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Monday, March 27, 2017
Technical Sales Representative Job in Kenya
Technical Sales Representative – Food ingredients
Our client, a world leading chemical and food ingredient distributor, is looking for a Technical Sales Representative, specialized in Food ingredients. He/She will be responsible for driving the sales, technical development and growth of the food ingredient division portfolio. He/She MUST have prior food ingredient expertise as well as field sales experience.
Create enduring customer relationships through regular face to face contact with food manufacturing customers
Demonstrate a detailed technical understanding of company products and their application
Work collaboratively with the General Manager to create and drive profitable growth opportunities and achieve budgeted sales
Maintain personal product and application expertise through regular training and seminars
Cooperate with finance department to assure payments from customers are done within payment terms
Monitor competitor activity and recommend strategies for increasing market share
Support new product launches working together with suppliers’ technical team and influencing positively the relationship between the business and its suppliers
Sample management and drive follow-up process through
Continuously monitor market share by technology mapping and checking competition
Relevant tertiary education either in biochemistry, microbiology, food science or food technology is preferred
Excellent Communication skills
Fluent in English
Sales experience is preferred
A background in food ingredients (e.g. emulsifiers, enzymes, stabilisers, cultures, proteins)
Valid driving license
The ability to travel extensively in the East Africa region
Monthly gross salary: KES 150,000-200,000 + other benefits