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Investment Analyst / Associate (Internship) , South Africa

The purpose of this Internship is to perform the following duties: INVESTMENT ANALYST/ASSOCIATE

Overview:

This role is to support the Impact Investment division in Solidaridad Southern Africa. In this area, the resource will support several commodities and seek to facilitate and unlock access to finance for smallholder farmers, SME agri-businesses, service providers, processors, etc. This role is split between investment-readiness support activities, business development to design new programmes and propositions to private and donor sectors, and dealmaker execution in terms of the packing investable deals to investors.

Responsibilities:
1. Drive the development in Investment Cases for funding and matching such deals to investors.
2. Ability to conduct onsite due diligence and package agri deals for investors/donors/corporates.
3. Ability to provide investment-readiness and business support to potential investees including farmers, agri-SMEs, processors and cooperatives.
4. Assist with developing a credit rating/scoring methods for smallholder farmers
5. Assist in developing Business Plans, and integrating business models in programme designs.
6. Support proposals, fundraising, and business development initiatives within the impact investment area.
7. Support corporate/private sector engagement and proposals.
8. Support the impact investment area and initiatives in line with the specific needs per programme, project and for the region, including horticulture, aquaculture, soy, sugarcane, cotton. Our region includes South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi

Knowledge and Experience:
 2-5 years of experience and/or exposure to the following areas below:
 Experience in the agriculture and agribusiness sector.
 Knowledge of investment landscape and products as it related to the agriculture sector and
across the value chains. Focus on Agri, SMEs, and small to medium deal sizes.
 Exposure to fund management, investment analyst roles, and agriculture development space.
 Exposure to impact investment, microfinance, blended finance, social impact, and development finance.
 Exposure to start-up environment.
 Mix of office and field experience in the region.

Competencies:
 Able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
 Able to handle ambiguity and problem-solve to reach innovative solutions
 A go-getter with a positive attitude
 Able to multi-task and hit the ground running
 Able to drive workstreams independently with guidance
 Competent dealmaker able to package agri-deals/investment propositions
 Strong sense of accountability and urgency

Requirements:
1. Role is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2. Must be authorized to live and work in South Africa.
3. This role will be office based with some field work and travel based on business needs.

Duration: 4 months

Start Date: ASAP

Are you interested in becoming a Investment Analyst / Associate in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Jul 27, 2019
EMEA Account Manager (Mandarin Speaking) , South Africa

This assignment is done in cooperation with Mercuri Urval, in assignment of Normet Africa.

Normet is a global, fast growing and innovative technology company in the underground construction and mining industry, passionate to innovate and improve processes for increased safety, productivity and profitability. Normet’s solutions are developed based on the welfare of people and the care of the environment. Normet’s HQ is located in Espoo, Finland. They operate globally with 1200 business professionals in 42 locations in 28 countries. In Africa, Normet has legal entities in Zambia and South Africa, with ambitions to expand in the region.

We are looking for candidates to actively monitor Chinese customers and oversee the project pipeline in close collaboration with Normet China:
EMEA Account Manager – Chinese Accounts

You functionally report to the Managing Director of Normet Africa and will work in the middle of the mainland China team, the EMEA local teams, Chinese tunneling and mining contractors, mining houses, local JV’s and factories.

Your responsibilities
• Accelerate the sales growth of Normet’s mining and tunnelling solutions in EMEA through in depth understanding of the market, building new relationships, expand current relationships and by responding to the needs of our customers.
• Work closely with sales managers to strategize, plan and implement the approach to territory and value development.
• Drive and deliver the strategy within each account.
• Build long term, cross functional relationships within the customer’s organization to enable and ensure implementation of the account strategy.
• Maintain the necessary administrative and reporting elements of Account Management: Account Plans, CRM.
• Represent Normet at trade shows, conferences and local industry associations.
• Travel to customers for about 50% of your time, of which 70% in Sub-Saharan Africa and 30% in Europe and the Middle-East.

