Senior Account Manager

 Midrand, South Africa





  • Develop and implement strategic and tactical business plans for Strategic and/or Critical customers within the territory and for all critical projects throughout the year, gaining approval with management and other key internal functional areas
  • Establish in-depth working customer relationships and manage activities at all levels within Purchasing, Supply Chain, Marketing, Technical, Operations, Finance, and other functional areas as necessary
  • Prioritize, manage, grow, and forecast opportunities within an innovation funnel in conjunction with internal Sales Operations and Business Unit functions to attain profitable sales growth
  • Accurately contribute to the volume/sales forecast of existing business based on direct customer input, business intelligence, analysis, and other factors
  • Implement customer pricing strategy to maximize profits as necessary
  • Be viewed as a critical contact for McCormick and drive customer penetration through innovation and proactive customer intimacy
  • Actively seek and develop new business growth pipeline across CFM base, as per NBD engagement and growth target.



  • BA or BCOM in Commerce
  • Acceptable driving record including valid driver's license required
  • 5+ years selling key ingredients to the health & nutrition product manufacturers and other custom food and beverage manufacturers.
  • South Africa business to business sales experience preferred
  • Experienced using Salesforce or other similar CRM software
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP) experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of FMCG industry including key players, market intelligence within flavour/seasoning industry in RSA and ROSSA.
  • Developed and demonstrable critical thinking skills and business acumen
  • Highly developed written and verbal communications skills that are clear, concise, and appropriate in timing and directed to appropriate levels.
  • Proven project management skills in a sales cycle from six weeks to eighteen months and leveraging CPM to commercialize accordingly.
  • Manage limited internal resources and prioritize appropriately
  • Ability to be innovative and take risks to drive new initiatives and new business
  • Travel is required for customer and business meetings.
  • Highly motivated, self-starters who are forward thinking problem solvers with excellent contacts and strong work ethic





United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.