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Business Development Manager

Role: Business Development Manager

  • Leading the growth of our personal care business in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • This position will report directly into the Regional Business Director
  • Location : Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban

Essential Job Functions

  • Realize growth targets in the existing South African market through managing and relationship building with customers and market channel partners
  • Understand market and customer unmet needs and translate into growth opportunities
  • Provide sales/technical presentations to main targeted companies and distributor’s sales teams
  • Identify new business opportunities in the Sub-Saharan region and develop a plan for implementation
  • Participation in trade shows, conferences and local industry association to develop brand awareness
  • Develop on-going market intelligence and research and keep abreast of the market and its competition
    Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Requirements
  • Minimum a Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of sales experience in the personal care market with demonstrated track record.
  • Problem-solving skills, ability to work independently.
  • Strong negotiation skills, understanding of value selling.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at different levels.
  • Strong desire to acquire new technical knowledge and learn new things.
  • Adaptability to various cultures.
  • Results oriented with a drive to succeed
  • Valid car driver’s license is essential.
  • Willingness and ability to travel ~30% abroad with a highly flexible schedule.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills (French is surplus)Our offer
  • Become part of a market leading personal care ingredients company
  • Excellent growth opportunities in a dynamic market and growing organization
  • Attractive compensation package
  • Opportunities to self-develop

Application letters with CV should be send to Sharmla.Govender@lubrizol.com

Learn more: www.lubrizol.com/personal-care


About Lubrizol Personal and Home Care
We develop, manufacture and market a broad range of specialty chemicals for skin care, hair care, bath and shower, dish care, surface care and fabric care. Our innovative ingredients and additives modify physical properties, enhance functional performance and deliver aesthetic benefits to drive key consumer product claims. Furthermore, with Active Organics’ botanical extracts and Lipotec’s peptide-based active cosmetic ingredients, we have strategically expanded our product portfolio and continue to build upon our current capabilities, formulations expertise and global manufacturing footprint to take innovation to the next level. We partner closely with our customers to create winning brands – through our commitment to market intimacy, knowledgeable people, technical expertise and essential, market-driving solutions. Our primary focus is on the needs and demands of our customers and consumers on a global basis. We are persistently committed to “accessible innovation” that directly addresses the market trends and to providing you with powerful, proven solutions so you can Formulate With Confidence™.

About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions. Lubrizol is already present in South Africa with a manufacturing site in Durban.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.

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