SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Full time, Permanent
Klerksdorp
Posted 4 weeks ago

Contact person for this position:

Ronel Bakker

ronel@joblinkplacement.co.za

JOB IDENTIFICATION

My client in the Frozen Foods and Chilled Products market is looking for a Sales Representative who will be the first point of contact between a business and its customers. You will ensure that current customers have the right products, identify new markets and customer leads, as well as pitch to prospective customers. Maintaining good customer relations and pursuing new sales opportunities are key.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote sales and secure orders from existing and prospective customers through a relationship-based approach
  • Demonstrates products to existing and potential customers and assist them in selecting those best suited to their needs.
  • Establishes, develops and maintains business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned Rep Code Area to generate new business for Food’s products.
  • Makes telephone calls, in-person visits and presentations to existing and prospective customers
  • Reseaches sources for developing prospective customers and for information to determine their potential
  • Develop clear and effective written quotations for current and prospective customers
  • Attend to and expedite the resolution of customer problems and complaints
  • Coordinate sales effort with marketing, sales, account receipts and logistics
  • Analyze the territory’s potential and determine the value of existing and prospective customers’ value to the company
  • Identify advantages and compare organization’s products
  • Plan and organize personal sales strategy by maximizing the GP for the Product Department and Rep Code Area
  • Supply management with oral and written reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities and potential for new products and services
  • Participate in trade shows and conventions
  • Keep up-to-date with new products, market conditions, advertising and promotional trends through the reading of relevant literature and consulting with the marketing department
  • Comply with and prioritize all health and safety requirements, policies and procedures

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience as a sales representative or other sales/customer service role
  • Proven track record of successfully meeting sales quota
  • Ability to learn about products and services and present/describe/explain them to prospective clients
  • Fluent in English and/or Afrikaans
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outgoing and not afraid to ‘put yourself out there’
  • Able to handle rejection
  • Outstanding negotiation skills with the ability to resolve issues and address complaints
  • Tertiary Qualification in Sales/Marketing will be to applicant’s advantage
  • Self-motivated and dedicated
  • Performance driven

Job Features

Job CategoryFMCG, Retail Trade, Sales and Marketing
SalaryR15 000 + com
Commencement dateASAP
LocationKlerksdorp
Contract TypeFull Time

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