further develop in the direction you see fit.
  • Competitive salary package (including meal vouchers, bonus system, 13th month, group and hospitalization insurance) and the flexibility to work from home and at the office.
  • A GfK family and atmosphere with initiatives such as weekly fresh fruit and bring-together initiatives/events such as Easter breakfast, sports events and drinks.

Don’t hesitate longer and apply for the open position!

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

Learn more about how we are driving diversity and inclusion in everything we do on:

At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 20 days ago

City: Leuven

Work Area: Commercial

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00023877