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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, April 17, 2014
- INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
• Are you a results oriented individual with the drive to meet and exceed sales targets?
• Do you have demonstrated knowledge/experience in sales in our market?
• Do you have proven exceptional communication and relationship building skills?
• Are you willing to take extraordinary action to consistently meet and exceed customer expectations?
• Do you have industry experience but have become tired of the fixed hours and hum-drum work environment?
• Are you skilled at and enjoy the networking scene, even outside of normal hours?
If so, then WE WANT YOU!
Plant Solutions Limited is a leader in Engineered Solutions for industrial, manufacturing & commercial applications. We partner with
reputable and world renowned suppliers to find the right products and develop solutions that speak to our customers' unique challenges.
We offer a full range of value-added services from engineering design and construction to equipment installation and maintenance. With
our broad product offering, engineering expertise and advanced technical services, Plant Solutions Limited provides a single and complete
source of supply.
As a key member of the Plant Solutions team, your primary accountabilities will be:
- marketing and selling engineered products in order to achieve annual sales targets
- developing and executing sales strategies
- growing sales through targeted industrial, commercial and manufacturing customer accounts
- prospecting new customers, follow up sales leads, and maintaining strong client relationships
- liaising with multiple parties to acquire and distribute marketing and technical information
- ensuring superior customer service when interacting with our clients
You will need to possess the following:
- Bachelor's degree OR Advanced Diploma in Engineering or other relevant Technical field
- Minimum two (2) years' experience in Technical sales or a similar role
- Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
You must demonstrate the following:
√ Outgoing personality
√ Strategic thinking skills
√ Strong negotiation, communication and relationship building skills
√ Problem solving, creative and critical thinking skills
√ Professional work ethic
√ High learning agility and awareness
√ Ability to effectively plan and organize work.
√ High result/outcome and service orientation.
√ Teamwork skills
An attractive compensation package commensurate to experience and qualifications, including commissions, health plan, annuity,
travelling allowance and other benefits.
Interested candidates should submit their Application via email to the attention of:
The Human Resource Manager
The deadline for submission of your application is April 25th, 2014.
We appreciate the interest you have shown in Plant Solutions Limited, however we advise that only suitable applications will be acknowledged.
YOUR DAILY HEALTH
News and advice
As the days lengthen and the weather warms
and novice runners cast an eye outdoors, fitness
experts suggest they take a slow start to find their
outdoor rhythm and pace to avoid injuries.
Jen Van Allen, a certified running coach and co-
author of The Runner s World Big Book of Running
for Beginners said the first time outdoors everyone
else seems like a real runner. And new runners often
fear getting hurt, or that they will find running
unpleasant or boring.
"Certainly when someone pushes body and mind
farther there is going to be some discomfort," said
Van Allen, who has completed 48 marathons. "But
a lot of people make the mistake of running as fast
as they can and they get hurt."
She suggests that even if the goal is to run, newbies
should walk and use the first four to six weeks to
establish the habit.
"If you re just starting out, focus on rhythm, on
finding the most convenient times and the safest
routes, and deciding if you d rather work out alone
or with others," Van Allen said.
She added that the correct form for most people
means eyes on the horizon, arms moving alongside,
not crossing, the torso, shoulders and brows relaxed.
"Starting at the top of your head, periodically
check in with your body to release areas of tension,"
David Siik, a Los Angeles-based running coach
for Equinox, the US chain of upscale fitness centres,
said when running for fitness the first goal is con-
"It s actually one of the hardest goals, and more
immediately important than mileage and calories,"
he said. "People fall out of the habit, often afraid
that it s too difficult or too hard on their body."
If running is physically very demanding, Siik said,
the benefits can be extraordinary.
"A great indicator of how fit running can actually
make you is that you can lose it so quickly," he said.
"People who take long periods of time off from run-
ning see their aerobic strength go away very quick-
ly."Running takes time, so he suggests taking it slow,
keeping a log, and seeing how it goes.
"You ll learn something new about yourself every
time you run," he added.
Siik said much improper form is a lack of strength
that sometimes, but not always, auto-corrects with
"Run with the runner s tilt, making sure your
weight is barely over your hips, never back on your
hips, except during a decline," he said. "That slight
tilt forward engages your back muscles."
Jacque Ratliff, an exercise physiologist at the Amer-
ican Council on Exercise, said cardiovascular activity
(such as running) increases the strength and efficiency
of the heart muscle, which is important in warding
off heart disease, lowering blood pressure and improv-
ing HDL (good) cholesterol.
But she said any fitness regime should include
strength, flexibility and mind-body components as
"If somebody is just running all the time, that s
when injuries can occur," Ratliff cautioned.
Whether the goal is marathon glory or losing love
handles, Van Allen urges new runners to start at their
current level of fitness, not where they were in high
"Get good shoes, start slow, find your pace," she
said. "It s great to have dreams but in order to get
there you have to start where you are." (Reuters)
Experts suggest new
runners take it slow
'Run with the runner's tilt, making sure your
weight is barely over your hips, never back on
your hips, except during a decline. That slight
tilt forward engages your back muscles.'
---David Siik, Los Angeles-based running coach
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