Minimum requirements for the role :
Food Sciences Degree or Diploma or related qual is essential for this role.
Previous Management experience having worked in a Management role within the Food Ingredient industry or related is essential.
Previous experience having worked within a Technical Food Applications or related Management role within the Dairy or Meat or Bakery or related Food Ingredient markets is essential.
The successful candidate must have excellent analytical, negotiation and problem resolution skills.
Must have the ability to maintain external contacts with Customers, Suppliers, Consultants, Association and other companies for benchmarking and networking.
Must be able to work effectively cross- functionally and with other Sites to achieve objectives.
Must have the ability to effectively lead, manage, train and motivate a diverse group of Managers and Employees.
The successful candidate will be responsible for :
Managing Key Suppliers, increasing exclusive Supplier business by providing technical support for the sales team as well as Customers.
Managing and driving a team of people, as well as driving and leading the business development and Applicationsfor the company.
Managing all strategic planning for the various Food sectors providing solutions and suggestions for various customer projects.
Managing all Product Management and innovation activities across all market Food sectors
Managing and supporting Sales Managers and Key Account Managers with increasing sales opportunities to meet the company KPIs.
Working closely and alongside Senior Management internally as well as all Principals represented by the company.
Identifying, attending and participating in all industry Events, Services, etc. and Distribution channels that will increase sales and profitability for the business.
Participating in Budget, order management, pricing solutions, procurement of specific products (SC), stock management and leadership responsibility.
Managing and overseeing all Research and Development Projects and Programs related to cost reduction, raw material substitution, process improvements, line extensions, new product process development, etc.
Salary package, including benefits, is highly negotiable depending on experience gained.