Field Technical Sales Manager - Food Ingredients
Competitive Salary + Excellent Company Benefits Package + Car
In order to accelerate the growth of our UK Food business, an opportunity has arisen for a Technical Sales Manager based in the south of England.
You will work for an international company, market leader and a business driven to succeed and deliver its growth targets
The successful applicant will provide technical sales support in order to develop the profitably of the Food business portfolio within an agreed customer territory alongside your Key Account Manager sales colleagues. This role will report to the Regional Business Manager of the Region 1 Food Industry. Ideally, you will come from the food industry with a background in technical food sales or food production.
We are the Food Ingredients division of an a leading $10 billion global product distributor spanning chemicals, speciality consumables, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics serving more than 80,000 customers across 100 countries.
+ Deliver on targets set for your existing customer base
+ Achieve growth targets for new business into existing accounts
+ Drive new development sales of functional products into new and existing customers
+ Plan your territory in order to develop the business
+ Plan, prepare, execute and follow up on customer opportunities
+ Ensure a strong technical grounding in all key products
+ Attend supplier training and industry forums as requested
+ Keep up to date with technical trends in the markets & product folios
+ Report all market information where found to correct company contacts
+ Promote and follow up of all samples in timely manner
+ Ensure all admin is completed in a timely manner and activity is logged
We Are Looking For:
+ Appropriate technical qualification – degree or similar
+ Previous experience and knowledge of the UK Food industry is essential – preferably someone with a production background who understands working in a food factory or production unit
+ Strong written and oral communication skills
+ Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements
+ Can work alone or as part of a team
+ Excellent communicator
+ Can-do mentality
+ Service Minded
+ Presentation & influencing skills
+ Ability to participate in and facilitate meetings.
+ Enthusiastic team player, determined, results focused and self-motivated, High energy individual
What we offer in Return:
+ 33 days holiday including bank holidays
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Life insurance option
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
+ Company Car
We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s #1 at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!
You may have worked in the following capacities:
Food Development Manager, Product Manager (Food), Food Ingredients Sales Manager, Food Ingredient Sales, Food Category Area Manager, Sales Account Manager, Technical Sales Development, Food Production Manager.
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager.