Sales Engineer - Africa

Perpetual Engineering
£45000 - £50000/annum benefits
16 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client are an international organisation who design and supply equipment for the food, grain and recycling industries.

They are looking to expand their sales team and require an Sales Engineer who will actively promote sales, to clients throughout Africa. This will be through extensive travel across the Africa regions.

The successful candidate will have proven sales experience ideally within the food machinery industry across Africa. Knowledge of milling machines will be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be provided.

The role has a training period where you will get to know the product in depth and then you will take on responsibility for delivering a sales target. It is technical sales and will involve speaking and meeting with customers all over the discussed regions. You will start with small machinery and then move on to the larger capital products.

The candidate they require will fit the profile as below: -

* Self-motivated individual who enjoys the idea of technical sales
* Technical background within the food industry - preferably bread/rice/milling based environments
* Interested in engineering and technical products/ sales
* Flexible to travel
* Personable- excellent communicator - preferably with a second language.
* Competitive
* Ability to think on feet - resilience to keep trying.
* Sympathetic to international cultures
* Ability to travel for extended periods of time

In return the business not only offers a genuine career in a challenging role but a rewarding opportunity. The salary is competitive and the benefits are excellent. The company has experience giving training and will support you in product knowledge if you have the desire and ability to achieve.

Please note this position requires to be based from Stockport but with extensive travel across the Africa regions.

Previous African experience essential.

If you are intwrested in this role please contact Elena Craigie on

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