Techical Sales Rep/ Bakery Specialist

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Recruiter: Progessive International
Job Ref: JHB000976/SF
Summary: PURPOSE Exciting Role exists for a high level technical sales rep for bread baking products. The person needs to have breadbaking experience and all technicalities that goes with it within the bakery industry.



Job Description

Experience & Qualification:

  • At least 2-3 years bakery sales experience, preferably in a similar position in the FMCG industry
  • Previous sales experience and having sold food ingredients with food industry or relevant is essential
  • Proven track record with
  • Technical Sales experience in marketing flavours/vitamins/pre-mixes or compounds and commodity food ingredients in food manufacturing is essential
  • AIB Certificate / SA Chamber of Baking Certificate
  • Tertiary qualification in Food Technology or related would be advantageous


  • Conduct floor walk to determine stock levels and Out of Stock and maintain records
  • Management of stock management and representation of brands
  • Responsible for Stock Returns and the processing thereof
  • Responsible for administration and weekly trade report to be completed and forwarded to National Sales Manager
  • Developing new business and maintaining the existing business
  • Overseeing and working to maximize sustainable growth and margin for prospective customers
  • Conducting market research, follow sales trends and implementing key sales strategies together with the National Customer Manager
  • Setting and achieving sales budgets
  • Developing and acquiring sales and business from new and existing customers
  • Ensure that orders are placed in time and tracked
  • Responsible for the creation of new business accounts
  • Responsible for the sales growth within the area
  • Communication and interdepartmental synergy

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Ability to build good trade relationships.
  • Good administration skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Analytical thinker
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literacy.


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