Business Development Manager APAC

Paleo - founded in 2020 in Belgium - is a young B2B food technology company committed to reduce the impact mankind is having on the future of our planet and the lives of animals by accelerating the protein shift. Thanks to their proprietary precision-fermentation process, Paleo provides sustainable alternative proteins that are bio-identical to those found in actual meat. With its ingredients that authentically replicate the taste, aroma and nutrition of fish and meat, Paleo allows food manufacturers to produce meat and fish alternatives that people crave. Paleo is the first heme manufacturer able to offer a portfolio of the most popular meat and fish tastes, and the first to offer a product free of GMO. For the sales office in Singapore, we are looking for an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial:

Business Development Manager APAC (located in SG)

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive pre-commercial Business Development activities for PALEO ingredients (new markets, new customers, new product ideas, new applications)
  • Build strong relationships with potential customers and distribution partners
  • Lead price negotiations to obtain the most optimal margins
  • Perform accurate reporting activities on your business, your market and your competitors, including market intelligence information
  • Update the CRM tool and inform the Chief Business Officer on customer projects
  • Build knowledge on meat-alternatives markets and applications – becoming a trustworthy spokes partner for customers and peers.
  • Be the contact for Paleo’s Regulatory Science Lead for registration and regulatory compliance matters in the region
  • Report to the Chief Business Officer
Key Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Bioengineering, Food Technology, Agricultural Science, Veterinary Sciences,  Biochemistry, Biological Science or a similar degree
  • Affinity with food industry or food ingredients
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Commercial talent and good people management skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English, knowledge of Chinese is real advantage
  • You are able to travel up to 30% of your working time  

  • An exciting position in a fast growing and innovative start-up
  • You will become member of a fun and result oriented team
  • Potential to grow in function and responsibilities in a developing organization
  • Flexibility to work from home and at the office
  • Attractive pay scheme and other benefits

  • Call Ralf Gutschoven on +32 (0)478 43 61 68 for more info or an application on weekdays from 7am till 3pm Singapore Standard Time (also available via WhatsApp and WhatsApp audio).
  • Or mail your resume to