Careers

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

 

Farm Account Manager (Indonesia)

Job Purpose

  • Establish and develop an efficient network of dedicated distributors or partners for the Farm and hatchery segment in concert with the Area Manager.
  • Develop and implement a specific business and action plan for each distribution partner.
  • Create efficient partnerships with local resellers and evaluation of the performance through agreed KPI’s.
  • Create sales and margin growth in the hatchery or farm segment and maximize market shares and assist the Area Manager in reaching the country targets and objectives.
  • Be the eye and ears in the market, identify opportunities and risks.
  • Create and increase brand value.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Area Manager in implementing the sales strategy in the allocated territory of the distributors.
  • Implement and evaluate a yearly updated business plan for each distribution partner.
  • Support the commercial development of the business in the allocated territory by creating  and driving demand & consumption of the product portfolio, therefore increasing market share. Identify and suggest corrective timely actions where needed.
  • Create commercial initiatives for the local market.
  • Train the distribution network and their sales representatives in our existing product portfolio.
  • Maintain and further build on the commercial contacts with customers portfolio to ensure that set turnover (budget) is realized.
  • Provide after sales service for established customers.
  • Hold overview of current stock levels at each distributor and their sales network where applicable (e.g. retail shops) and identify opportunities to drive sales, including aged and excess inventory.
  • Create a recommended stock holding profile based on our market goals.
  • Create forecasting cadence with distributors and ensures sufficient accuracy that fits the internal processes and supply chain needs. Asist the Area Manager with the monthly forecast and planning.
  • Coordinate the commercial launch of new products with relevant departments and or functions.
  • Follow up and report market trends and competitors information.
  • Remain well informed and updated about market and customer evolutions and developments in the allocated territory.
  • Identify the different customer needs and map the customer journey through a process of creating awareness, increasing considerations, efficient sales process and after sales. Ensure customer satisfaction levels are high and report potential issues of dissatisfaction.
  • Collaborate with other departments including customer service, market intelligence, marketing, product management and operations to ensure increasing customer service levels.
  • Put in place structured distributor agreements and/or service level agreements according to centralized instructions and templates while making sure that agreed terms and conditions are correctly implemented.
  • Manage the account receivables, credit limits and payment terms of each allocated account.
  • Create a structured and weekly sales report for the Area Manager.

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in sales and marketing in aquaculture industry or related job functions
  • Experience and proven track record in managing distributor networks highly preferred
  • Commercially driven with a strong track record of revenue growth and market share expansion
  • Fuel proficiency in Sales Excellence methodology
  • Project Management Skills (ability to manage multiple projects and relationship simultaneously)
  • Bachelor degree from Fishery, Veterinary major is preferred or Bachelor degree from any major to exposure which have strong background experience.
  • Good English (verbal-written) skills strongly preferred
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint required

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Service minded
  • Target focused
  • Collaborative, innovative and passionate
  • Good negotiation and communication skills
  • Show great interest and willingness to learn product features
  • Willingness to take responsibility and ownership of the allocated tasks
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work as a team member

Reports to: Area Manager

Direct reports: NA

Location: West Java or East Java, Jakarta or Tangerang.  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

Lab Supervisor (USA)

Job Purpose

  • Lead all laboratory analyses, tests, documentation and communicate results of multiple Artemia raw material and finished products to ensure product quality is in accordance with label statement and process orders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan a variety of quality control tests for multiple Artemia products
  • Investigate and resolve abnormal test results, whether due to laboratory or process problems
  • Review, manage, and submit final lab results to other departments
  • Organize and maintain quality control test data in SharePoint
  • Calibrate and perform normal maintenance on all lab equipment
  • Coordinate calibration of lab equipment needing third party calibration
  • Organize storage tests, blind tests, and annual internal audits for the lab
  • Update all files related to the lab and maintain good document traceability (Work instruction documents, lab recording forms, chemical safety information, calibration certificates, etc.)
  • Order and maintain inventory of lab supplies, chemicals, and lab office supplies
  • Communicate with global co-workers regarding laboratory information
  • Communicate and comply with local government regarding proper chemical disposal laws
  • Complete special projects and reports as assigned
  • Assure that all duties are performed safely and incompliance with all environmental, health and safety requirements
  • Update information on LIMS/SAP system
  • Send out monthly reports
  • Help organize and coordinate Product Support tests when needed
  • Download and update data from temperature loggers (shipping/production loggers)
  • Update and maintain mass balance data
  • Over see the organization and maintenance of shipping/receiving of third party lab samples and data
  • Understand the quality control process to help back up QA/QC manager when needed
  • Responsible for Shelf-Life and Customer complaint samples submitted

