We have one open vacancy for the job of Marketing and Communication Coordinator at this moment. To apply for this job, mail your resume and motivation letter to vacature@reputations.be.

Vacancy Marketing and Communication Coordinator - Antwerp, Belgium

We are looking for a Marketing & Communication Coordinator to join the Antwerp head office. You will be responsible for all IFS marketing and communication. You will work together with our marketing and communication agency Reputations. During your first months at IFS, Reputations will coach and support you where needed.

ABOUT IFS

International Food Services is an independent worldwide food catering company for offshore and marine vessels. We have a big passion for food, people and data. IFS has offices in Antwerp, Poland, Singapore and Manila. With a dedicated team we try to make the difference for our clients.

We aim to increase our clients buying power by reducing waste and inefficiencies and providing data of consumption through our unique food monitoring system. In our training center in the Philippines and the Maritime Food lab in Antwerp we offer specialized training programs for cooks. We turn the galley crew in a dedicated team that cooks with passion and know-how resulting in tasty and healthy cuisine. This way we lift up the wellbeing and productivity on board. Not only do we take wellbeing on board to a higher level. Where possible we offer opportunities to people who are socially or economically in precarious situations. In our training center in the Philippines we structurally work with local street children.

Your assignment

We expect you to take on the following tasks:
  • Create and execute the marketing and communication plan in collaboration with Reputations
  • Roll out our new corporate identity: apply to all internal and external communication
  • Professionalize customer reporting
  • Communication with customers: presentations, newsletters, etc.
  • Pick up and communicate interesting and new projects within IFS and translate into marketing and communication actions
  • Social media channel management
  • Develop and roll out campaigns (e.g. Cook's Club, Chef of the year)
  • Website management (CMS Wordpress)
  • Internal communication: newsletter and internal channels (gathering information, copywriting, design, distribution)
  • Coordinating and managing the IFS colleague - graphic designer
  • You are the point of contact for all colleagues regarding their marketing and communication issues. You translate their questions into marketing ideas and concrete communication plans. You take care of the execution and are responsible for the final product.

Your skills

We expect an enthusiastic employee who gets things done and dares to tackle a problem.
  • You are creative, socially responsible have a sense of humour.
  • You can think out of the box and have excellent communication skills. You deal with people in a smooth way and communicate clearly, positively and openly.
  • IFS is an international company. The company language is English. You speak and write English fluently.
  • You can work systematically (plan, organise, take deadlines into account) and can adjust your own planning when other priorities arise.
  • You can divide your attention between different tasks that run simultaneously.
  • You can work independently as well as in a team.
  • You are proactive in your work: you have an eye for non-evident opportunities and you dare to follow up on them.
  • You can manage freelancers and external partners.
  • You think in an innovative way about marketing and communication challenges and can convert this into a good communication plan.
  • You can maintain websites (CMS) and write texts for newsletters, brochures, press releases, etc.
  • You are a natural in social media, are aware of the latest developments and eager to use them.
  • You have experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • You have feeling with graphics (layout, technical requirements, delivery, ...), photography (basics image processing, ...) and video (editing, processing, ...) so that you can create content yourself or follow up on freelancers.
  • You have a graphic feel for assessing the layout of print products like brochures.
  • You are eager to learn and, if desired, to follow additional training and courses.

Degree

You have a bachelor or master degree in marketing or communication.

What do we offer

We offer you a full time contract for an indefinite period.
  • Competitive salary
  • Coaching by marketing and communications agency Reputations
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Hospitalisation insurance
  • Meal vouchers
  • Varied job in a growing international company with fascinating contacts
  • Pleasant working atmosphere
  • Training possibilities
  • Flexible work schedule

Working conditions

During the first months you will work 1 day a week at Reputations and the other days at IFS. Both locations are easily accessible by public transport In the current circumstances (COVID-19) working at home is mandatory.
  • IFS: Bredabaan 569, 2170 Merksem
  • Reputations: Kerkstraat 19, 2060 Antwerpen

Procedure

You can submit your motivation letter and resume in English (!) until February 22, 2021. Selection test and interview will be in English. Mail your resume and motivation letter to vacature@reputations.be

Vacancy Account Manager — Netherlands

ABOUT IFS

International Food Services is an independently owned Maritime Catering Organization. We offer Catering solutions of the highest quality and monitor the consumption on board and deliveries for our clients in the maritime shipping industry. IFS has offices in Antwerp, Singapore and Manila. We stand for a no-nonsense approach with a dedicated team we try to make the difference for our clients. Passion for the job and a sustainable collaboration is very important for us.

about the position

As an account manager you are responsible for different clients and a fleet of vessels. You manage these on several levels. This is a full time position for someone who does not have a “9-5 mentality” due to the nature of the business. You will manage the fleet of vessels for mainly our Dutch clients from the Order request to the Invoicing process and all in between. Part of the job will also be to visit the clients and vessels of the clients. The main tasks/responsibilities will be on:
  • Ordering and Stock management
  • Vessel audits
  • Processing of inventories
  • Build strong business relationships with clients
  • Analyze and Resolve customer complaints regarding provisions
  • Responsible for representing IFS and communicating with the clients
  • Available to travel and respond to the vessels when the project requires

About the job requirements

  • At least 2-5 years working experience
  • Affinity with the Offshore and Marine industry
  • Able to work independently
  • Flexible Mindset
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Stress resistant
  • Affinity for working with different cultures and knowledge on their local habits/recipes
  • Able to communicate on a professional level in the Dutch and English language
  • Good communication skills, service orientated mindset
  • Willing to travel mostly within Europe and work from our Belgium office 2 times a week.

what do we offer

We offer a competitive salary including underneath benefits:
  • Phone and laptop from the company
  • Company car
  • Learning and Development opportunities.
Are you looking for a new challenge in a young and dynamic, international, family and owned company? Don’t look any further and send your application to Kimberly@ifs.beAcquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.

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