Technical Service Manager Food Iberia & Italy

Date: May 31, 2023

Location: San Just, B, ES

Company: Bunge

Location : Barcelona Hub 

City : Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona) 

State : Barcelona (ES-B) 

Country : Spain (ES) 

Requisition Number : 28766 



Manufacturing healthy and sustainable food, balancing indulgence and productivity, is challenging. Product life cycles are getting shorter and trends in chocolate, confectionary, bakery and plant-based food solutions are evolving faster than ever. Within Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) we dedicate our expertise to understand and identify our customers’ needs and collaborate to help them to choose the right fat, protein, or lecithin solution for their specific food products to balance indulgence and productivity. In order to help our partners and customers, we provide our application and development expertise and capabilities.


In the role of Technical Service Manager Food Iberia & Italy you’ll be at the heart of this innovation!

As Technical Service Manager for the market in Spain, Portugal and Italy you work very closely with our Sales, Innovation colleagues, and the customer’s R&D Innovation and Quality departments. In this position you will report directly to the Technical Service EMEA Lead, who is based in our head office in Zaandam (Amsterdam Region, Netherlands). Through daily contacts with the technical departments of our customers and as a partner of sales and account managers, you understand and spot the interests and needs of our customers and translate / negotiate this into understandable and realistic specifications and solutions. You create innovations to meet these requirements with our Research and Development specialists, as well as Product Management, Quality and Production. This role is truly cross functional.


About 50% of your time you will be in contact with a broad range of customers producing Chocolate, Confectionary, Bakery, Culinary and Plant-Based food solutions in the region. You will be traveling regularly (minimum 25% if the time) to visit customers for project and portfolio updates or to assist at line trials. As the technical part of our sales team you are typically the person in contact with our own Innovation and Quality teams, and with our customers’ R&D and Quality departments to make sure we create the right products and samples for our customers.


The other part of your time you are driving your projects with the internal organization, developing and proving solutions with the lab teams and preparing co-creation sessions with marketing and application leads. As technical expert on our product you also engage with our customers by organizing customer workshops and trainings, represent Bunge Loders Croklaan at exhibitions and fairs, support building product USPs in application, and you build and maintain presence and visibility in the local technical community and network, e.g. by participating in expert groups, advisory boards to technical institutions.


What do we expect from you?

As the description might have given away, for this role you will need to be a specialist in food product development and in oils & fats for the food industry. We expect you to have finished an education in Food Science or equivalent and have at least a few years of experience in a technical/commercial role. You are based in the region of Barcelona. Your mentality and experience is commercial, result-oriented and most of all you are service-minded, pro-active and responsive. You have an understanding of the landscape where fast responses are required in order to seize opportunities and boost customer satisfaction. To achieve this, you’ll be a great teammate and have developed sound project management skills. Proficiency in Spanish and English is required, other European languages, such as Italian and Portuguese are helpful.


We offer you an excellent remunerations package:

  • Excellent start salary and bonus system;
  • We stimulate the development of our employees by offering opportunities for training- and development;
  • Company pension without individual contribution;
  • 25 holiday days;
  • Travel compensation (Location is easy to reach by public transport or own transport. We have our own parking lot);
  • Hybrid working policy.


If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to see your application and motivation in English by hitting apply. 


In case of questions, please get in touch with Debora de Vries (Talent Acquisition Specialist at

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.




We Are Bunge

Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now.

We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionatebold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.

Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:


Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, teamwork and respect

Drive for Excellence by being agile innovative and efficient

Do What’s Right by acting safely, ethically and sustainably


If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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