Technical Sales Representative: Gauteng
Guardian Recruiting
Johannesburg, South Africa
4d ago
source : Executive Placements
  • Job Specification;
  • Render services generally associated with that of a Technical Sales Representative for the sale of machines, spare parts, and services offered by our Principals in South Africa and from time to time in Sub Saharan Africa

    Travel to customers to conduct business on a regular basis to countries including but not limited to Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Angola

    Learn and keep abreast of technical developments

    Visit and be in contact with customers to establish their needs and application of the products the Employer can offer

    Identify the products to be offered and to determine the cost of supplying these in co-operation with the management and Principals

    Accurately describe the application of the equipment offered

    Accurately define the scope of supply of the offer and how this fits into the customers

    Keep abreast of developments of potential new projects with the customers

    Secure orders for the products

    Keep informed of the performance of the Employers equipment operating at the customers facilities

    Liaise with our Principal suppliers to best promote their product

    Prepare reports on the status of enquiries

    Prepare costings for quotations

    Prepare budgets for projected sales

    Keep abreast of future buying trends of customers

    Respond to all enquiries in a timely and coherent manner

    Represent the company at trade shows, events, and demonstrations where applicable

    Maintain and develop relationships with existing customers, in person, and via email and telephone calls

    Arrange meetings with current customers and new potential customers to further our business interests

  • Minimum Requirements;
  • Formal tertiary qualification preferred

    Minimum 5 years sales experience within an operation servicing the food processing sector is a pre-requisite of employment

    Self-motivated and self-managed

    Ability to work independently and within a team

    Strong and demonstrable negotiation ability

    Tenacious and resilient

    Results-driven with a solutions orientation

    Active listener with excellent communication skills both verbal and written

    Ability to recognise new business opportunities

    Assertively confident, engaging and people-focused

    Professional personal brand with emotional maturity

    Good business acumen and commercial orientation

    Ability to build trusting relationships and a strong rapport with customers

    Excellent Planning, organising, and time management skills

    Confident communicator who is well networked within the industry

    Comfortable traveling and being away from home for periods of time (local and across border)

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