Our client is one of the major players in the world of Food and Feed Ingredients,
Under the umbrella of the owner-managed and independent group, specialist firms in Germany produce functional systems for food and animal nutrition as well as oleochemical specialities.
The Group owns 12 specialist companies in Germany and 16 affiliates abroad, supported by a powerful R&D (7 Technology Centers.)
Our Client produces in 10 countries with 1.400 employees and exports to over 130 countries.
In consequence of a restructuring of the sales organisation, they are looking for an Area Sales Director for the french speaking area, working from their Head-Office, in Germany.

Diese Aufgaben erwarten Sie:

  • Acquire/Establish new customer relations and sales in the French speaking area, as well as manage and further develop existing customer relations
  • Identify, assess, appoint and manage new channel partners
  • Ensure compliance with the Group international standards of performance and conduct
  • Gather market intelligence, monitor, document and report about activities of the competition
  • Drive the business strategy in the French speaking area, including price positioning and portfolio policy in cooperation with General Management and Global Head of Business Unit
  • Draw up and monitor annual budgets and forecasts in close cooperation with the Genaral Management
  • Form the link between the local teams as well as various resources based at Head Quarter in Germany to encourage and support commercial as well as technical exchange
  • Lead, coach and motivate 5 directly reporting associates

Diese beruflichen Qualifikationen bringen Sie mit:

  • Degrees:
    • Business administration
    • Or in a relevant technical subject (Food Science) with a complementary degree in business administration
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a sale and / or Business Development role
  • Experience with Sales of added value items, ideally in the food ingredients industry
  • Experience with human nutrition desirable
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Willing to travel extensively (approx. 100 days a year)
  • Languages:
    • French fluent (written and spoken)
    • English and/or German fluent (written and spoken)

Das erwartet Sie:

  • A pleasant working atmosphere in small and motivated teams
  • Full responsibility for the French speaking area
  • A high degree of independence
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Participation and realization of exciting projects
  • Very competitive social benefits and a company pension scheme
  • A flexible working time based on trust and results