Qualifications and experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in a field relating to aquaculture such as food science, biology, fisheries, or related fields
  • Microsoft Office experience (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Prior experience working in a lab with proven managerial abilities
  • Basic Knowledge of GMP and HACCP systems
  • Basic knowledge of LIMS/SAP systems (not needed but preferred)

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Establishing sustainable manufacturing-based quality systems that incorporates data analysis, root cause analysis, and corrective actions processed at the operator level.
  • Original thinking is required to utilize current resources and talent base to drive accountability and sustainable systems to the Technician level. Original thinking will also be required to assist the Quality Assurance Supervisors, Plant Manager and working jointly with the Production Supervisor
  • Effective oral and written communications
  • Ability to travel to various destinations if needed
  • Ability to build and develop relationships at all levels
  • Ability to attend meetings via Microsoft Teams with colleagues around the globe
  • A self-starter comfortable with working remotely and with colleagues in a variety of international locations
  • Very fluent written/verbal communication skills in English
  • Good time management
  • Ability to make minor repairs in hatching lab when needed

Location: IAINC, Salt Lake City, USA

Reports to: QA/QC Manager & Plant Manager

Direct Reports: Lab Technician

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

Lab Technician (USA)

Job Purpose

  • Complete routine laboratory tests, record test results, analyze data, and perform maintenance functions under the direction of professional staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow all Safety and Quality Systems policies/procedures
  • Properly prepare the lab for testing samples as defined in the Working Instructions (WIs) and Supporting Documents (SDs)
  • Analyze samples and record data based upon related WIs and SDs
  • Help maintain test analysis data in SharePoint
  • Analyze trends in data
  • Understand basic working knowledge of LIMS system
  • Able to complete sample tests within allotted goal time frame
  • Inform Lab Supervisor of any problems
  • Manage the lab according to defined Working Procedures (WP)
  • Maintain the sanitation & organization of the Lab
  • Perform lab equipment verification checks based upon quality standards
  • Participate in calibration activities
  • Assist in preparation of documents concerning laboratory analysis
  • Perform any task assigned by the Artemia Lab Coordinator (location Thailand) or Lab Supervisor (local)

Qualifications and experience

  • Diploma or Bachelor (BSc) in one of the following fields: Bioscience, Food Science, Feed Processing, Pharmaceutical Technology, or similar
  • Basic Knowledge of GMP and HACCP systems
  • Familiar with General Laboratory Practices

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Hands-on
  • Production minded
  • Scientific mind: critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical
  • Self-reliant but also a team player
  • Accurate, flexible, and reliable
  • Interested in aquaculture
  • Takes initiative
  • MS Office (proficient in Excel, familiar with Word and Power Point) and other relevant computer software
  • Very fluent written/verbal communication skills in English

Reports to: Lab Supervisor

Direct reports: NA

Location: IAINC, Salt Lake City, USA

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

QC Inspector (USA)

