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Sales Executive - Food Safety - CTS

Company Name:
SGS AUTOMOTIVE
#### Primary Responsibilities
Responsible for sales of Brand Protection and Risk Management Services including Food Safety & Quality Assurance services, Supply Chain Sustainability and Regulatory Consulting Services to established and new customers.
Accountable for meeting budgeted revenue and profitability targets for Microbiological and Chemical testing of food products, regulatory and consultative audits and certification of factory operations, and product inspections in to the Grocery, Warehouse Club, Food Service, Food Manufacturing/Processing, and Food Importing sectors.
Prospect, and cultivate leads to generate revenue in accordance with sales strategies and individual targets to include other Strategic Business Units and SGS SA global business lines.
Responsible for effective and professional relationship development.
Responsible for collaboration with US and global client service teams, global sales and operations staffs.
#### Reporting to
Consumer Testing Services
#### Specific responsibilities
? Execution of sales for U.S.-based customers within assigned industry/customer base
? Develops sales plans with sales manager to insure the achievement of targets
? Consistently and accurately provides sales reports and other reports as required by sales manager
? Works with Clients services to insure ease and transparency of client information and requirements.
? Works closely with SGS affiliates to present valued-added solutions to prospective customers.
? Issues quotations and proposals and negotiates fees, terms and conditions as necessary - tracking all leads and opportunities in Oracle CRM.
? Works closely and provides support to the Client Services team
? Issues quotations and proposals and negotiates fees, terms and conditions for program clients
? Maintains and develops relationships with existing and potential customers.
? Visits potential customers to prospect for new business
? Acts as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets
? Negotiates the terms of an agreement and closes sales
? Attends industry and trade show events in support of lead generation and prospecting
? Data entry
? Send Reports to clients.
? Maintain job folders and filing.
? Other duties assigned as necessary in response to business needs.
#### Profile
? Ability to establish effective working and team relationships with internal and external customers, works in a collaborative manner
? Intimate knowledge of SGS CTS' Food Safety services, products and global network
? Creative thinking skills to develop innovative solutions to solve customer requirements and problems.
? Ability to interface with supply chain senior managers and other customer structures
? Capable of building trust, value others and communicate effectively
? Customer focused, high integrity, excellent work ethic
? Self managed and responsible to targets and goals
? Strong communication and organizational skills.
? Ability to establish effective working and team relationships with internal and external customers
#### Skills
? Bachelor's degree in food science or related field.
? A minimum of four-five (4-5) years of successful sales experience in food safety, laboratory, testing equipment or microbiological, quality assurance, or other food related industry
? Established relationships in retail grocery, importer, private label manufacturing in the meat, seafood, bakery, produce, dairy, agriculture, hospitality or other food related industry.
? Strong people skills to include cross cultural sensitivities
? Ability to close sales
? Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
? International business exposure in imported consumer products
? Strong written and spoken English skills, other languages will be an advantage
? Persuasive, diplomatic, but always to the point and a strong ability to sell a concept.
? Hands-on, open-minded, proactive team player
? Proficient in Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, and Outlook specifically.
Able to lift boxes to/at industry trade shows up to 40 lbs.
#### Additional information
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.
If applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call for assistance.
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Industry or Theme: Agriculture & Food,Chemical,Consumer Goods & Retail,Life Sciences,Environment
Functional Area: Sales and Business Development
Contract Type:
Reference Number: US04287
Listing Date: 10.03.2014 00
Closing Date: 30.06.2014 00

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