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Category Manager (m/f/d) Life Science & Nutrition

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Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Darmstadt, DE

Company: Döhler Group

Reference ID: 30659

Doehler is a global producer, marketer and provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry. We provide its customers with a wide product range including natural flavours, natural colours and textures as well as healthy and functional ingredients for foods and beverages. Join Doehler and contribute with your vision and ideas to drive major projects. We are looking for talents who are committed to our ultimate customer focus and who are ready to deliver their best performance in a thriving environment.

Your Role

  • You are responsible for managing the ongoing alignment between the company's products and services with the needs, trends, and preferences of assigned markets and market segments
  • Among other duties, you will be expected to design and lead the execution of areas of responsibility with the goal of owning the conversation in the context of our clients' industries and applications, coupled with our market-leading capabilities
  • Working with our business leaders and global market segment teams, you will develop the end-to-end strategy and business plan for their respective industries
  • You will be involved in conducting business analysis and effectively implementing the conclusions in collaboration with the sales department
  • You will be responsible for capturing market share and achieving revenue and contract growth targets, through the creation of best-in-class integrated digital market segment initiatives
  • Among other things, you'll be responsible for executing strategy through thought leadership, vibrant initiatives, events, digital, customer stories, and ultimately advocacy across all related regions and industries
  • You will be responsible for the future development and marketing of our products and product solutions for customers in the Life Science & Nutrition industry
  • As an expert, you are intimately familiar with all customers in your market segment and are a visionary strategist
  • Through your experience, you know the challenges and trends your customers will face in the future


Your Profile

  • You have several years of relevant professional experience in the commercial field (sales, market segments, product management) ideally in the life science & nutrition industry
  • You have a successfully completed degree in business administration, food technology, nutritional science or comparable
  • You have been able to lead several complex projects and have a good understanding of Food & Bev products
  • You always think in a customer-oriented way and have a hands-on mentality
  • With your spirited and persistent nature, you have very good project management skills and enjoy growing existing and new business
  • In addition to your strong analytical and conceptual skills, you have a structured, effective and independent way of working
  • You enjoy contributing to the implementation of innovative ideas through your creativity, passion and commitment
  • You have an international personality and experience working in matrix organizations (working cross-functionally)
  • Through your convincing and inspiring presentation skills, you also manage to motivate other people
  • You enjoy working in a team, are flexible and like to work in a dynamic environment
  • You are outgoing and enjoy dealing with other people, and you have a business-fluent command of English

Your Benefits

  • A various and highly responsible field of activities at an innovative and growing company
  • A customer and service-oriented working environment with plenty of freedom for ownership and for personal initiatives
  • Flat hierarchies, efficient teams and short decision processes within a family-owned business
  • A challenging job with an international orientation at our headquarters in Darmstadt
  • Employee benefits such as leasing offers, discounts and a company pension plan
  • Individually-tailored advanced training and personal development options offered by our Döhler Academy


Please apply online and provide us with your earliest possible entry date and your salary expectation. Sarah Schneider will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please take into consideration, that we cannot accept any other channel or send back hard copy applications.