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German Speaking Sales Representative, Food Industry

Germany | €35-45K/Year | Ref. VAC25203

Our client, a highly respected and much-loved Japanese food company is looking to expand further into Europe. They are looking for an English and German speaking Sales Representative in Germany to help their expansion. You will hold a key role in creating and maintaining a portfolio of clients and your ideas on how to find customers will form an important part of your work.

The ideal candidate would have a fondness for Japanese food and have sales experience within the food sector – you must speak German and English too!

We’re currently recruiting in two areas – 1. North/East Germany (such as Berlin, province of Brandenburg/Sacksen Anhalt), 2. South Germany (such as province of Bavaria/Bayern).

Overview

As the Sales Representative, your goal is to increase product sales by nurturing existing relationships and discovering new markets. Your main clients will be Asian/Japanese restaurants and catering companies in Germany.

You will work under the supervision of Area General Manager or the North East European team and liaise with the Sales team in this area. Our client’s consumer division business provides European customers with French and Japanese products. This happens via business to business channels alongside business to consumer channels.

You will be expected to travel frequently within North/East Germany OR South Germany for the role.

Benefits

  • €35-45K/p.a. (dependent on experience)
  • Working from home, travelling within Europe will be required
  • Company car, laptop and work phone will be provided

Requirements

Not everyone can be a Sales Representative, To be seriously considered, please be aware that we are looking for people with:

  • Commercial experience and a proven track record in the food service sector
  • Knowledge and experience with sales processes and systems
  • Confident communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • English and German language at business level (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of Asian languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese would be highly advantageous
  • Self driven individual who doesn’t need to be micromanaged
  • Driving Licence (company car will be provided)
  • PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Responsibilities:

  • BUILDING relationships with clients and developing existing portfolios
  • DISCOVERING new markets by spotting future clients, analysing the market and introducing our product to new clients
  • PROMOTING sales through organising and taking part in promotional activities including fairs, tasting sessions and fun events
  • EXAMINING our competitors and analysing Japanese food trends in the country
  • ANALYSING the clients’ follow up reports and informing the relevant department of the feedback