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Business Manager to Oterra



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Publication Date

24 Jan 2023






Are you passionate about providing excellent solutions for both the environment and for the health of the consumers in the food industry? Do you want to help nature as well as growing Oterra’s business of colors from natural sources?  Are you entrepreneurial, result orientated and passionate about business? Then look no further! The team is ready to have their new leader onboard to help them shape the future!


As Business Manager you will be responsible for leading a sales team, as well as managing your own accounts. You will be in the front-line, setting directions and executing on critical sales activities. You will work intimately with customers and partners and through planning, pipeline development and execution expand Oterra´s market shares. In the role you will work closely with your team, coaching them in their day-do-day planning and establishing sustainable growth. Developing a solid network of customers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and The Netherlands, through a present leadership.

At Oterra, you will thrive in a fast-paced environment, display a start-up mentality, and have an entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving. The role is a member of the Western European Sales region, and you will report to the Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Western Europe & Northwest Africa. 


We are looking for an experience leader, with a minimum of 5 years work experience in a leading role, preferably in specialty ingredients in the food or biotechnology business. The ideal candidate has strong management skills and are experienced in B2B added value sales. As a Business Manager you need to be comfortable working and travelling in and international and dynamic environment.

You prioritize collaboration, enjoy a fast-paced environment, and can contribute leading by learning. You are results driven and have the customer in focus in an agile and pragmatic way.

You will have:

  • BSc in Food Science or Food Business or higher, or/and work experience in the food or biotechnology business
  • Fluency in German and English
  • A full clean driving license
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


Oterra are collaborating with Nexer Recruit regarding this recruitment. Please contact recruitment consultant Linda Samuelsson at or call +46 702 16 37 52 if you want to learn more about the position. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Oterra (former Chr. Hansen Natural Colors) is the world’s leading manufacturer of colors from natural sources to the food industry. HQ located in Hørsholm and about 30 colleagues in commercial development, where we work hard but also as a team to bring our great solutions to food & beverage manufacturers, and ultimately to consumers around the world. Every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it.

On September the 26th 2020 Chr. Hansen sold The Natural Colors Division to Private Equity company EQT and their name changed to Oterra on May the 20th 2021.