Key Account Manager - Spices

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable Annually
Recruiter: Prostaff Holdings
Job Ref: PS006101/SJ
Summary: A well-known Spice blending company requires the above to manage large manufacturing key accounts offering them a full range of spice blends, batch packs and occasionally food processing machinery within the Gauteng area.



Job Description

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Food or related or previous sales experience calling on the food manufacturers is essential.
  • Must have external sales experience.
  • Must have sold spices into the Meat, Manufacturing, Hospitality and related industries.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Strong team player with the ability to build and foster relationships.
  • Must be fast paced, results and sales driven.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing large key accounts within the Food Manufacturing industries such Meat and Seasoning manufacturers and Quick Service Restaurants whilst establishing growth strategies and tactical implementation plans.
  • Regularly reviewing market trends and surveys and aligning key account strategies accordingly.
  • Liaising with internal sales and production to ensure timeous deliveries to customers.
  • Presenting finished product samples for evaluation.
  • Developing and implementing sustainable customer relationship strategies enabling sales growth.
  • Managing and delivering on technical queries with regards to specialised existing and new products.
  • Managing sales forecasts regarding specialised products to customers.
  • In consultation with the Sales Manager, plan and implement promotions introducing new products to customers.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual sales / income budget.
  • Assisting in maintaining the debtors accounts.
  • Effectively implementing price increases and maintaining monthly / quarterly price lists to customers.
  • Participating in local and international trade shows.

Salary package is negotiable depending on experience gained.


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