Technical Sales Representative – Kampala, Uganda

Our client, a well-established distributor of specialty food ingredients is looking to recruit a Technical Sales Representative to maximize the profitable, effective and recurrent sales of the company’s range of specialty food ingredients within the designated sales territory/category to be based in Uganda. The successful candidate must have experience in the food and/or ingredient industry in customer facing roles with applied technical experience and proven knowledge of food formulation and solution provision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strong technical understanding of technologies, features, benefits & application of products.
  • Manage a portfolio of customer accounts. Service, retain and grow them.
  • Develop and maintain a healthy and well balanced project pipeline.
  • Plan and execute effective and appropriate trials of the company’s solutions in customer facilities.
  • Maintain a customer project database and work with the Regional Sales Manager to develop sales plans.
  • Understand and recommend pricing requirements based on market trends and account specific knowledge.
  • Develop extensive knowledge of category trends, technologies and applications.
  • Actively participate in training and development programs in order to maximize market penetration.
  • Consistently meet or exceed established sales targets.
  • Represent the company and its principals with diligence, integrity and humility
  • Update sales report daily / weekly / monthly.
  • Liaise with the sales team for other product to maximize the cross selling.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science and Technology or a closely related field.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the food industry.
  • Ingredient industry experience in customer-facing roles with applied technical experience preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the region.
  • A Team player.
  • High Stress tolerance.
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Proficient in relevant computer software.
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.

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  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Kampala, Uganda.
  • Career Level:Junior Level.
  • Salary:Monthly Gross Salary: 600 – 700 USD (Approx. Ksh. 60,000 – 70,000/=) depending on individual skills and experience.
  • Deadline: