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American International Chemical, Inc. (AIC) is a privately held sales and marketing company serving the food, pharmaceutical, nutrition, and biotech markets since 1972. For an individual looking for an opportunity to join a company experiencing tremendous growth we offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package including Medical/Dental/Life insurance, Profit Sharing and a 401(k) with a generous company match. AIC is conveniently located directly off both the Mass Pike and Route 9.

Current Positions Open

Account Manager - Biotech

Responsibilities

The Biotech Account Manager is responsible for increasing revenue for AIC by identifying biotech opportunities and closing new clients for the business. It is a true Business Development role.

  • Create biotech product sales in assigned territories by promoting and expanding AIC’s biotech business
  • Prospecting and lead development, including lots of cold calling and some data mining
  • Continually educate self and others on the latest information related to AIC product lines and the evolving biotech markets
  • Work collaboratively and communicate efficiently and effectively with internal AIC groups, including Executive Committee, Product Managers, Regulatory, Quality, Inside Sales and Customer Service
  • Utilize internal system to capture weekly sales reports, ensure that standard processes are followed during opportunity qualification, standard Q&S is utilized and tracking rules are followed

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Life Sciences or related degree
  • Five years’ experience minimum experience selling chemicals
  • Experience in cold calling / prospecting / closing sales
  • Self starter with ability to work independently
  • Valid driver’s license required / good driver history (must meet insurability requirements)
  • Excellent oral, written, telephone and presentation skills
  • Must be able to travel up to 50% within US
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite – Word, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred.
  • Experience with Chempax a plus
  • Preferred experience working in or selling into the following markets: Oligonucleotide Synthesis, Chromatography /Purification, High Purity Solvents
  • Preferred knowledge of regulatory requirements in manufacturing (cGMP, FDA, etc)

Technical Sales Representative/Associate Product Manager

Job Summary

The Technical Sales Representative primarily provides technical support for AIC supplied ingredients to AIC customers, sales representatives and product managers. These may include issues regarding quality, formulation, chemistry performance of food and dietary supplements.

The second job function would be that of a Product Manager. This includes managing all aspects of identifying, acquiring and delivering quality products for AIC customers. He/she will maintain product inventory and assist to help develop new business. In addition, be cross-trained in all AIC products.

Responsibilities

Technical Support

  • Provide support to customers regarding product formulation issues.
  • At the request of Sales or other Product Managers, contact customers or suppliers regarding technical issues on AIC products.
  • Introduce new AIC products from a technical standpoint.
  • Travel with AIC sales reps to customers to introduce new products from a technical standpoint
  • Provide all AIC Product Managers with technical support when needed and if possible.

Inventory Management

  • Monitor product forecasts and production plans to ensure appropriate product inventory levels
  • Price analysis and positioning by product classification
  • Manage costs; monitor the financial performance for assigned products
  • Develop and maintain competitive analysis reports. Analyze pricing and programs of competitor products to determine relative position of current offerings
  • Responsible for gross profit generated on assigned products
  • Set AIC market prices to maximize gross profit, grow business, and authorize Credit and Debit Memos
  • Authorize material returns, monitor and plan AIC inventory based on sales trends and forecast
  • Issue credits to customers and debits to manufacturers
  • Introduce new products

Sales Support

  • Collaborate with the sales force by sharing strategic information and direction on markets and selling opportunities: market conditions, pricing, competition, supply and demand, forecasting of nutritional products to clients in North America.
  • Calculate whether we can match competitor offers
  • Respond to Sales requests for samples, quotations, information regarding suppliers and inventory and confirm pricing to customer service
  • Target key prospects and provide leads and market information to Inside Sales and Outside Sales
  • Work with marketing and Sales to ensure all product documents and marketing literature are accurate

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain relationships with company suppliers
  • Stay current with FDA and other governmental agency regulations
  • Write specifications and SPIS, approve specs and SPIS, and decide when a return needs to be accepted, process returns,
  • Qualify new suppliers as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Prefer Food Science, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Biochemistry or related discipline. Advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • 5 of years’ experience in technical services, product formulation or similar discipline.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point.
  • Attention to detail and reliability.
  • Ability to learn Chempax (AIC's Operating System) as it relates to assigned responsibilities: Researching customer, product, & supplier information. Experience with Chempax preferred.
  • Ability to learn AIC Standard Operating Procedures related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and administrative skills.

Quality Documentation Specialist

Responsibilities

Primary

  • Assist with responding to monthly reminders for annual vendor evaluations that are due by working with Product Managers to evaluate the performance of all assigned suppliers annually.
  • Work with Product Managers in confirming that initial required documentation for bringing a product to Market has been obtained and is satisfactory.
  • Assist Product Manager in obtaining information required from suppliers for completing vendor surveys.
  • Completion of Vendor Qualification and Product Datasheets and updating of related fields in Chempax.
  • Collect and store vendor documentation in appropriate format in files.
  • Assist with responding to monthly reminders for annual product testing that is due.
    • Monitor & track results.
    • Update/ store information for passing results in appropriate areas.
  • Annual review of main files on shared drive to be certain that SDS and Specification Sheet files match.

Other

  • Assist with writing product Specifications and Sales Person Information Sheets
  • Work with Product Managers in completing documentation for customer credits.
  • Follow up with suppliers on the responses and completion of Nonconformance Notices when appropriate.
  • Assist the Quality Director with various other assignments including:
    • Review and sign off of documents as required by FDA for FSMA compliance (when appropriate)
    • Provide coverage for processing of CAPAs.

Required Knowledge/ Skills/ Education/ Experience

  • Minimum high school diploma with two year’s work experience in document control methods.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point.
  • Attention to detail and reliability.
  • Ability to learn Chempax (AIC's Operating System) as it relates to assigned responsibilities
  • Ability to learn AIC Standard Operating Procedures related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to learn IQS (AIC's electronic quality management system) as it relates to assigned responsibilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Customer Service Representative

The Customer Service position is also a great foundation for advancement within the company. AIC consistently promote from within and encourages internal job mobility. You’ll be working with a visible and accessible management team, be exposed to different functional areas and have the opportunity to make a real difference.

Job Description

  • Provide excellent service, take initiative and work to resolve customer issues in a professional and positive manner
  • Enter complex customer orders into the computer
  • Coordinate shipments with warehouses
  • Document customer contact outcomes in online systems
  • Work closely with other departments such as purchasing, logistics, accounting and sales

Qualifications

  • Minimum high school diploma with a minimum of two year’s relevant experience or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Available to work a 7.5-hour day shift Monday through Friday
  • Intermediate computer literacy required such as PC proficiency in a Windows based environment utilizing Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook)
  • Capacity to quickly and effectively learn new system, tools, and processes
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and professional demeanor
  • Superior level of professionalism and customer service
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Reliability
  • Good follow through
  • Attention to detail
  • Must have exceptional organizational and administrative skills

Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@aicma.com

AIC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.


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