Sales Manager Food & Beverage Industry

Location
London Bridge
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Function
Sales
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 780 business locations in 36 countries – 750 of them in Asia – and 30,320 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 10.5 billion in 2016.

DKSH Business Line Food & Beverage Industry is a leading food ingredients distributor and global provider of Market Expansion Services for business partners in the beverage, dairy, confectionery and bakery, nutritional supplements, processed food and food service industries. We provide food and beverage ingredients to manufacturers in the food and beverage industry, ranging from food raw materials to food additives and institutional products. We help our customers to develop new innovative products and applications in collaboration with our valuable suppliers and our team of specialized staff.

Our success is built on our people and their commitment. We are looking for a Sales Manager – Business Line Food & Beverage Industry in our Business Unit Performance Materials for our London office in London Bridge.

Sales Manager Food & Beverage Industry

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive the business development activities by growing sales, achieving through the prospecting and developing of new potential accounts, as well as supporting and developing the relationships with current customers
  • Budget and result accountability measured by targets
  • Visit new and existing customers on a regular basis to build, maintain and manage relationships (70% travelling)
  • Support our key suppliers by arranging joint visits in the UK to develop new projects
  • Regularly update and maintain projects and compile meeting reports in our CRM system
  • Work together with Specialist, Sales Support to effectively manage the day to day business

Profile:

  • Relevant sales experience in the food & beverage industry, preferably with proven knowledge in products/applications such as sports nutrition, health, bakery, confectionary and food manufacturing
  • Broad network in the food & beverage industry would be an asset
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a desire to hunt and close new business
  • Highly organized self-starter capable of managing customer visits schedule and territory effectively
  • Full UK driving license
  • Comfortable to work from home

Package:

  • Excellent salary, including an annual target related bonus scheme
  • Generous car allowance
  • Company pension scheme and private medical cover
  • Be a part of an international team
  • Development through the DKSH Fantree Academy, our own in-house training center

If you like the challenge of working at a very dynamic international Group, and bring with you the required experience and qualifications for the job, we look forward to receiving your comprehensive application and CV via our career tool on http://dksh.com/gb-en/home. Please note that direct applications by email will not be considered.