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At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Location: Kerpen, Germany



We are looking for a dynamic individual to further drive and develop our Taste & Beyond business at targeted Key Accounts in the Dairy and Dairy Analogue segment. 
As an agile and experienced sales leader, you have the ability to drive profitable sales growth, flexibly manage, communicate and inspire at all levels externally as well as internally. 


Key Responsibilities

•    Drive and hunt for profitable revenue growth with existing and new clients
•    Develop, implement and drive a comprehensive Business & Account Plan including a clear deployment strategy, long term sales goals, profitability improvement and strategic innovation initiatives
•    Develop and nurture effective and productive client relationships to deliver mutual success through partnership
•    Collaborate with product development, marketing and consumer insights to build deep consumer intelligence 
•    Collaborate with demand planning, customer care and supply chain to ensure high level of service to clients and define accurate pricing and margin parameters for each project
•    Deploy Firmenich’s Innovation Programs and establish a solid proactive program to generate new business opportunities
•    Drive proactivity and build a strong project pipeline with high conversion of new opportunities
•    Lead core list negotiations and win new partners for the future


We Value

•    Strong business acumen and business management skills
•    Obsession for winning with client with a growth mindset
•    High level problem solving and resiliency
•    Excellent listening and networking
•    Strong sales and negotiation skills
•    Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Food Technology, Food Science and / or Economy
•    Minimum 5 years working experience in sales or business development within the food & beverage or ingredients industry
•    Your passion for new product development and food and beverages in general
•    Your openness, team player mentality and value for people and different cultures


We Offer

•    The Opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives
•    A culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
•    High Challenge and High Reward Environment
•    To be part of a company shaping a strong legacy through breakthrough industrial innovations and technology
•    Expect an inspiring journey of fun, learning and great teamwork
•    To be part of a winning team that challenges the status quo and has the hunger for success.



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