Principal Manager, Food & Nutrition (BH1454)

Our client, a leader in the North American specialty chemical space, is seeking a high-level manager who will work within food and nutrition markets developing and managing new supplier relationships.

Requirements:

  • Technical Degree preferred
  • 7+ years business development and/or commercial experience in food/nutrition
  • Previous experience managing global principal/supplier relationships preferred
  • Experience working for or with distributors
  • High level, strategic thinker with strong leadership skill and business acumen

Responsibilities:

  • Sales Growth – design and drive the principal pipeline
  • Communication – strategy plan development, liaise technical support between principals, Sales Representatives, and customers, and determine training needs, marketing activities, and new product launches and coordinate the implementation of these actions
  • Interdepartmental Collaboration – work with sales, operations and regulatory departments to communicate supplier expectations of how to best transact business
  • Marketing – work with marketing group on Tradeshows, Webinars, social media, Website and various campaigns.

Location: Can base anywhere, although living in a food/nutrition hub (such as Chicago, Northeast US or UT/TX) is ideal.

Travel: Approximate overnight travel of ~ 20%

Why Consider This Job/Company?

  • New and exciting time to come on board because company is creating a more centralized, overarching organization and this person will be positioned for growth, advancement, and visibility.
  • Their product lines are very robust and diverse.
  • Company has very strong leadership.

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