Our team

Meet the team behind de Smaakspecialist

De Smaakspecialist has grown a lot in the last few years. In september 2014 we literally grown out of our office in Ulvenhout and were forced to move into our current office in Bavel. Out team is counting around 30 employees, young and old, male and female, idealists and commercial types. But no mather if someone is a ‘die hard foodie’ or a ‘light green consumer’, everybody is equally enthusiastic to make our dream come true: making responsible, healthy food available for everybody, made with love and attention for humans, nature and the environment. Surrounded and inspired by our beautiful products, we go on a quest each new day to keep renewing, onnovating, improving and inspiring.

Daphne is de Smaakspecialist’s business controller. This means she is responsible for the creation and development of management information and economical analyses. Daphne is a hugh fan of a healthy lifestyle and responsible food is of course a part of it. Her favourite products are the different muesli’s to put in her yoghurt bowl, delicious as breakfast or at any other time!

 

 

Daphne Mul
Business controller

Chantal van den Hoogen
Marketing & Communication

Menno Snijders
Sales

Manon Alles
Sales

Martijn van der Ven
Export

Stefan works at the sales department and assists the team in category and channel mangement. He is convinced that organic food has an important impact on people and environment. That’s why it’s his top priority to get the products of de Smaakspecialist on the shelves of as many supermarkets as possible. His own favorites are the RAW Organic Food cereals and the BioToday coconut oil and coconut milk.

Stefan Versluis
Assistent Category & Channel Management

Jelle is nationaal accountmanager at de Smaakspecialist. In his job he is always searching for strong partnerships with his key accounts.

JELLE VERSCHUUR
NATIONAL ACCOUNTMANAGER

As Human Resource lady Daiëlle sees it as her main task to keep everybody happy at work. It should be no surprise that what she loves the most about the Smaakspecialist are the people. She even dares to state that she never had such a nice group of colleagues. Daiëlle is not so much of a foodie, but because of all her enthusiastic colleagues even she gets more and more passionate about organic food. We can’t wait to find out about her favorite product to be.

Daiëlle Rikken
HRM

Martijn is account manager of the East and is responsible for the 20 biggest clients in the Netherlands. He regularly uses the Coconut oil from RAW Organic Food, Neptune Dream pasta from Smaakt and the Coconut milk from BioToday. With this coconut milk he makes the best curry with spicy chicken!

Martijn Murray
Martijn Murray
Sales

Tom truly loves cooking. So he took his chances when de Smaakspecialist had a suiting vacancy. This way he can combine his passion and work. He started in a position outside, but worked his way into an office job. Besides supporting purchase and logistics, he is also busy with new product development. His favourite product: the spelt tagliatelli from Smaakt.

Tom Nuijten
Tom Nuijten
Purchase & Logistics / New Product Development

Aart-Jan makes sure that all the products of De Smaaktspecialist are available at any given time. Well thought-out stock management is essential, but the coordinating and optimization of the logistical processes as well. Our dream was for Aart-Jan de reason to start working with us. Not to let it stay a dream, but to realize it together. He goes wild for the BioToday date-walnut spread with cinnamon, richly spread over fresh Smaakt spelt cracker with flax seed!

Aart-Jan van Beek
Purchase & Logistics

Anneloes works for the Export department and is responsible for charting the products outside of the Netherlands together with Eveline. To do this she regularly visits trade fairs. Anneloes works at de Smaakspecialist, because she is all for organic and wholesome products. She loves the Oats2Go Raspberry from BioToday and her favourite recipe is a RAW chocolate pie, bursting with RAW organic products.

Anneloes Hoorneman
Anneloes Hoorneman
Export

Ben is responsible for Trade Marketing & Category Management. Among other things he gives direction to the Sales department and is the spider in the web between Purchase & Logistics, Quality and Customer Service. The innovative power of de Smaakspecialist spoke to him leading to him working here now. Ben loves the chocolate bars of RAW Organic Food. Not just because it’s scrumptious, but also because of the durable process that the bar goes through during production. Bens favourite recipe is buckwheat pancakes with a little bit of raw honey.

Ben Stigter
Ben Stigter
Trade Marketing & Category Management

Eef is working at the Marketing & Communication department. She is always searching for food inspiration and the latest trends, which she then shares with the community of the Smaakspecialist. She has a hugh passion for food and calls herself a true ‘Foodie’. Her dream: reaching a gigantic amount of people to inspire them about organic food.

Eef de Regt
Marketing & Communication

Nesrine can be found at the Quality and Product development departments. Next to that she keeps the data base of supermarkets up-to-date. She once began at de Smaakspecialist as a stagier and never left. Nesrine loves whole grain couscous from Smaakt and thinks all recipes with couscous are fantastic because of the products versatility.