Your profile
• You are a Chinese national living / working in Sub-Saharan Africa, who speaks fluent Mandarin and English.
• At least 2 years of sales experience in Mining Services and a minimum of 5 years experience in or exposure to underground mining industry.
• Experienced in Account and Customer Relationship Management, enjoying technical and commercial discussions with customers.
• You see the big plans and can turn them into effective operational project plans
• Mature and developed in negotiation and presentation, and highly professional in your daily communication with internal and external teams.
• Tactical and strategic thinker with business acumen.
• You are a self-motivated, open-minded, result driven and persistent team player, excellent in building trust and relationships.

Our offer
• In this role you can visibly shape and be part of regional growth.
• Achieve results while being supported by a professional local and international team.
• A financially stable and international organization with high standards in safety and quality.
• The opportunity to capitalize on a new JV with an ambitious Chinese partner.
• Support from an experienced MD who macro-manages, and who supports, guides and coaches where needed.
• An attractive compensation package and a lot of growth opportunities, within the company and within the region.

Are you interested in becoming an EMEA Account Manager in South Africa or Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jul 14, 2019
Account Manager Mobility in South Africa (2x) , South Africa

Our client is an international technology company specialising in supply chain optimisation.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Account Manager maintains and grows relationships with large customers and acquired new business in new accounts, while achieving an assigned sales and profit growth goal.

Previous, at least 3 years, experience in Solutions Sales is a must.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• The Account Manager is expected to retain existing business and acquire new business, while pursuing profitable growth opportunities in assigned customer accounts.
• The Account Manager is responsible for selling and supporting the firm’s complete product and service offering to an assigned set of named accounts.
• Focusing on customers with high-value, strategic growth opportunity, the Account Manager’s most important customer interactions are face-to-face meetings.
• The Account Manager is responsible for achieving an assigned sales and profitability goal.
• Conduct research to analyse customers’ behaviour (e.g. purchasing habits, trends and preferences).
• Retains and profitably grows firm volume, sales, and profitability through proactive management of assigned large-customer relationships.
• Penetrates assigned accounts by:
1. Selling new or additional products or services to current buyers; and/or
2. Finding additional buyers within the existing customer location; and/or
3. Selling additional customer locations.
• Sells the firm’s complete offering of products and services.
• Leads all aspects of the sales process, calling upon others to assist in solution development and proposal delivery, as needed, or as directed by management.
• Develops customer account plans for all assigned customers by leading a joint company/customer planning process that identifies relevant customer needs, prioritizes initiatives and company investments, and establishes a clear action plan for success.
• Proactively manages customers’ satisfaction and service delivery by anticipating potential service problems, and monitoring satisfaction.

CORE COMPETENCIES

• Must have good problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve in a timely Excellent professional work standard.
• Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize.
• Problem solving skills.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
• Excellent communication skills on all levels.
• Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to evaluate. Alternatives and provide recommendations on business issues.
• Well-developed written and oral communications skills.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• High quality of work standards

Experience and Skill

- Proven work experience as a Commercial Account Manager
- Minimum of 3 years post matric qualification in Business or related field.
- Minimum of 3 years recent experience in a similar role.
- Knowledge of the supply chain and supply chain solutions
- Knowledge of Enterprise Mobility Products and Services
- Experience with research methods using data analytics software.
- Experience in ICT sector will be an additional advantage.
- Solid computer skills, including MS Office, web analytics.

Are you interested in becoming an Account Manager Mobility in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 05, 2019
Account Manager Media in Cape Town , South Africa

Our client is an international technology company specialising in supply chain optimisation.

POSITION OVERVIEW

 The Media Account Manager maintains and grows relationships with large & medium sized customers, while achieving an assigned sales and profit growth goal.
 Reporting to the National Sales Manager: Mobility, the Key Account Manager is expected to retain existing business, while pursuing profitable growth opportunities in assigned customer accounts.
 The Media Account Manager is responsible for selling and supporting the firm’s complete product and service offering to an assigned set of named accounts. Focusing on customers with high-value, strategic growth opportunity, the Key Account Manager’s most important customer interactions are face-to-face meetings.
 The Media Account Manager is responsible for achieving an assigned sales and profitability goal.


