Health and Institutional Chemicals
Product Manager (Industrial) who is commercially astute and technically competent req for well-known chemical trader. The successful incumbent
will be a chemistry graduate with 3-5 yrs product management exp in the Health and Institutional Chemical Industry and must have knowledge of formulations. The company offers opportunity for growth and market-related remuneration. Should you have any queries call Antoinette r Salomie on 0861 FENRIS (336747).
Manage product ranges within the Health, Institutional, Industrial and Cleaning Chemicals portfolio.
Liaise on all necessary product-related issues with local stakeholders as well as international Principal Partners.
Interact with Key Accounts and grow market share with regard to his or her product range.
Must be able to communicate product trends with the national sales team and accounts when necessary and be able to advocate product strategies aligned with Principal Partners.
Must be able to propose & make recommendations for any applicable H&I formulatory chemical solutions which are fundamental to the unique
value proposition offered by Key Principals in their chemistry technology offering.
Implement strategies for an effective procurement platform that involves optimization of indenting, and effective replenishment cycles to maintain a high level of Customer centricity and service.
Must be able to source and evaluate new potential sources of supply synergistic to the portfolio.
Negotiate contracts with key suppliers.
Manage stock levels effectively and procure in accordance with forecasts and Working Capital requirements of the Company.
Provide regular summaries and analyses of product and market trends, stock movements, profit trends, threats and opportunities as well as competitor activities.
Determine selling prices on his/her product range and maintain profit targets as set out in the annual sales budgeting process and must be able to construct sales budgets together with Management.
Offer full product management support to the sales teams in all regions.
Must be prepared to travel on a regular basis.
Tertiary qualification of a chemical nature is essential and experience in the related industry sector preferred.
Minimum 3 – 5 years Product Management experience, preferably related to H&I Chemicals industry.
Minimum 3 – 5 years Sales experience, preferably related to selling into the industry sector.
Minimum 3 – 5 years Technical experience, preferably related to having worked in the H&I industry.
Must have experience in managing foreign suppliers and principles on supply chain matters.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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