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Sales Representative


Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces, and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.


Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in 75 countries, with a consolidated turnover of over €2 billion in 2019. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.




Based at Gauteng Branch, in order to further strengthen our local Sales team, we are currently seeking a:

SALES REPRESENTATIVE – (Gauteng, South Africa)


Reporting directly to the Sales Manager, the successful candidate for this key function will be responsible for:

  • Achieving assigned personal sales target,
  • Executing sales tasks in assigned channel in accordance with the Artisan Sales Strategy



  • Maintain & develop customer relationship.
  • Deliver sales target for channel in assigned area.
  • Explore new sales potential via new customers, new SKU per customer.
  • Collect market information including competition information; analyse and submit to direct supervisor.
  • Deal with issues related to customers, search for optimal solutions for customers
  • Collaborate with Technical Dept to perform technical support to customer.
  • Collaborate with Marketing Dept in customer events: Demo tour, Seminars, New product launch.
  • Coordinate with other departments for the orders processing, information processing and requests from customers.
  • Makes sales forecast and be responsible for the accuracy of sales forecast.
  • Is responsible for debt and any late payment or bad debt from customers.
  • Assist and coordinating with the Sales Manager for planning and action to develop market share in assigned area.
  • Perform regular sales report and market report as required by direct supervisor.
  • Other tasks assigned by manager.




  • Matric and Diploma: Sales/Marketing;
  • Experience: > 3-5 years in Sales, B2B is preferable, Food sector (FMCG Market) is preferable;
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu will be advantageous;
  • Computer literacy: Office computer (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word);
  • Other expertise: Business & result driven, presentation skill, strong interpersonal skills: establishes easily contacts, sales and negotiation skills, team player.




  • Collaborating effectively: spontaneously helps team members, networking, sharing info/results.
  • Communicating effectively: actively listening, negotiating, reporting, provides clear explanations that are easy to follow.
  • Driving performances: results-driven, planning & prioritizing, solving problems
  • Improving continuously: adapts flexibly to changes, open to learn from feedback
  • Managing customer needs: understanding customer environment, builds and maintains relationship of customers, implement most suitable solutions that meet customer expectations.



Puratos provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that encourages our people to take initiatives and bring ideas that will contribute to the success of the company. Of course, Puratos offers a competitive package (salary, and market related benefits) but additionally, offers you a position that you can further develop and shape.

Interested persons who meet the requirements are invited to apply at:

Closing Date: 10 February 2023

NB: For our internal employees please use Success Factors to put in your application(s) except for Warehouse and Production Floor staff. Thank You.