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Senior Sales Manager France (Cosmetic Ingredients)

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Champlan, FR

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. 

IFF is very excited to welcome a new Senior Sales Manager France to our team, and we hope it’s you!  


This role will be hybrid (remote and from our office in Massy, France). The Senior Sales Manager reports to the Sales Director France.

Main missions

As a sales manager, you will support and develop the product portfolio of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics by IFF on medium & large sized accounts. You will be responsible for promoting a portfolio of active and functional cosmetic ingredients throughout France. As such, your mission will be to:

  • Build profitable sales by initiating new projects and identifying new customers.
  • Establishing a solid network and ensuring optimal relations with customers.
  • Work closely with customers to be supportive and helpful while retaining confidentially and implementing agreed product strategies. Provide customer technical support and consultant services to increase our overall value to the customer.
  • Liaise with customer service internally to keep up to date with developments regarding open orders, pending samples, quotations, shipment follow up, etc.
  • Provide information on competition and market analysis trends.
  • Participate in the company's business strategy by providing feedback on market trends, regulatory changes, customer needs, etc.
  • On local key accounts, define and implement a long-term business development strategy.

Job Requirements

Qualifications required:

  • A minimum 5 years' experience in a technical sales position in the field of cosmetic ingredients
  • You have a master degree in science, biology or chemistry (engineer, pharmacist, ..) or Business Administration provided that you have sufficient technical understanding of the cosmetic industry 
  • You are able to speak fluently French and  English 
  • This position requires frequent travel (up to 50% of working time)


Professional skills : 

  • Team spirit
  • Curious/Ability to learn
  • Customer oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal competencies
  • Interest in cosmetic / personal care industry
  • Strong communication skills


IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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