Head Of Business Development and Applications - Sweet and Savory Food Manufacturing Industry
Prostaff Holdings
Johannesburg, South Africa
1d ago
source : Executive Placements

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.

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