Marketing Manager Chocolate Decorations and Key Accounts

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill’s global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

About Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

With over 150 years of experience, we offer the food industry a wide range of both standard and customized cocoa and chocolate ingredients to be used globally in food manufacturing, bakery, confectionery, beverage, and dairy applications. Our product range includes high-quality chocolate, chocolate Decorations, coatings, fillings, cocoa powders, cocoa liquors and cocoa butter crafted by the Gerkens®, Wilbur®, Peter’s®, Merkens® Ambrosia®  Leman® and Smet® brands.


The Marketing Manager Chocolate Decorations & Key Accounts will work from Mouscron, in Cargill’s House of Chocolate.

Job Purpose and Impact of the Marketing Manager Chocolate Decorations and Key Accounts

Pastry chefs, chocolatiers and many more artisans use decorations and inclusions to make their cakes, pralines and other creations look beautiful and taste delicious. The Marketing Manager Chocolate Decorations & Key Accounts will oversee managing our decoration brands (Leman & Smet), position our gourmet offering towards key account customers, and will implement specific marketing strategies and media (e.g., print, digital) to launch and position the chocolate decorations brands. We seek a senior professional who will conceptualize and bring to life marketing plans to create demand and maximize sales of our broad range of decoration and inclusion products.

Key Accountabilities as Marketing Manager Chocolate Decorations and Key Accounts

  • In collaboration with our sales and account managers, conduct customer and end-user analysis
  • Co-develop business cases, value propositions and pitches for decorations & key account customers
  • Evaluate and recommend accordingly promotion and advertising programs (decorations & key accounts)
  • Lead the development of marketing material for the sales force to use or for communication purposes to
  • reach a maximum number of customers and prospects for Key accounts and decorations
  • Plan, create and produce digital marketing for our decoration brand(s)
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex
  • issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business related
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Fluent in English – proficiency in French and/or Flemish/Dutch are appreciated
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Build partnerships and collaborate with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Develop and deliver multimode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences: from value proposition to final marketing collateral.
  • Experience and/or education in digital marketing is/are a strong plus
  • Curious and passionate about Gourmet.
  • Energizer.

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salaries and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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