Overview

It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out. Our people have been raising the bar since day one, thinking fast and acting even faster to make an impact that’s felt around the world. JDE is the home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. To date, our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries and includes iconic household names such as Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, Super, Kenco, Pilao and Gevalia. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that diversity; whether that be gender, cultural or generational diversity enhances our workplaces. Please be advised that shortlisted candidates may be required to undertake pre-employment medical and background screening including reference checks.

Job Description

Support our loyal existing customers whilst also hunting to convert and grow new accounts across all coffee segments within the North West Territory (think BaReCa, Hotels, Clubs and more)
Work cohesively with varied stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure transparent communication and accountability
Take ownership of account management, financial analysis and decision making knowing you have the support of a great team behind you
Set your call cycle and be routine focused with a degree of flexibility

Qualifications

If you’re brimming with entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in here at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 250 years. We love people who are not afraid to try, and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.

For this role as a Sales Specialist, we’re looking for someone who has:

A passion for coffee with the ability to engage new and existing customers in a highly professional manner
Business acumen – be able to use profit models, make sound commercial business decisions – basically act as a business owner
Embrace this fast paced industry, highly competitive market and grow your portfolio
Have a coffee background & strong sales experience, be able to hit the ground running and learn from day one
Be comfortable working autonomously, on the road seeing customers

Additional Information

At JDE, in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits tailored to your needs:

Support and training to build on your already vast knowledge
Amazing company culture
A vibrant and experienced team
Tool of trade vehicle, mobile and laptop

If you think you’re up for a new challenge just like this, please grab a cuppa, brush up your CV and apply now (it’s really easy, we promise). Should you have any specific questions, you’re welcome to call Ali Barfoot for a virtual coffee on +61 2 9551 3423 in the New Year.

Shortlisting will commence mid Jan 2021.