Technical Sales Manager / Specialist - Food Ingredients & Flavours

Posted 5 days ago by Atom Recruitment Ltd.
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Our Client is a fast growing multi sector speciality distributor of raw materials to the UK Manufacturing Industry.

They are now seeking a Technical Sales Manager / Specialist - Food Ingredients & Flavours for their Food Division. This position will be home based and location within the UK is flexible. The geographical territory is the UK and Ireland. This position is a full-time permanent role and will report to the Division Manager

Our Client will consider candidates for this position who are currently working in a technical role and who have a desire to move into a commercial role. Candidates may be working in Recipe Development, Process Support, Technical Service or similar roles in the food industry

Key Responsibilities

  • Achieve quarterly and annual sales budgets for a range of defined food ingredients, flavours and technical products at defined prices.
  • Achieve beneficial customer relationships by making frequent customer and prospect visits and achieving service levels that demonstrate the Division values
  • Add sales information to Customer Relationship Management software
  • Develop key markets through defined strategies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to BSc level or equivalent in a relevant technical / scientific discipline OR equivalent industrial experience
  • Seasoned technical salesperson conversant in and knowledgeable of the UK food ingredients and / or flavours market and experienced and known to UK companies and customers OR
  • Our Client will also consider candidates who are currently working in a technical role and who have a desire to move into a commercial role. Candidates may be working in Recipe Development, Process Support, Technical Service or similar roles in the food industry. Bespoke sales vocational training; sales Process training; on the job mentoring and personal coaching from ILM trained Coaches will be offered to successful candidates
  • Excellent communicator at all levels
  • Able to fulfil customer purchasing requirement
  • Determination, energy, tenacity, enthusiasm, loyalty
  • Proactive
  • Adherence to processes and procedures and using a CRM
  • Growth mindset
  • Experience of launching products - understanding the challenges
  • Experience of taking suppliers onboard from zero and building a sustainable business
  • Strategic thinking

In return, our Client is offering a package including a competitive basic salary up to £45,000 per annum (salary is negotiable and dependent on experience) plus benefits which include an expensed company car, five weeks holiday, pension, healthcare and a generous bonus scheme

To apply for the above position, please send your C.V to Lorraine Roger, Director at Atom Recruitment Ltd.

Required skills

  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Science
  • Technical Sales
  • Technical Support
  • Flavours

Reference: 39963009

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