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Pet Key Account Manager

Requisition ID 25621 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-SD1 
Posting Type LI 

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 25,000+ 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

The Pet Account Manager is a newly created position and will be responsible for developing various Kerry technologies by interacting with R&D, Procurement, and Marketing and working with pet food manufacturers in order to develop the Western European Markets. Location with this role is flexible due to travel requirements and can be based in any location in Western Europe.

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 Budget:     
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 

Project Management:    
Develop project opportunities and ensure communication flow between customers and relevant cross-functional areas.  

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree in Life Sciences  
  • 8+ years experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience in technical sales to the Pet Food Industry
  • Experience at the pet food plant level (production and formulation) strongly preferred
  • Strong computer, written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English. Second langauge desirable but not essential. 
  • Requires a minimum of 50% travel throughout Europe
  • Willing and able to travel by car and plane

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