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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Aspen has a proud heritage dating back more than 160 years and is committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to its high quality affordable medicines and products. Aspen has a market capitalisation of approximately US$10 billion, is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE Limited (share code: APN) and rank...
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    RA Lead Variations (On-Site)

    PURPOSE

    To support the SA Commercial Business to realize the commercial strategy and to achieve the annual targeted growth and revenue through successful new product introductions and maintenance of current product portfolio in South Africa, by ensuring successful variation approval from SAHPRA within the committed timeframe.  The role undertakes responsibility for actively coordinating, managing and implementing the Regulatory Requirements for the South African Regulatory Variation Plan

    MAIN DUTIES

     PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    • Provide input to, and project manage the South African Regulatory Plan to ensure successful, ongoing delivery and progression of commercial strategy throughout the product lifecycle, which involves, but is not limited to the following:
    • Assist with compilations where required
    • Manage the submissions to SAHPRA, including submissions portal and/or eCTD publishing
    • Work closely with SA Operations sites to priorities, planning, preventing out of stock etc
    • Provide guidance to SA Ops site in variation compilation and classification
    • Provide guidance on motivation for changes
    • Provide guidance to SA Ops sites on regulatory pathways for regulatory changes
    • Updates to artwork for technical changes when required
    • Any other activities assigned by the Manager
    • Actively follow up with regulatory authorities where there are delays in receiving recommendations/RFI’s.  
    • Actively monitor and trend Regulatory Authority response times to provide as accurate as possible estimated variation approval times to the business and stakeholders. 
    • Respond to the recommendations within specified SAHPRA timelines and internal timelines.  
    • Ensure optimal tracking of the status of all variation applications filed (including MAH transfers), to ensure accurate, real-time reporting using Excel spreadsheets and Project Management Tool. 
    • Evaluate the flow of projects and workload against established timelines and constantly re-evaluate activities based on changing requirements.
    • Negotiate and communicate effectively with other Aspen offices, regulatory authorities and third parties

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT

    • Ensure systems and procedures are in place in accordance with RA QMS and that these are maintained and trained according to the relevant SOP’s
    • Setting and achievement of KPI’s
    • Manage Trackwise/QAlign change controls, deviations and CAPA’s, ensuring timeous input and actions in order to progress the records to close-out. 
    • Provide input, ensure compliance with current and future dossier management systems (Veeva RIM) 
    • Prepare for, attend, and manage self-inspections, internal and external audits as required. 
    • Compile weekly or monthly progress reports to provide accurate reporting to senior management. 
    • Ensure that risks and issues that could potentially negatively impact the Regulatory Plan, are timeously escalated to senior management. 
    • Provide input into budgets, ensure timely preparation, and ensure budgets are adhered to, bringing to the attention of senior management any potential deviations from the budget. 
    • General project management.  
    • Ensure that the required regulatory input is provided for artwork progression to ensure artwork compliance     with the registered product dossier. 
    • Ensure that annual retention fees are paid by due dates, to maintain MA’s. 
    • Ensure compliance of the registered product dossier in preparation of relaunches
    • Inform relevant Aspen entities/departments of changes to regulations/legislation i.e. regulatory intelligence. 
    • Close cooperation with work streams to support cross-functional management, including knowledge sharing. 
    • Maintain and enhance cross-functional team relationships. 
    • Lead, manage, train and mentor a team of Regulatory Affairs Pharmacists, Officers and Assistants, which includes, but is not limited to the following:
    1. Allocating, coordinating, and reviewing day-to-day tasks to ensure optimal performance 
    2. Managing workload for optimal performance against set KPIs and timelines 
    3. Determine priorities and manage resource to ensure the Regulatory Plan is achieved 
    4. Manage and review performance against set KPI’s 
    5. Preparation of regular progress reports regarding assigned tasks 
    6. Monitor operations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements 
    7. Facilitate regular team meetings 
    8. Assess training needs, prepare, manage, and implement training programs whilst minimizing cost and downtime 

