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Product Manager (Ref 117)

Full time
Posted 2 months ago

Position: Ingredients Product Manager – Personal Care (Cosmetic)

Location: Melrose Arch, Johannesburg or Green Point, Cape Town

Type: Full-time

Functions: Technical Sales, Supplier Management, Marketing


  • Gross salary (to be discussed) plus commission from products sold and customer sales
  • Company laptop (MacBook)
  • Petrol card
  • Working hours 8h00 – 16h30 (Monday to Friday), may be required to work overtime

Key Accountabilities:

  • Presenting and selling technical ingredients to the manufacturing sector
  • Developing and growing the ranges of the producers of such ingredients in the Sub-Saharan African market
  • Assisting customers with formulation advice

Reaching sales and profit objectives and market growth by the following

  • Custodian of current business at allotted customers and to grow the business
  • Developing new customer sales opportunities within South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa
  • Product training and motivating your colleagues to assist with securing business leads and sales.
  • New product development and technical/formulating support at customers
  • Present new ranges to customers and identify key products of focus within allotted suppliers’ portfolios
  • Evaluating market opportunities, customer potential, and translating this into sales
  • Product sourcing to satisfy customer needs
  • Reporting to principal suppliers
  • Forecasting, budgets and costings of products and product ranges

 Skills & experience required (please note that only suitable candidates will be considered)

  • Scientific degree in chemistry, biochemistry, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals
  • 3 years of relevant technical sales experience (cosmetic, cosmeceutical, fragrance, toiletries, pharmaceutical, detergency)
  • Valid driver’s licence and motor vehicle
  • Must be willing to travel to travel locally, may be required to travel internationally
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set (we are not a corporate)
  • Must demonstrate can work in a highly pressurised and multi-tasking office environment
  • Must work exceptionally well in a small team and demonstrate willingness to be involved and passionate
  • Highly self-motivated, people orientated
  • Highly computer literate
  • Highly detail orientated and accurate
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and enjoy visiting customer’s premises
  • Numerical skills, excellence in excel

Job Features

Job CategoryMarketing/Advertising, Project Manager, Technical Sales

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