Sales Account Manager – Food & Nutrition (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
24/04/2016
  • Take a new direction in your career, building on your Food Technology background
  • Be part of a company experiencing significant growth, previous sales experience not essential
  • Excellent salary and benefits including fully maintained vehicle

 

CLIENT

Our client is a leading supplier of value added ingredients to Australia and New Zealand’s Food Industries and are firm believers in providing solutions to their customers. They represent a portfolio of companies in the A&NZ market, and the additional value they provide is from both strong technical expertise and their investment in laboratory scale development. This enables them to be true partners with their customers.

Due to the continued growth of the business, they are now seeking an additional person to assist and drive profitable sales through close collaboration within their customer’s technical and commercial teams. As the business is unique in the industry, prior sales experience is not essential and the successful candidate will be trained and supported to develop their sales partnership building skills. A clear career development pathway will occur as the business continues to grow and additional responsibilities will be awarded.

 

ROLE

Are you a Food Technologist ready to take the next step in your career? Use your winning personality in a technical sales role!

This role will provide key account sales across the Australian Food Industry encompassing both new and existing clients. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong background in Food Manufacturing; have good interpersonal skills to quickly build trust and earn respect; and possess the desire and determination to grow themselves and the business.

This role will also ensure existing accounts are retained, whilst maximising sales and profitability as well as actively prospecting and winning new business.

You will involve technical staff judiciously to aid the growing reputation of the company and participate in proactive campaigns to promote new ideas and product concepts to the Australian food market customer base. You will also be required to liaise with other Account and Product Managers along with Logistics, Customer Service and Quality staff in a supportive team culture and flat management structure – this position reports to the Managing Director.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

To be successful in your application, you will have five years experience in product development within a manufacturing environment. You will have a strong commitment to service, by respecting the customer’s needs and determining options to provide solutions.

Please note: This role requires travelling to visit clients so a current drivers licence is a must. Interstate travel will also be required.

To be short-listed for this exciting opportunity you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A Tertiary qualification in Food Science, Nutrition or Food Processing
  • Product &/or Process Development experience, across a range of Food Industries would be a distinct advantage
  • Significant exposure to Food factory operations, either through project commercialisation of product development or manufacturing line technical support
  • Confident in presenting to people at all levels and functions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a desire to learn
  • A can do attitude with a passion for excellent customer service
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks to achieve results
  • A current Australian Drivers Licence

 

APPLICATIONS

To be considered for this role please apply at your earliest convenience by using the ‘Apply Now’ button below. Please include your updated resume with a covering letter in Word Format to CS Executive. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Helen, Jo or Peter on 03 9516 0100.

 

THANK YOU

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. Please note, however, you are welcome to call our Recruiters to discuss your application. If unsuccessful, your resume will remain on our database and will be considered for future suitable roles.