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Business Development Manager - Nutraceuticals & Supplements at SGS Group

Business Development Manager - Nutraceuticals & Supplements

SGS Group Harrisburg, PA (Onsite) Full-Time
Company Description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Job Description

The Business Development Manager is responsible for profitable revenue growth across all departments of the SGS Food business to include Microbiology, Chemistry, R&D, and Technical Services within the assigned territory. Client interactions will be anchored in the spirit of establishing strategic long-term, mutually beneficial business partnerships. This is a remote-based position requiring approximately 50% travel, including overnight if needed.

Job Functions

* Source and close new business from current and potential target accounts utilizing the tools provided for effective execution of the sales process
* Establish strong relationships with an existing client base in the given territory at various levels with key business and technical contacts
* Annual comprehensive business reviews will be performed on key accounts as defined by the VP of Business Development. Maintenance meetings of existing accounts will be performed on an ongoing basis as needed to ensure client satisfaction with lab partnership. Efforts will be reflected in the monthly meeting metrics
* Must be able to review monthly sales reports for trends and respond appropriately in a timely manner
* Act as the face of the company to food companies within the given territory (external clients)
* Act as the face of food companies to company (internal clients) by working with CS, Ops, CBE, and IT to relay information critical to the success of the account
* Responsible for facilitating and owning the Onboarding Process when initiating new accounts
* Attend assigned trade shows and participate in customer-focused marketing plans as directed
* Manage all aspects of the sales cycle including writing and presenting professional business proposals and assist with RFP/RFQ responses as directed


Education and Experience

* Bachelors degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field (Required)
* Working knowledge of food testing laboratories through previous work or sales experience (Required)
* 5+ years in the industry or equivalent experience (Required)
* Excellent time management skills/ ability to manage multiple projects concurrently (Required)

Licenses and Certifications

* N/A ()

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Language Skills: English, Advanced level of knowledge (Preferred)
* Mathematical Skills: Intermediate level of knowledge (Preferred)
* Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Advanced level (Required)
* Demonstrated leadership and team-building competencies, strong project management, and complex problem-solving abilities ()
* Ability to contribute effectively in a cross-functional team setting and to build effective relationships with team and customer ()
* Excellent oral and written communication skills ()

Computer Skills

* Computer Skills: Basic use of Microsoft Office 365 Suite required, intermediate level use of Microsoft Excel preferred, and experience with LIMS system (Preferred)

Physical Demands of the Job

* Stand: Frequently
* Move or traverse: Frequently
* Sit: Frequently
* Use hands: Constantly
* Reach with hands and arms: Frequently
* Climb or balance: Occasionally
* Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: Occasionally
* Talk/hear: Constantly
* Taste/Smell: None
* Lift/carry/push or pull: Frequently 15 lbs

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call
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