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    Best Search Recruitment Limited - On behalf of our client, we are headhunting for experienced candidates to monitor client satisfaction and initiate corrective action where needed, to fill the following vacant positions:

    Technical Category Manager


    Job Description

    • The purpose of this job is to coordinate the technical activities and provide superior technical support.
    • This job develops new flavoring systems and/or select existing flavors for suitability in specific applications as well as manage project briefs to a satisfactory conclusion within defined parameters.
    • Manages active projects as the designated Action Leader;
    • Recommends existing flavors/fragrance or create new flavor blends in response to appropriate customer requests, including application work;
    • Gives product presentations to customers, in conjunction with Marketing and Commercial Representatives;
    • Liaises with customers' technical teams to clarify project briefs and determine product requirements;
    • Understands and operates the flavors/fragrance database;
    • Works as required at customers' premises or other company sites


    • Post graduate Degree in Food Science/Technology or equivalent
    • 5+ years of relevant experience.
    • Extensive product development experience (including product evaluation, benchmark analysis & matching, process development, up-scaling & factory integration);
    • Significant experience in working in a food service environment and development of products for food service customers.
    • Technical / professional knowledge & skills

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    Marketing Manager


    Job Description
    The Marketing Manager Bring added value to the business, support global/regional growth strategies and contribute to differentiate the company:

    • Translating relevant marketing & consumer insights into inspiring and relevant flavor/fragrance solutions supporting client’s product developments (both proactively and on client request).
    • Developing marketing tools at local or category level to promote the company flavor/fragrances solutions and develop the market.

    Lead marketing support to some identified customers for the category/market:

    • Support client's product developments by providing marketing intelligence to select the most relevant flavors/fragrances solutions.
    • Ensure the right marketing support to maximize the company's chances to win/defend business.
    • Manage proactive and reactive projects with excellence, working closely with technical teams to ensure relevant, business oriented product developments.
    • Position the company as the supplier to count on for competitive added value market knowledge, brand understanding, inspiration and winning flavor/fragrance solutions.

    Business Development:

    • Continuously develop and maintain category/market expertise (macro trends, consumer drivers, category & market dynamics, flavors/fragrances, technologies,…). Consolidate this knowledge into relevant tools that can be shared internally and with clients.
    • Deploy global & regional strategies at category/market level; identify with commercial teams future opportunities to develop the business and action plans to go after them.
    • Ensure the right portfolio of flavor/fragrance solutions for the category/market and promote it accordingly. Fill the gaps when needed with technical teams.
    • Proactively develop the right promotion tools with the proper push to sales. Monitor usages and get learning for future improvements.

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    Accounting Manager


    Job Description

    • The Accounting Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.
    • The Accounting Manager supervises a staff of accountants and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner.


    • Must posses a post graduate Degree in Accountancy, Finance or very relevant field.
    • Professional qualification such as CPA, ACCA or CIMA.
    • 5 years’ of relevant working experience.
    • Hands-on knowledge of SAP
    • Good working knowledge in MS Office
    • Excellent organization skills with ability to take initiatives and manage priorities and deadlines
    • Supervisory experience

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    Logistics Excellence Manager


    Job Description

    • The purpose of this job is to support the local management through projects and initiatives, related to internal and/or external logistics activities, aiming at improving customer satisfaction, reducing our costs and deploying best practices
    • The position encompasses various topics and requires to manage partially or totally initiatives and projects until their effective and successful implementation.

    In particular, projects and initiatives related to :

    • Reviewing and improving the distribution of our products to our customers;
    • Improving the efficiency of internal and external warehousing activities;
    • Developing logistics reports, records and KPI's and ensuring their effective implementation;
    • Developing Continuous Improvement initiatives and ensuring their effective implementation;
    • Planning and developing warehouse safety and security programs and activities and coaching personnel in the implementation of these;
    • Reviewing escalation of issues from customers' or shippers' and reviews complaints regarding storage and distribution services;
    • Influencing and coaching staff, and supporting the management in the successful implementation of the above tasks;
    • Preparing business cases with the support of controlling;
    • Managing together with Indirect Purchasing RFI (Request for Information) and RFQ (Request for Quotation) with external third-party logistics companies, in line with the Global Logistics Strategy.


