Job title: Technical Sales Executive (Food)
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 7 years
Salary: R600000 to R699998
Job published: 14 September 2021
Job reference no: 1592149419

Job Description

Technical Sales Executive (Food)

R700k plus bonus


Outstanding opportunity with leading global specialist chemical distributor. Reporting to the Business Manager you will be responsible for:

  • To identify new customers, develop and promote sales to them by presenting the range of products available.
  • To offer prompt, effective technical support to customers according to a call plan in order to maintain existing business and close customer contact, resolve customer queries or complaints and develop new markets.
  • To promote new products to both existing and potential customers.
  • To assist with product trials when required to do so by customers.
  • To compile a detailed monthly report for the supervising Business Manager.
  • To achieve budgeted sales and margins as defined annually.
  • To obtain, record and update detailed information on the usage of products by customers.
  • Ensure that updated prices are communicated to customers.
  • To report on market activities and competitor activity to the Business Manager in accordance with the company’s Reporting Procedure.
  • Follow up bad debts under direction from Accounts department.

Qualifications and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in food technology.
  • Minimum five years recent sales experience of food ingredients / raw materials
  • The position will be focused on Baking, Dairy, Flavor, Savory, Condiments & Sauces, Confectionery, Prepared foods, Beverage and Meat sectors of the food industry