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Account Manager - FMCG Sales

Date Job Posted: 30-Apr-2021

Location: National

The successful candidate will be ambitious and should be comfortable with communicating at all levels. Foodservice Sales experience and/or experience in the bakery/sweet sector will be an advantage. Ideally, the successful candidate will have first-hand knowledge of and contacts within the Food Service industry

Responsibilities:

  • Prospect and “close” new business opportunities through custom product and integrated solution selling to deliver profitable growth/ Margin
  • Pro-actively defend current business/ Margin.
  • Identify a portfolio of quality growth projects to deliver margin growth.
  • Identify innovative, customer-focused solutions to customers, aligned with the business strategy
  • Understand the competition and display a broad understanding and relationship with other technical functions inside and within customer
  • Develop strong strategic relationships within Key Customers R&D, Marketing and Sourcing and foster counterpart relationships within ( direct contact strategy / build customer team)
  • Implement / business pricing decisions and maintain business
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of features, advantages and benefits of the products and articulate the company's unique value proposition to the customer
  • Preferred food service & meat industry – direct & indirect sales-bespoke & branded products & element of brand management knowledge

Essential:

  • Sales OR customer-facing experience, where your technical capability has actively contributed to winning new business
  • FMCG Food related experience is key.
  • Tertiary qualification – Degree ( Commercial or Foodscience)
  • Demonstrated strong negotiation skills
  • Commercial awareness - understanding the numbers  
  • Good working knowledge of food industry and how it relates to the product development and commercialization

Can be based in KZN, Gauteng or Cape Town


Job Title Account Manager - FMCG Sales
Employer Type Employer Type -> FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Job Type Job Classification -> Sales & Marketing
FT/PT Job Type -> Full-time
Province Location -> Western Cape
Town/City National
Salary Type Monthly
Salary R33 00 - R37 000
Start Date As soon as
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