Junior/Senior Sector Specialist

14 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Diversey is a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions. Our products, systems and expertise make food, drink, and facilities safer for consumers, and help our customers to keep our world clean. Today, Diversey touches the lives of 800 million workers directly or indirectly.

Moving forward, Diversey is poised to transform itself and the industry. Under new leadership and with the investment of Bain Capital, we are well positioned to achieve our goal of changing the way the cleaning industry creates value with digital solutions. We are seizing exciting opportunities to become a knowledge-based company by selling more predictive solutions based on our Internet of Clean™ platform, robotics, and sustainability innovations. The Internet of Clean™ gives us a chance to radically transform the way the industry delivers value through cleaning, and is delivering huge benefits by preventing food poisoning, hospital acquired infections and other health related incidents.


This is a challenging and exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to help shape the future of Diversey. As the successful candidate, you will be implementing and developing our Hygiene and Services proposition across the Food and Beverage industry, and will be responsible for maintaining Food Safety, Product Quality and the optimisation of costs for customers.


Your key activities will include working with customer experts to: implement new hygiene applications, deliver training and assist with troubleshooting, as well as providing support for new business start-ups and assisting in sales processes. Alongside these on-going activities, the sector specialist plays a critical role in preparing and executing 'Knowledge Based Services’. You will be responsible for leading these high-profile service projects, and will be provided with the appropriate support from both local and international colleagues within Diversey.

The typical market segments you will be active in are food processing, meat, fish and ready to eat (RTE) goods, which means you will have the opportunity to interact with a range of stakeholders and companies within the Food Industry.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Processing, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or a related discipline
  • Strong technical skills, the drive and determination to deliver, and the ability embed new processes

The position requires frequent travel in the region and sometimes outside of the country. You are likely to spend around 80% of your time out of the office at customer sites.

Essential requirements

Experience/knowledge of:

  • Food processing and quality assurance
  • Industrial food processes and automation
  • Working with customers
  • Field work
  • Baseline IT application skills
  • Fluent English (spoken and written)


Experience/knowledge of:

  • Leading internal and external training
  • Auditing
  • Working in the food industry
  • Sales support experience including presentation skills
  • Project management
  • Chemical knowledge/ understanding of raw materials
  • Food and beverage cleaning applications


  • Attractive salary
  • Fantastic career progression opportunities
  • 25 days annual leave

Discovery are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

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