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Do you want to join a truly dynamic global business, and use your technical expertise to help define our marketing strategy and our growth objectives? Then Chr. Hansen Natural Colors will be the right place for you to flourish as our new Technical Industry Manager for Beverages.    

For our Natural Colors global marketing team, we are looking for an ambitious and experienced Technical Industry Manager to support our expansion in the core industry focused on beverage applications.    

A fully realized world market for natural colors in food & beverages is estimated at three times the current market value; consumer preferences drive this growth as they are increasingly focused on natural ingredients. With a no. 1 position in the industry, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors is well positioned to take further advantage of this strategic growth opportunity. Global marketing plays a key role in defining our industry strategies and required product portfolio to realize our long-term growth objectives.  

Our global marketing team has 10 experienced and dedicated colleagues with overall responsibility for industry strategies, value propositions of our global product portfolio, new launches, marketing campaigns and marketing intelligence to support our regional sales and global key account teams.  

Responsibilities    

Together with the department manager (industry lead) and the global marketing team, your main responsibility is to support and lead the industry with up-to-date technical input related to the beverage market development. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the identified portfolio opportunities are brought to market (project lead), leveraged and prioritized by all stakeholders. Furthermore, you will own the beverage industry product range, assuring that the range fits the current market needs and the needs of the future. You will also work closely with our global sales organization, to both drive your industry marketing plans, while also supporting the major international key accounts with sound and up-to-date technical support, based on a close dialog with R&D.

More specifically, objectives will be to:    

  • Support from a technical perspective the annual beverage industry strategy review and marketing plans  
  • Define together with the department manager and industry lead, the portfolio pipeline required for long-term growth based on customer & market needs  
  • Work closely with international key account managers and sales to identify new opportunities (incl. technical opportunities) with strategic customers. You will be tagged to relevant strategic customers in the beverage industry  
  • Provide in-depth technical advice and training at key meetings with major international key accounts  
  • Technical lead on major conversion projects where customers are converting from artificial to natural colors  
  • Identify and work closely with marketing communication to prepare the required technical sales tools and campaign material for the beverage industry  
  • Drive new product developments according to agreed launch excellence process 
  • Manage the industry product portfolio

Your personal profile    

You have a strong technical background, a commercial mindset, and a natural passion and curiosity to understand and analyze the technical drivers in your industries. You are able to communicate with both people working in R&D and with commercial decision makers in marketing. You thrive in the technical workspace between R&D, Marketing and Sales. You understand the needs of the Marketer, what motivates the people in sales and you are able to communicate this passion to the technical colleagues in R&D. You have worked in a relevant industry and understand many of the drivers required to succeed as a B2B ingredients supplier to the beverage industry. You have an engaging personality and you are not afraid to get involved in both strategic as well as operational topics across the organization.  

It is preferred that you have:    

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience from the Food and Beverage Industry  
  • An MSc in Food Science or equivalent  
  • A good understanding of the food ingredients industry and value chain, preferably from FMCG food companies or from ingredient suppliers  
  • A strong understanding of the beverage industry  
  • Strong analytical skill and technical skills  
  • Excellent project management skills.  
  • A proven commercial mindset to supplement you excellent technical understanding  
  • Excellent English communication skills  
  • Capable of conceptual thinking for developing new products, marketing materials and sales tools  

Enjoy and able to travel approx. 50 days per year  

The role will be based in Hørsholm, Denmark or in Montpellier, France.    

You report to the Senior Manager, Beverage & Dairy, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors.    

If you have any questions, please contact Theis Christensen, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors at dkthch@chr-hansen.com.    

Please apply on-line – click here.    

Please submit your resume and CV as soon as possible as we are interviewing on an ongoing basis. Deadline: March 31st 2017.    

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at: www.chr-hansen.com/career.


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