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Sale Representative (Biotech) CT (LC_515)
Essentials: BSc/BSc Hons/BTech (Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry); 5y sales experience in recombinant protein market, must have an established network of relevant contacts in this field; technical understanding in recombinant protein industry and plant-based industry, South African citizen; valid driver's license; willing to travel
Location: Cape Town
Salary: market related
Note: This is a 6-month fixed-term contract, with the opportunity for full-time contract thereafter.
Have you worked in sales for 5 years+ in the biotechnology recombinant protein market and ready for a new challenge? An exciting position is available for a Biotechnologist with well-developed sales skills. This new position forms part of a small and growing team on the cutting edge of recombinant protein production in a start-up company well-positioned in the fight against Covid-19 and other diseases.
This role will be a great fit for you if you enjoy taking the lead in the sales environment, using your understanding of the current market and developing strategies and a supporting system for growing the business financially and building strong relationships with new customers. The role involves having the innate confidence and initiative to pick up the phone and make cold-calls, conduct market-research to identify new markets and customer needs, prepare contracts based on law-established rules and guidelines, establish and keep records of sales, revenues, invoices and the subsequent reporting on this. The successful incumbent will become the company ambassador, adding value by maximizing brand exposure and ultimately financial business gains and development.
BSc / BSc Hons / BTech related to Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry
5 years' sales experience in recombinant protein industry
Must have an established network of contacts to bring into the business
Must have a strong understanding of plant-based recombinant protein production
Personal competencies: independent work management (time & planning); interpersonal skills; exceptional communication skills; ability to work under pressure; ability to provide solutions when faced with a challenge
South African citizen
Valid driver's license
Commencement: as soon as possible
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Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted