Technical Sales Representative at Knauf

Job Title: Technical Sales Representative

Knauf, is looking forward to employ a Technical Sales Representative to fill the available job position.

Knauf stands for opportunity. We know that opportunity looks different to each person, and we are proud that we see opportunity in everyone. This exciting role within the Commercial Team could be the perfect next opportunity for you to build a unique career, in a values-led culture with a clear purpose of making tomorrow a home for all of us.

We are a global manufacturer of construction materials and within our Group, our 41,500 team members in 90 countries across 300 sites provide a huge opportunity for anyone with ambition and energy. We value everyone’s contribution equally and we ask that you bring your whole self to work, to enrich the business further, as together we achieve more in a safe and inclusive environment.

Knauf Gypsum Tanzania Limited is proud to be part of the Knauf Group. We have a 9-year heritage in Gypsum manufacturing and have big plans for the future. Our global reach in 90 countries continues to grow and we are looking for passionate, ambitious people to help us achieve our goals. We are all led by the same core values and believe in the powerful potential of large companies to have a positive impact on the world. We are now looking for another team mate to join us in Dar es salaam as a Technical Sales Representative.

Can you say ‘yes’?…

Do you treat your colleagues with respect?

Do you always have the customer in mind?

Do you act with future generations in mind?

Do you like to seek out opportunities to grow and develop?

Do you have a proven track record of delivering results?

As a Technical Sales Representative at Knauf Gypsum Tanzania Limited, you will be responsible to sell technical services, products, and systems; to position Knauf as leading plaster board and system brand in East Africa.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Projects specification to all construction projects, to gain better system sales through consultants, architects, main contractors and subcontractors, and stakeholders.
  • Reach out to architects, contractors, and projects owners to present and introduce products, systems and services offered by Knauf.
  • Build a database of construction projects in the country and all neighbouring countries, both ongoing and in the pipeline through continuous project mapping and their management to ensure projects are captured and supplied smoothly.
  • Increase complete system sales through specifying new projects and maintain existing leads by regularly following up with contacts.
  • Manage technical submittals based on technical requirements study for all construction projects in Tanzania and neighbouring countries.
  • Answer all technical inquiries (calls and emails) for all market segments in Tanzania and other countries.
  • Liaise with the Training Centre Manager to facilitate mock-ups and training for installers when a project client requests.
  • Making accurate, rapid cost calculations and providing customers with quotations.

What we’d love for you to have:

We are interested in you as a person: your attitude, behaviours and values. As long as you have the willingness to learn anything you need for the role that you don’t already have, we’d love to speak to you. If you have experience in the following areas – this is an added advantage:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering/architecture.
  • Minimum work experience; Three (3) years as a Technical Sales representative.
  • Ability to operate Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
  • Knowledge in construction. Prior experience in finishing works, drywall construction, carpentry.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to details and accuracy.
  • Upholds high level of integrity.
  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Performance oriented.
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed sales quotas.

We’ll provide:

  • A competitive salary
  • Health insurance cover
  • Year end-performance benefit

What happens next?
We appreciate that your time is precious and applying for a new job can be a lengthy process – so we have committed to replying to your application within five working days.

Knauf Gypsum Tanzania Limited is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.