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Technical Sales Manager, Bakery Enzymes

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Location: Mandluyong, PH

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

IFF Health & Biosciences is a leader in the industrial biotechnology sector which develops innovative enzymes and bioproducts to improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of the food and beverage industry. 

 

We are looking for a dynamic individual with an intimate knowledge of the Bakery industry to fulfill our Technical Sales Manager role. 

 

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 enzyme companies, we invite you to apply!

 

This position is Philippines based, and will report to Regional Sales & Industry Leader, Asia Pacific for Food Enzymes.
 
Your Focus
As a Technical Sales Manager, you would serve not only as the primary face to the customer, but also representing technical support for bakery food enzyme products. It will be your responsibility to foster and grow existing business, initiate new opportunities, and communicate the needs of the territory.  

 

In addition, the Technical Sales Manager is responsible for the development of solid technical knowledge of the entire bakery food enzymes product portfolio to gain customer confidence. These will be achieved by:

  • A strong understanding of customer business and bakery industry trends
  • Active participation in local associations and trade organizations
  • Providing technical/application information to customers with the assistance of other team members to gain product efficiency and develop a project pipeline
  • Execute local improvement plans to manage time and costs more efficiently
  • Participation in industry team training programs

 

How You Will Contribute

  • Be a customer-facing sales resource responsible for driving account strategy and navigating relationships required for technical success of IFF bakery food enzyme solutions.
  • Expanding relationships within the food and bakery industry 
  • Resolving customer issues and define unmet needs 
  • Provide on-going product application service to customer accounts
  • Find new opportunities and drive through the sales process to reach a valuable outcome for the customer
  • Develop and implement detailed account plans, present and negotiate commercial offers
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary team, consisting of employees from applications, technical service, supply, marketing, and research & development to service our customer with the high IFF standard
  • Utilize tools, technical reports/resources and troubleshooting skills to identify and propose opportunities/improvements to help improve and optimize customer operations.
  • Ensure the highest standards are achieved for our customers in the areas of safety, environmental compliance, process efficiency, and reliability when using our products. 

Job Requirements

What you will need to be successful

  • Degree in Food Science, Bakery or related field of study combined with sales and/or technical experience in similar industry.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in supporting the implementation of functional ingredients to the major countries in ASEAN bakery industry.
  • Intimate knowledge of the bakery industry.
  • An ambitious self-starter capable to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a high level of customer activity under a variety of conditions and constraints.
  • Ability to interact at multiple levels in customer organizations, including Senior Management and key decision makers.
  • Skilled communicator that can work in a team and communicate with various groups to reach a common understanding of business needs.
  • Strong project management skills and principles.
  • Comfortable in a dynamic environment, able to deal with ambiguity and function autonomously.
  • Processing and merchandising of bakery products.  
  • Sound knowledge in theories, principles, methods, models and procedures of sales and/or technical support.
  • Experience working with multi-functional teams serving customers.
  • Mathematics and calculations knowledge working with cost in use as well as, converting between different weight and mass measurements. 
  • Strong computer skills with MS Office software package and other sales related tracking software.
  • Ability to translate and articulate value propositions best suited for a customer’s application.
  • Identification of customer needs and propose solutions in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Polished written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willing to commit to travel at least 50% of their time based on territory and customer location

 

 

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 IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more