Depot Manager (Nelspruit)

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 21-01-2018
Our client is looking for a excellent Depot Manager to join their hard working team...

Purpose of the job: The job description for a Depot Manager is very similar to that of a Senior Account
Manager, but with the additional responsibility for managing the day to day activities of the depot.

Minimum Job
  • · A formal qualification in Marketing / Sales
  • · Computer Literate (MS Office, SAGE)
  • · Previous selling experience in a manufacturing and/or building & roofing
  • environment.
  • · Good communication skills.
  • · Good interpersonal skills.
  • · Strong customer service orientation.
  • · Sound administrative and organisational skills.
  • · Sound time management skills.
  • · Previous negotiation skills required.
  • · Initiative.
  • · Valid driver’s licence.

Main Activities:
  • · The implementation and management of marketing and sales strategies
  • · The achievement of set sales and ASP budgets
  • · Increasing the distribution channels of products and services offered by the
  • company
  • · Working alongside specifying agencies to ensure product specifications with
  • specifiers
  • · Resolving customer complaints that might arise
  • · Pricing of tender documents as well as day to day quotations requested by
  • customers inclusive of estimations from plans submitted by customers
  • · Monitoring and reporting of competitor pricing and strategies
  • · Regular product training for internal staff and customers alike
  • · Continuous promotion of company products to markets dominated by other
  • products – low cost housing, government projects and sheet metal projects
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(Interaction with government officials and other stake holders)
  • · Assist in the effective management of customer accounts
  • · Building long-term business relationships with customers
  • · Submission of monthly management and market reports as required by superior
  • · Staff appraisals and performance management
  • · Authorisation, management and budgeting for depot running costs
  • · Monthly auditing and authorization of transporter claims
  • · Fulfilling the internal sales function if and when required
  • · Ensuring site safety and that company health and safety standards are
  • implemented and adhered to in the daily depot operations
  • · Deport product mix forecasting
  • · Depot stock control and involvement in sales planning and forecasting
  • · Competency in required computer software, e.g. Sales Logics, Microsoft Office
  • and Lotus notes to ensure effective administration, communication and
  • presentation skills
  • · Adhere strictly to the company’s policies with regards to business ethics and
  • anti-competitive behaviour
  • · Any other tasks that might be assigned by the Regional Sales Manager
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