Applications are invited from suitably qualified and interested candidates for this position at the Commercial Division, which is based in KZN.
The incumbent of this position will be responsible for building strong customer relationships and growing the companys footprint in the Food Services industry.
A minimum of 5 years Customer Service experience is required within the FMCG field, preferably in the poultry environment at a key account level, with a successful track record in Sales.
Strong culinary skills and two years experience in food preparation and presentation to an audience are required.
Knowledge with regards to HACCP, the Meat Safety Act and other relevant legislation is required.
The individuals availability to travel extensively at short notice is essential, along with having a valid, unendorsed drivers license and own reliable transport.
This position carries the grade of T11.RESULTS REQUIRED : Maintain strong relationships Drive margins with Partners Effective execution of Sales StrategiesMaintain brand standardsMaintain a call cycle, advertising campaigns and promotionsVisit Key Customers together with Key Account RepresentativesProvide technical guidance on products to customersProvide training on product preparation methods Attend Open Days & Trade Shows, preparing and presenting products to a high level audienceMonitor product lines CRITICAL COMPETENCIES & SKILLS : Customer Service orientation Excellent People skills Excellent organizational abilitiesStrong negotiation skillsStrong food hygiene and preparation skillsPresentation skillsBrand understanding and building skillsVery high quality of work standards and ethicsComputer literacy in all MS Office applications to an intermediate levelAs Sovereign Foods is an equal opportunity employer, preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, as defined by Employment Equity Act.