Careers

To further expand our team, we are currently looking for:

 

Hatchery Account Manager (Indonesia)

INVE Aquaculture, established in 1983, is a pioneer in supplying nutritional and health products for the aquaculture industry. We operate as part of the Benchmark Group, an international genetics, advanced nutrition, animal health and knowledge services company, operating in Aquaculture and Animal Health sectors.
Benchmark operates in 27 countries in five continents and employs more than 1,000 people.

For the further expansion of our activities in Asia, we are currently looking for a

Account Manager (Indonesia)

Job Purpose

  • To take responsibility for the sale of INVE Aquaculture products and services to a specific group of customers that is active in the allocated area in order to expand market share

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Area Manager (AM) in implementing the sales strategy in the allocated area
  • Support the commercial development of the INVE Aquaculture and Benchmark business in the allocated area and expand sales of the product portfolio
  • Support the distribution network
  • Provide after sales service for established customers
  • Follow up and report market trends and competitors information
  • Coordinate and tackle with sales engineers, technical support and Area Manager specific technical questions arising from customers or distributors
  • Support forecasting of the Area Manager
  • Maintain and further build on the commercial contacts with customers portfolio to ensure that set turnover/budget is realized
  • Conclude contracts
  • Elaborate and draw up quotations (PFI) in consultation with Area Manager
  • Remain well informed and updated about market and customer evolutions and developments in the allocated area

Qualifications and experience

  • Min 5 years experience in the aquaculture industry in sales and/or technical field
  • Min Bachelor degree or similar in Aquaculture or related field

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Very good English (verbal and written) skills
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Service minded
  • Target focused
  • Flexible
  • Self-starter who has great ability to work as a team member
  • Show interest in technical development
  • Willing to travel intensively in the allocated area

Interested?

We offer a challenging job in a dynamic sector and growing company with a compatible salary package in-line with your experience. If you want to apply for this job, then please forward your CV and motivation letter to Mr. Marc De Feyter, HR Director, at HRM@inveaquaculture.com

For more information about our company, visit our website: inveaquaculture.com

Lab Analyst (Belgium)

INVE Aquaculture, established in 1983, is a pioneer in supplying nutritional and health products for the aquaculture industry. We operate as part of the Benchmark Group, an international genetics, advanced nutrition, animal health and knowledge services company, operating in Aquaculture and Animal Health sectors. Benchmark operates in 27 countries in five continents and employs more than 1,000 people.

Lab Analyst Based in Belgium (Dendermonde)

Job Purpose

  • You support the scientific work and new product development within the Innovations and Product Departments
  • You execute and report on (routine) R&D experiments and other support tasks

Key Responsibilities

Support scientific work and new product development within the Innovations and Product Departments by:

  • Accurately and autonomously perform specific microbiological/ analytical/ biochemical tests according to the established laboratory procedures and protocols.
  • Accurately and autonomously perform experimental productions following the established DOE (Design Of Experiment) and according to good laboratory practices and internal standards and procedures.
  • Perform organized and structured routine support activities, like shipments and orders for third-party service providers and suppliers.
  • Proactively communicate status updates and properly report data to scientists.
  • Contribute to general lab management including upholding (bio)safety measures as well as maintenance and calibration of equipment, in support of the lab manager.
  • Developing new SOP/WI for biochemical, chemotaxonomical techniques based on literature and consulting the scientics.
  • Contribute in the revision and the alignment of protocols with QC labs within organization.

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor in one of the following fields: Laboratory Techniques, Biochemistry, Bioscience Engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology
  • Good knowledge of English (writing/speaking)
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Previous experience in lab environment
    • Previous experience and knowledge in standard microbiology tasks are preferred:
    • Using standard microbial and aseptic techniques
    • Working with biohazard 2 organisms and spore forming organisms
    • Performing characterization tests: biolog, API, antagonism tests, hemolytical tests, aerotolerance tests, MIC tests,…
    • Working with a microbial database (on beads)
    • Performing bacterial growth analyses with an automatic reader system (e.g. Tecan)
  • Knowledge and experience in developing new SOP/WI for biochemical, chemotaxonomical techniques is preferred.

