Customer Service & Technical Sales – Microbiology (12-Month Contract) (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
06/04/2018
  • Excellent Opportunity for a Microbiologist to Join a Highly Regarded Testing Laboratory in a Sales Capacity
  • Modern Laboratory Facilities Furnished with State-of-the-Art Analytical Equipment
  • Twelve-Month Fixed-Term Contract in a Friendly and Supportive Work Environment

 

CLIENT

Our client is part of a successful and growing multinational company specialising in food testing. Based near Melbourne’s CBD, they have been operating for 70 years and their core testing capabilities for food products are composition, microbiology, allergens and pesticide residue analysis.

Their accredited laboratories are modern and, for those who wish to drive to work, there is plenty of on-site parking. This company’s competitive advantage is their consistency in providing sophisticated analytical services using their state-of-the-art analytical equipment.

 

ROLE

This is a full-time position under the terms of a fixed-term contact for 12 months, which will require the successful candidate to work standard hours from Monday to Friday. During the contract’s tenure there are standard annual and personal leave entitlements, which includes paid public holidays.

The role requires someone with the technical knowledge to maintain existing relationships with our client’s key accounts and also contact prospective customers to improve the sales funnel for its food testing services. The primary focus for new business will be to increase the number of samples being submitted to the Food Chemistry and Microbiology sections.

The ideal candidate will have a Microbiology background, preferably with experience in a sales position and/or interacting with customers. Our client requires you to have a current driver licence and, as visiting customers is part of the job, possess your own car. Reimbursement of mileage accrued for business-related travel will be at the rate of 66 c/km.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

To be shortlisted for this position you shall address the following  selection criteria: –

  • Tertiary qualifications with a major in science, ideally microbiology
  • Previous food testing experience, particularly as a microbiologist, will be viewed favourably
  • Prior experience in a sales and/or business development role is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, and time management skills
  • Process driven and yet responsive to adapting to the needs of customers and the business, as required
  • Results orientated with the drive needed to seek out then win new business
  • Ability to work independently and function effectively as part of a team
  • Must possess good reading, writing, and listening skills
  • Must hold a current full Victorian driver licence and have a reliable well-maintained vehicle
  • Computer literate and be familiar with MS Word and Excel software

NOTE: Full working rights in Australia are required to be considered for this opportunity

 

APPLICATIONS

To have a confidential discussion about this role and establish how well you address the above selection criteria. During office hours, you may call the Melbourne office on 03 9516 0100.

Once you are ready to apply, please click the “Apply Now” button to send your resume and a covering letter to CS Executive Group. Remember to tailor your resume to address all of the selection criteria and preferably all documents submitted should be uploaded in MS Word format (i.e., .doc or .docx).

 

 

THANK YOU

CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role.

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application—only individuals being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted. However, if you’re unsuccessful on this occasion, each resume submitted for this role will be added to our Talent Pool database and so you might be contacted by us for another role in the future.