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Business Development Manager - Bakery

Requisition ID 27369
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Business Development 
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Posting Type DNI

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

Reporting to the VP of Product Management, our Business Development Manager will work with key account managers, engaging with selected key bakery accounts to position Kerry FP&P as a thought leader and key partner in food protection and preservation. This is a home-based, virtual opportunity and requires regular travel throughout the United States.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop new pipeline of opportunity, working with collection products and developing new systems in conjunction with R&D that solve customer’s challenges wrt FP&P 
  • Collate all intelligence gained at customers and condense into clear strategic opportunities that can be leveraged with scale with unique Kerry solutions 
  • Ensure our overall pipeline value is sufficient to meet or exceed our financial goals 
  • Stay abreast of competitor activity and proactively communicate to the business, ensuring that Product Managers are well informed to enable Product Positioning optimization 
  • Working closely with R&D and Product Management to ensure that the innovation pipeline is in tune with the future needs of our business, ensuring that we stay ahead of competition by continually launching highly relevant, new to market solutions 
  • Lead training initiatives to ensure our commercial teams have relevant levels of knowledge in FP&P technologies 

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree in Food Science or Microbiology required
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role with proven track record of success with external customers required
  • Experience in the food industry is essential 
  • Specific experience with ingredients that preserve and protect food is desirable 
  • In depth knowledge of baking is desirable 
  • Good working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements 
  • Proven strategic thinker 
  • Strong demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills 
  • This role will require regular travel within the US 

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 .                                                                                                         


Nearest Major Market: Greenwood

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