    TEAM MANAGEMENT

    • Create ways of doing things differently and more effectively within the department
    • Challenge current ways of working with a view to suggesting more effective and efficient processes.
    • Accomplish staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards
    • Adhere to Company Health & Safety procedures
    • Participate in training programmes
    • Any other duties as assigned by RA Manager

    Requirements

    SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

    • Integrity, good work ethic and ability to meet deadline 
    • Team management and leadership skills. 
    • Excellent Interpersonal skills, including interpersonal and cultural sensitivity, listening and empathy 
    • Conflict resolution 
    • Positive Attitude 
    • Strategic planning. 
    • Effective organisation skills and ability to prioritize. 
    • Manage evolving deadlines effectively with regular feedback and updates. 
    • Understanding of the needs and priorities of the customer; Customer focused 
    • Information seeking 
    • Use of effective questioning to establish and understand requests. 
    • Self-starter. 
    • Problem solving skills. 
    • Accuracy and attention to detail. 
    • Ability to work under pressure  
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced international environment 
    • Ability to manage projects in a matrixed team environment and with both internal and external partners.
    • Presentation skills. 
    • Time management. 
    • Service orientation. 
    • Decision making skills. 
    • Self-confidence. 
    • Organisational awareness. 
    • Logical thinking. 
    • A solutions provider  
    • Enthusiasm and drive to take ownership and drive process initiatives
    • Occasional travel may form part of the job 

    KNOWLEDGE

    • A solid understanding of The Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 OF 1965 and Regulations (South Africa) 
    • Deep technical knowledge of the CTD 
    • Comprehensive knowledge of SAHPRA and SADC Guidelines 
    • Computer literate 

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

    • Matric
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, or equivalent life sciences degree 
    • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in a Regulatory Affairs environment, including submission and management of new product     
    • applications, and variations in accordance with the latest requirements.
    • 2-3 years’ managerial experience in a Regulatory Affairs environment 
    • Management or Supervisory experience preferred 
    • Experience within pharmaceutical industry in a production, quality, clinical environment would be an advantage 
    • Project management experience.

    Closing Date: 11th, July 2022

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    Senior Reporting Finance Manager (On-Site)

    Objective:

    • Perform role of SAP Super User, manage SA Commercial Master Data and ensure complete, accurate and timely reporting in accordance with relevant Reporting requirements and timelines..

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Financial Accounting

    • Provide SAP technical expertise and guidance
    • Facilitate continuous improvement of SAP
    • Prepare and maintain Master Data SOPs
    • Train, coach and assist the Finance team members with relevant SAP related processes
    • Ensure complete, accurate, consistent master data maintained in all systems (SAP, TM1, Cognos, JE, GFS) 

    Reporting

    • Ensure Implementation and maintenance of clear consistent reporting structures which can be easily reconciled between systems (GFS, Cognos, TM1, SAP COPA reporting) 
    • Ensure monthly reconciliation and lowest level balancing of:
    1. TB
    2. GFS
    3. Cognos
    4. TM1
    5. SAP COPA report
    6. Group Pivots

    Management & Oversight

    • Promote positive team morale and cross-functional collaboration
    • Perform designated approval function
    • Oversee:
    1. Cognos reporting (active and dormant entities)
    2. GFS reporting (sales, COGS, UEP)
    3. Group Reporting Pack (including review and approval of commentary)
    4. External/internal audit requirements (annual audits, royalty AUP etc.)
    5. AFS preparation
    6. Maintenance of the accounting system and trial balance (Opening GL accounts and cost centers, mapping of accounts, closing of accounting periods, roll forward of closing balances).
    7. Maintenance of the Cognos platform (e.g. cost center, account and intercompany mapping).
    8. Delivery of Group Directives
    9. Active invoicing and collection of other/sundry financial debtors amounts due to the company
    10. Preparation, calculation, and payments of quarterly/bi-annual royalty payments and DTI applications.

