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  • Posted: Oct 8, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    General Manager

    PURPOSE: 

    • To ensure above average financial results for the Gauteng Branch of the Company

    SALES:

    • Ensure that Customer Service is above the norm and that we enjoy the bulk of the customers business.
    • Ensure that sales targets are exceeded, and that internal sales staff achieve their individual targets.
    • Ensure that internal sales staff remain motivated throughout the year and that they have the necessary product knowledge.
    • Ensure that incentive programs provide the desired results.
    • Provide sales training where necessary.
    • Identify new opportunities in the market and ways of improving our service.
    • Make recommendations for price reviews to ensure our competitiveness.
    • Provide timeous quotes to Customers.
    • Ensure the credit notes and claim reports are dealt with quickly and properly.
    • Promote the Companies brands to achieve the agreed objectives.
    • Visit Customers on a regular basis.
    • Provide weekly feedback on matters attended to.
    • Ensure Customer credit limits are adhered to.
    • Ensure Debtors stay within credit limits.

    STOCK:

    • Ensure that adequate stock levels are maintained to provide optimum service levels to customers.
    • Provide monthly input in respect of additional quantities and new part numbers in stock orders placed on overseas suppliers.
    • Perform regular checks on stock composition to ensure that slow moving and excess stock levels are not exceeded.
    • Ensure that security of stock is excellent.
    • Ensure that regular stock takes are done to ascertain whether all the internal control measures are adhered to.

    JOBS:

    • Ensure that all jobs are properly recorded.
    • Ensure that agreed job turnaround times are achieved.
    • Ensure that our pricing is competitive.
    • Ensure that Customers receive feedback.

    LOGISTICS:

    • Ensure that our fleet of vehicles is properly maintained.
    • Ensure that the drivers’ activities are properly monitored from the time they load, the routes they take, the time they take, and the singing off the product delivered.
    • Ensure that product forwarded via Couriers are also properly monitored to ensure Customers receive their product as promised.
    • Ensure the product forwarded to other branches are received within the time span agreed.
    • Ensure that product received from Suppliers are unpacked timeously and checked before they are put on the shelves.

    ADMINISTRATION:

    • Ensure that all staff are properly appointed and receive employment contracts
    • Ensure that staff understand their goals and are regularly evaluated to measure performance
    • Ensure that personnel policies and procedures are adhered to.
    • Ensure that all purchases and expenses are properly recorded and signed off by yourself.
    • Ensure that expenditure stays within budget parameters.
    • Ensure that all Assets of the Company are properly protected and maintained.
    • Prepare annual budgets for your branch.
    • Study monthly management results and take corrective actions.

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    • Demonstrate thorough understanding of a manufacturing environment, ideally within the automotive industry
    • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain key account relationships
    • Demonstrate sound knowledge of sales and marketing principles
    • Applies sound budgeting and financial planning/management principles
    • Demonstrate sound computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and correct application of business metrics, governance, and risk management
    • Demonstrates a good understanding of contract and service level agreement (SLA) management
    • Demonstrates a good understanding and application of all relevant legislative regulations
    • Understands and applies relevant Health and Safety principles

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

    • Grade 12 (Required)
    • Bachelor's degree (BCom) in Finance, Accounting, General Management, Engineering or equivalent (Required).
    • Honours Degree (BCom) in Finance, Accounting, General Management, Engineering or equivalent (Preferred).
    • 10 year's experience within an manufacturing environment.
    • 5 year's experience within a general management position, ideally within a manufacturing environment.
    • Automotive Manufacturing experience (Ideal).
    • Registered Chartered Accountant (Ideal).

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