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Sales Manager 🔥


Location: Greater Chicago or Home Office in the US. Candidates must be available for nationwide travel of up to 70%.

Our client is one of the leading producers of wheat starches and wheat proteins in Europe. With cutting-edge technology, sustainable processes, and great innovative capacity, they produce wheat-based raw materials at their headquarters in Germany.


They are looking to add a Sales Manager (Food) to their team to introduce texture-providing wheat proteins to the US market and take over responsibility for all sales activities. This position offers the opportunity to join a new team within an established international organization with strong growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a strategic Sales plan for the US
  • Build a business plan for each account while developing strong client relationships
  • Plan daily activities, including customer visits and establishment of quantitative and qualitative objectives
  • Deliver sales proposals and conduct detailed presentations for effective product demonstration
  • Secure sales growth with new and existing customers (specific targets for each account)
  • Monitor market and competition evolution, relaying information to senior staff
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff
  • Support establishment of Food Brand in the US and secure sales growth
  • Support sales order processing (in the beginning starting with supply from Europe)
  • Support indirect sales-oriented actions (claim handling, follow up/feedback sampling, shipping of products)

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of related work experience within B2B Sales of food ingredients
  • College degree in Business or Food related field preferred
  • Good technical skills and understanding of implementation of the ingredients within the food producers
  • Ability to process, analyze, and effectively communicate the business drivers associated with the customer
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel & Power Point
  • Ability to build trust and strong relationships with customers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Comfortable pushing outside comfort zone to move projects forward
  • Hands-on mentality, proven ability to work independently and autonomously with self-motivation

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