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Technical Ingredients Sales | Food and Drinks

£28000 - £35000 per annum + + progression
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13 Jul 2021

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Technical Ingredients Sales | Food and Drinks
Salary ~ £35k + progression
Do you have a food chemistry background in the manufacturing/processing sector? Are you looking for a step up in your career and a new challenge? If so, this might be the role for you

About Our Client
Our client is a leading supplier to the food manufacturing, sugar processing, brewing, distilling and ethanol production industries. They have a fantastic reputation for quality and have an international reach. They offer a variety of developed natural products. They are part of a vertically integrated company structure and have great control over their products and product development. They have a fantastic amount of resource and knowledge about their products as well as the "technical know-how" to apply them to industry and keep up to date with technological advances. They offer their customers' application development, technical support and consulting services.

About the Role
This role is all about sales and supporting the existing sales team to deliver commercial results. You will be part of a small, but specialised team with a core focus on EMEIAA sales in the industrial arm of the business. Your primary focus will be on the sugar and yeast sectors. Your main remit will be to drive sustainable sales into a broad portfolio of customers and markets. When possible, you will spend ~20-30% of your time travelling internationally to visit customers and drive relationships forward. You will utilise your industrial and chemistry knowledge to deliver sales and add value to customers and their processes and products. You will utilise salesforce to schedule follow up calls and keep on top of accounts and stay top of mind with key contacts.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will have knowledge and experience in an industrial setting, preferably from a sugar or yeast background. You will be able to demonstrate your experience of working within a small team and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ideally, you will have a chemistry or engineering degree and be able to grasp the benefits and applications for the clients' products - eg. commercial fermentation and sugar extract processes etc. You will have 1-2 years of experience in a relevant industry and will be looking to develop your career. You will possess some commercial skills and be comfortable presenting to clients. Ideally, you will be fluent in a second European language.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have a chemistry/engineering background or have a proven experience in technical sales/processes within industry - sugar, yeast, brewing etc. You will need to have a full driving license and a valid passport and be willing to travel. You will have 1-2 years experience in commercial or technical across relevant food manufacturing/processing.

Application Process
The successful candidate will move through multiple interview stages, including a task/presentation. Our client is committed to making this appointment, but are willing to wait for the right person for them and the team.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply via the link. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM13484


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Graduates and Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

Find Us
01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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