Sales Engineer - Africa

£50000 - £55000/annum Car + Bonus + Pension
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Sales Engineer (Africa)

Location - Based at the company's Manchester office with extensive travel across all regions in Africa

£50,000 - £55,000 + Car +Bonus + Pension

Cereal Milling/ Cereal Processing

One of our long-standing partners requires the skills and expertise of an established Sales Engineer from a machinery sales background with extensive knowledge of the African market. This person will play a pivotal role in supporting the organisation's sales activity in Africa selling into for OEM's and end users.

The Company:

The company is an international US-based organisation who design and supply bespoke cereal milling and cereal processing machinery into the food, grain and recycling industries. Due to continued growth, they are looking to expand their sales team by adding an ambitious Sales Manager who will actively promote to clients throughout Africa.

The Role:

This is a new and exciting position within the company and offers and interesting blend of account management and business development. This person with help to develop and maintain partnerships with both OEM's and end users in exciting growth markets. As a Sales Engineer, you will be expected to have proven experience in a similar role within machinery sales into the Food/Bakery industries ideally selling turnkey process or milling solutions into large OEM 's and End-users. You will be expected to work closely with the Area Sales Manager for Africa looking at strategic goals, building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities, and maintaining an extensive knowledge of current market conditions. This is a truly unique 360 sales role, you will be the key point of contact to the customer through the sales process, from receiving enquiries, preparing quotations through to delivery and project management.

The Person:

The successful candidate will have proven sales experience ideally within the food machinery industry. You will be a self-confident and technically minded individual with knowledge of milling or food processing machinery.

Experience Required:

* Knowledge of African markets
* Technical background within the food industry - preferably bread/rice/milling based environments

* Interested in engineering and technical products/ sales
* Flexible to travel extensively across Africa
* European awareness including culture and business outlook
* Personable- excellent communicator - preferably with a second language.
* Competitive and ambitious

In Return:

In return, this award-winning business not only offers genuine career development in a challenging role but the chance to work for a household name in the industry. The salary is competitive and the benefits are excellent, with the company offering continuous industry renowned product training. This is a truly fantastic opportunity to travel across the UK and Europe working for a company that values the personal and professional development of their employees.

For a confidential discussion how this appointment fits your career aspirations, contact Jamie Rafferty at Perpetual Partnerships for an informal and informative conversation