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS (KPAS)

 The Media Account Manager is responsible for achieving an assigned sales and profitability goal.
 Retains and profitably grows firm volume, sales, and profitability through proactive management of assigned large-customer relationships.
 Penetrates assigned accounts by:
1. Selling new or additional products or services to current buyers; and/or
2. Finding additional buyers within the existing customer location; and/or
3. Selling additional customer locations.
 Sells the firm’s complete offering of products and services.
 Leads all aspects of the sales process, calling upon others to assist in solution development and proposal delivery, as needed, or as directed by management.
 Develops customer account plans for all assigned customers by leading a joint company/customer planning process that identifies relevant customer needs, prioritizes initiatives and company investments, and establishes a clear action plan for success.
 Proactively manages customers’ satisfaction and service delivery by anticipating potential service problems, and monitoring satisfaction.
 Manages assigned customers’ transition from the Business Development group during customer implementation.

CORE COMPETENCIES

 Achieves assigned sales quota.
 Meets assigned expectations for profitability.
 Establishes customer account plans that meet company standards in all assigned accounts.
 Maintains high customer satisfaction ratings that meet company standards.
 Completes required training and development objectives within the assigned time frame.
 Adhering to principles & values.
 Working with People.
 Analysing.
 Planning and Organising.
 Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations.
 Following Instructions and Procedures.
 Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking.

Qualification & Experience

 Post-Matric qualification in Sales and Marketing or equivalent.
 Three to five years of progressive sales responsibility.
 General computer literate to at least intermediate level (Windows, MS Word and Excel).
 Must be able to communicate well internally and with customers.
 Must be highly organized and able to plan him/herself.
 SAP knowledge will be an added advantage.
 Driver’s license and own transport.
 AT LEAST 3 YEARS LABEL / RIBBON SELLING EXPERIENCE

Skills Required:

 Excellent professional work standard.
 Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize.
 Problem solving skills.
 Excellent time management and organisational skills.
 Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
 Excellent communication skills on all levels.
 Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to evaluate, alternate and provide recommendations on business issues.
 Well-developed written and oral communications skills.
 Ability to work in a team environment.

Are you interested in becoming an Account Manager Media in Capetown? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 05, 2019
CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT (DUTCH SPEAKING) , South Africa

Heb jij een voorliefde voor Kaapstad? Daar stage gelopen, op vakantie geweest, verliefd geworden of gewoon altijd al een tijd willen wonen en werken? Dit is je kans!

Voor een multinational in Oil & Gas o.a. gevestigd in Kaapstad, Zuid Afrika, zijn wij op zoek naar Customer Service Medewerkers.

Functieomschrijving:
De werkzaamheden bestaan uit het voorzien van de klant van goede service door middel van effectieve communicatie, het toevoegen van waarde voor de klant en het efficiënt oplossen van problemen.
Momenteel is onze opdrachtgever op zoek naar medewerkers die zowel de Nederlandse als de Engelse taal zeer goed beheersen. Na een gedegen training ga je aan de slag op de afdeling Customer Service als Agent. Je doet relevante buitenlandse werkervaring op terwijl je woont in een van de mooiste steden ter wereld!

Functiecriteria:
1) Je bent serieus en houdt van avontuur
2)Je hebt ervaring in Customer Service en/of in de Oil & Gas industrie
3) Je bent goed bekend met IT software (Microsoft en Internet)
4) Je bent klantgericht en beschikt over goede contactuele eigenschappen
5) Je beheerst de Nederlandse taal uitstekend (schrijven en spreken)
6) Je spreekt vloeiend Engels
7) Je bent bereid om minimaal 1 jaar in Zuid-Afrika te wonen