    Requirements

    Skills and Attributes:

    • Effective planning, organizing and coordinating skills to prioritize tasks, manage a team and projects to deliver high quality work under pressure
    • Highly numerate
    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Logical reasoning
    • Results driven
    • Problem solving and decision making
    • Commercial and strategic awareness
    • Independent and self-directed individual who can drive execution;
    • Effective interpersonal skills and able to influence people and decisions
    • Clear written and verbal communication

    Knowledge:

    • Financial Accounting (IFRS)
    • Companies Act
    • Management Accounting & Analysis
    • MS Office with Advanced Excel
    • ERP System (SAP preferred)
    • Master Data principles

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    • Grade 12 / Matric
    • CA (SA)
    • At least 2 years post article experience in a finance environment (audit or otherwise)
    • Prior experience interpreting and applying IFRS and the Companies Act
    • Team and people management experience
    • Pharmaceutical/FMCG industry and multinational financial management/reporting experience preferred

    Closing Date: 12th, July 2022

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    Reporting Finance Manager

    Objective:

    • Manage a team to deliver complete, accurate and timely reporting in accordance with Aspen’s Group Accounting Policies, internal and third-party reporting requirements and timelines.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Financial Accounting

    • Manage a team of Financial Accountants to ensure the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of monthly income statement, balance sheet and cash flow reporting and related activities, complete with appropriate analysis and commentary.

    Reporting

    • Ensure complete, accurate and timely submission of:
    1. Cognos reporting (active and dormant entities)
    2. GFS reporting (sales, COGS, UEP)
    3. Group Reporting Packs (including review and approval of commentary)

    Audit

    • Manage the deliverables of Statutory and Internal Audits and Agreed Upon Procedures as required
    • Provide insight, analysis and prompt resolution of queries
    • Ensuring Auditors are supplied with accurate deliverables, including but not limited to:
    1. Trial Balances   
    2. General Ledger downloads
    3. Analysis and Commentary
    4. Reporting packs

    Budgeting and Forecasting

    • Prepare/Review as appropriate the budgeted/forecast balance sheet
    • Apply professional judgement to analyze and explain variances

    Management & Other Tasks

    • Lead the team through planning and coordinating tasks efficiently without compromising quality
    • Manage team performance through performance reviews and providing sound guidance and support
    • Work closely with Treasury to manage applicable bank account and related maintenance and payments
    • Resolve team and cross-functional conflict promptly
    • Strive for continuous improvement and implement new ways of working as appropriate
    • Perform designated approval function
    • Manage royalty payment processes
    • Act as a link between the Reporting Finance division and other business units to supply information as requested.
    • Prepare, maintain and approve appropriate SOPs
    • Plan knowledge management and ensure backup resourcing to avoid
    • loss of knowledge/information due to attrition
    • Support the Senior Reporting Finance Manager in managing master data and system configuration amendments

    Requirements

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    • Effective planning, organizing and coordinating skills to prioritize tasks, manage a team and projects to deliver high quality work under pressure
    • Highly numerate
    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Logical reasoning
    • Results driven
    • Problem solving and decision making
    • Commercial and strategic awareness
    • Independent and self-directed individual who can drive execution;
    • Effective interpersonal skills and able to influence people and decisions
    • Clear written and verbal communication

    Knowledge:

    • Financial Accounting (IFRS)
    • Companies Act
    • Management Accounting & Analysis
    • MS Office with Advanced Excel
    • ERP System (SAP preferred)

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    • Grade 12 / Matric
    • CA (SA)
    • At least 1 year post article experience in a finance environment (audit or otherwise)
    • Prior experience interpreting and applying IFRS and the Companies Act
    • Team and people management experience 

    Closing Date: 12th, July 2022

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    Pharmacovigilance Officer x2

