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Sales Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

OSF Flavors was founded more than 30 years ago to create and manufacture quality flavors for a wide range of food and beverage products. Our formula for success, demonstrated by our growth, remains the same today as it has always been: flexibility to provide customized flavor solutions, timely response and a comprehensive library of quality flavors. At the core of our philosophy is understanding clients and bringing the highest quality service.
About the role:
Do you enjoy discovering and describing new flavors? Are you curious about new foods and always interested in trying new things? We are looking for an agile Sales Manager with a good pallet to join our Nairobi office to bring new business and maintain existing business in East Africa. This is a unique opportunity to join a small and fast-paced team where you will report directly to the East Africa Director and will be working hands-on with the OSF team, partners and clients.

Responsibilities

• Follow up with key contacts and develop new business across the East Africa region
• Continuously expand OSF network regionally
• Monitor the market and its evolution in East Africa
• Support formulation of selected flavors and end-products
• Test and develop all types of food products
• Ensure current and prospective customers receive an outstanding level of service
• Support our customers, their innovations and the R&D process to maximize their product success
• Follow current stock levels and anticipate the future needs of the clients
• Work jointly with the OSF Laboratory in Kenya and France as well as the client/prospect R&D team to close sales
• Keep track of all your activities in CRM will be a key part of your route to success
• Provide weekly sales plans and reports
• Motivate and work with partners to achieve your targets
• Monitor and control expenses

To thrive in the role, you will need to be proactive, curious and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Requirements, You have:
• A university degree in Science/Food Technology/Engineering/Business with at least 5 years of work experience
• A thorough knowledge of the food industry and manufacturing processes
• Worked at a top food manufacturer in supply chain, procurement, or production
• Past experience in product development
• Worked for a B2B food ingredients or machinery supplier either as an Account Manager or in B2B Sales
• Prior experience in the food flavor industry is an added advantage
• Great negotiation skills
• Sourced and closed deals independently with minimum supervision
• A diverse background and can deal with various cultures
• Existing high-level contacts in the food industry
• Good taste pallet and ability to describe different flavors
• Excellent command of English and knowledge of French is an advantage

Benefits
• Cozy office space as well as the ability to work from home
• Extensive travels in Kenya and East Africa
• Small and agile team in global family-owned business
• Competitive package

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Mandatory attachments

Please have a scan or photo of these documents ready when you start the application:

Self-prepared CV file - the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourself
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