Business Development Engineer Career Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Business Development Engineer – East Africa

Industry: Oil and Gas, Food, Medical, Plastics, Waste Water

Gross Salary: USD 2500 – USD 3000

Location: The candidate will be required to work from a home office in Nairobi. Extensive travel to areas such as Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Europe.

Our client is a German company established over 50 years ago and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vacuum pumps, liquid ring pumps and over pressure blowers.

They seek to hire a Business Development Engineer who will be tasked with setting up and growing sales of vacuum pumps and blowers. Grow service and repair sales

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying new prospects and cold calling on potential customers of vacuum pumps and systems.
  • Setting and chasing ambitious sales targets.
  • Calling on existing customers and maintaining relationships and growing the business with these customers.
  • Completing your own quotations with assistance of the back office in Johannesburg.
  • Submitting technical tenders on project opportunities.
  • Generate service and repair sales for the company workshop.
  • Position the company as a leading vacuum pump company in East Africa.
  • Develop relationships with the key role players– i.e. Consultants, Contractors, Distributors and End users
  • Ensure regular customer visitation, making sure budgets are achieved, Projects /Quotes followed up, ensuring overall service delivery to the various customers
  • Drive positive customer service through appropriate attitude and action.
  • Complete the required reports on time (weekly and monthly)
  • Develop and implement strategies with the Africa sales team.
  • On-site problem solving and product maintenance and repairs.
  • Expand the product and service offering within the various segments,
  • Assist with training of customers and colleagues.
  • Regular presentations to customers
  • Attendance and assisting at trade shows / exhibitions
  • Achieve sales growth in line with the company approved budgets and targets

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or other tertiary education that is acceptable for the job.
  • Minimum 7 years Extensive sales experience in selling a multinational brand into the industrial market sales experience in a technical field selling to engineers and technical customers
  • Knowledge of Vacuum pumps and blowers and their applications is a plus.
  • Experience selling to industries such as food, packaging, beverage, Oil & gas, medical, plastics, automotive is beneficial
  • Candidates aged between 35years and 45 years are encouraged to apply
  • Good presentations skills
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision
  • Results oriented and sales focused
  • Work independently but interact well with the team in South Africa.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Business Development Engineer – East Africa) to on or before 18th May 2022.