East Rand - Company seeking Production Manager to Managing a portfolio of speciality and commodity raw materials strategically into Personal Care, Homecare and Pharmaceutical industries within Gauteng
Required outputs: Functional
Managing a portfolio of Key Account customers.
Managing a portfolio of Technology Partners.
Price negotiations at senior levels.
Joint calling with the sales team.
Promotion of company products and image.
Key Account Management.
New business development.
Technical presentations at customers on new product launches.
Industry/market knowledge within the Personal Care and Homecare markets.
Growing customer base year on year in terms of volume, revenue and margins.
Attending conferences as needed within the Personal Care Industry.
Strategically adding raw material to the existing product portfolio.
Responsible for forecasting and purchasing of raw materials on a monthly basis
Qualifications and expertise required (Must)
Matric / Grade 12.
BSc in Life Science discipline.
Minimum 3 – 5 years’ Product management experience compulsory (raw materials).
Minimum 5 years’ experience within the Personal Care and Homecare industries will be of benefit.
Minimum 3 – 5 years’ Sales Raw material purchasing experience compulsory.
Strong price negotiation skills.
Must have a sound understanding of pricing structures.
Must currently be in the Chemical Industry and calling on customers.
Competencies (skills, knowledge and characteristics)
Attention to detail.