Wholesale Sales Representative - Inland East - AVI, East Rand

  • East Rand
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Sales
  • Posted by AVI on Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Reference: AVI200324-1
  • Apply before Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 28 Days left
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Employer: AVI

An opportunity has become available for an experienced Wholesale Sales Representative to manage wholesale customers within the Inland East region. Reporting directly to the Regional Operations Manager, the successful Sales Representative will be expected to report to the Isando based office. This position requires an individual who enjoys a fast-paced, team-orientated environment who enjoys being challenged and values the opportunity to make a difference.
- Please note that this job may expire at any time, for operational reasons. Advert closing dates may vary from those published on job boards and third party sites. Please double-check the closing date before applying

AVI Field Marketing, a division of AVI Limited, handles the sales and merchandising for the beverages, snacking and cosmetic business units to ensure improved execution at store level.

Target achievement
Calculate the rate of sale and negotiate orders with buyers accordingly
Manage stock levels, expiry dates and returns in store
Negotiate forward share in relation to market share
Manage the process of sell in prior to price increases and expiry
Monitor and communicate pricing to Key accounts
Negotiate promotional activity and implement promotional plans
Ensure shelf health is maintained according to Perfect outlet standards
Ensure customer records are maintained
Ensure Merchandiser attendance register is up to date
Effective management of merchandiser
Ensure a good working relationship is maintained with both management and floor staff in stores
Follow the call cycles and communicate any changes to customers
Records of all company equipment or assets are up to date
Opposition and trade information is communicated according to company requirements

Plan and think ahead
Impact and influence others
Composed and resilient
Focus on achieving results
Deliver customer service
Communicate clearly

At least 3 years experience in a Sales Representative role required
Experience within FMCG dealing with wholesale customers (Masscash, Independent wholesalers, etc.)
Supervisory skills will be an added advantage

Completed Grade 12 (Matric)
A completed tertiary qualification (Business/Sales/Marketing/Retail) advantageous

Sound knowledge of the FMCG industry
Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Excel)
Valid Driver’s License required
Ability to travel essential

Apply before Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 28 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About AVI

AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development. Our brands span a range of categories including: hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, out-of-home ranges, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.

AVI’s brands have grown into great South African favourites including: Five Roses, Freshpak, House of Coffees, Frisco, Koffiehuis and Ellis Brown in the Beverages category; Bakers, Pyotts, Willards and Provita in the Biscuits and Snacks category; I&J in the Frozen Foods category; as well as Ciro, Lavazza and Douwe Egberts Cafitesse for the Out Of Home market. Our beauty and personal care brands include Yardley, Lentheric and Coty Great international and local Fashion Brands in the AVI stable include Spitz, Carvela, Kurt Geiger, Lacoste, Gant and Green Cross Shoes. We have a well-developed shared services structure spanning: International, IT, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Procurement and Field Marketing that allows us to take advantage of our scale. 

AVI’s brands are a household name in South Africa and growing every day.