Job Purpose

  • Prioritize and complete routine laboratory tests, record data results, maintain quality systems by inspecting incoming materials, verifying production processes, testing finished goods, and monitoring implementation of quality standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow all Safety and Quality Systems policies/procedures
  • Monitors and verifies production processes and outgoing products and, reports quality issues and discrepancies to the QC Supervisor.
  • Conducts visual and measurement tests based on existing working instructions and standards for raw materials, semimanofactured products, finished goods and packaging materials.
  • Follows up on quality decisions to ensure corrective actions will take/have taken place on, but not limited to: questionable products on hold; rejecting non-conforming materials to the supplier; non-conforming products for re-processing.
  • Verifies the calibration of devices and equipments assigned to QC.
  • Collects and organizes sample(s) of raw materials/semi-manufactured products/finished goods for laboratory tests and further reference.
  • Performs inspections following our GHP, HACCP or any other quality system in place (E.g.: Personal hygiene, Cleaning, Pest control, Transportation, Storage).
  • Analyze lab samples and record data
  • Maintain test analysis data in SharePoint
  • Analyze trends in data
  • Able to complete sample tests within allotted goal time frame
  • Perform lab equipment verification checks based upon quality standards
  • Chemical handling
  • Any other tasks as assigned

Qualifications and experience

  • Diploma or Bachelor (BSc) in one of the following fields: Bioscience, Food Science, Feed Processing, Pharmaceutical Technology, or similar.
  • 1+ year QC.QA experience in food/feed factory.
  • Familiar with general laboratory practices.
  • Basic knowledge of GMP and HACCP systems.
  • MS Office (proficient in Excel, familiar with Word and PowerPoint)

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Hands-on
  • Production minded
  • Scientific minded: critical thinking, problem solving, analytical
  • Self-reliant and team player
  • Accurate, flexible, and reliable
  • Insterested in aquacultre
  • Takes initiative
  • Very fluent written/verbal communication skills in English
  • Spanish speaking would be a plus

Reports to: QC Manager/Lab Supervisor

Direct reports: NA

Location: IAINC, Salt Lake City, USA

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 (Vietnam)

Job Purpose

  • To implement the company’s commercial plan by taking responsibility for the commercial activities and sales results in Vietnam. The Area Manager has to secure and improve the business and strive towards a solid growth.
  • To define (according to the company’s business plan) and execute the commercial strategy and action plan for the Area, with all necessary steps, tools, resources and timelines for the deliverable results.
  • To manage a commercial team
  • To implement strategic decisions of the Group Management Team in the local company and translate those decisions into specific actions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build, propose and implement the area’s objectives, strategies and tactics (action plan) to reach the companies goals.
  • Executing commercial activities of the Benchmark Advanced Nutrition products to Key Accounts (big customers and/or key distributors) within the allocated area
  • In coordination with the Regional Sales Director, follow up the sales, the customers and distributors in the area to ensure supply to the designated list of Key Accounts (KA)
  • Follow up the local company’s performance
  • Identify and support the synergies and opportunities for the wider Benchmark business growth
  • Secure and improve the business and strive towards a solid growth
  • Be responsible for the forecast of the KA and miscellaneous end users in the area
  • Elaborate specific actions and goals to ensure that targets can be reached
  • Negotiate and conclude large and long-term contracts
  • Follow up on customers development and signalling role of developments in the field to ensure that decision makers can anticipate on new market evolutions
  • Responsible for the delivery of sales and gross margin targets, as well as for the collection of A/R
  • Provide technical support to the KA, educate the sales team and organize the assistance by the company’s technical support staff
  • Facilitate and assist product deliveries to the KA, either by assistance to Supply Chain on logistics and/or by efficient cooperation with Product Support people on registrations and product legislation matters
  • Provide correct follow up and after sales service for established KA
  • Follow up and report market trends and competitor information and assist with the local market analysis, as directed by the Group
  • Give correct and on time reports, such as monthly sales forecasting, weekly sales report, monthly sales report commenting, etc.
  • Manage OPEX of the allocated area
  • Responsible for the people management of the local commercial team: staff planning, recruitment, evaluation, review, qualification, etc.
  • Motivate the team to ensure that their competencies, skills and know-how are used and developed in the best possible way
  • Cooperate and coordinate with local OPS and FIN staff to warrant the company’s business goals.
  • Support and coordinate local implementation of commercial projects

Qualifications and experience

  • Master degree or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in sales management
  • Proven relevant and successful sales experience
  • Experience in the aquaculture industry
  • Adequate technical know how to lead a team of technically skilled sales people
  • Experience in an international commercial environment

