Applications Manager – Flavours (Sweet and Savoury)
Client Description:

Our client is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts and essences, with a truly global footprint. With extensive experience across food, beverage and nutritional products industries, our client develops high quality taste solutions which inspire innovation and can help you stay one step ahead of the competition. We are currently working on behalf of our client in the Thailand market, recruiting an Applications Manager, managing an applications team of 4 people in beverage, bakery and savoury.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Managing Director, Thailand and dotted line to Group Innovation Director, the purpose of this role will be to support growth of the sweet, savoury, beverage, bakery and dairy categories in Asia in line with annual targets and objectives. To champion the technical applications agenda in line with the annual plan and strategic group innovation platform.

  • Responsible for all functions of the Thai applications team department.
  • Applications lead on sweet, savoury, dairy, bakery and beverage categories for Asia.
  • Responsible for the development and training plans of all direct reports.
  • Responsible for all the applications to an industry leading standard.
  • Impeccable hygiene and housekeeping for the creation and application areas.
  • Responsible for pro-active creation utilising local and EU resources.
  • Responsible for customer application presentations.
  • Responsible for bench work sessions with new and existing customers both on and off site as required.
  • Responsible for all product samples and submission in accordance with the NPD procedures including maintenance within Thailand of the flavour library.
  • Responsible for pro-active applications in line with the commercial plan.
  • Attend and contribute to senior management meetings.
  • Prepare and control the applications NPD budget.
  • Manage workloads and identify gaps to the Managing Director as required.
Important relationships:
  • Managing Director Thailand
  • Flavour creation manager Thailand
  • Group Innovation Director
  • Sales and Marketing Manager Thailand
  • Export Managers Thailand
  • NPD Director Europe
  • UK flavour creation and application team
  • Works cross-functionally (marketing, sales, application, factory) to ensure altogether transactions complete.
  • Works across the regions with other global locations as necessary
  • Build relationships with key customers both existing and new.
  • Build relationships with suppliers as necessary to introduce new raw materials and improve existing products for quality and cost

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to build effective strategic working relationships - able to influence across departments.
  • Strong man manager and motivator of an applications team.
  • Experience either in flavour or bakery applications that has already managed people.
  • Good team player.
  • Effective communicator and organizer.
  • Able to demonstrate innovative thinking.
  • Thai language native speaker with a very good level of English.
  • Bachelor degree in Food Science
  • At least 10 years senior working experience
  • Background in product development from concept to full production.
  • Broad technical knowledge of sweet and savoury applications.
  • Bakery apps sound knowledge.
  • Do it right first time - every time
  • Enthusiasm, energy, self-starter.
  • Forward thinking, inquisitive.
  • Able to work effectively in a cross-culture environment
  Key measures and targets:
  • Company sales budgets hit via new win %
  • 4 pro-active category applications developed per year
  • Client feedback
  • Strong dedicated multi skilled team
  • Retention of top applications staff
  • Working schedule on time
  • Strong intercompany profile and group relationships
  • Technical costs budget within agreed parameters
  • Clear transfer of knowledge from Europe to Thailand for sweet and savoury application
  • Lead by example

Company Benefits:

Excellent package includes a competitive base salary, performance related annual bonus, medical insurance, provident fund, travel allowances and the opportunity to be a part of a thriving company in Asia.

Level: Senior

Industry: Food

Applications Manager – Flavours (Sweet and Savoury)

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