Marketing & Communication Expert

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Marketing & Communication Expert

Are you passionate about driving change in sustainability of food systems? Do you have a proven track record in Marketing & Communication and are you ready for a meaningful step in your career? Join Team Mérieux NutriSciences | Blonk as a Marketing & Communication Expert.

In this role, you’ll play a key role in shaping our marketing communication strategy for sustainability (software and data) products. We are looking for an energetic, persuasive, quality-focused, hands-on professional with 3-5 years of experience in Marketing and Communication. Make an impact on our mission for a healthier and more sustainable planet!

Full-time / Part-time · Gouda

Meet Team Blonk

Mérieux NutriSciences | Blonk is a leading international expert in food system sustainability, supporting organizations to understand and reduce the environmental footprint of agri-food value chains. Our team consists of 50+ employees, providing clients with research and consultancy and data and software solutions.

Our team is very diverse: including 15+ nationalities with various study backgrounds from Statistics, Physics, Climate Change, Industrial Ecology to Biology. Communication is mainly in English and the working environment is motivated, committed, and friendly. Blonk’s work is characterized by teamwork, both in permanent product and alternating project teams.

What will you be doing?

Your responsibilities and tasks

As a Marketing & Communication Expert, you play a crucial role within the team, and you will collaborate organization-wide, engaging with diverse professionals ranging from our software developers to sales specialists and the management team. Your work is varied and engaging, offering a blend of strategic thinking and hands-on implementation. You will be working in an international environment, focusing on a B2B target audience in the agri-food domain.

  • Conduct comprehensive market research

  • Contribute to the positioning of (new) software & data products and services.

  • Develop appealing (content) marketing communication strategies

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing strategy and adapt accordingly

  • Manage content planning for the website, newsletters, and social media

  • Craft (online) marketing materials and sales support documents, together with colleagues (software developers, content experts, consultants and our sales and business development team)

  • Make sure that all outputs are aligned to the interests of our target audience(s)

  • Lead the company-wide Public Relations and communications calendar (including press releases, press responses)

  • Align with the global Marketing Communication Team within Mérieux NutriSciences, and other Mérieux NutriSciences entities, when needed

This role offers a unique blend of strategic thinking, market research, and hands-on implementation, providing an exciting opportunity for professional growth in the field of marketing & communication in a meaningful working environment.

Your profile

  • Completed Higher professional education or University degree

  • 3-5 years work experience (B2B product marketing, content development, software marketing, communications)

  • Very good communication skills (in English)

  • Creative and enthusiastic, quick to learn, flexible

  • Hands-on mentality, takes ownership

  • Team player, who also enjoys working individually

  • Able to translate complex information into meaningful and appealing content

Bonus points

  • Dutch native speaker or very good communication skills in Dutch, both spoken and written

  • A good command of other languages

  • Experience in agri-food and/or sustainability sector

  • Affinity with software development, data, or databases

What's in it for you?

  1. Contribute to a more sustainable society

  2. Plenty of room for own initiative and (abundant opportunities) for (personal) professional development

  3. Contract for 32-40 hours per week

  4. Working from home policy, including reimbursement (no remote position)

  5. Reimbursement for home-to-work travel costs, pension scheme, and a personal development budget

  6. Informal working environment

  7. Flexible working hours

  8. Salary indication: EUR 3350–4300

Working at Mérieux NutriSciences | Blonk

Mérieux NutriSciences | Blonk is an international expert, which supports and inspires the agri-food sector to give shape to sustainability. Together with our clients we want to make the change to a sustainable and healthy agri-food system.

Our purpose is to create a sustainable and healthy planet, for current and future generations. We help our clients to get insight into their environmental performance, by providing independent research and advice, developing and implementing data(bases) and software solutions. Always based on the latest scientific developments. Starting point are quantitative analyses, such as life cycle assessments, and independent data. Team Blonk consists of agri-food and sustainability experts, software developers and data and methodology specialists.

Our core values are characterized by teamwork, dedication, integrity and reliability, based on our many years’ experience in the field. Our team makes sure to get the job done. Even though we are a commercial company we don’t support ‘greenwashing’ and we work with clients which give us room for honest research and advice. The New Way of Working is implemented in our terms of employment. This means you can partly work from home. Of course, we also have a nice workplace available in our office in Gouda.


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