Uitdagingen:
1) Het nemen van de volledige eindverantwoording van de klant, zelfs wanneer de oplossing niet binnen je eigen mogelijkheden ligt
2) Het fungeren als visite kaartje voor het bedrijf ook wanneer aan de klanten wensen niet kan worden voldaan

Arbeidsvoorwaarden:
1) Een professionele werkomgeving bij een gerenommeerd bedrijf
2) Een uitgebreid trainingsprogramma
3) Werkvergunning wordt geregeld en betaald (R1 350 visum aanvraag wordt je teruggegeven op tonen van het bonnetje)
4) Markt conform salaris R17 400 per maand + 50% maandsalaris onboarding bonus op eerste betaling
5) Retourticket en accommodatie op eigen kosten
6) Je krijgt een Nederlandse buddy toegewezen die al in Kaapstad werkt
7) Vaste startdatum 01 September 2016, je krijgt een jaarcontract

Bij het solliciteren voeg ook ten minste één geschreven referentie toe. Deze hebben we nodig om je te kunnen voorstellen bij de werkgever.

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Expiring: Jul 08, 2016
Sales Engineer in South Africa (3x) , South Africa

We are recruiting three Sales Engineers for our client, which is a European supplier for factory and process automation products.

Job domain: Division Factory Automation
Reports to: Area Sales Manager FA - Sub-Saharan Africa

OBJECTIVES
 Obtaining/Maintaining the position of market leader within the FA area by selling FA products to predefined market segments.
 Achieving the predetermined sales objective (with regard to products, product groups, turnover, gross margin, new customer acquisition, etc…) within the defined sales area.
 Developing the sales area in order to reach the goals of the company and acquire a maximum client satisfaction regarding quality

KNOWLEDGE LEVEL, EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCES

1. Education, necessary for the execution of the position:
- Bachelor, Master Electro mechanics or Electronics (specialisation measurement and control technology is an advantage), National Diploma or equivalent.

2. Knowledge and experience, necessary for the execution of the position:
- Good knowledge of measurement and control technology, DCS architecture, digital communication
- Knowledge of legislation around explosion protection and environmental legislation
- Thorough knowledge of the FA market and its competition based on previous relevant work experience in a technical sales position
- Good knowledge of automation technology, PLC architecture, digital communication
- Good knowledge of FA products and their application
- Excellent knowledge of English
- Computer literate

3. Behavioural competences:
- Integrity
- Reliability
- Credibility
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- Independence
- Team player
- Active listener
- Proactive and anticipated minded
- Passionate
- Result driven
- Commercial minded based on technical knowledge
- Quality oriented
- Analytical and structured orientation
- Flexibility
- Excellent negotiation, presentation, coordination and organisational skills


RESULT AREAS + TASKS

1. Commercial contacts
- Further expand contacts and service with existing customers with the intention to increase the sales potential, regarding the FA range. For important customers the External Sales Engineer receives support of the Area.
- Maintaining contact and transferring relevant information to the area responsible of the GPP team, who is responsible for the coordination of international projects
- Further expand contacts and service with existing customers with the intention to increase the sales potential, initially with regard to the FA range. For important customers the External Sales Engineer receives support of the Area.
- Giving technical support and advice to clients and prospects concerning the product range FA.
- Searching for and visiting new clients (customer acquisition).
- Offering solutions to clients for the company's products and their applications.
- Giving product presentations and product trainings to clients.
- Preparing and presenting quotations according to the internal guidelines with regard to price setting and conditions.
- Follow-up quotations.
- Introduction of new products in the given area.
- Participation to fairs
- Taking initiative in accordance with the policy

2. Marketing
- Follow-up of evolutions in the market and with competitors on a non-stop base with regard to sales data, products and applications
- Regularly report market developments, sales expectations, market potential and results of market research

3. Tasks with regard to organisation
- Budget definition and responsibility for allocated Accounts
- Visit reporting in Siebel
- Self-tuition regarding (new) products
- Reporting and succession of opportunities in Siebel

Are you interested in becoming an External Sales Engineer in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 05, 2019

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