Product Manager – Solvents & Polyol Job, Current Administration Job In Kenya,

Our client is a leading supplier of chemicals, solvents, and plastics products in Kenya and the entire East African region. They are seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced candidate to fill the following position: PRODUCT MANAGER- SOLVENTS & POLYOL

Job Summary

The product manager will be responsible for the management of new or existing products within the organization, overseeing the supply of products, managing the sales team, and expanding brand presence.

Responsibilities of Job

  • Provide sales assistance to the team on the ground, daily follow up, supervising and design customer visits;
  • Address business inquiries from customers and follow up on customer invoicing and ensure deliveries are prompt;
  • Coordinate with the organization’s Headquarters on direct orders, shipments, clearance, and consignment delivery to our customers;
  • Appoint distributors who are capable of holding stocks and selling them to small manufacturers;
  •  Introduce new products to these markets;
  •  Working on representing new suppliers for this market for a new product, nutrition, and home care;
  •  Coordinate with management on new suppliers for one country or the whole region;
  • Prepare sales records;
  • Motivate Kenya sales staff to achieve more and follow up with existing clients in Kenya, and introduce the organization’s product to new clients in Kenya;
  • Prepare and follow up, monthly and quarterly sales forecasts and compare sales forecast to Actual sales achieved on a monthly basis;
  • Maintain and build key customer relationships;
  • Drive and achieve sales orders/numbers and achieve gross profit margin goals;
  • Uncover and develop new business: new customers/new products;
  • The link between customer/base market needs and the Organization;
  •  Uncover customer needs and translate them to Management;
  • Contribute to product management tasks namely pricing, order processing, customer service, competitive activity, forecasting/planning, etc. as needed and;
  • Perform any other duties as entrusted from time to time.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Diploma in Chemical engineering or any other relevant field;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role;
  • Food processing qualification is an added advantage;
  • Experience in product or project management;
  • Great analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good organization and multitasking abilities;
  • Attention to detail;
  • High level of integrity.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to [email protected] by 7th June 2022, stating the subject heading “PRODUCT MANAGER- SOLVENTS & POLYOL” clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts, and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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