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  • Job reference: RMS0194140

Customer Developer

  • Sector: Petrochemical & Chemical
  • Location: South Africa
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/06/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (18/07/18)
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The Role:
Roles & Responsibilities

*Provide technical support and maintain close relationships with existing and prospective customers for safe and efficient product usage in support of business development objectives
*Generate and execute development sales calls jointly with sales force
*Product performance and product quality trouble shooting and resolution
*Participate and lead internal end-use sector teams to build and maintain market, end-use, and competitor knowledge as well as global customer alignment
*Contribute as a member of regional or global teams, typically in a virtual environment
*Develop presentations on the advantages of the company Polymer products vs. competitors and deliver the training to internal MFR personnel on value selling, product and technology
*Prepare technical paper / presentations for trade fair/conference and customers seminars
*Translate customer/market needs into new product development opportunities
*Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers of equipment and additives used by customers in processing our resins.
*Participate in Safety Programs on site and support customers in identifying and improving their procedures for use of company Polymer products
*Identify and pursue opportunities generated from cross functional market development teams

This role will require someone ideally with experience in oil & gas or petrochemicals.

The Company:
A large, well known multi-national energy business (Supermajor) is seeking to hire a Customer Developer for its business in South Africa. This role will require the hired candidate to spend an initial 2 years in Belgium (Brussels)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Educational Background
*Bachelors in Engineering(Chemical/Polymer Science)
*Technology experience and background preferred

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
We would like to see candidates with a PhD in a chemistry related area.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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