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Job title:  Service Account Manager Benelux

Job family:  Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Business area:  Feed & Biofuel
Contract location: 

Geldrop, North Brabant, NL

Working location:  Geldrop, North Brabant, NL
Location type:  Location Flexible
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 

The Service Account Manager is responsible for further developing, managing and support the sales of ANDRITZ FB service solutions in the BENELUX with the main task to achieve customer’s satisfaction and drive the business to a profitable growth track. Focus will be on the bigger customers, later the activities will take place also in Germany.


  • Being the first point of contact for a customer after hand over of the equipment and is the technical specialist on equipment and process lines
  • Participates at the commission stage and take ownership in organizing the life cycle actions for customers to ensure that spare parts are in place and customer is introduced to the service organization
  • By making periodic visits to customers and executing audits the Service Account Manager is the advising the customer on training spare parts needs, service intervals to support OEE optimization of the equipment
  • He will connect with the sales/back office to ensure that quotes are made based on his agreed recommendations and he will commercially support the sales at the customer to close the orders
  • He will translate the longer term needs from the customer into a forecast  that is used for closing service level agreement that meet customer service requirements By executing these activities the Service Account Manager will contribute to the commercial sales of the ANDRITZ FB service portfolio by up and cross selling, recommendations with regard to service, upgrades end of life replacements
  • Propose, develop and implement plans for improving / maximizing FB sales and earnings in the territory and meeting agreed targets and KPI’s, in line with the service execution / AFT strategy.
  • Initiate quotes, conduct negotiations and close contracts  according to FB’s pricing policy and approval procedures.
  • Support and secure successful order transfer towards part and wear deliveries and maintenance execution with all necessary technical and commercial information.
  • Monitor plan and report market opportunities and sales activities of the service portfolio through ANDRITZ CRM and monthly reports.
  • Keep aligned with developments on service market and monitor our competitive situation
  • Grow aftermarket share in all applications (animal feed, aqua & pet, biomass & waste) and further strengthen ANDRITZ’s brand in the territory.
  • Promote knowledge sharing in the territory to the Sales managers / Backoffice, Regional Aftermarket manager and  Service organization
  • Show strong leadership by setting clear expectations and developing the skills and competencies of the employees in the sales and service teams.
  • Reinforce the behaviors of #1ANDRITZWay in being a role model to the team and to the whole organization.



  • Process technology /Machinery / Engineering / Automation skills
  • Knowledge of FB Products and business processes on all segments animal feed, aqua & pet, biomass & waste
  • Track record and proven background in Field service Customer Experience principles
  • Networking with stakeholders in the relevant territory.
  • Experience in using CRM \Field Service Management system
  • Technology skills (ANDRITZ IT and IoT Tools)
  • Language skills :
  • English fluency (must have)
  • German and other languages (good to have)

SOFT SKILLS (skills and behaviors)


  • Customer Focus:

Resolve issues with colleagues and other business organizations in a way that appears seamless to the customer
Listen and fully understand the customer needs
Bring the voice of the customer into all our conversations and actions
Check whether my customer is also a customer of other business organizations and team up to ensure a seamless customer experience
I foster strong partnerships with stakeholders to maximize customer value

  • Ownership for Performance 

Keep promises
Focus on fixing the problem without blaming others
Take responsible action rather than waiting
Locus on outcomes while respecting compliance, safety and processes
Look for the simplest way to do what we want to do

  • Share Commitment

Align the interests of the Group with my own or those of our team / business organization
Adopt other people's good ideas or initiatives, rather than "reinventing the wheel"
Encourage collaboration
Give, accept, and ask for feedback and help
Apply learnings from successes and mistakes and share them with other business organizations
Offer resources to others outside my team or business organization to help them resolve their challenges


  • Openness

Listen to others to fully understand their ideas
Openly share what I know with others
Show trust in the ability of others by encouraging them to deliver or to make prompt decisions
Walk the talk


  • Strategic mindset with hands on approach, driven by technology knowledge
  • Convincing based on technological knowledge of processes  and machines
  • Strong technical  knowledge skills
  • Reliable with high ethics
  • Communication: Effective verbal, presentation and listening skills
  • Capability to establish strong relationships and collaboration with all stakeholders, especially with customers, and to navigate the matrix organization effectively
  • Target/result oriented with systematic and energetic working approach, eager to do more
  • Leadership and People management, including ability to lead and implement change
  • Intercultural and interpersonal competencies, being able to build trust in relationships beyond the region
  • A genuine team player with a collaborative mind set
  • Proactivity and willingness to take responsibility and work independently as well as within a team



Minimum    Bachelor/Master’s degree in a relevant technical area (Maintenance Engineering/mechanical engineering /Process engineering) combined with strong field services experience and customer orientation
Good to have     Process technology/maintenance management



Experience    Minimum 10 years of experience working in Services,  managing  medium and long term contracts preferably in Feed & Biofuel industry (Animal Feed, PET Food and Aqua Feed, Biofuel projects).
Experience in working in matrix structure.
Industrial Sector    Feed milling  Biofuel pellet production / Dry goods/ Power Plants/Maintenance Engineering



Availability for travels (about 60% of working time)



  •     Meaningful Work – ANDRITZ remains forefront of future engineering technologies and is committed to successfully delivering innovative, high-quality, environmentally responsible solutions to our customers, shaping the future we live in. Why are we so successful? Because we are passionate and love what we do!
  •     Full Project Involvement – Working both locally and globally in a variety of key industries, our employees follow their design throughout the entire project lifecycle: from the initial concept, right into the field for commissioning. Employees and customers are both direct benefactors of this “total commitment” approach.
  •     Professional and Personal Growth – As we continue to innovate and grow, so do our employees. From challenging and innovative work assignments to structured training programs, ANDRITZ provides employees with countless opportunities to grow their knowledge and be the best both professionally and personally.
  •     Flexible Opportunities – ANDRITZ understands that life is a dynamic balance between personal and professional and believes that a successful and fulfilling career varies between people, so we offer a broad range of flexible opportunities.



For more information on the position, please contact Hans van der Weijden, Sales Director Europe via

If you would like to make a difference together with ANDRITZ Feed and Biofuel, please send your motivated resume and CV in English via the APPLY button at Andritz career page and indicate “Service Account Manager".

We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been selected.

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We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Requisition ID:  4739

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