    MAIN DUTIES

    PHARMACOVIGILANCE SUPPORT

    • ICSRs (Individual Case Safety Reports)
    1. Performing assessment of adverse event case reports.
    2. Act as case owner for assigned ICSRs to ensure accurate completion of data entry (DE), data review (DR) and regulatory reporting (RR), in line with current SOPs.
    3. The PVO acts as a product owner for products under the remit of Pharmacare, supporting the PV Scientists with literature management and aggregate report preparation.
    4. Maintain a high standard of case quality.
    5. The PVO is responsible for providing a root cause analysis for any late reporting submissions.
    6. Management and prioritization of individual workload while maintaining good documentation practices (GDP).
    7. Highlighting any safety related issues to the attention of the management team.
    8. Perform pharmacovigilance checks/evaluations of the Quality Assurance database (Trackwise).
    • Reconciliation
    1. Reconciliation of all adverse event reports received by PV from internal stakeholders (QA/MI and ACC).
    2. Reconciliation of all adverse event reports received from PV service providers, affiliates, distributors and license partners monthly; quarterly or bi-annually as described in the Safety Data Exchange Agreement (SDEA).
    • Quality Systems Management
    1. Support preparation of SOPs, WIs, and product safety reviews
    2. Raising of compliance cards for late cases reported to Pharmacare by service providers, affiliates, distributors and license partners.
    3. Ensure all allocated CAPAs; Deviations and Actions are closed on time on Trackwise.
    • Aggregate Reporting and Regulatory Intelligence
    1. Keep abreast of changes to PV Legislation and ensure Regulatory Intel is monitored for ZA and SADC territories.
    • Basic PV training for all Aspen employees
    1. Contribute to the development of PV training.
    2. Pharmacovigilance training of all Aspen employees and distributors/service providers and documentation thereof.
    • Literature reviews
    1. Regulatory review of key Medical Journals for any adverse drug reaction reports with Aspen Pharmacare products/medicines.
    • Understand SDEA obligations in order to ensure all aspects under agreements are  duly executed.
    1. Facilitate SDEA training (to employees as well as 3rd parties).
    • Signal management
    1. Highlighting any safety related issues to the attention of the management team
    2. Co-ordinate Safety Review meetings (monthly)
    3. Reviewing of Regulatory websites for any potential signals
    • All other ad hoc PV activity duties as required by the business needs
    • Adhere to agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
    • Support the continuous development and improvement of the PV function while upholding Aspen core values.
    • Receipt, evaluation and reporting of individual case safety reports in accordance with international (export territories) and local regulatory requirements and contractual partner obligations.
    • Provide support to Global PV.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE

    • All queries are followed up and strictly within policy framework i.e. 48 Hours turn-around time.
    • A professional attitude is displayed when responding to a customer’s needs.
    • Methods for improving customer services are proposed.
    • Internal and external customers are kept updated, under supervision, as to the progress of their queries
    • Liaise on a daily basis with RA customers, i.e. SAHPRA, Marketing, Manufacturing sites, Quality-related departments, Public Health, Exports, Outsource, and relevant licensors and distributors.

    FINANCIAL

    • Identification of project challenges to departmental line management and the financial impact thereof

    GENERAL

    • Ensure systems and procedures are in place in accordance with the RA QMS and that these are maintained according to the relevant SOPs
    • Adhere to agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Support the continuous development and improvement of the PV function while upholding Aspen core values
    • Effective management and utilization of resources to keep processes cost effective
    • Collating data for ad hoc requests
    • Adherence to Company Health & Safety procedures
    • Participate in training programmes
    • Any other duties as assigned by your Manager

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Knowledge of relevant information sources including: printed publications, unpublished sources, databases, websites, social media sites and external bodies.
    • Effective understanding and use of the principles of information capture, storage, searching and retrieval.
    • Effective use of appropriate IT systems and programs.
    • Understanding of relevant legal and related issues on copyright, codes of Practice, Data Protection legislation, regulations and guidelines.

    Requirements:

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Knowledge of relevant information sources including: printed publications, unpublished sources, databases, websites, social media sites and external bodies.
    • Effective understanding and use of the principles of information capture, storage, searching and retrieval.
    • Effective use of appropriate IT systems and programs.
    • Understanding of relevant legal and related issues on copyright, codes of Practice, Data Protection legislation, regulations and guidelines.

    SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

    • Business process analysis
    • Report writing
    • Information gathering and monitoring
    • Projects (advantage)
    • Ability to communicate information effectively and clearly in written form and orally, and at levels appropriate to the needs of different internal and external customers.
    • Integrity
    • Work ethic
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Positive ‘can – do attitude’
    • Work autonomously and have good problem-solving skills
    • Able to cope with evolving deadlines effectively with regular feedback and updates
    • Honest and trustworthy
    • Respectful and highly personable
    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
    • Flexible and confidentiality
    • Positive and pro-active approach to business tasks
    • Enthusiasm and drive to take ownership and drive process initiatives 

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

    • Matric/Grade 12
    • Bachelors or Post Graduate degree in science, pharmacy or medicine, or Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant
    • PV experience (2 years), experience in post-marketing reporting of AEs.
    • Quality Assurance experience (1 year).
    • GCP training advantageous.

    Closing Date: 12th, July 2022

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    Group Digital Technology Network Operations Specialist

    ROLE PURPOSE 

    Operational role in the digital technology organization and is accountable for the provision of network maintenance and support services. Support may be provided both to users of the systems and to service delivery functions. Support typically takes the form of investigating and resolving problems and providing information about the systems. It may also include monitoring their performance. Problems may be resolved by providing advice or training to users about the network's functionality, correct operation or constraints, by devising work-arounds, correcting faults, or making general or site-specific modifications or the implementation of network services.

    KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

    • Drafts and maintains procedures and documentation for network support
    • Makes a significant contribution to the investigation, diagnosis and resolution of network problems. Ensures that all requests for support are dealt with according to set standards and procedures
    • Maintains the network support process and checks that all requests for support are dealt with according to agreed procedures
    • Uses network management software and tools to investigate and diagnose network problems, collect performance statistics and create reports, working with users, other staff and suppliers as appropriate
    • Identifies and resolves network problems following agreed procedures
    • Uses network management software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics
    • Carries out agreed network maintenance tasks
    • Maintains network security administration processes and checks that all requests for support are dealt with according to agreed procedures.
    • Provides guidance in defining access rights and privileges
    • Investigates network security breaches in accordance with established procedures and recommends required actions and supports / follows up to ensure these are implemented.

    Requirements

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Matric / Grade 12
    • B.Com / BSc Computer Science degree or equivalent work experience 
    • Current industry certification (i.e., ITIL, COBIT, GxP, GAMP etc.)
    • Hold a number of network certifications (CCNP, N+,etc.)
    • 5+ years’ experience of managing relationships with internal business customers especially at a C-suite and senior management level
    • Experience and sound knowledge of network and network security service operations
    • 5+ years’ experience managing a global network and end user delivery function in a large complex/matrix global organisation
    • 5+ years’ experience and knowledge of network technologies and processes (incident, service level and problems) and working with internal and 3rd parties in a multivendor approach

    TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES & SKILLS:

    • Teamwork
    • Initiative
    • Results oriented
    • Focused
    • Problem-solving and good judgment
    • Cooperation
    • Proactive
    • Active listening skills
    • Pragmatic
    • Empathy

    KNOWLEDGE:

    • Technical / professional knowledge
    • Industry knowledge

    Closing Date: 13th, July 2022

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    Administration Assistant - Site Services

    ROLE PURPOSE: 

    • To ensure efficient and effective support to the Site Services Department of the Aspen Global Headquarters, “Aspen place”.

