Human Nutrition

New Jersey, USA

Senior Account Manager

Senior Account Manager
Type of Position: 
Permanent Full-time
Primary Location:
New Jersey, USA
Reports To:
Sales Director –Barentz Canada

General Summary

The Senior Account Manager is responsible building Barentz' Human Nutrition presence in New Jersey and the New England states market. The Senior Account Manager is a highly skilled salesperson with over 15 years of experience in the Human Nutrition and Food Ingredient Industry. A natural hunter, the Senior Account Manager has a proven track record of exceeding sales and profit targets as well as growing market presence. This role is responsible for profitable and sustainable growth within the assigned sales territory through new customer acquisition as well as new supplier identification and relationship development.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

Demonstrates Leadership with the Team
Develops and implements strategies to grow Barentz' market presence in the US
Develops plans and strategies in coordination with the Commercial Directors for Human Nutrition, to optimize sales potential and profit for all ingredients and suppliers
Works with the team to recognize and address product information gaps
Searches relentlessly for opportunities to partner specialty supplier offerings with customer needs
Participates in Food Industry associations to develop business relationships and stay on top of industry changes
Attends (as required) and recommends participation in tradeshows (IFT, other regional and sub-industry focused tradeshows)
Represents Barentz as a thought-leader at relevant conferences, industry events and through social media platforms
Attends and participates in twice-monthly sales training sessions

Builds New Sales Territory and Develops New Client Relationships
Consistently demonstrates ability to grow relationships with customers, while achieving an assigned sales and profit growth goal
Focuses on discovering customers with high-value strategic growth opportunities
Identifies emerging markets and market shifts while monitoring new products and competition status
Identifies potential suppliers to support the Commercial Directors' growth initiatives
Incorporates appropriate sales techniques when prospecting new customers, ensuring effective communication of Barentz' brand and market position
Uses appropriate techniques to develop an in-depth understanding of customers' businesses, and to identify potential needs
Secures in-person customer visits with purchasing, R&D, and sales & marketing contacts at potential customers
Moves prospects through the sales process to secure new business
Submits pre-call plans to Commercial Directors, Product Managers and Product & Sales Coordinators
Prepares and delivers sales presentations and product demonstrations, where applicable, either face-to-face or through web platforms
Addresses customer questions, concerns, and inquiries, with timeliness and accuracy
Utilizes the 3-wide, 3-deep strategy to ensure deep engagement with customers
Logs call information in standard format within 48 hours of customer interaction
Ensures the sales pipeline is up to date with open qualified opportunities using defined sales milestones
Participates in weekly one-on-one sessions with Sales Director to discuss existing opportunities and to move opportunities forward to closure
Conducts monthly Dashboard review with Commercial Director(s) and Sales Director

Research and Market Analysis
Builds on expertise and reputation in Food industry through research and networking
Provides market feedback to the company leadership regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs and general product development ideas
Uses acquired industry knowledge to provide innovative solutions to customers' ingredient and additive needs
Actively participates in supplier training during office visits or via video-conferencing platforms

Internal Relationship Management
Spends 4 hours/week either in-person or via videoconferencing with the office, to discuss priorities and action plans with the Commercial Directors and to increase leadership visibility
Engages in ongoing communication with Commercial Directors, Product Manager and Sales & Product Coordinators to ensure customer requirements are met
Participates in dashboard meetings to discuss key accounts and prioritize activities to maximize territory growth

Makes travel arrangements, while working within policy guidelines
Completes monthly expense reports as directed by Accounting Department
Updates CRM with pertinent information based upon corporate guidelines
Sends out credit applications to all new customers
Sends out quotes to new/existing customers and requests samples, as required

Education, Experience, Required Knowledge and Skills

University or College degree, preferably in Food Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 15 years Food industry sales experience, with proven ability to expand profitability of a sales territory and exceed targets
Established supplier relationships would be considered an asset
Extensive market and technical product knowledge
Growth focused – competitive and entrepreneurial
A desire to be the face of Barentz in a new market and to possess strong networking skills
Strong organization, interpersonal and presentation skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills, and ability to adapt communication style to the audience
Exhibit good judgment and professionalism when dealing with both customers and internal team members
Self-motivation, high energy, an engaging level of enthusiasm and a positive outlook
Ability to negotiate win-win situations
Software knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
Exemplify a collaborative working relationship with all company functions.
Visible and active communication to work synergistically within the organization.
Leader in company functions, customer visits and technical programs.
Positively impact the culture of Barentz.
Ability to develop and execute plans to ensure the business meets the financial and productivity goals of the company.
The incumbent must provide an example of acting legally and ethically in adherence with the company policies, culture, and values.
Exhibit a priority for safety and regulatory leadership through compliance to policies, reinforcement of exemplary employee behaviors and proactive training.
Valid Driver's License and evidence of Insurability
Fluent in English, a second language would be considered an asset

About Barentz

Barentz is a world class supplier of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals focused on improving the quality and length of life. We provide products that help our customers meet their formulary needs and achieve sustainability goals. We strive to change the conversation by creating value for our customers in a diverse range of end markets by providing technical and regulatory support and offering unique and creative solutions.

Our business leverages an infrastructure of industry leading technology, value-add services, global sourcing & logistics network, and a commitment to creating customer success. This philosophy has enabled Barentz to offer its customers and principal partners with North American capabilities while maintaining a local focus. Every day, we strive to deliver fantastic
customer experiences.

Barentz offers a competitive salary in addition to a positive and collaborative corporate culture.  We believe in developing people as well as growing our business and make this philosophy a priority. Please visit our website at to learn more about us.

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your resume and cover letter to, Attn: Senior Account Manager – Human Nutrition