Apr 24

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Business Manager – Durban

A well-known successful manufacturing company with products such as white oils, paraffin waxes, base oils and speciality petrochemical products has a vacancy for a Business Manager.

The position is based in Durban with a customer base across South Africa.

The role has primary responsibility for all sales activity for assigned product streams and manages the full business relationship with actual customers.

Also Identifies potential customers and converts potential to actual customers

And identifies opportunities for new products, applications etc.
Through working with other functional teams they will optimise the H&R business performance.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage existing customers

  • Maintaining and developing a positive relationship
  • Manage pricing to customers
  • Develop customer buying to grow business through expanded product offering
  • Payment collection and compliance with credit policies
  • Manage customer quality requirements

Bring new customers on board

  • Through variety of channels identify new customer leads
  • Engage with potential customers and convert to buyers
  • Identify new market opportunities
    • Customer intelligence
    • Competitor information
    • Market trends
  • Working relationship with other H&R functional teams
  • At all times work in compliance with statutory laws and company policies and procedures

5 key competencies:

  • Personal Credibility
  • Customer Orientation
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Self confidence


  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage own time effectively.
  • initiative

Qualifications :

  • Relevant technical degree (Chemistry/Chem.Eng.) and Commercial or Business qualification
  • Min of 3 years Technical sales experience, pref in Petrochemical industry.
  • Report Writing and Presentation skills are a prerequisite.
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Competent in CRM, ERP systems (JDE, SAP)
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office, Excel and Power point.

Valid Driver’s license.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you wish to apply please send your CV to Nicola.lang@hur.com



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