    OFFICE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS:

    • Undertake general administrative duties as directed by Site Services Manager
    • Maintenance of an effective and efficient filing systems / functional databases
    • Orders & overseeing maintenance of site services equipment, e.g. coffee machines
    • Supervise office hygiene - orders with Livclean & stock control with cleaners
    • Reviewing invoices for correctness
    • Full processing of all SAP PO’s and following up on outstanding Invoices for 3 key divisions.
    • Ensuring that the invoices are submitted timeously to Finance for payment
    • Tracking of all invoices for 3 key divisions on an Excel spreadsheet
    • Sites Services Helpdesk –Assisting with issues and requests from staff in matters relating Aspen Place
    • Completing of vendor forms and requesting necessary forms from the suppliers so they can be added on the system
    • Act as stand-in Receptionist & Boardroom meeting coordinator as and when required – fulfilling all the duties provided for in the job description of this role
    • Assist Maintenance & Facilities Coordinator with any administrative matters in relation to his / her duties

    ADDITIONAL OFFICE FUNCTIONS:

    • Responsible for all provisions and groceries as may be required for Aspen Place (stock control, distribution and monitoring of stock usage
    • Distributing of food items to Building Security and Liv Clean on monthly basis
    • Assist with various general maintenance and operational tasks/issues to ensure smooth running of the building
    • Provide assistance and back-up support with:
    1. Security
    2. Fire Alarm system
    3. Maintenance of grounds
    4. Generator
    5. UPS
    6. Lifts
    7. Pond
    8. Parking
    9. Tenants Area

    Requirements

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Matric/ Grade 12. Administrative or Secretarial Diploma preferred
    • The ideal candidate will demonstrate at least 2-3 years minimum administrative experience.
    • Proficiency in MS Word Internet and Email at an intermediate level
    • Advanced MS Excel
    • SAP S4 Hana – Purchase order creation and material management module experience
    • Switchboard experience 
    • Boardroom bookings system / basic boardroom technology set-up 
    • Strong administrative skills
    • Willingness to stand in for Receptionist & Meeting Room Coordinator
    • A proven track record of and commitment to excellence in customer service
    • Telephone Etiquette/Reception skills
    • Willingness to assist after hours at Aspen Place as may be required from time-to-time

    TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

    • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written), ability to deal with people on a corporate level
    • Customer service skills, ability to handle basic customer service queries and requests adeptly
    • Professional demeanor in both appearance and attitude
    • A very positive, friendly, likeable personality with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to use own discretion and good judgement
    • Adapt at managing multiple tasks without getting flustered
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to plan, organize and prioritise independently
    • Flexible approach, willingness to work after hours should the need arise
    • Demonstrates skills in using phone systems, copiers and printers
    • Ability to assist in coordinating meetings and assist with management of large corporate events held at Aspen Place  

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Switchboard management
    • Courier dispatch and receiving
    • Boardroom management

    Closing Date: 13th, July 2022

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    Product Handler

    Description

    • Carry out tasks related to receiving, material preparation, stocking, picking, cycle counting, finished goods preparation, and loading of product.

    Requirements

    Background/experience

    • 2-4 years’ Warehouse experience (preference in Pharmacare)
    • Minimum of a National Certification (N4-N6)

    Specific job skills

    • Trainable to operate specialized MHE

    Competencies

    • Interrogating Information
    • Meeting Deadlines
    • Customer Awareness

    Accountability & Decision Rights

    • Prioritise and execute responsibilities for a single knowledge/ technical area or group of related tasks/ subject matter areas, with limited guidance and under general supervision
    • Seek assistance on complex matters and ways to improve own work processes

    Independent decisions relating to:

    • Prioritisation and scheduling of daily work to complete tasks/ projects assigned by others
    •  Reporting, correction and/ or containment of errors within established policies, practices and guidelines, and quality and safety checks
    • Adaptation of methods to complete duties and responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    Receipting

    • Check delivery vehicle and pallets for damage and ensure compliance to GMP
    • Unpack the truck and sort by supplier and lot numbers
    • Check shipping manifest and weigh materials; move suspect material to holding place
    • Complete and verify the goods receipt document
    • Hand receipt documents over to Administrator to book into BAAN
    • Dust and pack by hand, and place on pallets, or by means of equipment
    • Apply quarantine labels and/or location label on the material
    • Hand over to the Administrator for printing

    Stocking

    • Place pallet on the shelf as per location label or scan location to update BAAN
    • Replace the label after “For release” is approved, if applicable
    • Place scheduled products into the Schedule Cages under supervision of Pharmacist

