Job area
Applied sciences
Category
Baking
Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type
Permanent Contract

Job description

You will contribute to increasing sales of Lesaffre yeasts and ingredients in Kenya, trough market knowledge, projects in product development and in technical assistance to our customers and to our distributors.

Technical assistance missions:

  • Assist the sales teams in the promotion of Lesaffre KENYA products towards the customers (Industrial, instore, craft)
  • Convert the needs and expectations of customers into project
  • Work closely with the Master Baker and the Formulator in developing new products according to client needs
  • Provide theoretical and practical training to the clients & Sales Team
  • Organize and hold demonstrations during seminars
  • Debrief on the visits and tests
  • Upload the visit & tests reports on the CRM
  • Complete required dashboards for the follow-up of projects and files
  • Communicate technical data and information from field to relevant interlocutors (Formulator, Master Baker, Area Sales manager)
  • Present the results to the clients and colleagues

Qualifications

  • Baking Professional certificate + 10 years of recognized and successful experience in the field of craft and industrial bread making and in a field equivalent to the missions proposed either in technical assistance or in training.
  • You master perfectly specific breadmaking techniques and associated ingredients.
  • Good knowledge and practices of the Kenyan breadmaking market
  • You are client oriented and able to adapt to various interlocutors. You have a working experience in a multicultural context within the framework of projects requiring autonomy, initiative, and anticipation. You have a team spirit.
  • You are able to synthesize and identify customers, interlocutor’s constraints.
  • You have an acute sense of confidentiality
  • Ease in IT and Proficient user of MS Office, expertise on MS Excel is a must

Company description

Founded in 1853, Lesaffre is an independent, family-owned group based in France and a leading global provider of baker’s yeast and yeast extract products. It employs over 11 000 persons on five continents and markets bakery, taste improvement, health and nutrition, fermentation and brewery products and services.

Lesaffre Kenya, a recent entity within the Group, produces Baking ingredients and sells yeast and ingredients. Reporting to Kenya Manager, you will be responsible for sales administration, importation and exportation activities in compliance with the local legislation, the Lesaffre Group guidelines and the Africa Sales strategy.