Tech Sales Manager FoodChicago, IL
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 Technical Sales Manager Food you are responsible for knowledge transfer/ training about Ohly´s existing and new innovative products to Food customers. You answer technical questions of our customers on how to best use Ohly products in their applications and regularly visit them. You build up and maintain a network with the technical experts at the customers and relevant knowledge institutes and universities. You keep-up to date with the market trends and come up with new application and product ideas (technology push) as well as translate the knowledge you gained from discussions with customers into new product ideas (market pull). You assure that Ohly products are implemented in the proper way by (potential) Ohly customers by assisting the customers with the implementation of Ohly products at their production sites. You remain up-to-date with the status of the competitor solutions and recognize patentable results.
The role is located in our Chicago lab, yet we are open to consider an arrangement that includes home office.
You minimally have an MSc in Food Technology/Nutrition and minimal 3-5 years of professional experience in application implementation/technical sales in the food industry. You obtain energy from interacting with customers and are able to recognize new business opportunities. You are externally focused and have a good knowledge of the most recent food market trends. You are a self-starter, able to deal with and handle changing priorities. You enjoy travel to meet customers. You have a hands on mentality, and if time allows, you develop new recipes following customer requests or for new Ohly products.
Interested in this challenging position? Then please send us your detailed resume together with any references, outlining your accomplishments, and salary expectations.