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Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2021, Givaudan employed over 16,800 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.7 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 12.6%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people’s health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at: www.givaudan.com.

Sales Support Assistant

 

Sales Support Assistant

 

Do you have a passion for food? Do you relish the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic sales team? Have you had previous experience within a sales or commercial team in a large organisation? Do you have the confidence to build superior relationships with customers and internal stakeholders? Are you ambitious and looking for the right opportunity to showcase your future potential? 

 

At Givaudan, we foster a positive environment of openness and curiosity where we craft and share innovative ideas that delight, surprise and touch everyone's lives. As a member of the expanding Sales Support team, you will be an integral part of the wider UK & Ireland commercial team providing critical business support and developing internal and external relationships. You will support key administrative projects and report to the team and the broader business. Your strong administrative, communication and time management skills will enable your success in this role. In addition, you will actively build and maintain professional relationships with both internal teams and customers.

 

If you thrive on providing excellent service to customers, and are a self-motivated individual that is collaborative, proactive and highly organised with great attention to detail, then this could be an excellent opportunity for you and a great entry role into the Global Givaudan Organisation based at our Milton Keynes office in the UK.

 

In this exciting role, with a ‘can do’ mind-set you will:

 

  • Support Our Business - Own administrative tasks including project management, sample requests, trial orders and price quotations, from initiation through to completion, and ensuring system accuracy throughout.

 

  • Position our Products -  Take the initiative and have the ability to analyse data and be able to identify and communicate key insights; Manage multiple competing priorities for yourself and the sales team; Communicate effectively with the teams who are often out on the road or not UK based; Have personal leadership skills and build strong relationships across function; Create easy to understand reports and PowerPoint presentations to ensure they are aligned with Flavour Division Branding and Positioning.

 

  • Impact the bottom line:  Be an integral team member by co-ordinating and updating various reports and tracking tools; Maintain data accuracy on reports and managing timelines; create and maintain daily, weekly and monthly dashboards and support in project management data reporting.  A great opportunity to engage your senses in regular product tastings that are critical for translating product concepts into presentations; Let your taste bud skills explore the world of Beverage, Dairy, Snacks and Sweet Goods.

 

  • Service our Customers: Respond professionally to internal and external inquiries using systems knowledge, creative investigation, innovative follow up and problem solving techniques; Provide the business with timely information on clients’ requests, insights, and communications; Use your skills to support the Key Account Managers in delivering to our customers. You too can attend customer visits with account managers in order to learn the sales process and deepen your knowledge for future progression opportunities.

 

You?

 

Are someone who wants to grow and shape your own world. Who thrives in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment. Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are. If this is you, then come and join us - and impact your world!

 

Your professional profile includes:

 

•Educated to degree level or equivalent, OR two year’s experience in the food and beverage industry, OR within a similar commercial role in a corporate environment.


•Ambitious and proactive with a go-getter attitude. Customer service focused with a proven ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships.


•Experienced in a B2B customer service or sales environment with strong business acumen.


•An eye for detail with a focus on continually looking to improve areas of efficiency.


•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

• And..... 

 

•Proficient in Excel, Word and Powerpoint 


•Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, work independently as well as part of a team, and work under pressure whilst prioritising to meet deadlines.


•Experience in a Sales Project Management system would be an advantage.

 

All applicants must have legal rights to work in the UK as Givaudan will not sponsor a work visa.

 



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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