DuPont Sales Manager (m/f) Dietary Supplements Central Europe, DACH region in Niebull, Germany

Sales Manager (m/f) Dietary Supplements Central Europe, DACH region (Job Number: DIR00001223)


Location: all Germany. Home office is an option.

DuPont Nutrition & Health is a USD 4.7 billion global business and one of the world’s largest producers of specialty food ingredients, developing and manufacturing solutions for the global food & beverage, nutrition and pharma market. With more than 8,500 employees, 50+ manufacturing sites and 20+ R&D centres across the world, N&H is on a mission to make food safer, more sustainable, better tasting and more nutritious.

N&H is part of DowDuPont, a globally listed company, which came to life following the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont in 2017. DowDuPont has a turnover of approximately $62 billion, employs around 98,000 FTEs and is headquartered in Wilmington, USA.

The EMEA sales team is expanding again to support our continued business growth, and therefore have an opportunity for an additional sales manager that will reinforce the team. The probiotic market has been expanding rapidly in recent years, and is expected to continue to do so. We are looking for a talented professional to join our strong team in building and developing our business in Central Europe. The focus will be on probiotics and other health ingredients for the dietary supplement industry targeting nutritional supplement companies as well as Consumer Health Care companies.


To build and develop the Central European market with focus on Germany and German speaking countries for probiotics and other types of dietary supplements.

Main Operational duties:

  • Develop and maintain a customer base for probiotic sales in Central Europe

  • Develop business in the growing Central European dietary supplements and Consumer Health Care market, identifying and leveraging opportunities for the company product portfolio entering this market through new customer opportunities.

  • Identify new opportunities for sales by presenting the strong product portfolio, clinical data, application, volumes, prices and general conditions with customers.

  • Interface to the various Business Units responsible for providing market feedback such as customer needs, market trends and market insights.

  • Coordinate with the team to engage appropriate expertise as and when required to deliver profitable revenue to the company and bring value to customer in line with business objectives.

Specific Tasks

As a member of the sales team you will deal with tasks which may cover all aspects of sales from customer relationship to strategic conceptual selling: planning visits, listening to customers and understanding their needs, identifying sales opportunities, defining and following up on sales action plans, establishing and maintaining strong relationships and closing deals.

Travelling and daily contact with customers will be part of the job. Specifically, you will:

  • Be the primary commercial contact for allocated customers within the dietary supplement and Consumer Health Care market and first level technical contact.

  • Holding dialogue and building relationship at customers with technical, business development, marketing, commercial, quality and supply chain contacts.

  • Maintain and develop a strong project pipeline, which should be reported in the Sales system ensuring up to date information is available for internal stake holders

  • Introduce and promote new products / concepts to customers, including:

  • Understanding and making initial assessment of project accounting for technical and commercial viability.

  • Maintaining awareness of the most important products to promote at any given time

  • Co-ordinating customer projects – Business Units / Innovation / Commercial / Marketing / Supply Chain / Quality / Regulatory.

  • Receiving and taking action on feedback from customers

  • Provide Divisions / Customer Service / Technical / Supply Chain / Quality / Regulatory etc with the necessary information for start-up of new customers or new product to existing customer

  • Ensure customer contracts / price agreements and master data are accurate at all time.

  • Write customer visit reports

  • Generate monthly reports detailing: Sales figures against budget, reason for variation, setting actions, New developments, Customer movements, Projects, Pricing Issue / negotiation status, Any other issues / changes

  • Develop and maintain market awareness / monitoring and ad hoc reporting on Market Intelligence / competitor activity / general dynamics. Special reporting may be requested from time to time on a given market area.

  • Report collaboration with other company stakeholders

  • Respect internal procedures and systems


Organisational reporting line: Global Sales Leader for Dietary Supplements/Pharma

Market Responsibilities: Central Europe (Germany, Swiss and Austria)

Location: Germany is a preferred location, Switzerland or Austria are potential secondary locations

Responsible for: Maintaining and developing revenue, contribution profit, and opportunity pipeline in a defined geographical sales area.

Assistance from: Support Staff (no direct people-management responsibility)

Travel: Considerable time travelling away from home and working unsociable hours when required / the business demands will be required. Mostly this will involve extensive travel within Central Europe; a typical week would be two days in the office and three days customer facing.



Degree or equivalent in a science-related discipline; microbiology would be an advantage (but not a must)

Experience with business development and conceptual selling into the Dietary Supplement or Consumer Health Care companies space is critical.


Solid commercial understanding is key

Strong relationship to key market players within dietary supplements and OTC drugs

Critical experience in driving customer related projects


Several years of commercial/ business development experience in supplying to the dietary supplement and OTC pharmaceutical space is critical, preferably in probiotics.

Experienced in conceptual selling to companies across Central Europe and ideally experienced in a marketing-driven approach in this sector looking at product concepts and claims.

Personal Skills

  • Good communication in spoken and written English and German is a must

  • Results orientated

  • Able to assimilate complex commercial and technical concepts

  • Strong business analytical skills

  • Ability to organize efficiently – Planning, implementing and follow up on actions

  • Willingness and ability to face challenges and drive projects through the organisation internally and at customer level.

  • A never give up attitude is required


  • Excellent inter-personal skills are essential

  • Able to communicate comfortably at all levels to all disciplines, internally and externally, both written and orally

  • Creating and enjoying team spirit


Primary Location: EMEA-Germany-Niebull

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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