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Commercial Director Animal Nutrition

Requisition ID 3325
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Sales 
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Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

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.

About the role

PURPOSE: 

This is a newly created position. The primary role is to achieve sales goals by developing opportunities with assigned and prospective accounts.

 

TERRITORY:             

Primary focus will start with poultry and swine accounts in the Central U.S. Region but may involve selected accounts anywhere in North America. There is some latitude related to where the candidate is located provided there is access to a major airport and within reasonable location to customer base.

Key responsibilities

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS:         

Establish Kerry as a long-term supplier at national accounts by developing, maintaining and expanding strong customer working relationships at multiple levels and functions. Utilize both direct contact and relevant trade organization events to build relationships.

SALES BUDGETS:         

Participate in development of annual sales budget targets for assigned accounts and takes appropriate actions to achieve targets.

ACCOUNT MAINTENANCE:          

Ensure that appropriate resources and actions are recommended to address customer-based issues including competitive threats, product and service complaints and sales erosion.

SALES GROWTH:         

Pursue and support long-term divisional growth through the development of overall strategies for assigned accounts. Identify and recommend new technologies and new market opportunities related to customer base.

PROJECTS MANAGEMENT:          

Develop project opportunities and ensure communication flow between customer and relevant cross-functional areas.

Qualifications and skills

  • BSc or Master’s degree in Animal Science or related study
  • Proven experience in technical sales to the Feed Industry
  • Strong computer, written and verbal communication skills
  • Requires 50-60% travel throughout the U.S..
  • Willing to travel by car and plane.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                            

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to KAcareers@Kerry.com and let us know the nature of your request. 


Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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