Ingredion is looking for a Technical Sales Representative who will be part of our Virtual Sales Team. In this role, you will interact directly with our small and medium customers via our online chat and our 1-800 line, providing them with ingredient recommendations for their food & beverage applications. You will be managing customers directly and developing new opportunities. You will be joining a team of 12 and enjoying significant on-the-job training and support from other team members. This role has high visibility within Ingredion including exposure to many other groups within Ingredion (Sales, Technical, R&D, customer Service, etc). This role is ideal for Food Science graduates who want to better understand our portfolio of starches, sweeteners, plant-based proteins and hydrocolloids, and are passionate about working with customers. This role is a good starting point for career growth within the company.
As a Technical Sales Representative, your responsibilities will include:
Manage customers in an assigned sales territory and develop new opportunities
Answer customer inquiries from the 1-800 line and online chat
Develop an understanding of Ingredion’s product portfolio
Develop an understanding of technical sales and how to help customers solve their ingredient formulation needs with Ingredion’s products
Maintain customer information in Salesforce.com
Stay up to date with current trends in the food industry
A bachelor’s degree in food science or related technical field
Interest in working with customers and building relationships, customer-orientation
Attention to detail, well organized, interested in working in a fast-paced environment
Good communication skills
Good project management skills
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.
Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, brewing and pharmaceutical industries as well as numerous industrial sectors. We are committed to supplying our customers with quality, innovative ingredient solutions that are on trend and in demand. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Westchester, Illinois, we turn corn, tapioca, potatoes and other raw materials into a myriad of ingredients. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, we serve customers in more than 60 diverse markets in over 100 countries.Through strategic acquisitions, organic growth, and innovative research and development, we are providing unique product offerings to growing markets. Our starches, sweeteners, texturants and nutritionals are used by our customers to provide everything from sweetness, taste and texture to immune system support, fat replacement and adhesive strength.Each day, we live our Company Values—Safety, Quality, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Innovation—so that we may create enduring, mutual value for our customers, business associates, communities, colleagues and shareholders. At Ingredion we want each person to feel part of a globally connected team that’s inspired to achieve.