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Technical Account Manager, Animal Nutrition

Home office based in France or Belgium

 

This is Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

 

The role

The Account Manager is responsible for executing our business strategy at the customer level by enabling customer success and optimizing volume, revenue, and value-add growth for Eastman. To effectively accomplish this, the Account Manager must prioritize efforts across their territory, generate demand through discovery to uncover unmet needs, articulate compelling customer value propositions and develop account strategies which align with our business strategies.

 

Reporting to the EMEA Sales Manager, you will fulfil a key role in the commercial growth of the Animal Nutrition Business Organization of Eastman. This position will be home office based in France or Belgium.

 

The responsibilities:

  • Plan, complete, document (with follow up) sales calls as per the territory management plan
  • Generate and develop sales leads within the sales territory to close new opportunities and achieve sales goals
  • Cultivate a network of relationships across the value chain and within the customer organization beyond procurement (e.g., Operations, Technology, Senior Leadership, Marketing, etc.) to develop new business
  • Use effective techniques to protect and close new business ensuring sales order values meet sales budget targets
  • Use Opportunity Management processes to effectively prioritize, track and drive sales opportunities that align with business strategy
  • Create and develop Territory Management Plan to ensure maximum business growth from the sales territory
  • Proactively develop and document appropriate level of account plans for accounts within territory
  • Collaborate with internal resources to ensure opportunities are provided with the required resources to ensure timely funnel movement
  • Utilize consultative selling skills to effectively communicate and capture value
  • Develop market / customer insight and identifies growth opportunities via customer and territory analysis and collaboration with internal / external partners
  • Forecast based on customer insights, market insights, and opportunity progression to provide monthly volume guidance
  • Negotiate pricing and commercial terms of sales agreements (where applicable)
  • Conduct data-based territory analysis and prioritize efforts to maximize territory performance
  • Tailor Value Propositions to ensure customer benefits are communicated and understood
  • Utilize public and business sources for competitive and customer information that allows a broader understanding of the market and uses this to expand sales within the territory

 

How success will be measured

  • Variable Margin Growth (Total vs target and YOY Growth)
  • New Business Won – Revenue
  • Protect Business Won – Revenue 
  • New Business Win Rate % of Total Expected Wins
  • Protect Business Win Rate % of Total Expected Wins
  • # Sales Calls Per Month vs target (TMP) with completed pre-call plans
  • % of customer face time outside of procurement

 

Your background & qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university is required (MBA preferred)
  • Deep understanding of Animal Nutrition industry, specifically in Monogastrics
  • >5 years of technical sales experience in Animal Nutrition, Feed or Feed Additives
  • Experience with developing and executing account strategies and managing local distribution partners
  • Busines Fluency in English and French

 

What we offer

It’s about growth and your long-term success. At Eastman, your career path can take many routes—each offering growth opportunities, competitive salary and benefits, and a globally growing work environment. Eastman fosters a culture of diversity steeped in teamwork and employee involvement, a place where dedicated individuals turn great ideas into materials that make a difference in everyday life. We support and encourage one another and believe that leveraging diversity in our thoughts and experiences allows us to excel in business. Eastman is dedicated to supporting individual growth, offering a variety of career and personal development opportunities with a strong emphasis on coaching and mentoring employees throughout their careers.

 

For further information about this position please contact Ahmed Farah via +31(0)623912258 or send your application via the apply button. We already have chosen our sourcing channels and kindly ask not to be contacted by search, advertisement, or staffing firms.

 


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