    Picking

    • Receive instruction to pick, locate and pick the pallet
    • Place job number on the pallet and return completed picking instruction to Controller/ Administrator
    • Secure the load
    • Move it to the staging area for shipping

    Quality Control

    • Report any stock/or location variances
    • Report issues to the superior
    • Do general housekeeping
    • Do general GMP and Health and Safety functions

    Planning & procedures

    • Prioritise daily work to complete tasks/ projects assigned by others
    • Work within established policies, practices and guidelines, as well as established quality and safety checks

    Asset/ Resource coordination

    • Determine resource needs within own area of responsibility
    • Request required assets and resources for the fulfilment of work duties

    Closing Date: 12th, July 2022

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    Head of Commercial

    Overview

    • Drive cost optimisation and customer satisfaction by identifying and implementing opportunities for new business, optimising existing contracts, and constantly looking for cost opportunity while maximising supply reliability.
    • Lead and drive outputs of the following units: Business Development, Procurement, Customer Account Management and New Product Launches.
    • Lead the Outsource and 3rd party departments to ensure continued supply of Outsource and 3rd party products according to market/ customer demand.

    Requirements

    Background/experience

    • 10 years’ related experience with strong business development, procurement & finance experience in manufacturing
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred, ideally in Commerce or Engineering

    Specific job skills

    • Extensive procurement, financial & NBD knowledge with insight into pharmaceutical manufacturing
    • Working knowledge of commercial contracting & pharmaceutical standards/ compliance
    • People and departmental management

    Competencies

    • Translating Strategy
    • Making Decisions; Offering Insights
    • Customer Awareness
    • Managing Performance
    • Investigating Possibilities

    Accountability & Decision Rights

    • Strategy implementation for Business Development, Procurement, CRM and New Product Launches
    • Manage financial and people resources for function across SA
    • Contract and project related strategies, profitability & implementation

     Independent decisions relating to:

    • Intra-functional and intra-departmental coordination, development and implementation of strategic plans and business outcomes
    • Development and implementation of policies and broad operational objectives, based on executive strategy
    • Techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programmes and people

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    FMCG Sales Representative - Enterprise (Limpopo & Mpumalanga, Infield)

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Establish, develop and maintain business relationships with current and future customers (FMCG and Pharma) in the assigned territory/market segment to generate existing & new business for the organization’s products & portfolio
    • Call on stores each day to monitor shelf health (Availability, Accessibility, Affordability, Assortment and Activity)
    • Generate and place orders with Independent pharmacies
    • Adherence to store ranging and listing
    • Prepare and present sales plans weekly and implement sales budgets
    • Interpreting Stock on Hand reports and send weekly actions to be executed to the agents, where required
    • Manage the Scorecard, and communication of critical stock factors to sales agents and customers
    • Expedites the resolution of customer problems and complaints.
    • Coordinates sales effort with marketing, sales and distribution (deliveries)
    • Analyze the Key Account/Store’s potential and determines the opportunity for the organisation
    • Creates and manages a customer value plan for key customers
    • Assess and manage returns with agents
    • Conduct weekly and monthly sales and operational meeting with merchandisers/ agents
    • Follow up on all new store openings and promotions for the Key Accounts and implement at stores
    • Adherence to Planograms, Merchandising guidelines and Category plans
    • Provided trade visits feedback to Aspen and log daily calls

    Requirements

    PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

    • High learning agility
    • Decisiveness and Action Orientation
    • Results oriented
    • Customer focus
    • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
    • Applies entrepreneurial and commercial thinking

    QUALIFICATION, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

    • Matric
    • Post Matric business-related qualification (sales, marketing, commerce, commercial) 
    • Minimum 3 years Sales experience in the FMCG space
    • Knowledge of the FMCG and pharmaceutical environment (advantage)
    • Knowledge of sales concepts in FMCG and their application
    • A driver’s license and a car
    • Willingness to travel

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