Our client in the chemical industry is looking for a Technical Sales Rep to join their Paper & Pulp division in Cape Town.
The successful candidate will be a people-person, practically orientated, able to handle pressure, a problem-solver and a team member who is self-motivated. They must have advanced writing skills and in particular technical report writing, be able to communicate at all levels, be organized and self - disciplined. They must be prepared to travel. The career is challenging with exceptional growth possibilities.
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ensure sustainability and growth of a specific account/accounts by conducting the following activities
Retain and expand business to grow sales and profit margins to achieve business objectives.
Ensure existing applications and equipment are maintained and technical services are performed to ensure optimal performance.
Ensure that the sales efforts are aligned with the company marketing strategy.
Maintain and improve SHERQ performance to deliver targeted sales at the lowest possible risk to the company.
Ensuring that all projects and Continuous Improvement opportunities are documented and prioritized.
Desired Experience & Qualification
A Degree or National Diploma or equivalent in Pulp and Paper / Chemistry/ Biochemistry / Microbiology / Chemical Engineering is a pre-requisite.
A Minimum of 2 years relevant technical sales experience with relevant tertiary chemical qualification
Driver’s license and capacity for travel
Understanding of business systems
Technical report writing skills