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Regional Business Development Manager - ProActive Health

Requisition ID 25184
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-MV1
Posting Type LI


About Kerry


Founded in 1972 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, the Kerry Group has annualised sales in excess of €7 Billion and supplies over 18,000 food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established over 150 manufacturing sites, operate in over 30 countries, and employ 25,000 people worldwide. A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


Kerry has been present in the Asia-Pacific region since 1997 and has grown its business to become a supplier of choice for our regional and local customers. With over 4,500 employees across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Kerry has many exciting opportunities at our many Development & Application Centres, Sales Offices and Manufacturing sites. Spread over 18 countries – and growing – Kerry plays a large role in supplying food & beverage solutions to this diverse region. 

Our Values: Courage | Ownership | Inclusiveness | Open-Mindedness | Enterprising Spirit 

About the role


Work Location: Flexible across Thailand (OR) Vietnam (OR) Malaysia (OR) Singapore 

Reporting To: Applied Health & Nutrition Lead, APMEA

In this newly created role as Regional Business Development Manager – ProActive Health, you will be responsible for managing and growing our Proactive Health technologies into the regional market across SEA. This will include working directly with leading Food and Beverage and Nutritional Supplements players and with Distributors active in this market as well as with the various support Kerry functions across Sales Teams, Commercial Leadership, Marketing, R&D and Regulatory. 

This is an exciting regional opportunity to develop and expand our clinically backed Functional Ingredients Solutions into the market. The ideal candidate will have strong insights into the Asian functional foods and nutritional supplements category, with excellent industry knowledge, and will bring a developed, strong network of contacts and a recognition with Industry play. 

Key responsibilities


•Build a strong opportunity pipeline in the market for our Probiotics, Yeast Beta Glucan, Botanical Extracts and other newly acquired technologies (acquisitions)
•Build awareness in the market of Kerry’s emerging presence in the Functional Ingredients area by being a strong ambassador internally in Kerry and externally in the market- place
•Developing strong customer alliances and promoting functional ingredients via participation in key Industry events (e.g.  tradeshows, seminars and conferences)
•Providing commercial support in developing Kerry`s growth plans into the Food and Beverages and Nutritional Supplements sector in the market
•Identifying emerging trends and developing insights/strategies on how Kerry can grow in this the market

Qualifications and skills


•Minimum 10 years of experience working with Functional Ingredients, and with knowledge of the Probiotics and Botanical extracts business at a wider Asian level
•Background qualifications in Life Science / Business or other related disciplines is desired; Master’s degree will be an advantage
•Displays a passion for the Functional Ingredients & Nutritional supplements category and have a keen interest in the topics of nutrition and general wellness
•Ability to work via multiple internal stakeholders in the Kerry matrix structure
•Driven and highly motivated to win new business and identify new customers
•Strong execution skills, while displaying the potential/ability to adopt a strategic approach
•This position will require travel within the region and periodically to attend meetings at Kerry sites (once travel restrictions are removed). There will also be an expectation to have extensive and regular customer visits in the market

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