Technical Sales Specialist Cheese
What we ask
- A Master’s degree in relevant discipline, preferable in Food Technology.
- Technical knowledge of the use of cheese (eg Mozzarella) in hot food applications (eg pizza).
- More than 5 years working experience in cheese and or hot food applications R&D or Technical Sales Support.
- The ability to understand and adapt to cultural differences; Skills to maintain internal and external (customer) relationships;
- A pragmatic team player with key competences: entrepreneurial, market and customer oriented, commercial insight, problem solving, decisiveness, creative, open minded, flexible, result oriented and organizational sensitivity.
What we offer
- A creative, positive and pragmatic team
- Excellent secondary benefits
- Both a commercial and food technological position
- Continuous learning on- and off the job
- Not just a job but a career
- Apply, advise and ensure knowledge sharing with respect to product portfolio and application knowledge.
- Create new business opportunities & sustain current business by translating customer needs to technical solutions and internal development projects/applications.
- Share gained insights with internal stakeholders in close collaboration with marketing.
- Advise customers proactively on the product portfolio, product characteristics and the product behavior in the final application.
- Support the process of developing new and improving existing products.
- Build effective relations with colleagues of internal departments and external customers.
- Contribute to the development of value propositions, prepare and contribute in customer visits, utilize your expertise to provide advice on product specifications.
- Set up and perform lab experiments in order to answer customer questions.
- Actively collect and interpret market information (e.g. trends, needs, competitors, legislation, new products) and translate this into business or development opportunities.
For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are.
We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.
You will be part of a professional development team in the innovation center in Wageningen and strongly connected to the commercial team within a dynamic business to business environment. You are the linking pin between the customer, development, sales and marketing.