Technical Marketing Manager In South Africa

1on1 HR Consulting

South Africa

The Role

Technical Marketing Manager (Pigments) – South Africa or Turkey based

Developing pigments for paints, inks and masterbatches, our client creates highly concentrated additives for the decorative & industrial coatings industry, Masterbatch producers within the plastics industry and inks for use within the printing industry.

As part of their growth strategy, our client is looking for both a Technical Marketing Manager AND Head of Technical Marketing. One will be based out of Johannesberg, South Africa and the other will be based outside of Istanbul, Turkey. We don’t mind which is which! (Please see alternative advertisement for Head of Techncial Marketing).

As the Technical Marketing Manager you will hold a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry OR a National Diploma in Colourant Technology and have 5-10 years experience at a high level within a Research & Development Laboratory, either within a colourant house or end applications.

You will work closely with 1-2 Lab personnel you are likely to spend up to 60% of your time co-ordinating Lab activities including formulating colours into end products and working with web chemistry & colourant software including Largo, DataColour and Colorbri in order to predict future applications.

Our client boasts an enviable global reputation and appreciates employees who offer new ideas, are courageous in their decision making, can use their initiative in self-starting concepts, who are curious and ask a lot of questions, and who value being empowered to perform. It is a disciplined environment given the technical nature of the work, however we also seek someone who has the heart of a sales person and an engaging winning personality… as ~40% of your time you will be engaging with clients on technical concept development, implementation, testing, project managing, and optimisation. Customers are at the centre of what we do!


In addition to being able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal English, if you are based in South Africa, French would be an advantage. If you are to be based in Turkey, Turkish & Arabic would be an advantage.

The successful applicant for this role will demonstrate a broader sense of entrepreneurship, be an active listener which will trigger a curious mind, be team and customer-centric, and have a love of working with clients to understand concepts, and develop winning products. Your engaging & confident communication will help you to create lasting connections!

A LOT of travel is involved in this role, either across the sub-Sahara (if SA based), or MENA (if Turkey based). Therefore you need the ability to travel unimpeded and the ability to stay organised when working under travel pressures.

A competitive salary and benefits are on offer for the individual who can demonstrate the above. Our client’s philosophy is to “hire to re-hire” and therefore very real opportunities exist for further career opportunities.

About the Company

Built on the philosophy of \’Right Process, Right People, Right Results, 1on1 HR Consulting is an boutique Recruitment and HR Consulting firm based in Dubai which focuses on all elements of HR processes and practice across all sectors within the GCC region.

Our highly experienced and skilled staff will work 1on1 to provide flexible and tailor made Recruitment and HR solutions for your individual requirements, whether you are a large corporate company, a small to medium enterprise, a start up business or you are individually seeking consulting for your personal career growth.

We are proud to say that both our corporate and individual clients value our thorough and practical approach to sourcing and selecting top talent. Our experienced team use a specific method of recruitment which includes tailored behavioral interview techniques created for each individual roles to properly analyse and assess the suitability and quality of the candidates that we provide to our clients