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Johannesburg, ZA

Title:  Technical Sales Representative, Africa - Mining


Technical Sales Representative, I&W, Mining, Africa


Kemira is a global company providing chemicals and expertise to operations around the world. We are committed to being our customers' first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented and collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future. If you have the right mix of curiosity, business acumen and service excellence to help our customers succeed, we want to talk to you.


We are now looking for an experienced Sales Representative with a strong technical background for our Industry and Water Segment.  This role supports the application and sales of process and water chemistries to the Mining industry. Kemira is an industry leader in supporting chemical applications at the mine sites, in identifying and applying the most effective chemical applications used in mineral processing. The position will be located in Johannesburg, South Africa.


The responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the existing Sr Sales Representative to meet or exceeding sales and margin targets and developing profitable business within the African Mining Industry.
  • Optimizing profits, market position / share, introducing new products / solutions to customers and arranging visits to current and potential customers.
  • Preparing short and mid-range sales plans to reach nominated targets and supporting the development of the demand forecast in assigned area.
  • Retaining long-term customer relationships with established accounts projected to generate future sales and repeat business.
  • Managing trade receivables and delivery/invoicing claims. 


What we offer:

  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market.
  • Attractive benefits package
  • A multicultural and positive working environment
  • Technical training and mentoring by industry experts in mining chemicals
  • Career Growth with an industry leader with advancement opportunities


What you need:

  • Bachelor's degree level and/or equivalent in Metallurgy, chemistry, or chemical engineering with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Mining industry.
  • Valid passport and willingness to travel in Africa (Europe occasionally)
  • Experience in the following areas preferred:
    • Liquid/solid separation and filtration polymer and coagulant application
    • Mining water treatment
    • Mineral processing operation
    • Laboratory chemical evaluation related to the hydrometallurgical process
    • Planning, running and reporting on trial evaluations (Plant and laboratory)
    • Customer relationship management and reporting
    • Sales experience


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira.


For more information on the role please contact: James Miller, Sr Sales Manager, I&W, Africa (


Please apply on-line via Kemira Careers website with CV and stating your salary expectations.

Closing Date: 4 October 2019


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.

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