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Category Specialist (Asian and Seafood)

Chef Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP559-02

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are looking for innovative Category Specialists with an analytical mindset to join our Asian & Seafood Category teams. The Category Specialist will be tasked with working in close collaboration with the sales team and providing training, performing in-depth market research and preparing sales forecasts, as well as updating existing marketing strategies. He/she should also be able to amend sales policies and make recommendations for business growth.

Responsibilities
• Providing product demonstrations to staff and clients, and taking the lead in resolving complaints.
• Analyzing sales team performance in the specified category and scheduling training/refresher sessions as required
• Conduct market research and sharing findings with the team.
• Working alongside the team to draw up strategies to increase customer base and sales.
• Providing accurate sales forecasts and allocating resources so targets are met.
• Maintaining excellent relationships with customers that are built on trust, and encouraging the rest of the sales team to follow this example.

Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in marketing, business or similar.
• Must have at least 3-5 years of experience in a Sales environment with a focus on Asian ingredients / cuisine
• Must possess a valid UAE driving license
• Excellent customer service and communication skills
• Proven networking capabilities
• Strong degree of diplomacy, tact and the ability to work with people from various etheric backgrounds.

About the Company

We are a leading importer and distributor of the finest quality foods from all over the globe, supplying the hotel, dining and catering industries in the Middle East. We offer our discerning clients an exceptional combination of premium quality and value-added ingredients, through our state-of-the art logistics network. Our company services more than 1,000 customers in the UAE, Qatar and Oman.

We also provide the same exceptional quality of service and products to customers in locations such as the Indian Ocean, Africa, CIS Countries and the Sub Continent.

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