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National Sales & Marketing Head: Industrial Microbiology LC_612

Scientific (Sales)
Johannesburg – South Africa

BSc/Hons/MSc (Life Sciences: Microbiology/Food science related); 5-10y commercial sales experience (B2B and/or corporate account sales), sales team management experience AND technical science background. Strategic business management experience & thorough knowledge of food quality & safety, with financial sales forecasting and P&L budgeting experience. Business qualification highly preferred. Ability to develop & implement marketing strategies & manage projects nationwide, South African citizen; valid driver’s license; own car; willing to travel regularly.
Location:  Johannesburg, Gauteng
Salary: competitive with benefits
Our client, a well-known multinational manufacturer with an established team in SA, is currently recruiting for a suitably qualified and experienced National Sales & Marketing Head to oversee one of their sales & applications teams. This department is focused on supporting customers within the industrial microbiology and related applications space. They provide laboratory solutions, including lab instrumentation & consumables, commonly used in, amongst other, food and beverage production companies to ensure food safety standards are achieved.  This role will form part of the leadership team for SA and will oversee SA sales & product management of this portfolio, including marketing strategy planning and management. This role will be based in the Johannesburg office and will involve national and international travel, when required.
        • BSc Hons / MSc in the Life Sciences, preferably Microbiology / Food Science related
        • 5-10 yrs commercial sales experience (B2B and/or corporate account sales)
        • Sales team management & strategic business management experience  
        • Graduate qualification/certificate in business administration preferable
        • Technical science background essential
        • Proven knowledge & experience in food quality & safety standards
        • Financial sales forecasting and P&L budgeting experience essential
        • Highly professional communication skills (verbal & written), strong leader, driven to achieve and mentor; ability to provide solutions & work under pressure
        • South African citizen
        • Valid driver’s license & willing to travel
Commencement:   As soon as available
Application information:  Please apply online below
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted