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Business Development Manager, Caribbean and Latin America (Spanish speaking)

Winnow

Winnow

Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

About us

Food waste is a $1 trillion problem – costing the world over 1% of global GDP. We’re dead set on solving the problem and looking for people to help us achieve our mission. We, at Winnow, believe that food is far too valuable to waste, and that technology can transform the way we produce food. Our team is made of people who all share a passion for food and technology.

Winnow was founded in London in 2013 to help the hospitality industry prevent food waste through internet of things tools in the kitchen. We have worked with hundreds of sites and are operating in over 70 countries around the world supported by our offices in London, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore, Romania and North America. We are a rapidly growing company with a strong base of clients who are rolling out our system globally. We have blue-chip customers including Accor Hotels, IKEA, IHG, Marriott, Compass Group and many others.

Winnow’s clients on average reduce waste by over 50% by value and sustain savings. Winnow has now worked with hundreds of sites to reduce food waste, including hotels, universities and schools, staff restaurants, event/hospitality kitchens, buffets, pubs, and high street restaurants. Where the system is permanently adopted, pre-consumer waste value is reduced by 50% - 70% with no detrimental impact to the perceived quality or value of the offer to their customers. This represents a typical improvement of food cost savings of 3% to 8% on total food cost spend.

As the global leader in addressing food waste, we are committed to continue pushing the envelope on what technology can do to solve this problem. Winnow Vision, our new artificial intelligence-based technology, is trained to automatically track all food waste thrown away. It has won awards at the World Economic Forum and has been received tremendous enthusiasm from our clients and the industry. You can read more about it on our website and this article in Forbes.

We are passionate about living our values and place them at the centre of everything we do. We are excited about like minded talent who share these values, joining us in our mission:

Equal parts head and heart. We’re both passionate and measured. We carefully balance the need for quick solutions and pragmatism with the ability to step back, take in the bigger picture and build for the long term.

Bravely honest. With each other, that means we’re a transparent organisation where healthy, respectful debate is encouraged. With our customers, we challenge them if we don’t think they’re achieving their goals, whether they be environmental or financial.

People of action. Done is better than perfect, and we learn by boldly doing then rapidly improving. We’re breaking new ground, so we know things might go wrong. But we judge ourselves and each other on our reaction and our resilience.

Bound by food. We’re a diverse bunch, but our belief in the value of food is the common thread in everything we do. With each other, we celebrate through our love and respect for food. With our customers, it means we work hard to develop creative tools to make it easy for chefs to value food.

Hungry and humble. Our product is revolutionary, our people are impressive, and we’re hungry for change. But, we’re just the catalyst for a bigger movement. We stay humble regardless of our success, and make chefs the heroes in this journey.

About the role

Due to increasing business demand, an exciting opportunity exists for a talented and driven Business Development Manager to join the team to drive our business growth in the Caribbean and Latin America. You will play a pivotal role in developing the strategy to increase Winnow's footprint across the territories, and will then be responsible to lead and deliver your strategy.

Reporting to the MD for the Americas, this role will be based in Evanston and will require international travel.

Key objectives

  • Lead the end to end sales process with customers in the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Review and develop the Business Development strategy to grow Winnows footprint in your region
  • Manage the building of a pipeline within the industry in order to expand sales penetration, and provide solutions-based sales and service offering to customers
  • Develop deep relationships with key influencers in the market to help build a demand for our product
  • Develop strategies for winning and growing our business with clients, ensuring we obtain the buy-in of the full decision making unit
  • Nurture new accounts, highlighting early successes and advocating for scaling of our technology across their business
  • Expand existing accounts, building on past successes to roll out across entire portfolios
  • Identify routes into our target clients and build C suite-level relationships
  • Monitor closely the activities of competitors and look to possible co-operations or acquisitions
  • Represent Winnow taking speaking opportunities at conferences and events to drive sales and grow our network