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Sales Support Executive

Requisition ID 36939
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
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. 


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:         Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reporting To:            Commercial Director

The Sales Support Executive plays a key role in the sales process, supporting the sales and commercial teams to deliver on their strategic goals.


Key responsibilities


•    Primary point of contact for key accounts managers to manage information flowing back into the organization, and a coordinator of information flowing from Kerry to the external stakeholders
•    Manage communication flow from sales back into the internal functional teams such as Supply Chain, RD&A, Regulatory, Commercial Finance and Operations
•    Increase capacity and productivity of frontline account owners to focus on selling
•    Preparation and circulation of presentation & reports to sales team for key meetings such as SFDC Updates; EPM Sales Updates and Call Report Performance
•    Scheduling & preparation for weekly team meetings and bi-weekly pipeline meetings
•    Attends appropriate Stage gate, Dashboard, Planning, Forecasting and EUM End Use Market) meetings to provide the business leaders updates on key projects and represent the sales team
•    Maintain SFDC accuracy by ensuring that SFDC contacts, project updates, close dates are up to date and information is provided by the sales team on a timely manner
•    Work on Customer Engagements with marketing & Commercial teams to ensure customer visits are at the highest level
•    Adapt and develop ways of working with a view to enhancing the role and identifying further efficiencies and process improvements


Qualifications and skills


•    Bachelors Degree in Food Science or similar background 
•    Commercial or Operations professional with at least 5 years’ relevant working experience in a complex, multi-national organization preferably in the Retail, FMCG or Food Service industry
•    Solid understanding of the commercial and operational business management practices, with hands-on experience in data analysis, process improvement and coordination work
•    Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
•    Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
•    Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
•    Comfortable managing both internal and external relationships that incudes Commercial/Sales team, General Management, Customers, and other stake holders of different cultures
•    Must be proactive, use individual initiative, follow assignments through to completion, and be attentive to detail and deadlines


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