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Category Development, Nutrition-Princeton, NJ

                                               Business Development Manager- Nutrition, Bakery and Cereal

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategy and category business plans to ensure Business Unit meets growth and profit targets
  • Apply strategic thinking to identify business opportunities and explore new business models relevant for the categories
  • Act as strategic partner for commercial community, demonstrating strong business acumen and actively engaging with customers
  • Provide direction to the category team composed of Applications, Marketing and Consumer Insight to ensure successful execution of strategic plans
  • Contribute to the overall growth of Zone North America Flavor Division by managing and driving growth and profitability in the respective categories
  • Develop and execute the zonal business plan strategies for each respective category
  • Aggressively drive category growth, proactively scope new business opportunities, new customers and new ways of working
  • Build multi-level relationships at strategic and focused accounts
  • Facilitate a team approach, communicate, build trust and drive cross-functional initiatives for direct business impact


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 10 plus years of experience in a business development role in a related field/industry
  • In-depth experience in Nutritional products, Bakery and/or Cereals required, flavors or CPG experience a plus
  • Ability to travel-approximately 50% domestically


We Value:

  • Strong cross-functional partnering , relationship building and communications skills
  • Strong customer focus, project management and prioritization skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines while managing multiple projects

 We offer:

  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about environment and sets and achieve ambitious sustainability objectives


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Subsidized Cafeteria!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey