Meat Sales Trader - Durban, South Africa
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Durban, South Africa|
|Job Role||Meat Sales Trader|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||R16 000 to R18 000p/m|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||8|
|Residence Location||Durban, South Africa|
|Nationality||South African work permits or residency.|
Ensure effective trading (sourcing, buying and selling) by actively dealing with existing and new customers in the retail and wholesale environment, specifically focussing on generating new and increased business and sales.
The successful applicant will report to the Sales Manager
This is an office based position, but periodic visits to customers in their respective regions including KZN and Eastern Cape will be expected
Maintain/develop sustainable relationships with existing/new customers
Actively pursue potentially profitable new markets and new customers
Analyze region/area/customer data in pursuit of potential opportunities
Meet/exceed sales targets - (including: Volume; GP; Value)
Monitor competitor activity (product/pricing) & adjust sales action plans accordingly
Continually improve customer service
Manage the supply chain - ensure suppliers, storage & transporters meet standards
Minimize the trading risk
Develop thorough industry/market knowledge
Keep abreast of all industry developments & trends (including: surplus, shortage, and change in regulations)
Capture sales orders/purchase orders on the system.
Develop/maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders (Cold Stores, Transporters)
Assume full responsibilities for all sales concluded, from outset to final destination
Interact/follow-up with support departments regarding invoicing, stock customer payments etc.
A sound knowledge of imports/exports is required
Proven sales track record
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to harvest new business with existing customers
Ability to initiate business with new clients
Maintain an accurate and substantial customer database
Ability to take clear instruction and provide comprehensive feedback
Ability to work as part of a team and without supervision<br
Must have experience in the food industry, preferably meat/chicken products.
Sound administrative knowledge/experience essential.
Computer literacy essential.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills essential.
Own reliable transport as traveling is involved.
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