For a multinational company operating in packaging sector, we are looking for a
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOOD & BEVERAGE
ITALY AND EMEA AREA
Main activities and responsibilities:
Develop a comprehensive and aligned business development plan, for the assigned portfolio and end market.
Maximize business opportunities across the multiple product categories (mainly in food & Beverage) and the respective manufacturing plants.
Identify the market needs of the region introducing new product development opportunities to cover potential market gaps if necessary.
Establish, develop and maintain relationships with key customers, market players, internal and external stakeholders.
Work with MKTG, Sales Manager food & Beverage and Sales director to understand and deliver internal business requirements, produce effective MKTG campaigns and maximize the tools available for prospection.
Connect with teams in the associated manufacturing plants, especially Lodi Plant.
CRM reporting and monitoring to plan key sales actions in short, mid and long therm.
Participate to the cross functional meetings with the manufacturing plants to facilitate communication, influence key decisions and maximize business opportunities.
Build sales budget for the region together with the sales directors to plan and deliver sales growth on annual basis.
Visit regularly key customers and prospects (target business trips around 50% of the time)
Complete strategic account plans in CRM and deliver it
Renew and establish new customer contract agreements for key business opportunities.
Qualifications, personal and technical skills
Past experiences in the same role, minimum five years.
Bachelor’s engineering degree/technical matters or at least 10 years strong technical background/experience.
Knowledge of food & beverage Market and key actors (fillers, customers).
Strong listening skills, customer focused, ability to manage own time, organize and prioritize numerous activities, excellent problem solving skills.
Fluent knowledge of English language.
Leader person, KPI oriented, customer orientated, problem solving oriented.
Location: hybrid work with base in Lodi (MI) plant