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Senior Commercial Manager Starbucks

5+ years
Nijkerk | 19 jul

Job desciption

The Senior Commercial Manager takes the lead in further developing and growing Starbucks ready-to-drink portfolio in The Netherlands. From your local Dutch perspective, you actively contribute to the global strategy and drive the implementation of new initiatives. This entails focusing on new propositions, products and channels. You further develop the business, bring new ideas and build on the existing success in retail. The on-trend Starbucks portfolio is rapidly growing in the refrigerated section in retail and ‘on the go’. You optimize the category story for the local market and come up with inspiring and existing activations and promotions. You implement the global brand visions, strategy and plans and adapt and optimize campaigns and global assets for the local market. Arla Foods is looking for an entrepreneurial and independent Senior Commercial Manager who strategizes locally and excels the great ambitions for this iconic brand. It is vital that you constantly secure, align and engage all internal and external stakeholders, build solid relationships and develop and executes an inspiring strategy.


The organisation offers

  • A strategic and high impact role with responsibility for commercially growing the Starbucks portfolio in The Netherlands
  • Translating the global strategy locally and developing new ideas
  • A position at an innovative, international and rapidly growing dairy company
  • Building strong relationships and engaging various stakeholders
  • A no-nonsense, open and informal atmosphere
  • Various career opportunities


Candidate profile

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Trade Marketing/Category Management and Brand Management
  • Track record in an international FMCG company with well-known brands, preferably in the beverage category
  • Solid strategic and analytical skills
  • Excellent in stakeholder management, strong communication and presentation skills
  • Commercially driven, proactive, hands-on, relationship builder
  • Good command of English and Dutch



  • Stakeholder management
  • Entrepreneurship and commercial thinking
  • Ownership
  • Problem analysis and judgment
  • Vision and strategy
  • Target group orientation
  • Initiative, self-starter

About the company

Arla Foods is an international dairy company and a cooperation owned by over 11,000 dairy farmers in seven countries: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. The atmosphere in the Nijkerk office is entrepreneurial, open and down to earth. Communication lines are short. The company offers various national and international career opportunities. Read more about Arla Foods.

Can you spearhead and lead the iconic brand of Starbucks® on ready-to-drink ice coffee to even greater heights? Can you drive and deliver continuous growth of +35-40% on an annual basis? Do you feel inspired and excited about bringing the Starbucks ready-to-drink ice coffee to all consumer at the moment of need – making it available anywhere, anytime? If yes, you might be the next Senior Commercial Manager on Starbucks® that we are looking for in The Netherlands!
Lars Eggers
Global MBB Commercial Director - Europe

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