Company:
Michael Holm and Associates
Job Title:
Bakery Technical Sales Mgr
Location:
Job ID:
181784621
Date:
04/01/2024
Salary:
NOT SPECIFIED

Michael Holm and Associates

Bakery Technical Sales Mgr

Large, global bakery ingredient manufacturer is looking for an experienced Bakery Tech. Sales Mgr.

Offering nice salary and benefits.

SUMMARY OF KEY JOB DESCRIPTION

The primary purpose of this position is to travel to customers facilities to assess opportunities, present new solutions, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues, and build relationships while demonstrating the effectiveness of company s products such as dough conditioners, shelf-life extenders, grain blends, pastry, & cake bases etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Visit customers to provide onsite technical support through baking trials to demonstrate the effectiveness of company s products such as dough conditioners, shelf-life extenders, grain blends, pastry, & cake bases etc.
  • Review procedures and processes in client facilities and providing technical solutions to existing problems.
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities.
  • Interact /collaborate with customer s technical team.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with Company s sales team members to provide technical support to the customers.
  • Collaborate with R&D team in Chicago lab on testing and development of new products and new ingredient formulations.
  • Develop sales through testing and demonstrating effectiveness of company products.
  • Participate in plant start-ups that could occasionally require longer than usual travel.
  • Travel to customers in the US, Canada and Caribbean.
  • Generate documentation and reports as needed. This includes formulas/data sheets/recipes/summary of customer visits, etc.
  • Recommend changes/improvements when necessary to improve and/or increase efficiencies & formulas.
  • Participate in Trade Shows and Seminars as needed. This includes industry trade shows, customer seminars, and potential customer product cuttings.
  • Follow all good manufacturing practices in the lab and maintain a clean work environment.
  • Making Sales calls: 25% to 30% of the job.

JOB SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive wholesale baking experience with an operations background in large wholesale industrial bakeries.
  • Excellent understanding of ingredient functionality, and fully automated baking processes, to include sweet goods, breads, rolls.
  • Strong verbal communication and written skills.
  • Excellent process problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively, both domestically 75% and internationally occasionally.
  • Experience with (windows), Microsoft Office, and Outlook.
  • Detail-oriented and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and effective working relationship with other employees.
  • Ability to treat sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of two years experience in wholesale baking production line with focus on overall operations.
  • College degree is preferred.
  • Hands-on baking experience is required.

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