Job Description

Technical Advisor Patisserie




§Job Title: Technical Advisor
§Department: Technical Advisor Department
§Direct Supervisor: Technical Advisor Director
§Location: Tokyo, Japan


Job Mission

Reporting to the Technical Advisor Director. The mission is to support our sales team to increase the sales of Puratos Japan products to selected key accounts through a professional and disciplined approach.


Key Tasks

§ Part of the technical department working in close cooperation with sales/ marketing and R&D team.
§ Provide technical support to help the sales team achieve their financial objectives.
§ Develop new pastry / chocolate recipes, according to requests from the sales team and marketing team.
§ Conduct presentations / demonstrations with the Puratos products to create new business with customers.
§ Give technical advice to semi-industry and industrial customers.
§ Develop / improve recipes for industrial production lines. Be in charge for line tests done at customer’s factories.
§ Maintain existing business and develop new business by identifying opportunities and threats at key customers.
§ Using the Puratos products (chocolates, pastry mixes, glazes, …) in all proposals and applications.
§ Using the Innovation Centre in Tokyo and Osaka to give presentations to customers.
§ There will be sporadically short business trips in Japan. 



§  10 years of experience in pastry/chocolate preferably linked to (semi) - industrial companies.
§  High level of professional technical skills as well a theoretical and practical knowledge from (semi) - industrial pastry productions.
§  Working in an organized way.
§  Be able to adapt technical support according to the needs of customers.
§  Japanese Language. (Knowledge of English is a plus)
§  Strong communication skills. Be a good communicator and speaker who’s able to speak before an audience.
§  Have a commercial sense.
§  Following personal competencies
 ・Team Spirit and Team player
 ・Quality and Customer Orientated
 ・Taking initiative
 ・Adaptability (Openness to Change)
 ・Enthusiasm and Promotion of Success
 ・Active Listener
 ・Broad View and Spirit of Synthesis