Technical Manager Animal Nutrition

Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Oegstgeest, NL, 2342

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 490879 

Job Description


Join our dynamic team at IFF as a Technical Manager in the thriving Animal Nutrition market! As a key player in our global-leading company, you'll be at the forefront of driving success in your selected territory. With your technical expertise, you will cultivate strong relationships with distributors and customers, ensuring sustained sales growth in existing markets - while partnering closely with other teams within IFF. If you're a proactive, motivated self-leader with excellent communication skills, we invite you to be part of our collaborative, globally renowned team!


Preferred locations would be Leiden (Netherlands), or Poland. But we are open for having this position being 100% remote based in EU, as long as our future colleague is based close enough to an international airport. We expect that our colleague will be travelling about 50% of the time with this position.


Basic purpose:

•    Provide technical support to the commercial network established in the selected territory. 
•    Follow up marketing plan and proactively participate in the events planned to achieve the objectives of the commercial team in the subregion.
•    Develop distributor and customer intimacy to maintain sales position and create situations that permit growth in the existing markets.
•    Driver of the technical support level increase with selected Key Accounts.


Key tasks & responsibilities:

•    Provide technical support to distributors and customers to win and or sustain sales as part of the agreed customer strategy.
•    Effective management and dissemination of product research/application data/information and assay data to distributors and customers.
•    Support nutrition advice and recommendations based on Company’s product portfolio characteristics.
•    Manage product evaluation and development trials with contracted research institutes as well as key customers, liaising with the Innovation and Technical Services Leaders as necessary. 
•    Conduct feed manufacturing trials in customer’s house/provide recommendations/consultancy to the customers in the complex field of feed technology.
•    Effective training and development of distributors to develop and sustain their value selling capability. 
•    Proactive communication with distributors and customers.
•    Maintain fluent contact with distributors and monitor their technical developments.
•    Train and ensure Distributors and customers conform with product safety, storage and handling procedures.
•    Support product regulatory compliance for the territory and assisting in technical matters related to product registration.
•    Continuous reporting to sales on technical service, competition activities and developments, market opportunities and competitive intelligence.
•    Monitoring performance through the year, identifying and taking appropriate action where necessary, including monthly reporting.

Job Requirements


Experience and Competencies:

•    At least 8 years of experience in the animal feed industry.
•    University degree in Animal Nutrition.
•    Ability to formulate animal diets’ and establish discussion with nutritionist and decision makers.
•    Experience of at least 5 years in feed production technology.
•    Extensive business success in similar or related industry sector, including elements of product management and senior level negotiation with major customers preferably in an international setting.
•    Fluent in English, French or German would be a plus.
•    Team interaction a must.
•    Presentation and communication skills.
•    Good self-leadership. Must have initiative, motivation, proactivity, be tenacious and positive.
•    Familiar with Microsoft Office package, internet explorer. Any other IT tool appreciated.
•    Methodical, systematic approach.
•    Prepared and able to work in an international business environment with significant international travel time (about 50%)

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. 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 an 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.

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