Sales Representative - Food Sector

Scitex Recruitment

Are you a Food Technologist, QA/QC with great personality along with sales skills & you are ready to join a market leader selling Food Safety Testing

  • Fantastic Career Break for a Food Technologist QA or QC
  • Opportunity to utilise your 'Sales Flair' working across food manufacturing
  • Excellent career break with ample opportunities for career progression
Flexible locations- Auckland or Christchurch

Our client has a stunning reputation of being known as a fantastic organisation to work for where their culture is inclusive, supporting and importantly each individual employee is recognised for their contribution to the continued success of the business.

An instantly recognised Global Organisation providing food safety and biosecurity related testing/assurance services to national and international clients throughout the value chain they offer cutting edge R & D and state of the art equipment.  Their focus is to provide customised testing and auditing solutions to clients across a diverse mix of industry sectors.

Representing this prestigious and iconic organisation, your main focus will be to drive business development across the food manufacturing/processing and hospitality sector promoting their testing and auditing services. You will be strategic in your approach where you will manage, plan and build exceptional relationships across all levels of your customer’s business.

Your brief will include a predominant focus on new business development where you will be driven to expand the market share while also exploring further opportunities within a well-established national client base. You will work closely with the lab team to keep abreast of new testing technologies being presented to the market, whilst also provide market feedback to the team for further development, in order to ensure continued growth and profitability. 

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Be energetic, determined & ‘sales savvy’ with an ability to identify, strategise and approach new opportunities across the food manufacturing sector.
  • Effectively manage client relationships, ensuring excellence in customer service, whilst, increasing business across their divisions/subsidiaries etc.
  • You will need to be a true ‘team player’ with the ability to establish excellent relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Initiate and coordinate the development of territory management and action plans to manage existing and future business opportunities.
  • Remain abreast of all relevant trends and development, policy and legislation. Maintain close communication and provide regular feedback to your team to assist in development and improvement of testing/auditing services
  • Ensure all customer interactions are accurately maintained & updated promptly in the CRM.
To be successful in this role, you will ideally possess:
  • Tertiary level qualification BSc or equivalent with minimum 3 years’ experience in a relevant industry.
  • Strong background in Food/Beverage/Dairy Manufacturing or a commercial testing lab sector.
  • Commercially Savvy – accomplished and capable Relationship Builder Business Developer with 1-3 years’ experience in a sales & marketing/customer services role; or perhaps you meet the technical requirements of this role and you have identified a true passion to move into a sales/business development role with customer interface.
  • Strong communication and advanced interpersonal skills where you will be comfortable communicating across all levels of your customers’ organisation and you have the ability to adapt your style accordingly.
  • Dedication to meet and exceed customer expectations across technical and scientific support and service.
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously.
  • Energetic with a real “can do” attitude exceeding expectations.
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Office skills with ability to work with CRM.
This is a newly created role that our client has identified as key to expand and capitalise on their impressive market share and they will remunerate accordingly with an excellent package.

To find out more about this great opportunity please Linda or Pavan in the strictest confidence on 09 5255520, or apply online through the link below, with your Resume and Cover Letter (in Word Format only) quoting reference number 14/2010/LF.