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Job OverviewContent Company Description Founded in 1853, Lesaffre is an independent, family-owned group based in France, and a leading global provider of baker’s yeast and yeast extract products. It employs over 9,500 persons on five continents and markets bakery, taste improvement, health and nutrition, fermentation and brewery products and services. Lesaffre is developing its strategic intention to improve market knowledge and proximity in South Africa. Under Overseas Region and report to Southern Africa Area Sales Manager, the Market Sales Manager will cover the South African market to support the business development. Position based in Johannesburg, business trip to plan to Zimbabwe min. 3 times a year Job Description • Develop sales performance of LESAFFRE according to company strategy and price policy • Acquire a deep market knowledge: competitors/ distribution/ end users/all other stakeholders • Imagine all the needed marketing initiatives to strengthen the market position of Lesaffre for all the segments of bread making • Train and develop the sales and technical skills of all LESAFFRE distributors • Build the right networking relationship within the Bread making “world”. • Develop the image of Lesaffre to key customers. Secure a synergetic approach by coordinating the Lesaffre supports and develop new specific solutions in response to the local requirements • Define the sale budget each year with his Area Sales Manager and provide regular business report. Qualifications • Professional and tertiary training in Food Science,Baking industry, Biochemistry/ Microbiology • Graduated in Marketing & Sales or Business Administration and a previous 5-10 years’ experience in a comparable position • Fluent in standard English and Afrikaans • Self-managing abilities essential, ability to prioritize and organize tasks • Good interpersonal relations, ability for building nice relationships with different partners (distributors, clients) • Innovative with a strong desire to achieve • Self-motivated, diplomatic, energetic, strong ability to convince Additional Information Frequent business trips in South Africa will be required for this position.
- Offered Salary$1000 to $2000
- Career LevelManager
- Experience5 Years