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Senior Key Account Manager (Open to remote)

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Job ID 212406 Date posted 06/20/2022 Location : Düsseldorf, Germany | La Defense, France | Greater Manchester, United Kingdom | Mechelen, Belgium

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

As a Senior Key Account Manager for Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers (CSST) Europe, you are responsible for expanding strategic partnership with assigned large customers. We seek a senior professional with a commitment to improvement to create demand for our products and services by raising Cargill's profile with customers. We are processing raw materials in our plants and manufacturing a comprehensive collection of value-added ingredients dedicated to the food & beverage, papermaking & corrugating, pharmaceutical, and animal nutrition industries using a reliable and sustainable supply chain. In the nutrition space, we focus on fiber and protein innovations, while our industrial offerings are designed to supply renewable solutions that drive value for our customers. Our portfolio includes sweeteners, starches, lecithins, carrageenans, pectins and biopolymers. In this role, you will collaborate with other teams to ensure defined customer needs are met.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement strategy for designated key customers to expand demand, improve margin growth and extend strategic partnership.
  • Establish trust, mutually beneficial and long term partnership with customers, clarify mid to long term customer needs and develop and agree to a specification of customer requirements.
  • Collect insights from the external market to understand competitors and influence trends, define and deliver value proposition.
  • Build and nurture an internal network to deliver optimal solutions such as leading collaboration with key stakeholders internally, defining long term strategy and anticipating challenges to ensure effective resolution of issues.
  • Use tailored storytelling that resonates with and inspires customers, creating excitement around Cargill's role in achieving their strategic objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience in understanding customer context, uncovering customer key performance indicators, articulating customer objectives and adding value to partnerships
  • Experience in business development in highly competitive, mature markets
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience

Preferred qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge in food ingredient specialty/food industry/fast moving consumer goods.
  • 10 to 20 years’ experience in key account activities in food/chemical Ingredients.

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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