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Title:  Sales Assistant

Job ID:  28601
Country:  Netherlands
City:  Amstelveen
Professional area:  Sales
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced
JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.


Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.


We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.


Working at JTI

At JTI, we truly live according to our most important values and behaviors: Keep it Simple, Make it Happen, Be Accountable and One team in everything that we do. We believe that a right balance between what we deliver (business goals) and how we reach this (behavior) will enable us to grow our full potential and talents. This translates into a personalized development plan and set of objectives on your position and for your ambitions in the future.

Working as Sales Assistant at JTI

The Sales Assistant is responsible for supporting our Sales department which exists of three pillars (Field Force, Channel Management and Trade Marketing). As Sales Assistant, you provide experienced Commercial and Secretarial assistance to the Sales department in order to facilitate the implementation and execution of all Marketing & Sales tasks and programs, with a large focus on Account correspondence and purchasing processes. You will work closely in a team of three assistants. The assistants truly believe in team work.


As part of the Dutch Sales team, you will be able to develop your professional and personal skills as of day one. Together with our international, enthusiastic and committed team, you will challenge your supporting, analytical, and social capabilities rapidly. Working in the Dutch Marketing & Sales department requires cooperation with different functions and levels, which gives you the perfect opportunity to develop a broad perspective and understanding of our organization and the business environment.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Making sure all correspondence with assigned channels and accounts will take place (e.g. facilitate contract management, creation and management of purchasing numbers, support merchandising process with respect to external communication)
  • Support the Field Sales department (e.g. Trade Marketers external storage, IT system support (SAP, Sibel, CRM), first point of contact for administrative tasks)
  • Give administrative support to the whole Sales Department
  • Organizing events (e.g. Trade Marketer day, cycle meetings, group training, National Sales meetings)
  • Organization of Marketing & Sales team meetings in- and outside, (booking of location and catering, distribution of invitation and agenda, making minutes, listing and monitoring of all action points, distribute and assemble appropriate materials to all involved employees/departments)
  • Provide assistance to the other Marketing- and Sales assistants in case of absence.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who actively seeks new experiences and knowledge, who discovers new insights based on analysis and information, who is self-aware and genuinely connects with others. Are you ambitious and determined to bring yourself, your colleagues, and our company to the next level? Then we are very much willing to support you in growing your talents in our challenging, international, and respectful environment where we consider personal development as most valuable.
 If you fit the above, it would be great if you:

  • Completed a Intermediate Vocational Education, supplemented with secretarial training
  • Are passionate about FMCG;
  • Have solid experience and successful record as secretary and in project/process planning, basic knowledge of financial processes;
  • Have experience with SAP systems and Excel, Word and Power Point;
  • Are fluent oral and written in Dutch (MUST!) and English;
  • Are interested in working in an international business environment;

Cannot wait to start in our enthusiastic and international team!

What do we offer you?

  • An exciting position in one of the most challenging industries of today’s FMCG landscape;
  • Working for a Global Top Employer;
  • Much attention and possibilities for your personal and professional development;
  • A fulltime job in a passionate team;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Excellent working conditions; like 13th month, pension fully paid by JTI, 25 vacation days, 9 “adv” days and much more!
  • Opportunities to work and evolve in an international environment.

Any questions?

Are you excited about the description above but still have some questions? Do not hesitate to contact us. For this vacancy, you can contact Roy Blokvoort of People & Culture via Roy.blokvoort@jti.com or 0031 (0) 207213538.

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