Food Technology Sales Representatives – Cape Town and Johannesburg

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Publication date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Food Technology Sales Representatives – Cape Town and Johannesburg

At Palsgaard, we have an ambitious growth strategy, and as part of that, we are now growing our excellent sales team in South Africa with two new Sales Representatives in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively.

Palsgaard is a full-service emulsifier and stabiliser company, creating sustainably produced ingredients with specialised performance characteristics. The South African office was established more than 25 years ago, and today, we have an office and warehouse in Johannesburg as well as warehouses in Durban and Cape Town.

As our new Sales Representative, you will play a central role in expanding our network of clients in your geographical area. You will be on the road most of the time to increase sales and support new and existing clients with technical know-how.

We are expanding our company, and in this position, you get the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and ambitious sales team. We keep a high pace at Palsgaard, and for the right candidate this will be a great opportunity for professional and personal development”, says Cai Christensen, Sales Director EMR/Nordic.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new business opportunities to achieve annual sales target.
  • Provide technical support to existing and new customers.
  • Market research
  • Visit existing clients to build strong client / supplier relationships.
  • Manage and grow existing customer base.
  • CRM duties for existing and new customers.
  • Stand in for Customer Coordinator from time to time (only Johannesburg office).
  • Perform tasks in Palsgaard’s accounting system – training will be provided (only Johannesburg office).

What do you need to apply?

  • Preferably a food technologist degree or several courses within the food industry.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a technical sales position or a similar role.
  • You are used to travel and therefore capable of working independently.
  • Strong desire to succeed, outgoing and service minded personality.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to plan ahead.
  • A proven track record of sales excellence.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • A team player with a go-getter attitude.
  • Valid driver’s license is expected.
  • Computer literate.

At Palsgaard, we are guided by our corporate values; Loyalty - Responsibility – Commitment. Therefore, it is crucial that you take responsibility for your own work assignments as well as the unity of our company. You carry out your duties in a timely manner and are loyal to the joint decisions and agreements that are made.

In both positions, you will be working closely with your colleagues at the South African office in Johannesburg as well as our global organization. Therefore, it is important that you are a team player and socially responsible. You are a quick learner and must be prepared to get to know all the systems we use daily.

What do we offer you?

  • A job in an expanding company that combines technological knowledge with practical value generation.
  • A job in an international environment with clients, partners, and colleagues all over the world.
  • A job in a market leading company with high CSR standards and CO2 neutral production.
  • A job with unique working conditions and possibilities for further career development including intensive training in application and product knowledge.
  • A job in a socially well-functioning atmosphere and informal environment.

Do you have any questions?

Do you want to join us? Then send us your application and resume as soon as possible. Please state in your application which of the positions, you apply for (Johannesburg or Cape Town).

We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. If you would like to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Sales Director EMR/Nordic, Cai Christensen, e-mail: ccc@palsgaard.dk or Finance Manager, Huidi van Zyl, e-mail: hvz@palsgaard.co.za

About Palsgaard

Palsgaard is a worldwide leader in providing advanced plant-based emulsifier solutions to the food and packaging industries. We invented the first food emulsifier over 100 years ago, and today, our products are sold in more than 120 countries either via our own sales offices or through an extensive network of agents and distributors. Worldwide we are approx. 589 Heart Working colleagues across 17 countries.

Palsgaard is a subsidiary of The Schou Foundation, which owns a group of companies whose corporate culture is unique and strongly affected by a long history. Physically, our culture is centred around the majestic Palsgaard Estate in its beautiful natural surroundings, which is home to our headquarters.

If you want to learn more about Palsgaard, please visit our website: www.palsgaard.com