Job Title: Manager, Sales Development
Position Location: US - West Region- Home Based – Can be located in Colorado or Southern California
Reports To: Director, Sales Development
Ingredion is hiring a Manager, Sales Development to understand value propositions of the Company’s specialty ingredient portfolio, identify target customers for our products and partner with the sales team to qualify targets and establish plans for attaining business with identified target customers. The Manager, Sales Development will be responsible for maximizing US and Canada specialty sales and related commercial business activity by delivering existing products or services to new customers and new products or applications to both existing and new customers.
As Manager, Sales Development your responsibilities will include:
Recommending specialty “value-added” solutions to national and regional account customers, including effective introduction of new products, technologies, and processes, to strengthen obtain new business in support of segment growth targets and account plans.
In conjunction with our Sales Teams, initiate technology based discussions with customers, primarily with the R&D, technology and marketing groups to establish projects with target customers, leading to sales of assigned products.
Championing introductions of new technologies/products to meet business objectives. Navigating complexity of diverse markets to generate value for the customer and the company.
Developing and maintaining a strong working knowledge of the market and environment and actively providing that intelligence to appropriate sales, marketing, product management and technical personnel to facilitate sales development efforts.
Partnering with functional teams (sales, technical and marketing) to execute market introduction and initial market/sales development for new products, processes, and services to customers.
Ensuring close alignment with Marketing leaders and coordinating with overall Marketing team with regards to business plans including campaigns and market development opportunities.
Providing technical understanding of products and the product value proposition to our Sales Team and supporting initial sales activity with the goal of meeting short and long term targets for revenue, profitability and market share.
Networking at trade shows and other technical venues to build knowledge and identify new prospects.
Analyzing the current accounts to ascertain most suitable targets to incorporate into new product offerings and communicating those needs to the commercial team. Supporting sales in negotiating contracts.
Monitoring performance and benchmarking standard methodologies to drive continuous improvement.
The Manager, Sales Development position is well suited for you if you:
Take responsible risks to achieve extraordinary results
Adapt and support others through change, ambiguity and complexity
Operate with a sense of urgency and are responsive
Anticipate customer needs and actively create new solutions
Seek to understand how issues and solutions will impact other areas of the company
Respect and value other’s differences, seeking opportunities to learn from those with different perspectives.
Qualified Candidates will have:
Bachelors’ Degree in food science or other relevant scientific, engineering, or business discipline. Additionally, an MBA is a plus.
Significant direct and practical Business development, Sales, Marketing and Technical experience in food or specialty ingredients, preferably in a B2B environment.
Experience with value selling approaches and techniques. Focus efforts to prove the value of an ingredients’ functionality vs. its per unit cost
Excellent interpersonnel, presentation and communication skills, both in creation and execution
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills required. Experience in problem solving and creative thinking.
Strong leadership skills and experience partnering with internal go-to-market teams.
Available to travel domestically approximately 50%. Close proximity to a major airport is preferred.
Relocation Available? Within country considered
Job Grade: S08
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