Business Development Manager
more than 14 days ago
Our client is seeking a highly motivated and results-oriented Business Development Manager to join their team and drive the initiative into new market segments within the food, chemical, or animal feed industry. Leveraging your technical expertise and strong sales acumen, you will play a pivotal role in identifying promising new markets, building relationships with key stakeholders, and securing deals that propel the company forward.
Roles and Responsibilities
Take point and drive projects in NEW market segments as per KPIs.
Build and maintain sound relationships with customers, suppliers, vendors, and business partners.
Grow current business with existing customers.
Obtain and develop new prospective customers.
Provide technical support to prospective customers during lab-scale tests and production trials.
Accurate reporting and compilation of market information
Liaise with suppliers and provide regular status updates and feedback on current sales projects
Implement strategies to improve conversion rates
Develop and implement strategic business development plans to achieve revenue and growth targets
Grade 12 / Matric
Formal training in food science, technology and/or chemical field.
Any formal sales & marketing related skills.
Financial and business acumen / value-add thinking.
Competent in selling and marketing of tangible products.
Skilled in market research, new customer canvassing and service of existing customers.
7 years working experience in Sales/ Technical Services Management
Specialised in technical sales of technical products for food, chemical or animal feed.
Computer literate and familiar with standard MS Office applications (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
Strong planning and organisation skills.
Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
Well trained in all areas of sales and marketing.
Good interpersonal and social skills and adept at cultivating good business relationships with customers.
Own transport essential
Bilingual – English & Afrikaans