*Food Technology or IPSA Qualification. Experience in the meat industry essential. 5 years’ experience in a technical role involving packaging materials and processes.*
Location:Cape Town or Johannesburg
Description:A leading food ingredient manufacturer requires a Packaging Product Application Manager to join their team. Key duties will include: Serve as the main liaison between customers and company, addressing and resolving concerns promptly; manage inquiries and issues across departments, ensuring efficient communication and resolution; keep abreast of industry advancements and company’s product line, engaging with OEMs for ongoing learning; arrange and conduct equipment demonstrations and training sessions to showcase company’s technology; conduct thorough market research to identify trends, particularly in equipment and packaging products; devise tailored strategies for Original Equipment Manufacturers OEM offerings to attract potential customers and penetrate specific markets, aiming to generate leads and boost sales; work closely with customers and Original Equipment Manufacturers OEMs to troubleshoot packaging and equipment issues, ensuring smooth integration and functionality; demonstrate strong administrative skills to manage multiple projects effectively, including reporting, planning, scheduling, and prioritization.
Key Requirements:Food Technology qualification or IPSA Qualification in Packing Technology with previous experience in the meat industry. At least 5 years’ experience in a technical role demonstrating a strong understanding of packaging materials and processes. Expertise in foam sealing will be beneficial. Proficient in FMCG production principles, specifically related to packaging. Familiarity with Project Management principles required.
Additional Requirements:Excellent communication skills, particularly in persuasion, to effectively convey technical details and product benefits to customers. Confidence and assertiveness to engage with customers and successfully close deals. Willingness to undertake extensive travel, both domestically and internationally, as required.
*Only candidates who meet all the requirements should apply
**Please quote “Packaging Product Application Manager (W1024)” in the subject line
***Only candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted

To apply for this job email your details to cvs@scistaff.co.za