“As Marketing becomes more and more global (or at least regional) Sales is were we can locally still make the biggest difference, execution being key for success. Good sales people who do this job wholeheartdely are first of all not easy to find, besides they can bring much to a company. As sales is becoming increasingly more important and more developed as a a function, we support the thought that we should get people trained in an early stage of their career. After all it is in that frontline job that your learn the basics which are key for a company’s success. What we expect from supporting the Vlerick Sales Initiatives is: sparring & learning from each other on key subjects related to Sales/Customer Development whilst meeting good people who might get interested in working in Sales at Unilever.”
Kenneth Bornauw, Unilever – Sales Director

“At P&G, Customer Business Development (Sales) aims at maximizing the joint value we create with our retail partners, consumers and shoppers. We do this through thorough analysis of shopper behavior and market dynamics. To deliver this goald we need the most talented students with an aptitude for sales, solid analytical skills and leadership. P&G strongly supports the Vlerick Sales initiatives because it will help students to develop their skills and understand what a career in sales is like.”
Francois Facomprez, P&G – Sales director Belgium

“Connecting, attracting & hiring high potential young graduates interesting in Sales as a career choice is one of our top priorities at Coca-Cola Enterprises. We are sponsoring the Vlerick Sales Initiatives because we want to enable direct contact between Students and Our Sales & Marketing management team in order to give an authentic taste of jobs @ Coca-Cola Enterprises. We want to participate with Vlerick in increasing  the attractiveness and the awareness about how challenging and fascinating a Sales career within FMCG is.”
Ingrid Blauwens, Coca-Cola Enterprises - Talent Acquisition Belux

“Mars puts sales at the heart of the organisation & operations. Our leading brands need to be present all around the globe to be available for consumers worldwide. Through this, sales is the engine of our business model. We are sponsoring the Vlerick Sales initiatives to honour it as a unique initiative in the field of sales and to have a positive impact on education. As in all partnerships, we want to develop win-win-win relationships through mutual collaboration. Win for the students, win for the school and win for Mars. At Mars, we believe that a mutual benefit is a shared benefit & that this is the only way to secure long-term success.”
Daan Vermeulen,  MarsSales manager food

3M is an innovative company, thanks to our technologies – fed by input from customers, coming in through our sales organization. As a leader in many areas, 3M seeks cooperation with other leaders. that’s why we appreciate our relationship with Vlerick.
Alfons Dom, 3M – Regional Business Leader


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