Coty Inc Sr. Key Accountmanager in Schiphol, United States

Organisation profile


François Coty, a French perfumer and business man, founded Coty in Paris in 1904. He dared to follow his dream, which led him to disrupt a market, create a category and inspire a whole new era in beauty.

Nowadays, Coty is one of the world’s leading beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue (2016), with a rich entrepreneurial heritage and an iconic portfolio of leading brands (more than 77 brands sold in 130 countries). Coty is the global leader in fragrances, with the number two position in salon hair and number three in color cosmetics.

Coty’s mission is to become, over time, a global industry leader by being a clear challenger in beauty, delighting consumers and creating long term shareholder value.


Coty has a distinctive culture, and unique set of values, which are the engine for the success and the basis of its competitive advantage.

This distinctive culture is described by Coty as follows: our culture is about the people who make Coty; the ways in which Coty celebrate and liberate the diversity of beauty; the intensity and pace Coty brings on; how Coty works and wins with customers, licensors, suppliers and partners.

The Coty values are: own it, drive it; live beauty, breathe beauty; think like a start-up; be brave and go beyond and win for the team.

Coty builds brands to inspire and enable consumers to experience the confidence and joy of expressing their beauty, their way.

Coty is organized into three divisions: Coty Consumer Beauty, Coty Luxury and Coty Professional Beauty, each focused on their respective categories and channels, with a lean structure to enable fast decision making, focused investments and better communication with customers and consumers.


All three divisions operate independently. In total Coty Inc. has 22k employees and in Benelux approx. 300 employees.

The Sr. Key Account Manager position is part of the Consumer Beauty division, which represents approx. 50% of the Coty Benelux business. This division is focused on color cosmetics, mass fragrances, retail hair styling and body care, with the intent of providing consumers with innovative products primarily in the mass retail channel. Its iconic brand portfolio includes Rimmel, Max Factor, Bourjois, Sally Hansen, Miss Sporty, NYC, Guess, Playboy, David Beckham, Katy Perry, james Bond, MEXX, Wella and Adidas.

Sales organisation

The Benelux Consumer Beauty Sales organisation, consists of Field Sales, Key Account Management and Trade Marketing teams.

To build this team, Coty is now looking for a passionate and driven Sr. Key Account Manager.



Areas of responsibility

As a Sr. KAM you are responsible for building the business in a sustainable way with customers that will be dedicated to you. You will be responsible for achieving the financial targets that have been set. With your ownership, business acumen, agility and collaborative qualities, you have the possibility to drive the business to the maximum whilst learning to flourish in a fast moving international environment.

Your direct brand responsibility will be MaxFactor and Sally Hansen as well as you will have the full end responsibility of the total Color business of ASW BNL.

Your main tasks are:

  • Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with your customers.

  • Deep understanding of your business at your customer and deliver the results in line with the targets.

  • Full ownership of the complete P&L top to bottom and manage different variables effectively to improve the Gross-to-Net result at your customer.

  • Understand and implement the strategic priorities of the company at your customers

  • Translate company strategies into activation plans at your customers.

  • Make internal recommendations to improve the company and/or your business results.

  • Full ownership of the process from order to payment of your customer, in collaboration with a multifunctional team.

  • Effectively collaborate in a multifunctional environment with marketing, finance and customer supply.

  • Lead annual negotiations with your customer.

You will start with people responsibility in this role which means that you will have 1 direct report.


Joyce Cadee – Sales Director

Guilhem Widmer – GM Consumer Beauty BNL

Annette Guitoneau – Human Resources Director

We are a fast growing company, through organic growth and potential future acquisitions. This means that a potential next job could be across divisions and sales disciplines.

This is all included in Coty’s talent development model, which is unique and tailor made, enabling, diverse experiences and endless possibilities depending on aspiration, performance and mobility.


Education and experience

  • Master or Bachelor degree,

  • Experience minimum 4 years in a Sales role

  • Experience in FMCG/beauty industry is an advantage.

Competencies & Values

  • Passionate;

  • Results oriented;

  • Ambitious;

  • Entrepreneurial;

  • Independent;

  • Persuasive;

  • Adaptability;

  • Excellent in English.


  • Coty offers a market conform package;

  • Location: Coty, Schiphol WTC;

  • Fulltime only.


Contribute to new role in the Benelux organisation. Autonomy in execution. Bring rationale to a passionate business. High paced and vibrant working environment. At the heart of the organisation, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams. Appealing and highly recognizable product portfolio.


The selection process will be done via interviews with line manager / HR manager and General Manager. Calibration of several candidates and interviews will either lead to direct decision or an additional interview if needed.


If you are interested in this role, please send us your CV and a brief motivation letter.

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