Sales Assistant Salt Specialties

Full-time, Industrial Chemicals Salt

Gelderland, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 18 Jan 2019


An involving opportunity to play your part in the ongoing success of a major salt producer

Nouryon provides a wide range of high quality and sustainable ingredients that are integral to numerous key industrial processes worldwide. Thus we serve high profile customers in sectors including paints, detergents, foods, plastics, cosmetics, construction, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, electronics, agro and oilfield applications.

As a leading salt producer – with production based on advanced vacuum salt technology – we provide the widest possible portfolio of high-quality salt products for a wide range of industrial and commercial customers.

Within this context, your mission in this role is to support Sales/Account managers throughout the sales process as we strive to provide outstanding customer service and build/maintain customer relationships (both internal and external). In doing so you help to ensure that we always act in accordance with agreed terms and in compliance with laws and regulations.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a service-focused, accurate and confident professional with valuable sales process skills? Could you develop a rapid knowledge of our customers and markets? Can you embody our values by acting as a responsible and structured team player and problem solver?
Above all, do you have what it takes to make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment? 
If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of Sales Assistant Salt Specialties.

The role and its responsibilities
This position is based at our regional hub in Arnhem, the Netherlands. From here you perform a number of important tasks and activities, providing valuable support for Sales managers and constantly communicating with Sales teams.

In particular you focus on CRM and master data (pricing, customer) management across the entire Salt business. In doing so you actively manage and create customer master data, assuring integrity and securing changes. You also manage customer requests and conduct customer questionnaires, contract management process, and specific sales related projects.

Further, you maintain rebates, bonuses, discount agreements in the SAP system, including the communication and settlement of agreements. You also initiate and lead improvement projects within the work processes, techniques and systems.

In addition you support sales with Credit Control. This requires the active monitoring, analyzing and (pro-active) dunning of overdues in cooperation with the Credit Control department. You also handle complaint coordination, assuring timely follow-up and communication to customers and internal stakeholders.

In performing all these activities you constantly seek to develop, implement and/or optimize work processes, techniques and systems. You share knowledge (best practices) and contribute to the standardization and harmonization of processes and systems, including the delivery of training to Sales managers.

All of this demands that you act as focal point for customer related issues towards the internal organization. As such, it is essential that you communicate effectively on status and issues towards stakeholders (internally and externally).

Vacancy data
Closing date
18 Jan 2019
Vacancy number
Business unit
Industrial Chemicals Salt
Job characteristics
Job family
Hierarchy level
Entry Level
Full time/part time
Contract type

Job Requirements

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
• Bachelor level of working and thinking, and at least five years of relevant working experience;
• Product and application knowledge including SAP/CRM systems;
• Financial understanding;
• Pro-active, disciplined and optimistic approach along with the ability to prioritize tasks;
• Strong communication skills including fluent written and verbal Dutch and English, with any other language(s) an advantage.
What can Nouryon offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we offer a fascinating international environment that rewards your skills and enthusiasm. Our employment package comprises a competitive salary, more than 40 vacation days and an attractive bonus scheme. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects you will help us become first choice for our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.
Application details
For further information, please contact Rob Salden, Talent Resourcing Partner, on +31 (0)26 3665544. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on, reference 180006PW or use the ‘apply’ link. A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

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About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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