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Technical Sales Representative

170007X0, South Africa

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments - thanks to our ambitious people. We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It's a passion. Have you got what it takes?

Reference the attached for info on the position and requirements

What we offer

  • Grow AS market share in Gauteng region with new opportunities at existing customers and securing new business opportunities at new customers.
  • Provide a support service to existing AS customer base within the Gauteng Region.
  • Establish customer call plans and conduct market analysis for AS in Gauteng region.
  • Establish mutually beneficial relationships with customers and ensure key customer personnel are identified.
  • Conduct line trials and technology presentation where necessary.
  • Provide monthly reports recording business status in prescribed format.

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Who we are looking for

Skills and competencies:        

The applicant must have experience in: 

  • dealing with automotive customers
  • solving problems at product application / process level
  • selling ideas / concepts / products to automotive customers       
  • handling commercial aspects of the account (pricing / debtors)
  • dealing with difficult customer situations


The applicant Must:

  • have a degree or diploma in chemical engineering and suitable commercial qualification.
  • have at least 4 years’ experience in technical sales position in an automotive process environment
  • be able to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • have good technical, commercial and people skills.
  • have gained sufficient experience in technical sales & marketing within Henkel’s Automotive
  • customer base that covers technologies such as adhesives & sealants, paint systems, Ecoat systems, phosphate lines, metal processing press shops, corrosion protective oils, etc.
  • have knowledge of unit processing from body shop, paint shop, trim shop and have knowledge of the various types of components manufactured for the OEM Industry
  • have good communication skills and be able to communicate at all levels.
  • be able to deal with sensitive supplier customer relationships and negotiations.   
  • be able to manage projects to their logical conclusion.
  • have good report writing & presentation skills.
  • be able to work within a team relationship with Henkel and customer personnel.
  • be available to service customer production hours if so required.
  • have good diagnostic and trouble shooting skills.
  • Be computer literate with sound ability to use common business software applications.

Apply online if this sounds like your next challenge. Refer to the job ID mentioned above and get one step closer to starting your new job at Henkel.

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