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CSST Technical Account Manager Beverages UK

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CSST Technical Account Manager Beverages UK

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location: Manchester (M17 1PA) Cargill’splant in Manchester is a production facility at the hub of the UK food, spirit, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries. The plant and offices located in Manchester are part of the Cargill’s starches and sweeteners business which produces sweeteners, wheat protein and alcohol for customers in the confectionery, brewing, drink, dairy, farming and bakery sectors. The role will be responsible for building successful customer relationships and insights with customers across the Cargill product portfolio for beverages.. The role will provide technical support and guidance to customers on the use, adaptation, configuration and development of Cargill products, processes and systems, through meetings and trials at the Manchester site and customer sites. The role provides an excellent opportunity to deliver significant value for customers and to act as a ‘solutions partner.’ Due to the nature of the role there will be extensive travel required (30-50% of the time), so flexibility will be required.

Major Tasks:

+ Build strong, long lasting relationships with customers, providing technical expertise for existing products and look to develop new products, services and solutions

+ Work closely with Account managers to build and execute a strong customer development plan

+ Customer support may include; ingredient, recipe, process optimization, product launches, trouble shooting, legislation guidance, training, lab/pilot/ plant trials at both Cargill and customer locations

+ Interact collaboratively with the customers R&D teams to understand their strategy, expectations, needs and future needs and opportunities

+ Internally provide feedback on market trends, ideas, opportunities to help decide future business strategy

+ Help to build differentiated technical solutions and value propositions that separate Cargill from its competitors

+ Network both internally and externally (committees, technical exhibitions) to understand wider industry trends

+ Support colleagues in their technical knowledge and understanding



+ A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical subject (for example Food Science, Brewing Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Technology) or a related subject

+ A Masters or PhD would be advantageous but not required

+ Practical experience in designing solutions and applying ingredients in the beverages/ ingredients sector

+ Technical knowledge and experience in Sweeteners, Proteins, Hydrocolloids, Starches, Lecithins would be strongly preferred

+ Extensive customer facing, technical service experience in a complex environment

+ A collaborative approach to customer relationships, able to act as a ‘solutions partner’ and add value to customers through innovation and insight – translating industry and market trends into new opportunities

+ Able to build effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation and able to present technical solutions to customers

+ Excellent time and project management skills are is essential in this position

+ Fluent English (both verbal and written) and excellent communication skills

+ The role will have travel involved to go to customer locations (minimum 30%) of the time, therefore flexibility to meet business needs is required Our Offer In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world. Cargill is committed to being an inclusive employer. Click here to find out more Our usual recruitment process is as follows; candidates meeting the criteria will be invited to a telephone interview with a member of the Talent Acquisition team. If this is successful you will be invited to a further interview with the Hiring Manager and members of the hiring team. For some of our positions a final interview will also be needed.


Research and Development

Primary Location

United Kingdom-ENG-Manchester



Job Type



Day Job

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