09 525 5520

Account Manager – Food Ingredients (Ref 22/1707/LF)

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Great opportunity to  join established and reputable food ingredients company offering top quality ingredients and blended ingredient solutions. 

  •  NZ supplier of innovative food ingredient solutions
  • Reputable organisation servicing premium clients
  • Autonomous role with an enviable company culture

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Job Category: Sales

Job Type: Full-Time

Area: Auckland-West

Published: August 28, 2017

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Our client is a highly trusted industry leader and NZ supplier of a diverse range of locally and internationally sourced food ingredients, well complemented by an in-house blending plant, supported by a Product Development Team, that manufactures specialty food solutions.

Key to our client’s success has been their ability to continue to evolve over three decades to meet ever-changing demands of the NZ Food Industry.  They are proud of their expertise in being able to source and deliver ingredient solutions from international partners, providing comprehensive technical advice and manufacturing support to their diverse NZ client base.   Due to the company’s phenomenal growth a new purpose built manufacturing facility has been established and includes several R&D Test Kitchens.

 On behalf of our client we are seeking a Technical Account Manager to manage and grow a diverse portfolio of existing client relationships across a broad mix of food sectors, i.e. Bakery, Diary and Meat etc.  A key element of your role will also be to identify and optimise new market opportunities outside your client base.


To be successful in this role you will need to have: 

  • At least five years proven experience in project management along with excellent record keeping and demonstrated commercial success in the food industry.
  • A passion for Food Ingredient Functionality and/or Food Processing.
  • Ability to build long-term multi-level networks within the food industry and bring a team based approach to technical sales. 

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Introduce new products and assist with clients’ product development and improvement projects.
  • Ability to work autonomously, yet thrive in a team based environment where you enjoy contributing your ideas in a team based environment working closely across customers, R&D and Ingredient Supplier Representatives.
  • Responsibility for sales/profit margins.

This opportunity will involve managing a broad range of accounts across the NZ Food Industry.  The ideal candidate will be an accomplished and results driven sales professional who has had extensive and proven experience within this industry; or alternatively, you may have a strong commercial/technical food science background and you are passionate to secure a client facing role, where you will be able to grow and develop client relationships by utilising your outgoing personality, enviable communication skills and commitment to be a highly successful Salesperson.

Reporting to the Sales Manager, this position will be based in Auckland, with minimal out of town travel, maximum 4 nights per month.  Our client identifies this position as an important and pivotal position in their business; accordingly they offer a very competitive salary packaging, including base salary, incentive and vehicle.

To apply please email a detailed resume (in Word format) including a short cover letter highlighting any relevant experience to (WORD FORMAT) quoting reference number 22/1708/LF.  For a confidential discussion regarding this position please call Linda Ford on 5255520 or 021 888408.




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