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Fluent in verbal and written English communication
  • Target focused and result driven
  • Taking initiatives
  • Dynamic and assertive personality
  • Ability to work independently and as team player
  • Willing to travel extensively
  • Social and communicative, able to connect
  • Strong organizational & time management competences
  • Ability to lead and motivate team
  • Strong drive to continuously enhance relevant knowledge & skills
  • Brave and ambitious
  • Show interest in technical development
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Reports to: Regional Sales Director

Direct reports: Local Account Managers

Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), 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

Product Support Officer – Services Existing Products Artemia (USA)

Job Purpose

  • Providing scientific/technical support for approved Service Request projects (re. Artemia portfolio), as Service Request project lead or as a team member. Service request projects are initiated when support on an existing product is requested that requires resources from different departments.
  • Providing scientific/technical support to operational activities at INVE AQUACULTURE Inc.

Key Responsibilities

When acting as Service Request project lead:

  • Organize meetings in function of the concerned Service Request (SR) with the concerned stakeholders/team members and report accordingly
  • Coordinate amongst team members to ensure the SR project is executed within the estimated time frame and budget
  • Follow up on scope, timeline and actual costs of the SR; escalate to the Product Support Manager in case of significant changes in timing, budget or scope
  • Update the status of the ongoing SR monthly; present the progress, risks and issues related to the SR during the monthly status meeting
  • Organize closure of a SR by creating a closing record/report and organizing Tollgate meeting(s)

When participating as team member in a SR project, responsibilities include:

  • Communicate and consult with concerned stakeholders from R&D, Product, Regulatory Affairs and Operations Department, for ex.:
    • Coordinate with R&D expert when changes in formula or specifications are needed
    • Coordinate with Product Manager and Quality Assurance Manager when there are changes to product appearance, product specifications or product cost
    • Coordinate with Method Development Manager regarding issues and changes in new and improved lab methodologies for in-house and 3rd party labs
  • Initiate, coordinate and evaluate production feasibility trials, shelf-life trials, homogeneity trials and report
  • Execute lab analyses, evaluate lab results and build conclusions

When acting as support to operational activities at IAINC:

  • Look for opportunities to simplify and improve operational processes (costs, lead time, complexity, …)
  • Look for opportunities to improve QC processes, analytical methods, risk-based QC (what to test & frequency)
  • Initiate, coordinate and evaluate shelf-life trials, homogeneity trials and report
  • Act as interface with INVE Thailand operations, Product Manager and Product Support

Participate in the Product Lifecycle Process (PLP) flow and in its maintenance/continuous improvement; work according to agreed MO and advocate adherence to the concerned process.

In any of these supporting roles connect and discuss actively with relevant colleagues (esp. in R&D, Product management/Product Support, Operations, Technical Services teams) as to facilitate project progress based on experiences, skills and insights of various angles.

Qualifications and experience

  • A degree in a scientific-oriented field
  • Basic knowledge of aquaculture (practices and products used) and experience in applied research. Knowledge on Artemia is an advantage.
  • Affinity with manufacturing, formulation, QA/QC, laboratory techniques, quality systems (GMP/HACCP/GLOBAL G.A.P./…), principles of continuous improvement
  • Affinity with raw materials and procurement aspects
  • A general understanding of the concept of product regulatory aspects/product compliancy
  • Skilled MS Office (Excel, Power Point, Word)

Personal attributes/characteristics

  • Scientific mind: critical thinking, problem solving, analytical
  • Customer oriented, passionate about aquaculture and products
  • Project management skills
  • Team player with ability to work with cross-functional stakeholders; stimulating team spirit
  • Accurate, flexible, reliable
  • Innovative mindset
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Full English communication skills
  • Willing to travel when needed
  • Willing to work outside normal office hours when needed (to communicate with team members in other time zones)

Reports to: AN Product & PLP Support Manager

Job type: full-time 40h/week

Direct reports: n/a

Location: Salt Lake City, USA – occasional international travel is 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