Competences

  • Management of information
    • Understanding information: assimilate instructions/protocols, deal with unclear information, correctly assess own knowledge
    • Processing information: collect information, process information, use information
    • Analyse: assess information, analytical thinking
  • Management of tasks
    • Execute tasks: execute manual tasks; execute repetitive tasks, use tools to execute tasks
    • Structure work: set priorities in tasks, work systematically, execute a multitude of tasks
    • Work solution-oriented: deal with the unexpected, act on own initiative, implement solutions
  • Management of people
    • Transfer expertise: demonstrate, teach/train, share knowledge
    • Support: take a formal support role, give the right example, support others
  • Management of interpersonal relationships
    • Communicate: communicate orally, communicate in writing, report
    • Dialog: ask relevant questions, understand the message, empathize with the situation
    • Collaborate: consult each other, stimulate team spirit, avoid or mediate conflicts
    • Act “customer”-centric: guide internal customers (manage expectations), act service-oriented
  • Management of yourself
    • Show respect: demonstrate openness, accept procedures, accept instructions
    • Be flexible: deal with change, deal with diversity, demonstrate openness to learn
    • Demonstrate reliability: act consistently, act honest and integer, show self-discipline

Show commitment: demonstrate involvement and motivation, act quality-focused, persist.

Reports to: Lab Manager

Interested?

We offer a challenging job in a dynamic sector and growing company with a compatible salary package in-line with your experience. If you want to apply for this job, then please forward your CV and motivation letter to Mr. Marc De Feyter, HR Director, at HRM@inveaquaculture.com

Area Manager (Mexico)

INVE Aquaculture, established in 1983, is a pioneer in supplying nutritional and health products for the aquaculture industry. We operate as part of the Benchmark Group, an international genetics, advanced nutrition, animal health and knowledge services company, operating in Aquaculture and Animal Health sectors. Benchmark operates in 27 countries in five continents and employs more than 1,000 people.

For the further expansion of our activities, we are currently looking for a

Area Manager/General Manager in Mexico

Job Purpose

  • Under the supervision and coordination of the Regional Sales Director, the Area Manager will follow up the local company’s performance, as well as the customers, distributors and the sales in the area of his/her responsibility. The Area Manager has to secure and improve the business and strive towards a solid growth. He is responsible for the forecast in his area.
  • As General Manager he/she will implement strategic decisions of the Group Management Team in the local company and translate those decisions into specific actions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily management of the company and the company’s employees
  • Follow up on all non-finance functions within the company; recruitment, appraisals, and qualification of members of staff
  • Steer the good working of the company by daily presence in the office {except when visiting customers or when on business trip}.
  • Drawing up and implement company objectives based on the Business Plan
  • Implement Group policies and procedures (Finance, HR, Operations) in the company
  • Responsible for making, monitoring and managing sales and OPEX budgets
  • Follow up the local company’s performance
  • Manage sales administration in accordance to RSD directions
  • Manage and follow up of local product registration and import/export
  • Responsible for inventory management
  • Participate in auditing, reviewing analyses of achievements, costs, operations, discuss required changes, implementing new procedures to maximize operating efficiency
  • Responsible for implementation and reaching targets of the Commercial Plan for Key Accounts and Distributors. The Commercial Plan details the Commercial actions (e.g. sales plan, A/R collection, product launches, new Key Account approach, marketing actions, demos & sales support, etc.) and Sales Budget for a given period.
  • Recruit, and manage the team of local Sales Executives
  • Motivate the team to ensure that their competencies, skills and know-how are used and developed in the best possible way
  • Work closely together with the RSD, Sales Support, Marketing, Order Entry and Supply Chain for realizing the goals of the Group’s business plan.
  • Prepare monthly sales forecasts.
  • Gather market intelligence and identify opportunities for sales expansion.
  • Manage communication with Key Accounts and Distributors
  • ldentify and fill in the requirements of the customer with the right product mix.
  • Identify and propose suggestions for improving commercial results to RSD.
  • Identify and support the synergies and opportunities for the wider Benchmark business growth
  • Secure and improve the business and strive towards a solid growth

Qualifications and experience

  • Master degree or similar
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in sales management and people management
  • Proven relevant and successful sales experience
  • Experience in the aquaculture industry
  • Experience in an international commercial environment

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Fluent in verbal and written English and Spanish communication
  • Target focused and result driven
  • Taking initiatives and pro-active thinking
  • Dynamic and assertive personality
  • Social and communicative, able to connect
  • Strong organizational & time management competences
  • Strong ability to lead and motivate team
  • Strong drive to continuously enhance relevant knowledge & skills
  • Ability to build strong network with local industry and policy stakeholders
  • Show interest in technical development
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Willing to travel extensively

Reports to: Regional Sales Director

Direct reports:  Office staff (except Finance team) and sales executives of INVE Aquaculture Mexico

Location: Mazatlán (Mexico), Frequent travel required.

Interested?

We offer a challenging job in a dynamic sector and growing company with a compatible salary package in-line with your experience. If you want to apply for this job, then please forward your CV and motivation letter to Mr. Marc De Feyter, HR Director, at HRM@inveaquaculture.com

For more information about our company, visit our website: inveaquaculture.com