Key Account Manager - Food Ingredient Raw Materials
2022-09-13 - 2022-10-12
Sales and Marketing
Gauteng, Johannesburg
Monthly Basic Salary (Market related, Negotiable)
A well-established and leading specialised food ingredient supplier requires the above to manage the food ingredient raw materials portfolio, whilst maintaining profitability and business growth.
Minimum requirements for the role:
  • A tertiary qualification in a Food Sciences or related Sciences Degree is preferred for the role.
  • Previous experience having worked in a Key Accounts or related sales role selling to food manufactures is essential for the role.
  • Computer literacy is essential with good working knowledge of Microsoft packages.
  • Must have sales and technical experience as well as experience in importing, INCO terms and SPOT Rates.
  • The successful candidate must be a strong team player with the ability to build and foster relationships.
  • Must be fast paced, results and sales driven with a strong sales force.
  • Must have a good business acumen with good analytical and synthesis skills.
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Managing top key accounts within the food manufacturing industry.
  • Identifying sales opportunities and implementing strategies to target these.
  • Managing and forecasting the importation of stock relevant to the portfolio, as well as the re-order profile.
  • Maintaining profitability and business growth above targets.
  • Maintaining up to date market information and information on potential markets.
  • Submitting regular updated sample registers to track movement and customer specific feedback on projects.
  • Formulating and implementing marketing and sales strategies to achieve overall engagements in the food manufacturing markets.
  • Providing prompt, effective technical and commercial support to customers through timely communication and service both internally and externally.
  • Investigating and recommending the introduction of new products to continually expand and broaden their product base.
Salary package, including benefits, is highly negotiable depending on experience gained.
For more information please contact:
Vanessa Lester