Business Development Manager (Manufacturing) - JHB Based

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for the successful incumbent to work for an international client, travelling within Africa. In reporting to the General Manager, one will be responsible for the growth of business, sales revenue and gross margins. In working with the Marketing Department, responsibilities will cover assisting to create business strategies.


  • Company: Manufacturing Company
  • Location: JHB Based, international travel required
  • Date Posted: 20 August 2019
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Nationality: South African
  • Salary: Neg. depending on exp.
  • Qualifications: Technical qualification in welding + Engineering / Commercial Degree preferred
  • Assignment: Permanent

Job Description

  • Grow and create growth plans for company expansion into African countries
  • Assist the marketing team in renewing Product-Service-Offers
  • Collect market and competitor information and create a plan to defend company market shares in order to grow opportunities
  • Hands On demonstration of implementing and utilising products within a welding function
  • Annual Goods Sales Budget reports and monitoring thereof per country and create reports on individual growth for each sector as well as advise on strategies for further growth
  • Maintain relationships with important multinational clients
  • Oversee sales projects and tenders
  • Assist Country Managing Directors with the implementation of business plans
  • Data analysis and understanding with regards to sales
  • Client segmentation
  • Training of Best Commercial Practices over all branches
  • Forecasting and Demands Planning
  • Assist and support Country Managing Directors in the hiring of staff for sales teams, development training, sales evaluation and business objectives
  • Travel to numerous African countries

Minimum Requirements

  • Technical qualification in welding - A MUST
  • Engineering / Commercial Degree
  • 5- 8 years’ exp. In sales, marketing and customer management and hard goods, product management and development
  • Welding process and application exp.
  • General computer knowledge
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Willing to travel internationally 2 weeks in a month

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