Key Account Manager

Hutchinson, MN

Are you interested in working for a company that combines the benefits of a start-up with those of a large company?

Ohly is the third largest yeast extract producer in the world with sites in Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and deliver high-quality yeast-based flavours and specialty powders. Ohly is part of the $17.6bn turnover Associated British Food (ABF) Group. ABF is a broad portfolio of businesses which includes Primark, Ovaltine, Twinings, AB Enzymes, and is the world’s second largest producer of both sugar and baker’s yeast. ABF takes a long-term perspective on investment and performance, and stimulates entrepreneurship by giving high degrees of autonomy to operational businesses. This means that decisions are taken as close as possible to their point of impact allowing teams the freedom to act, in order to be successfully flexible and fast. ABF invests a great deal in selecting and developing the right people for Ohly and the broader ABF group of companies.

The Role & Your Tasks

As Key Account Management you are responsible for managing and developing a number of key accounts. You will be tasked with working on a few existing accounts but will be responsible for growing the customer base. This role will manage the sales of the products in an efficient, timely and cost-effective manner so that profitability is maximized.  Working with the customer and coordinating product demonstrations and applications which includes liaising with product development to make sure new products meet customer’s expectations. Develop sales plans targeted to meet or exceed sales initiatives that align with the strategic focus of the company. 

Your Profile

You minimally have a Bachelor’s Degree in food discipline or business related field and minimal eight or more total years of experience in the industry may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Minimum of five years of experience in food/food ingredient sales. Preferred to have relevant experience with food ingredient companies or knowledge selling Yeast Extracts, Flavour Enhancers, and Flavour & Seasonings.

Interested in this challenging position?

Then please send us your detailed resume together with any references, outlining your accomplishments, and salary expectations.


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