Senior Innovation Consultant

In order to strengthen the Commercial Team, we are searching for a market and customer driven Senior Innovation Consultant (client partner / marketer developer) who generaties business in food and health industries.

The job

  • Responsible for the business development and sales performance in specific market segments and geographical regions
  • Making and implementing commercial plans in line with the NIZO growth strategy and business plan
  • Realising agreed sales targets and financial results in terms of order intake and sales margin
  • Building successful relationships with key stakeholders, both with existing customers and new key prospects
  • Grasping business opportunities and initiating projects with value for customers, with full utilisation of NIZO’s innovation expertise and services
  • Working together with other functional disciplines (like project managers, expertise leaders and scientists) to deliver agreed research contracts and projects at customers
  • Continuously monitoring market insights on new developments, competition and specific customer needs
  • Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer and active member of the Commercial Team.


  • Academic level in Food Technology, Chemistry, Life Sciences or related studies
  • Proven track record in consultative sales and business development in international B2B food and/or health markets
  • Capable of initiating and managing complex processes and projects at various accounts with cross functional teams on both sides
  • Relevant and actual network in the international food and/or health industries and capable of translating this into business results
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and comfortable working in an international business environment with regular travelling
  • Personal skills: client focus, pro-active, conceptual thinking, entrepreneurial mindset, results driven, passion for food and food ingredients, creative in problem solving, pragmatic attitude and team player.

Info & application

  • The recruitment for this position is done by DUPP Recruitment. For information please contact Jakob Jan Verbraak ( or Hans Hilbrands (, phone number +31 (0)317 46 86 86.
  • You can apply online via the website of DUPP,
  • Third parties are kindly asked not to send in CV’s.

See also

  • Interested but not sure if you qualify? We also opened a junior position for an Innovation Consultant focusing on food tech companies and start-ups. Click here to see the (preliminary) vacancy description and instructions how to apply.