Nesrine Titou
Nesrine Titou
Quality

Maarten has a passion for projects and organisations with societal impact. So the match with ‘De Smaakspecialist’ is perfect. His role is to make the organisation and her intentions more visible. Among other things he has helped organize the Organic Kitchen food platform. His favourite product is the seaweed tapenade.

Maarten de Leng
Projectmanager Marcom

Hélène Lokhoff works on product development and she supports Sales. The products at de Smaakspecialist make her absolutely happy and that is why she set everything aside to start working at our company. Hélène’s favourite meal is breakfast, so it’s not a miracle that you can wake her up for a breakfast of oatmeal with carrot, cinnamon, raisins, cocoa nibs and coconut.

Hélène Lokhoff
Hélène Lokhoff
Business Development

Marion supports the financial department. Since a young age she knew that she wanted to work with numbers and that is why she went into the financial department. Her favourite product is the coconut oil of RAW Organic Food; not just to bake and cook, but also to use as a skin care product!

Marion van Lieshout
Financial Administration

Karin supports the department Purchase & logistics. Actually she landed here at de Smaakspecialist via a friend. She was introduced and before we knew it she was working here with us. Luckily the food industry is a perfect fit for her, because she loves healthy food. Meals with buckwheat as main ingredient and all kinds of salads are her thing. As a snack you can make her happy with all kinds of nuts.

Karin van Rijsewijk
Karin van Rijsewijk
Purchase & Logistics

Financial administrative co-worker

Hans van Gils is Financial Administrative Co-worker and has already had quite some experience in this position. He is happy to have made the step to ‘de Smaakspecialist’. A company with beautiful, healthy products, but above all tangible ones that surround you in the work environment. Hans actually likes everything, but likes bread the best. So the great variation in toppings of Smaakt like flower honey, the different kinds of jam and spreads may be a wholesome but mainly tasty choice.

Hans-van-Gils
Hans van Gils
Financial administration

Tamara is senior buyer Food, in this function she is responsible for finding the right ingredients for de Smaakspecialist. The innovative power, the wholesome nutrition and the responsibility to society spoke to her when she decided to work for de Smaakspecialist. The bars of RAW Organic Food are her favourites, because they are tasty and healthy. Tamara loves the pies her co-worker Evelinne regularly brings to work!

Tamara
Tamara Robbemond-Pauw
Purchase

Eveline works as a nutritionist at de Smaakspecialist. Together with Eef and Nesrine they form the Quality department. The vision of de Smaakspecialist connects to her personal vision: Food with love for the product, the people and nature. Evelinne really likes grains, because they form a balanced and varied base for every meal. Her favourite recipe is lukewarm Freekeh with a richly filled salad.

Evelinne Ramos França
Evelinne Ramos França
Quality

At ‘de Smaakspecialist’ Rince is responsible for Marketing & Communication. And with this many delicious products in the catalogue, she is very busy. A a true fan of everyhting that has to do with organic and sustainability, she loves to spread the story of de Smaakspecialist. With graphic designs or newsletters, you name it. Her favourite product? Coconut oil! For cooking, baking or making your own chocolate.

Rince Bekman
Rince Bekman
Marketing & Communication

From the conviction that that the responsibility to care for the world lies within ourselves Pieter Dirven’s dream was born: wholesome nutrition available for everybody, made with love and attention for human, nature and the environment. Pieter has really started to live his dream with all his energy and passion for ‘de Smaakspecialist’.

Pieter Dirven - Directeur
Pieter Dirven
Director

Marjolijn Bouter is national account manager. She is proud to represent healthy brands like Smaakt, BioToday and RAW Organic Food. Good for your body, good for the world and most of all tasteful! Study/work/cooking/enjoying food can’t be set aside in her daily life. For short, nutrition is the main theme in her life. She loves nuts (especially walnuts), because nuts can be used any time of the day. Marjolijn’s favourite is breakfast with yoghurt, Smaakt oatmeal breakfast apricot-raisin, fresh blue berries and Raw Bio walnuts.

Marjolijn Bouter
National Acountmanager

After having managed several divisions in the supermarket, Tim (accountant manager of the western region) was up for a new challenge. Together with Sebastiaan, Tom and Martijn he visits supermarkets and offers our service to customers. Next to that they’re always looking for new outlets to sell our beautiful products. His favourite products are the cocoa bites with goji from RAW Organic Food.

Tim de Pagter
Tim de Pagter
Sales