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Territory Manager

Company: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
Location: Decatur
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:

Tate & Lyle is a leading supplier of Industrial Ingredients to customers throughout areas such as paper, adhesives, building materials, and many other specialty applications. We work in partnership with our customers, to understand each unique process and application, and then bring together our expert resources to formulate and develop the right solutions. This collaborative and comprehensive approach is how we have become one of the world’s leading industrial starch companies. The Territory Manager is a critical role within the Industrial team. Customer focused collaborative, results oriented individuals in this role directly contribute to the achievements of the product line and the strong reputation Tate & Lyle holds among the industry.  This role is responsible for executing best-in-class technical support to our customers in order to drive value creation.


  • Operate as a fully engaged safety champion
  • Develop and execute account plans focused on  growth strategy and manage the opportunity pipeline
  • Develops relationships with key players from the clients operation team, product development, supply chain, procurement and other key contacts
  • Develop growth strategy and manage the opportunity pipeline
  • Work collaboratively with Product Line Managers to bring opportunities and growth to the Industrial Starch product line
  • Account Management, Service and Engineering for existing business
  • Proactively provide custom solutions involving Tate & Lyle products and services
  • Report concise information about trends, technical properties and Tate & Lyle solutions
  • Managing a sales plan and extracting accurate forecasts from customers
  • Approximately 50 to 70% travel required


  • Volume based contract compliance and total contribution margin generated on a fiscal year basis
  • Account Engagement, including call frequency and quality call reporting
  • Contracting targets including volume growth and target pricing
  • Account Management including quality account plans and forecast accuracy
  • Management and growth of opportunity pipeline, including movement of projects through the sales funnel and ultimately to completion
  • System utilization (BW, Prime, SFDC, SAP)


  • BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Paper Science or related field required
  • Technical understanding of starch chemistry is preferred
  • Ability to prepare and successfully deliver value proposals
  • Willingness to travel


  • Minimum of 5 years of technical selling experience in the paper industry


Knowledge specific to the position:

  • Knowledge and experience in the Starch Industry preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in the Paper Industry
  • Knowledge and experience with paper mill processes and equipment are preferred

Skills (Key technical/functional skills required):

  • Process Engineering
  • Computational and Engineering Math
  • Problem Solving, Troubleshooting
  • General Lab Skills
  • Microsoft – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • SAP, experience preferable
  • Technical and business writing
  • Hands-on skills with equipment – in particular starch handling and processing equipment – design, maintenance, operation

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.

Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Keywords: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, Decatur , Territory Manager, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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