Business Development manager position offered

lubrizolRole: Business Development Manager

Leading the growth of our personal care business in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This position will report directly into the Regional Business Director

Location: Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban

Essential Job Functions

Realise growth targets in the existing South African market through managing and relationship building with customers and market channel partners

Understand market and customer unmet needs and translate into growth opportunities

Provide sales/technical presentations to main targeted companies and distributor’s sales teams

Identify new business opportunities in the sub-Saharan region and develop a plan for implementation

Participation in trade shows, conferences and local industry association to develop brand awareness

Develop on-going market intelligence and research and keep abreast of the market and its competition

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Requirements

Minimum a Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline

Minimum five years of sales experience in the personal care market with demonstrated track record.

Problem-solving skills, ability to work independently.

Strong negotiation skills, understanding of value selling.

Interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at different levels.

Strong desire to acquire new technical knowledge and learn new things.

Adaptability to various cultures.

Results oriented with a drive to succeed

Valid car driver’s license is essential.

Willingness and ability to travel ~30 percent abroad with a highly flexible schedule.

Excellent written and spoken English skills (French is surplus)

Our offer

Become part of a market leading personal care ingredients company

Excellent growth opportunities in a dynamic market and growing organization

Attractive compensation package

Opportunities to self-develop

Application letters with CV should be send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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