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  • Description

  • A company in Johannesburg is looking for an Account Manager – Industrial Quality Solutions


    • To secure and expand profitable business within the Industrial Quality Solutions (IQS) and Metrology market segments

    • The sale of IQS products in general and those selected for special promotion in particular.

    • The maintenance of Company goodwill and reputation



    • Grade 12

    • Degree/Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering or equivalent

    • BTech degree / diploma with P1 & P2 completed.


    Industrial Design, Manufacturing and Assembly, Quality Assurance & Control:

    CNC programming, Tool Making


    • 3+ years in a successful business to business sales environment, preferably in the Manufacturing Industry

    • 2-3 years work experience in the engineering field preferably in quality control and inspection within the Manufacturing/production environment


    High value capital equipment: Optical Light Microscopes, Digital Microscopes, Computer Based Imaging Systems, Optotech O-Inspect and XRM portfolio


    Extensively in South Africa, Africa and overseas

    Driver’s Licence: Compulsory

    Ability / Skills / Characteristics:

    • Good command of English language (written and oral)

    • Strong sales focus with the ability to move key opportunities through the sales cycle

    • Strong customer services orientation

    • Ability to work in virtual environment

    • showing initiative , assertive self motivated

    • ability to organise / prioritise analytical thinking and judgement

    • assertive self motivated

    • computer software literate

    • proven track record

    • Ability to influence situations and people

    Operational Excellence

    • Produce presentable, accurate and high-quality work at all times

    • Follow processes without fail

    • Produce new initiatives / processes to improve on all-round effectiveness and performance

    • Uphold high personal and ethical standards

    • High level of professionalism and emotional intelligence

    • Ability to build trust, respect and confidentiality

    • Hands-on and practical approach with attention to detail

    • Service delivery attitude

    Key or Core Activities of Job

    • Actively selling Company and Factored products and those items selected for special promotion from the IQS Microscopy and Metrology portfolio to Industrial customers

    • Maintaining all technical applications knowledge, selling techniques, competitive comparisons, and product information on these subjects as appropriate to staff and customer.

    • Soliciting new customers and developing maximum sales to existing customers.

    • Maintaining constant awareness and active pursuit of sales opportunities, reporting position and prospects and as necessary requesting assistance and advice to gain business.

    • Maintaining customer goodwill and Company prestige.

    • Travel extensive in South Africa and International in Africa and abroad.

    • Maintaining records within the company’s CRM (SalesForce) system, noting on them all the information necessary to provide a full picture of each account, prospect and project.

    • Assisting in the initiation, planning preparation, erection and staffing of Company exhibitions.

    • Organizing activities to ensure that maximum effective time spent in “face to face” selling situations with customers. At least 10 new prospective customers per week.

    • Reporting daily activities and sending in expense claims on time.

    • Reporting all aspects of field trends, competitors’ activities, Company performance, technical data and any information which could possibly assist the Company to plan for the future. This reporting will be required on weekly and Monthly basis

    • Attending courses, lectures and Company meetings as instructed to improve knowledge of products, sales techniques, technical information, Company policies and other subjects as required by the Company.

    • Spending a reasonable time each month with the relevant IQS Head of Sales and Service discussing all aspects, particularly any problems and difficulties experienced in carrying out the responsibilities of the job.

    • Liaising with Service Department personnel on matters where co-operation is needed for good customer relations and/or Company reputation.

    • Liaising with the Sales Office to ensure that written and telephoned enquiries to the Sales Office from customers form part of planned selling activities as defined in 1-11 and 14 above.

    • Delivering, demonstrating, and installing goods as necessary and giving instruction and training to customers to ensure proper use of the equipment.

    • If required, to collect/ deliver parts/ goods for repair from customers and return them on completion

    Salary: depending on experience

    Benefits: Medical Aid Contribution, Pension Contribution, Car Allowance, Petrol Card

    Apply with CV in MS Word

  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Diploma /Bachelor's/ N6
  • 3 years of experience
  • Language(s): English
  • Driver's license: EB
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No
  • People with disabilities: Yes

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Job summary

  • Account Manager

  • City of Johannesburg, Gauteng

  • Company

    Uptime Recruitment
  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Work type

    Full Time

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