Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Job Description

The Company 
A company specialized in importing and exporting diverse merchandize by road, sea and air.

Our client seeks to further enrich its sales team by hiring a talented and experienced sales representative whose primary tasks will consist of making sales presentations and product demonstrations, generating domestic and international leads, negotiating contracts and meeting sales targets.


You will be responsible for,

  • Prospecting and converting sales leads to concrete opportunities utilizing action related sales markers
  • Developing business with a keen ability to discuss a client’s specific needs and deliver adequate support
  • Preparing and presenting quotes, including transportation, freight, import/export and all other related services
  • Following and implementing periodic sales planning
  • Expanding customer base; establishing and maintaining existing clientele relationships
  • Preparing and submitting sales contracts for orders; designing shipping plan and follow up
  • Obtaining deposits and balance of payment from clients
  • Handling import-export related issues
  • Negotiating with suppliers about terms of pricing, delivery date, product’s quality
  • Dealing with customers’ request/claim on product-related issues
  • Coordinating sales efforts with marketing programs
  • Visiting clients and potential clients to evaluate needs or promote products and services
  • Maintaining client records; Preparing reports as required by management
  • Responding to client questions about credit terms, products, prices, and availability
  • Attending trade shows and fairs where necessary

  • Diploma / Bachelors degree in Sales and Marketing Management or related field 
Professional Experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years or more experience in a similar position

Skills & Aptitude
  • Good written and verbal skills to effectively present information in writing and in person in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, carrier representative, company sales personnel and other coworkers
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within import export sales, business and market development field
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively work with individuals both inside and outside the company
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure, take initiative with pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, procedure manuals, tariffs, and other technical and professional material
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to make quick decisions in a fully competent, independent manner with little supervision
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Good proficiency in French is an added advantage

  • Import and Export
  • Renewable Fixed-Term Contract
  • Sales
Direct Superior 
  • Sales Manager
  • Industry standard
Application Directives
  • Kindly apply by uploading your recent resume on this site
  • English speaking applicants should have adequate proficiency in French and resume should be in French format
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
Position Based At
  • Abidjan
Application Deadline
  • March 25, 2024 at 05:00 pm