    • Post Graduate Degree in relevant field.
    • 5+ years hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Strong background in Inventory, MRP, Materials Management, ERP/APS System.
    • Must be proficient in all modes of transportation - domestic and international.
    • Relevant Professional Organizational qualification and membership.

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    Food Technologist


    Job Summary

    • We are searching for an experienced Food Technologist to carry out various food applications to highlight the performance of the company's flavors solutions.

    The Specific Responsibilities shall include the following:

    • Develop, modify basic foods/beverages formulations
    • Select and evaluate the right flavor solution in compliance with legal, costs, clients & applications requirements
    • Understand the commercial needs of the brief, the value and price criteria
    • Participate to client's presentations
    • Work in a close collaboration with account managers, category teams (flavorist and marketing), other departments
    • Manage various administrative internal systems/tasks related to projects briefs and keep daily record on laboratory work and results
    • Run stability tests and check flavor solubility according to established protocol
    • Realize analysis (ex. Brix, ph) with laboratory equipment’s
    • Respect good laboratory practices following established HSE rules


    • Bachelor degree in Food Science/Technology
    • MBA would be an added advantage
    • Food or chemical background
    • Work experience in a food or chemical laboratory;
    • Pro-active, autonomous and able to take initiatives;
    • Capable of handling multiple projects in a methodical manner, within short deadlines;
    • Accurate, rigorous and well organized
    • Good communicator with a team spirit and service orientated mind-set;
    • Fluent in English
    • Computer literate (MS Office);

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    Senior Account Manager


    Job Description
    The specific responsibilities shall include the following:

    • Negotiate with client favorable commercial terms (e.g. payment terms, prices and price conditions, order pattern etc) and price increase based on the division/team pricing objectives and strategy
    • Monitor client satisfaction and initiate corrective action where needed
    • Maximize business vitality
    • Get clear and complete briefing from clients, translate their needs into company projects and brief creation and development teams
    • Anticipate clients’ needs and lead proactive projects to generate new business opportunities
    • Define accurate pricing and margin parameters for each project, according to guidelines, and enter properly all project information in Project master/I-cam according to project management rules (incl. regulatory) (including project models rules in PE)
    • Lead/coordinate projects with internal partners and with clients (including fragrance/flavor/ingredient submissions)
    • Share visit reports, client information and feed-backs, and when needed conduct post-mortem analysis
    • Oversees entire value chain: product life cycle management, demand planning, customer care and supply chain to ensure highest customer satisfaction and maximum value extraction
    • Build the account sales budget annually, monitor sales and profitability versus objectives
    • Monitor and optimize all other financial aspects of the account, in particular expenses (incl. market research) vs. budget and clients over dues vs obj.
    • Make sure all commercial data and documentation are accurate and properly maintained
    • Manage sales assistant/sales support/project manager (if direct report)


    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree or equivalent (Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Science...)
    • 5+ years of flavor or fragrance sales experience.
    • Good business understanding of both the company and client business, sales role and objectives
    • Ability to develop solid account plans and contribute to category plans
    • Ability to develop successfully client relationship and to position the company as a key business partner
    • Display high level of cultural sensitivity in dealing with international customers
    • Advanced Sales and Negotiation skills
    • Extended product expertise (product, market, consumer, technical/technology) and passion for fragrance/flavors/Ingredients
    • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to clients and to demonstrate superiority
    • Ability to define, prioritize and implement action plans according to business opportunities and success factors
    • Good team player, seen as a strong partner by the development teams involved in clients’ projects
    • Leadership (mainly with non hierarchical partners) and decision making
    • Extended knowledge of the company's tools and working policies & guidelines
    • Strong business
    • Supply Chain understanding (product life cycle, demand planning, order pattern...)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume/CV's to:

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