Senior Application Development Manager Food

Darmstadt, Germany

Job Summary

AB Enzymes is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods PLC (London UK), reporting into the Associated British Foods Ingredients Division (Paris, France), and it is a leading company in the enzymes business operating from sites worldwide, with Head Office in Germany. We are a reliable partner for customers in the food, feed and technical enzymes businesses. Product excellence and innovation are among our key strengths and our customers’ value these highly.

We are looking for a highly motivated:

Senior Application Development Manager Food
(Located in Darmstadt, near Frankfurt, Germany)

As Senior Application Development Manager Food you will contribute to our sustainable business development, continuous application development. You will develop process-application knowledge with a focus on Protein Hydrolysis and Grain Processing. In this role you will be responsible to provide high level technical support to key accounts, distributors and high potential projects globally. You will support prioritised sales activities technically, in alignment with product strategy and customer tactics. It is expected that you will spend up to 50% of your time traveling.

You will be joining our Food Enzymes Marketing team that is located in Germany, Darmstadt. This team works closely with Sales and R&D and includes both Application Development and Product Management. Key industries the Food business is involved in are related to processing of Fruits, Grains and Proteins covering several highly diverse application areas.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide high-level support to customers, partners and distributors in the field of Protein Hydrolysis and Grain Processing
  • Develop and deploy application ideas/processes together with our partners and customers
  • Identify new business opportunities through market insight, customer intimacy and AB Enzymes portfolio analysis against competitor offerings
  • Interact with R&D to strengthen our innovation pipeline and connect opportunities with basic research
  • Ensure effective product and application training for internal and external customers
  • Represent the company at exhibitions and industry associations

Required qualifications

  • Practical experience in food enzymes is essential

  • Education and work experience (at least 5 years) in Technical Sales / Application Management directly relevant for Protein Hydrolysis or Grain Processing

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively translate customer needs into meaningful products with a strong focus on existing product portfolio and gap analysis

  • Is willing and capable to travel ~50 % (including international)

  • Is an outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Is a good presenter who can deliver complex topics in a clear and structured way to deliver easy to understand messages to various stakeholders

  • Flexibility, team spirit, customer focus and results orientation are important work characteristics

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are a must, while communication skills in local language (German) are a strong asset

We offer you a challenging and multifaceted employment opportunity with long-term perspective in a fast-growing leading company in the enzyme industry. Our international working environment will offer you the opportunity to further develop yourself personally and professionally. You will find a progressive team oriented management which supports you through open communication and accessibility. We offer a performance-based compensation and excellent benefits. Do we have your attention? We are looking forward to receiving your application together with your salary expectations.