Continuous Improvement Lead Sales

Ardo supplies its continuously growing markets around the world with high quality frozen vegetables, herbs, and fruit with 4000 employees and 17 production sites in 8 countries. The family business sells in more than 100 countries and has a turnover of more than 1.4 billion euros. Ardo's mission is to preserve the gift of nature as pure as possible. Ardo achieves this goal thanks to an integrated network of growing areas, production units, freezing units, packaging equipment, appropriate logistics and thorough quality control. The group's know-how and flexible structure ensure that it can respond quickly to new trends and that innovative products can be brought onto the market quickly. More info on www.ardo.com

  • Your main objective is to lead the continuous improvement within the commercial team (strategic projects, operating model, business rules, standards, new ways of working, tracking ….)
  • You assess, monitor and enhance business performance for our commercial organization
  • You establish continuous improvement goals/objectives and overall direction
  • You network with internal and external resources to bring best practices into the organization
  • You act as the PMO for all commercial key continuous improvement projects
  • You implement changes in workflows, structures and teams and ensure by good follow up & successful end -to-end implementation
  • You are a excellent communicator able to drive & manage both business analysis and project implementation
  • You develop training materials, ensure education and transparent communication
  • You are a key commercial stakeholder in a number of functional improvement and transformation projects (SAP, Salesforce, SKU rationalisation, …)
  • You are able to create metrics, deployment goals and objectives to drive accountability throughout the organization and coordinate projects cross- functionally
  • You lead the implementation of key initiatives from start to completion throughout the entire sales process
  • You provide input and feedback to key leadership positions about process improvement opportunities
  • A master’s degree in Business Economics or a related field.   
  •  5+ years of experience in sales, business analytics, preferably in the food industry or FMCG.   
  • Excellent project & stakeholder management skills, pragmatic & hands-on
  • As a true entrepreneur, you see opportunities and formulate concrete actions to continuously improve efficiency and way of working.  
  • Persuasiveness and clear communication  
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability  
  • English proficiency, Dutch, French a plus
  • Willingness to travel  

We offer you the opportunity to be part of an authentic and sustainable international company, with real growth opportunities and the freedom to actively participate in shaping the business and the opportunity to develop professionally. You will receive a full remuneration package in line with the level of this position. We care for our people and create family-friendly surroundings by offering you the flexibility to work 2 days/week from home.

Interested? Contact our recruitment partner for this role, The Corner Office-Ellen Himschoot, via email : ellen.himschoot@thecorneroffice.be


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Why work for Ardo?

Global Impact, Local Touch

With 17 units across 8 countries, a turnover of 1.4 billion, and products exported to over 100 countries, your work at Ardo impacts people worldwide. Be a part of an international team that retains a close-knit, local feel.

Career Growth in a Thriving Industry

In our team of around 4000 employees, every individual matters. We offer various opportunities for career growth and skill enhancement in a robust and thriving industry, ensuring you evolve as we grow.

Diverse and Inclusive

Embrace the opportunity to work with diverse teams from around the globe. At Ardo, we celebrate different cultures, ideas, and innovations brought in by our international family of employees.