Mérieux NutriSciences - South Africa prides itself on the employment of new talents to adhere to its vision and whose competences and motivation would support its expansion in the food safety and quality market.

Since its inception, Mérieux NutriSciences SA (formerly Swift Micro Laboratories) has seen significant growth and development of its activities. With this in mind, our company has a constant demand for talented and knowledgeable candidates. As part of the Mérieux NutriSciences group, our international company offers you the opportunity of working for a leading food testing laboratory in a fast-moving as well as challenging environment. At Mérieux NutriSciences SA we value hard-work, dedication and spirit of initiative.

 

ARE YOU a dynamic go-getter with a passion for food safety & science? A self-driven “people person” with the drive to match world-class services to client needs? Then we’ve got just the job for you.

TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE

What we're looking for:

  • Ideal candidates will possess a degree in Food Science, Food Chemistry, Food Technology, Food Nutrition or related fields. A broad knowledge of microbiology, food chemistry and food safety systems is necessary, including environmental monitoring, finished product sampling, food safety, Legionella and research capabilities.
  • Enjoy driving? Our sizeable client base is wide-reaching and much of your time will be spent on the road visiting clients. For this reason, a minimum Code 08 driver’s license is crucial. Company vehicle is provided for business purposes.
  • Good with people and love to talk? Strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of technical sales techniques and client service experience is important. That’s how we gain new clients and grow existing business.
  • This position requires fluency in Afrikaans.
  • Above average front-end computer skills are neccessary.
  • Do you take pride in your appearance? As ambassadors of MXNS, we like to keep it simple, neat and presentable - smart-casual, with the attitude of a professional!

You'll be tasked with:

  • The incumbent will be required to plan and implement a personal sales strategy in line with the regional and national sales strategy, in order to increase the current client base for all services in the region. 
  • Must win new business in existing and new markets in order to grow the regional income.
  • Interfacing with clients, providing world class service to nurture existing business and win new accounts.
  • Utilising the arsenal of worldwide MXNS services to offer clients customised solutions to meet their needs.
  • Hygiene auditing and sampling.
  • Working with the Customer Care team to enforce the company’s commitment to customer excellence.
  • Compilation of quotes and proposals.
  • Working in Salesforce CRM system to manage prospects and leads.

Our pledge:

We believe that hard work and loyalty should be rewarded. This is why we offer various perks to full-time employees with over 1 year’s worth of service. These include higher than legally prescribed leave days, a 13th cheque and more. In addition we invest heavily in the further education of our employees.

Get to know us:

Visit this link to see what daily life at MXNS looks like: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc1KAYJPoq8

Ready to apply? CLICK HERE

If you haven’t heard from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

ARE YOU a vibrant, hard working individual with a passion for microbiology? A detail-oriented team player looking for exposure in a commercial testing laboratory? Then we’ve got just the job for you.

What we're looking for:

  • Ideal candidates will possess a tertiary qualification in microbiology, food technology, food science or biotechnology.
  • Can you walk the walk? 2-3 years’ experience and exposure in SANAS Accredited laboratories will be advantageous.
  • Own transport, or access to transport, is required to facilitate working late/evening shifts.
  • At times, working on Saturdays and overtime will be required.
  • Got an eye for detail? As a microbiologist, accuracy, observational skills and attention to detail are crucial.

You'll be exposed to:

  • Media preparation
  • Measuring & recording sample temperatures
  • Logging of samples
  • Sample preparation and inoculation
  • Daily calibration & verifications
  • Environmental checks
  • Plate counting
  • Automated testing

Get to know us:

Visit this link to see what daily life at MXNS looks like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc1KAYJPoq8

Ready to apply? CLICK HERE

If you haven’t heard from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Merieux NutriSciences has a vacancy for a Dairy Analyst at the Dairy Laboratory in Midrand, Johannesburg. Responsibilities will include, daily analysis of samples, including the preparation of samples according to strict operational and quality procedures.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications & Attributes

  • ND Microbiology / Veterinary Science or similar degree with microbiology as major
  • Experience in a SANAS Accredited Dairy laboratory will be considered an advantage
  • Good team leader (setting a good example)
  • Responsible, demonstrating a high level of initiative
  • Good organisational skills 
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able and willing to work shifts

Closing date for applications is Friday 31 October 2019.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Contact Us

Contact us for a quote or to find out more about our Food Safety & Quality services.

January 8th, 2018
Acquisitions , Company News , New method/service
Mérieux NutriSciences announces today the acquisition of a majority shareholding in traQ’food, a French start-up commercializing a digital application for restaurants and food service to manage t...
October 27th, 2017
Company News
  Mérieux NutriSciences is pleased to announce the geographical expansion of its testing capabilities in South Africa with the recent inauguration of a brand new microbiology laboratory in Geo...
January 8th, 2018
Acquisitions , Company News , New method/service
Mérieux NutriSciences announces today the acquisition of a majority shareholding in traQ’food, a French start-up commercializing a digital application for restaurants and food service to manage t...
October 27th, 2017
Company News
  Mérieux NutriSciences is pleased to announce the geographical expansion of its testing capabilities in South Africa with the recent inauguration of a brand new microbiology laboratory in Geo...