Feb 20, 2019

Manager Technical Srvc/App II

  • Sensient Technologies
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
Full time Quality & Technical

Job Description

Job Summary:


The Sensient Technical Service Manager is a professional technical support position. The role will manage the Industrial Colors Technical team, and will coordinate all activities for this group, including interactions with other departments and business units. This includes functioning as a brand ambassador to enhance the Sensient Colors impact with customers and prospects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with, influence and establish a business relationship with all influencers and decision makers at key accounts
  • Provide technical guidance to colleagues and/or customers to understand their needs and identify modifications and/or new product ideas
  • Lead cross function teams to ensure alignment of objectives and development of suitable methodologies
  • Maintain continuous contact with Quality Assurance and Quality Control management
  • On a regular and frequent basis, solicit from prospects new product development requests and submit to the Technical Director for review / development
  • Attend strategic tradeshows to develop client relationships and support business opportunities

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in chemistry is required, a PhD is preferred
  • 5 years of personnel management experience
  • 5 years of formulation experience
  • Demonstrated experience of project management
  • Knowledge of agricultural chemicals, coatings or polymers is preferred

Skills & Abilities:

  • A high level of self-sufficiency and discipline is necessary for a Technical Service Manager to operate the region while planning activities for maximum utilization of time
  • Technical sense, persuasive ability and social ability should be at sufficient level to establish rapport with all levels of influencers and decision makers to include customers, buyers, managers and directors
  • Maintain a high level of credibility and confidence and provide adequate information to the sales, marketing and technical staff so that there is proper utilization of internal resources to support actions necessary to secure business in the market place

Working Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Work is in a professional office and laboratory environment
  • Periodical exposure to manufacturing plant conditions
  • Requirement for international travel to meet customers or project needs and to facilitate interaction with the sister Industrial Colors business unit in the UK


Sensient Color Group is a leading developer, producer and supplier of natural and synthetic color systems for customers around the globe. The Company's high-performance products play a central role in the manufacture of foods and beverages, cosmetic and pharmaceutical colors and coatings, inks for commercial and consumer printers, and colors for agricultural uses, household cleaners and paper products. The Color Group is located in St. Louis, Missouri.


Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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