Professional bio

Roel Thijssen

Sales Manager France, UK, Spain and Portugal – Aviko Rixona (Royal Cosun)

Place of residence: Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Summary

Welcome to my profile which provides a quick synopsis of who I am in terms of interests, accomplishments, traits, and qualifications! Some keywords that describe me:

Myers Briggs: ENTP • International Sales Management • Business Development • Innovation • Team Management • Food Industry • Consultancy • Solution Selling • Strategic Planning and Implementation • Multilingual • Creative • Results Driven • Lean • Sustainability • Out of the Box • Communicator • Humor (!)

I currently work as a Sales Manager (France, UK, Spain and Portugal) for Aviko Rixona.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Aviko Rixona (Royal Cosun): 2022-present

Sales Manager France, UK, Spain and Portugal

Aviko is one of the four largest potato processors in the world, operating in more than 110 countries. Aviko is part of Royal Cosun, with an annual turnover of € 3 billion.
Aviko Rixona offers a wide variety of potato flakes and potato granules and produces dehydrated potato products, recipes and innovative concepts to clients in the food industry, retail and food service.

Skills: Entrepreneurship · Pro-active Leader · Sales Management · Multilingual · International Business · international sales · Business Development · FMCG · Foreign Languages · sales · Food

SKB Cases: 2019-2022

Area Sales Manager UK, France and Mediterranean

SKB Cases is a US manufacturer dedicated to travel, storage, and shipping protection needs for music, pro audio, sporting goods and industrial applications including government and military contract fulfillment. SKB is recognized globally as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of molded polymer transport cases.

Skills: Entrepreneurship · Pro-active Leader · Sales Management · Multilingual · International Business · international sales · Business Development · Foreign Languages · sales

SDU Uitgevers: 2017-2019

Team Lead of Sales Team

Sdu Publishing is a professional publisher with leading positions in the legal, government and fiscal segment as well as in ICT/construction in the B2B segment.

Skills: Entrepreneurship · Pro-active Leader · Sales Management · Multilingual · International Business · Team Leadership · international sales · Business Development · Leadership · Management · Foreign Languages · sales

SDU Uitgevers: 2016-2017

Team Lead France

Responsible for the international rollout of Toxic (SaaS) in France. I set up the sales and marketing process and managed the French team.

SDU Uitgevers: 2016-2016

Sales Consultant

Involved in the launch of a new SaaS business unit (company compliance chemicals) and shaping and improving the sales organization.

Skills: Entrepreneurship · Sales Management · Multilingual · International Business · Business Development · sales

Thijssen Translations: 2006-2015

Founder/owner

Director/owner of Thijssen Translations (www.vertaaldiensten.eu).

Thijssen Translations is a supplier of language services and conference interpreting services to various industries, educational institutions and governments with multiple offices in the Netherlands. I sold my business in December 2015.

Skills: Entrepreneurship · Translation · Multilingual · International Business · Team Leadership · international sales · Business Development · Management Consulting · Leadership · Management · Foreign Languages · Localization · sales

Industrie- und Handelskammer Düsseldorf : 2010-2014

Localization Consultant (one day a week) for IHK Düsseldorf (Chamber of Commerce) to help Dutch companies enter the German market.

BC BV (Tilburg): 2005-2006

Operational Manager Hospitality

Teleperformance (Tilburg): 2004-2005

Project Manager.

Secon BV (Tilburg): 2001-2004

Team Lead

EDUCATION

Tilburg University – 2004 – 2006: Master International and European Public Law (LL.M)

Tilburg University – 1997-2001: Bachelor International and European Law (LL.B)

Bernardinuscollege Heerlen – 1991-1997: Gymnasium (VWO)

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Strategic Management
INSEAD
Issued Sep 2014

LEAN Green Belt
The Lean Six Sigma Company
Issued Sep 2012

Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française C2
Alliance Française de Paris
Issued Feb 2004

Goethe Zertifikat Deutsch C2
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Issued Nov 2003

Cambridge English CEFR C2
Council of Europe
Issued May 2003

LANGUAGES

I speak and write Dutch, English, French and German at C2 level (fluent), Spanish at C1 level (good), Italian and Portuguese at B2 level.

REFERENCES

Available upon request or LinkedIn.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Local politics
Rugby and tennis
Travel
Music, theater, festivals