Junior Business Development

Junior Business Development

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Company profile
General Information

 

Headed by the Rotterdam-based company Cefetra Group B.V., the Cefetra Group consists of various agricultural and food ingredients trading and supply chain management companies, with leading brands within the ingredients business: Cefetra, Tracomex, Premium Crops, Royal Ingredients Group, BioCore and Sedaco. Together, these companies employ more than 500 people in 34 offices located in 20 countries around the world, and work closely together to guarantee the best possible service to their customers. They develop supply chains with suppliers and create value by sourcing raw materials and supplying the international food and feed industry. Together they supply more than 21 million tons of ingredients.

 

Cefetra Group is part of the German BayWa group of companies. BayWa is a leading trading and services group in Germany and listed on the stock exchange. Its core businesses are renewable energy, agriculture and building materials. With more than 17,000 employees in 40 different countries, BayWa has an annual turnover of around 15 billion euros.

 

More information can be found at www.baywa.com and www.cefetra.com

Company strategy

With roots in the feed industry as a supplier of various proteins, cereals and oilseeds/(veg)oils, the Cefetra Group is expanding its portfolio in the coming years and transforming into a trader of high-quality ingredients. Supported by its clear ‘Road to Ingredients’ strategy, the Cefetra Group is actively seeking new growth areas within, particularly, the food, petfood and bioenergy markets. With the development of long-term goals, several companies have recently been established, making the strategy already successful.

 

As a company Cefetra Group takes good care of its employees and other stakeholders. The tagline “supportive by nature” emphasizes the values of their brands and businesses. Independent, efficient and customer centric are the basis of their unique positioning, supporting Cefetra Group’s growth in the coming years.

 

For BayWa and Cefetra Group, sustainability is a strong business driver. Since 2020, the group has covered 100% of its electricity needs with renewable energy. In addition, subsequent targets are a 22% reduction in greenhouse gases and energy consumption by 2025, with the ultimate goal of climate neutrality by 2030. The United Nations and Bloomberg have selected BayWa as one of “50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders” worldwide for its activities in sustainability and climate protection.

Job Description

 

Great international oriented entry-level position with direct exposure to the management board of Cefetra Group (CEO, CCO and CFO) and with commercial, functional and management directors across our international group of companies.

 

We are looking for a junior to join our international 4-headed Business Development team based in the Rotterdam headquarter office. Our team reports to the holding of our group of companies, which is named Cefetra Group BV. Cefetra Group is growing and diversifying rapidly. It is our team’s role to support and enable this growth by exploring, initiating and delivering growth related projects. This includes a wide variety of projects such as: M&A, partnerships within and outside our group, green and brown field investments, setting-up new companies under our umbrella, and finding new product and service models that can benefit one or multiple entities within our group. Starting as junior you will start developing your own growth related projects with of course guidance and support from the team.

 

The Ideal Candidate Profile

The target profile must be someone who has demonstrated the following strengths: conceptually & analytically strong, is able to identify and generate business opportunities, and a quick learner. The profile is a good fit for someone who is naturally curious, creative and innovative. To be successful you need to be a self-starter and being able to communicates effectively with stakeholders inside and outside our organization.

 

Key Responsibilities

Support and manage team’s growth projects related to group and subsidiary strategies. In this you will collaborate and exchange with operative units, nearby departments and all interfaces of strategic and project organization.

 

Background and Skills

Masters in business, economics, or comparable education with key element of business strategy (M&A knowledge and experience is a plus). Ability to understand and analyze complex questions, manage and deliver on high impact projects, and build business connections.

Good communication skills and (project) team working ability.

Willingness to travel is required.

Conceptual thinking in connection with solution-oriented and structured way of working.

Flexibility, self-organization, and fluent in English.

 

Reporting

The position will report to the Director of Strategy & Business Development of Cefetra Group BV, and has direct visibility to senior leadership of the division.

 

 

What can Cefetra Group offer you:          

At Cefetra Group, there is a sound financial base, accomplished by being successfully active for over years within the market it operates. The culture describes itself as informal, with a large share of young employees that are passionate about working in the ingredients trading business. Therefore, Cefetra Group is likable to work for. We are is offering a position of Junior Project Manager in the center of Rotterdam, with a modern office, where you’ll be able to have a direct impact on the company. Cefetra Group, is also offering you:

  • Environment were you can truly make an impact and shape your own career
  • Continuous investment in personal development
  • Being part of a team that drives change and makes an impact on developing new and sustainable business
  • Fixed salary of €50-55k annually (depending on prior experience)
  • Attractive bonus compensation
  • 25 vacation days
  • Monthly activities/drinks
  • Hands on mentality & flat organization

 

 

Would you like to apply?:

Would you like to know more about this autonomous and challenging Junior Business Development role within an established and innovative organisation? Please let us know by contacting Kim van der Meer (0613780725, or kim.vandermeer@baywa.com).

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You can get in direct contact with our        HR manager.

010 400 7901
hr@cefetra.nl

Why work at Cefetra?

Cefetra is a leading international supply chain manager in agricultural commodities in the feed, food and fuel industry. The main focus is on sales to the European compound feed industry. The mission is to become the number 1 in Europe. On an annual basis, Cefetra BV trades approximately 18 million tonnes of agricultural materials (turnover approximately € 4.5 billion). Cefetra has a strong growth ambition. The product portfolio consists of three main product groups: grains, co-products and soy.

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