Sales Representative : Bearings International External

Job Description

  • Bearings International is a member of the Hudaco Group and is a Leading distributor of Bearings and Power Transmission products in Southern Africa.
  • We are looking for a well presented, motivated individual to join our dynamic team as a External Sales Representative to be responsible for offering the best possible customer experience
  • providing a vast product offering with technical expertise.
  • Responsible for external sales in a specific area.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Ability to interact effectively with customers (especially to influence negotiations) and to develop co-operative relationship with all relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • An emotionally resilient individual with well-developed conflict handling skills in order to withstand pressure of work and to interact with sensitivity in conflict situations
  • Basic metrology (use of a vernier-calliper, reading of technical drawing and basic measurement of components, understanding and application of conversion charts)
  • Basic understanding of finance
  • Understanding of marketing and strategy formulization
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed sales targets
  • Always willing to help others and work well in a team
  • Self starter and able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Good timekeeping and Day/Weekly planning
  • Meeting sales targets and understanding building of sales pipeline (Sales and persuasion skills)
  • Collaborate with colleagues to exchange information, such as selling strategies or marketing information.
  • Must ensure sales targets are achieved as specified by branch/regional sales manager.
  • Travel in the sales territory to meet prospect and customers
  • Expanding the full product offering to current customers
  • Negotiasting new contracts with customers


  • Applicant should have Grade 12 or have the equivalent of National Certificate NQF Level 4
  • Must have a strong background in product knowledge – bearings, power transmission and allied products industry
  • 3-5 years or more industry related sales experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own reliable vehicle and cell phone as per companies guidelines
  • Skilled in oral and written communication. Basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, ratios and percentages) in order to draw up quotations
  • Computer skills in order to optimize the efficiency of processes within the unit. Experience on Sage or similar ERP system would be an advantage
  • Previous experience with CRM will be an advantage