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Account Manager Culinary

Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Bogota, Cundinamarca, CO, 110911

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Are you passionate in developing and growing sales portfolio for industry leading customers? Do you aspire to be part of the team that drives big wins for a global organization? 

 IFF is a global leader in food ingredients and flavors industry and we are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Andean  and Central America Commercial team as Account Manager.

 If you are ready to join an organization with the energy and excitement of a start-up with the stability that comes from a proven track record of one of the world’s largest and most successful Food Ingredient companies, we invite you to apply!

 Your Focus

 As Sales Manager, you will manage Culinary  accounts. The role will need you to drive category sales for  Andean and Central America Subregion , with the goal to ensure growth and business wins. The role will see you effectively collaborate with Operations, Innovation, Creation & Design (I,C&D) and Marketing teams. 

 This position is Colombia based and will report into, Category Sales Leader. 


How will you contribute


  • Achieve profitable sales growth targets by winning new business and maintaining current sales accounts
  • Manage quotes and pricing negotiations, optimize order patterns, provide accurate sales forecasts. 
  • Maintain the project pipeline and all information related to the projects and opportunities
  • Build and manage relationship with customer/accounts, organize customer visit/workshop, and keep customer up to date on project progress
  • Initiate Innovation and Proactive activities relate to product promotion to respective accounts referring to market dynamic and company’s capability.
  • Accountable for all communications between the customer and internal stakeholders (Customer Service, Operations, Commercial, I,C&D) on order delivery timeline, specifications, and all matters related to legal and quality
  • Take ownership in driving sales project across Commercial Support, Technical and Marketing support team to ensure sales and business goals are delivered.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in Food Science, Food Technology, Chemical Engineering or any other relevant industry.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in sales and account management function and 3 years’ experience in flavors or ingredients industry. 
  • Proven track record in sales account development, creating and delivering strategies to meet business objectives. 
  • Comfortable working in a B2B environment with a positive, self-driven or action-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to interact across levels in customer organizations, including Owners & Senior Management team.
  • Strong and effective communication skill in English, both verbal and written
  • Proficient in Ms. Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access)
  • Excellent presentation skills for sales or brand concept delivery to senior stakeholders
  • Ability to influence and a strong negotiator 
  • High drive and self-motivated, positive mindset and a great team player
  • Willingness to travel.



IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential.  We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more