Here is what some of our skilled and dedicated employees have to say
Read on and understand why our employees feel empowered to create unprecedented value and opportunities for our customers, and ultimately for us and for each individual. Here everyone has an obligation to contribute to making Essentia an interesting and engaging place to work.
General Manager - Argentina
(employed since 2020)
"I get a drive from enjoying my job"
I have been with Essentia for almost 3 years now. I primarily manage Argentina which means having the responsibility of coping with all issues relating to the acquisition of raw materials. I also oversee countries in the region and make sure operations are running smoothly.
On a day-to-day basis, I get my drive from enjoying my job and satisfaction in working for the company. It is inspiring to be with an organization with good employment standards in the methods of hiring and how they treat their employees with excellent working conditions. In life, the better we are treated, the more productive we are, and the better the results we yield. We are more eager to meet customer needs and all-round morale spreads from staff to our entire network. My colleagues are lovely people both professionally and in informal settings.
A good day is one when I can finish the day having solved problems for colleagues and customers to help everyone achieve targets and obtain good results. In future, I would love to have my vision grow, and see more products, customers, and sales targets reached. I love my work, being part of the growth and seeing what is on the horizon
"Success is always an excellent reward for hard work""
I have been with Essentia for 5 years now, and my job description includes promotions of various ingredients in the Indochina region. I also help with improving our company presence in areas where we are not active yet and try to foster and maintain relationships with customers.
The job has no typical routines, and definitely keeps me on my toes which I enjoy. There are so many opportunities to develop new ideas, skills, and friendships. Current cultural climates have allowed for a feeling of unity despite time and geographical differences, and it is good to feel like part of a team.
A good day for me involves moments with many wins and achievements, both personally and professionally. A successful project is always an excellent reward for hard work. In the future, I hope for the chance to overcome greater challenges and responsibilities and support the growth of all Essentia’s ingredient segments throughout the region.
Sales Manager Indochina
(employed since 2018)
Product Manager, Blood Derivate Protein Solutions
(employed since 2021)
"It’s about helping everyone achieve their best work"
I have been part of the Essentia family for a bit more than a year. It’s the ideal place for me because of the company philosophy of constantly finding ways of helping food manufacturers. It also ties with my strong interest in supporting the sales team and customers.
My job involves coordinating all departments in Spain, to make sure that information flows in all relevant directions, and I also report to the headquarters in Denmark to keep the appraised on all matters. I also provide technical support, by way of presentations, seminars, webinars, etc.
A good day for me involves completing tasks well and making business better for our customers by improving their production processes. It’s not always smooth sailing, but meeting a challenge offers the most satisfaction. I have two groups of colleagues who I value equally, and that’s people I see every day in the office, and there’s also the Essentia global family which I can count on in various corners of the world.
Achieving a common goal and learning from different colleagues of other backgrounds and cultures is one of the best experiences.
"I find pride in being a part of Essentia’s global organization"
My job involves people management for the most part. This includes meeting and staying in touch with our customers and distributors, as well as supporting the sales team’s efforts in doing the same.
Being a member of the Essentia team for almost 13 years now has been a great opportunity for the establishment of great relationships both internally and externally – on a global scale. My colleagues are part of why I enjoy my job, and I find managing and promoting team spirit is not a hardship when you have such a well-honed team.
A good day at work for me involves working together to provide for the needs of our customers. Essentia places emphasis on customer centricity, and we share in their challenges and success stories as we continue to follow the company’s mission of always putting them first.
Regional Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia/Pacific
(employed since 2009)
Technical Sales Manager, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East
(employed since 2014)
"Mutual appreciation and respect are the most useful tool for productivity"
My duties include dealing with technologists, in distribution as well as direct customers. It is always a pleasure to offer some insight that helps solve issues and assist in providing a solution. It is a great opportunity to help improve the quality as well as cost-in-use which reflect well on, and benefit everyone.
Working at Essentia has been especially fulfilling because of the opportunity to put the customer and the quality of their end products first. Customer-centricity is an important principle to have, to ensure that it is known that we are listening, understanding, and taking care of our clients’ needs. This along with providing the best quality ingredients and supporting services are the most important parts of our work. Essentia uses the approach of focusing and adapting to give what is needed. By being flexible, customers get to work with someone who can fulfil their needs.
Being part of the Central and Eastern Europe team is also highly motivating because of the cooperation and support within the group. Mutual appreciation and respect are the most useful tool for productivity, and we use it well. It is also very beneficial working for a company that cares about the employees and provides for professional and self-improvement through the constant encouragement towards education and advancement of skills.
"Soft values are enforced and prioritizied"
I am happy to work with Essentia, because I feel I have been given wide powers to lead my team as I want. This is only possible because we, as an organization, are very well supported by strong values and skilled employees. I feel respected for what I do as a leader. And I strive to provide my team with all the information they need. When I need help, there is a huge network of experts I can turn to and rely on for assistance. Everyone is eager to help. I believe it is important to focus on the joy and well-being of the employees, and I really think that the soft values are enforced and prioritized here at Essentia.
Tina Morgen Madsen
Global Quality Director
(employed since 2017)
Carlos Zamorano Vera
Technical Specialist, Latin America
(employed since 2017)
"Part of a team of multiple nationalities"
Together with our distributors, I visit customers to promote, offer and advise on the use of our ingredients. Their needs are many and vary according to the country. I contribute with knowledge of local customs and legislation that governs each market. I appreciate the communication I have with my colleagues at the other Essentia offices. I feel there is always room for exchanging a message or a call for a cordial greeting despite the distance. Working in Essentia has allowed me to get familiar with different cultures and customs around the world. I am part of a great team of multiple nationalities, which further accentuates the global character of Essentia.
"You are a person - not just an employee"
My current role covers technical, commercial and legislative responsibilities. This gives me the opportunity to interact with many different strands of our industry making my job both challenging and rewarding. One day I can be presenting to a new prospective customer either in their facility or in ours, the next day running trials in their factory to improve their product. I have key account responsibilities that require me to be proactive, and also responsive to the demands of our customers. And I have responsibility for developing our pet food business. This is a significant responsibility, however Essentia empowers its employees to succeed and offers significant resources and support when required. I love working for Essentia. It is all about the people, they are friends but more than that. They are like my family, I have known some of my colleagues for 20 years! It is a great place to work, you are a person not just an employee and you are valued.
Legislation & Applied Technology Manager
(employed since 1997)
Area Sales Manager
(employed since 1992)
"There’s always support and a smile when you need it"
“I have been with Essentia for 31 years and work in international sales, mainly focusing on the savory segment. This is an enjoyable position because I'm able to develop new business opportunities and at the same time create an understanding of business needs between customers, distributors, and fellow employees.
I’m fortunate to be part of a great team that I see as a second family, having known most of them on a personal level for many years. It’s good to know that there’s always support and a smile when you need it.
A good day for me starts with a great cup of coffee and an excellent plan to conclude tasks effectively. Getting through communications with customers and partners successfully and sharing information by helping colleagues meet their own tracks and deadlines is an added bonus.
I look forward to continuing to assist in the development of ingredients that will keep our customers and partners interested. It would also be nice to offer mentoring to young people entering the industry, providing the guidance most of us would have appreciated.