Our client is the leading paint manufacturer in Kenya. They seek to hire an experienced person in the position of Product Executive.

Benefits: Medical Cover, Pension, Airtime and Car Allowance

Purpose of the Job

Main Purpose of Job To plan & execute Product Management activities in segments like automotive & other segments

To establish & impact growth of product sales & profitability by managing / coordinating with technical, sales, planning & all concern departments till product is commercialized in market so as sales team can take over.

Responsibilities

  • Execute the product trials / demos at customer location with coordination of technical department. Prepare report & sent to Product Manager
  • Analyze specs of new & existing products as per competitors & customer requirement. Report to Product Manager
  • Validate the products performance, pricing as per the specs before communication to sales for commercialization
  • Lead and generate strong consumer insight for New & existing Products. Coordinate with customers, R&D & Costing Division & report pricing of products as per market requirement to Product Manager
  • To analyze the market and competition to identify the opportunities, threats and key issues. (SWOT)
  • Responsible for new product training for internal sales persons & trainers
  • Designing of sales promotional inputs including visual-aids, Leave behind literatures (LBL), sales & sample packs in Coordination with Marketing team
  • Work hand in hand with Area Sales Manager on a specific geographic territory to address the technical sales related issues & new product mapping leading to development
  • Gather the competitor’s information from market in a MIS format through focus groups & research personnel visits

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Graduate in Chemistry (Science background)
  • Certified course in Microsoft Office – MS Word, Windows, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good leadership skills, team leader, proactive with excellent communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative and has creativity.
  • Decisive, diplomatic with good listening skills.
  • Analytical skills

Key Experience

  • Minimum 5 years working experience in handling New Product sales, specialty products & key accounts management.
  • Have Data analysis experience more than 3-year experience in Technical Sales or Product Management
  • Knowledge/experience of working in paint or related industry.
  • Driver’s license with at least 2 years driving experience.

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates to send their applications to: [email protected] clearly quoting “PRODUCT MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE” on the email subject line. Applications should reach us not later than 20th February 2019. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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