With over 40 years of experience in PVC Compounding, our client is the largest compounding company in Southern Africa specialising in the manufacture of rigid and flexible PVC and Thermoplastic Elastomer compounds for the cable, footwear, moulding and extrusion industries. They currently have an opportunity available for a Sales and Technical Representative.
The successful incumbent will be enthusiastic, hardworking and sales driven and responsible for maintaining the current customer base and obtaining new business. Qualifications required are a Polymer technical Diploma or BSC Degree in Polymer Science or similar together with 3-5 years external sales experience.
Services existing accounts, obtains orders, and establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets and other trade factors.
Maintain the current existing customer base and budgets
Expanding the current customer base and obtaining new potential customers
Daily customer visits
Achieving the set budgets and targets
Ascertaining customer requirements and delivering on these requirements in conjunction with the company’s objections
Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules, merchandising techniques, etc.
Recommend changes in products, service, and policy by evaluating results and competitive developments.
Resolve customer complaints by investigating problems; developing solutions; preparing reports; making recommendations to management
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Regular liaising with the sales team
Keep management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual analyses
Completing the daily and monthly visit or activity reports
Knowledge of formulating Nylon and PP Compounds for automotive and general industrial applications
Knowledge of mixing and extrusion settings and parameters in the actual compounding process and production
Ability to perform to budget expectations
Country: South Africa
Job Qualification & Experience:
National senior certificate – Grade 12/Matric
Polymer technical Diploma or BSC Degree in Polymer Science or related qualification
3-5 Years’ external sales experience
Experience working in the chemical industry
Proven track record of achieving sales targets
Driver’s license and own vehicle
Willing to travel locally and internationally
Excellent communication, selling, written and verbal communication
High degree of self-management, enthusiasm and energy
Ability to work outside of normal working hours
Strong problem-solving ability and attention to detail
Good interpersonal skills and friendly disposition
Ability to work well under pressure
Our client is the largest compounding company in Southern Africa that specialises in the manufacture of rigid and flexible PVC and Thermoplastic Elastomer compounds for the cable, footwear, moulding and extrusion industries. The company currently has several compounding lines with a capacity of approximately 30,000 tons per annum. Their head office and factory is located in Durban, South Africa and has over 40 years of PVC Compounding experience.
This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.
Sales & Technical Representative, Pinetown – Ref: 716583-8
Sales & Technical Representative
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