Sales Director (electrical, instrumentation and process automation industry), available for exploratory interviews. Ref: 1150437

Ref: 1150437

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Electronician
Annual Package Range: South African rand - ZAR 1.15 mil - 1.3 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 20--30 Years

Sales Director

Current / most recent job title?
Sales Director

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Responsible for sales and marketing, design of products, purchasing of goods for project, ensuring manufacture and testing take place.
Business owner
Previous position for 20 years sales and marketing, overseeing production.
Business Owner

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Reliable Stocking system
Quality of products
Market acceptance of product
Internal procedures strictly in place
Creating reliable sales force

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Proven dynamic sales and marketing career in the electrical, instrumentation and process automation industry. Technically savvy with strong leadership coupled with intense customer and staff management skills. Hands on person who is prepared to listen and negotiate. Firm believer in empowering people and offer an open door policy. Currently seeking new opportunity to lead sales team to higher levels.

4. Ideal business title:

Sales & Marketing Manager
Product Manager
Key Accounts
Business Development

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Budget Setting
Stock level control
Setting up and managing distribution channels
Setting up branches for direct sales
Creating local catalog
Exceeding budget

6. Skill area of competence:

Sales and Marketing Management
Manufacturing Management
Pricing
Budgeting
Target Setting
Project Pricing
Good understanding of company finances
Staff Management
Determining stock levels
I know the customers and make sure their needs are met
I have the ability to create a team and not just manage sales people.

7. Career summary:

The Weidmuller brand has offered me the opportunity of servicing virtually all sectors of business. Sales of products and assisting with designs to consultants/ design engineers is and always will be very rewarding for me. Experience includes setting up of distribution partners, direct sales to original equipment manufacturers as well as end user level. Experience in hazardous areas sales. Sub Saharan experience at all levels 2004.

8. Achievements:

Having been part of a team that created a successful company and then to have several companies express interest eventually selling a successful and profitable business.Very close second was to see the different product groups growth in the various markets.
Sports currently include golf and deep sea fishing. Recently retired from a lengthy soccer and cricket career.
Financial management diploma for non financial managers completed in 2001

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

The thrill of getting an order that you have really had to work for is still an incredible sensation. Seeing a junior person you mentored succeed is a close second.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Any small, medium or corporate companies involved in electrical, instrumentation or process control product sales, as long as management is open to negotiations and possible change.

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