Technical Sales Manager - Asia Pacific - Food Ingredients

Location: Heatherton, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Salary: Bonus
Contact: Terence Craig

About the company

Our client supplies the world's leading food manufacturers a range of technical based raw materials that have application across a broad range of meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and bakery products. Through having highly skilled application experts, they partner with customers to create innovations that meet the ever-changing global market and customer trends.

About the role

Reporting to the Managing Director for Asia Pacific region, this key hands on leadership role will see the successful candidate take full control in growing the strategic existing customer relationships and develop new valued partnerships through both direct and distribution channels across the customer base in ANZ & Asia.


  • Develop/evolve the regional business plan for both the direct and distribution channels across NZ, AU, Malaysia and Indonesia; also execute sales activities in the region in line with the plan.
  • Achieve budgeted sales & profitability objectives.
  • Maintain, build and deepen relationships with existing customer base, delivering on current contract requirements, as well as increasing share of wallet.
  • Explore new market/customer opportunities across the assigned geographical region
  • Understand customer supply chain
  • collaborate with customer base on technical solutions to drive their business and new innovation

Skills & Experience

  • Strong commercial experience and technical knowledge of food ingredients
  • Proven track record of commercial sales growth, as a Country, Sales, or Key Account Manager.
  • High level technical knowledge food ingredients/processing composition, manufacture and supply
  • Technical solution selling - the ability to ask the right questions, uncover customer opportunities (active listening), and then design appropriate technical solutions for the customer.
  • Organisation & planning, self-starting individual that can manage their own time effectively, develop and work to structured plans
  • Highly developed negotiation and contract management skills - adequately skilled at driving mutually beneficial commercial outcomes through influence, active listening, and detail orientation.


  • Work with a highly engaged leadership team
  • Manage key strategic relationships with large local and global blue-chip organisations
  • Highly supportive loyal Managing Director
  • Excellent salary package and rewards structure that will be tailored to attract the best qualified candidate in the market
  • Fresh, modern working environment
  • Represent leading global brands/products in the market

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Terence Craig on (03) 86133561 for a confidential career discussion quoting reference number TC18826.

All direct applications or resumes received by our client from external parties will be referred to Six Degrees Executive as the retained recruitment partner on this assignment.

Past applicants need not apply!!