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Success is yours for the taking! H.G. Molenaar is a leading international supplier of machinery and services to the food and beverage industries. We pride ourselves on delivering the latest professionally integrated technology – backed by friendly, full-service support. We believe that our success can be attributed to the collaborative efforts of a culturally diverse group of people working across the globe. Our manufacturing site, based in Paarl, South Africa, employs professionals and technicians in the areas of:

  • engineering
  • machining
  • assembly
  • production control
  • accounting
  • finance

As an experienced professional or a well-qualified graduate, H.G. Molenaar’s extensive experience, forward-thinking approach to innovation and worldwide presence, offers a rich and rewarding career path.

Success driven growth has created the following vacancies in:

Paarl:

Stock Planner

We are looking to employ an experienced, innovative and highly motivated person to fill this Paarl based position

The successful candidate must have:

  • Grade 12 with maths
  • 3+ Year Cost & Management Accounting or Financial Information Systems qualification
  • Stores supply chain management work experience
  • 2 Years working experience on ERP systems
  • Ability to conceptualise, develop and implement stock supply chain policies & procedures that meet company objectives
  • Ability to think laterally within the stores & manufacturing processes
  • An assertive, strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning, organising, co-ordinating & problem solving abilities
  • Flexible and willing to work longer hours if required

The primary tasks include:

  • Catalogue stock levels – Maintain adequate stock levels through the MRP systems
  • Change Management – Manage all stores staff, measure productivity, develop & implement sustainable self-managed stores workflows
  • Stores housekeeping – Audit stores housekeeping disciplines & processes, establish high level of organisation in stores
  • Service delivery – Provide excellent stores service to other divisions through accurate and effective processing of stock requests
  • Stock valuation:
  • - Audit daily controls over in and outbound stock movements
  • - Conduct routine & ad hoc stock checks
  • - Identify reasons and report on excess stock
  • - Regular reporting on stock valuation analysis

Videojet Paarl: Product Specialist/Sales Representative

The successful candidate will be responsible for selling production line equipment such as industrial continuous ink jet printers for batch & date coding onto FMCG goods, label applicators in an industrial application etc. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a proven track record in sales:

  • The person should have a strong sales background especially in cold calling and canvassing.
  • Minimum 5 years successful field sales experience to industry
  • Technical knowledge required, but only to a level of understanding technology in machinery very similar to printers, copiers, conveyors etc.
  • Some existing and referred customers will be passed onto this person, but main responsibility will be cold calling, bringing in new clients, and growing the area allocated to them.
  • Should have own transport.
  • Large amount of local travel involved.
  • Work environment will be mainly manufacturing plants, factories, packaging plants etc.
  • Grade 12 School qualification, computer literacy and good administrative skills are required

Product Specialist: Capital Equipment

The successful candidate will be responsible for selling high value production line equipment and in particular packaging equipment for the food and beverage industry in the coastal region.

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated individual with a proven track record in sales:

  • The person should have a strong sales background and be at a senior level.
  •  Experienced in managing the full sales process from identifying new clients and developing business relationships to concluding the sale over a 6 – 12 month sale cycle.
  • Minimum 10 years successful field sales experience, selling to industry.
  • Technical knowledge required, but only to a level of understanding industrial equipment.
  • This person’s main responsibility will be bringing in new clients and growing the area allocated to them.
  • Should have own transport.
  • Extensive, regular local travel involved.
  • Work environment will be mainly manufacturing plants, factories, packaging plants etc.
  • A commerce or related qualification, computer literacy and good administrative skills are required

Videojet Paarl: Tele-lead Generator (Temporary contract)

We are looking to employ a confident, hard-working and efficient person to join our marketing team as a tele-lead generator in our Paarl branch. Their primary task will be to make telephonic contact with potential customers who would be interested in purchasing coding and labelling equipment for the FMCG industry.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum qualification: Matric
  • A marketing or similar qualification would be an advantage
  • Some tele-marketing or call centre/customer service experience would be an advantage
  • A professional manner, with excellent communication skills and a confident and pleasant telephone manner
  • Fluent in both English and Afrikaans
  • Strong computer skills – proficient in Excel & Word
  • Able to fit into an existing team and grow with the business
  • Flexible and willing to work longer hours if required

The primary tasks include:

  • Make telephonic contact with potential customers
  • Identify key contact people within businesses in the FMCG industries
  • Establish during a brief goal directed telephonic interaction with potential customers whether they would be interested in meeting with a member of our sales team
  • This position does not involve actual selling but rather generating leads that are passed on to the sales team
  • Maintaining a data base of prospective customers
  • Populating and maintaining spreadsheets

Johannesburg:

Videojet Regional Sales Manager: Gauteng

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the Gauteng sales area as well as managing the sales team responsible for selling production line equipment such as industrial continuous ink jet printers for batch & date coding onto FMCG goods, label applicators in an industrial application etc. Within 18 -24 months this role could develop into a National Sales Manager position.

We are looking for a strong candidate with an excellent track record in sales as well as proven management experience. The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum 10 years successful field sales experience to industry
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing a sales team
  • Grade 12 School qualification, computer literacy and good administrative skills are required, additional qualifications will be an advantage
  • Technical knowledge required, but only to a level of understanding technology in machinery very similar to printers, copiers, conveyors etc.
  • Should have own transport
  • Large amount of local travel involved
  • Work environment will be mainly manufacturing plants, factories, packaging plants etc.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Maintain own sales target for dedicated area on all technologies
  • Maintain sales targets for sales personnel in their respective areas on all technologies
  • Successful expansion of new areas
  • Successful securing of new key customers & target industries
  • Retain existing key customers
  • Leadership, motivation, training & assessment of general performance of sales team
  • Chair weekly national sales meetings
  • Manage & guide sales personnel with prospective customers
  • General sales management duties.

Robertson/Ashton:

Fitters

We require the services of skilled, highly reliable and self-motivated Fitters/Technicians to service and maintain machinery for the canning industry in Robertson and Ashton.

The candidates must:

  • Have Grade 12 with a technical background, a technical tertiary qualification would be beneficial
  • Suitable candidates would be qualified maintenance technicians or motor mechanics or Fitters & Turners
  • Experienced in doing detailed fitting work
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience
  • Have strong problem solving and fault finding skills
  • Have good communication skills
  • Willing to work shifts and over time is essential
  • Due to the nature of shift work, candidates must reside in Robertson/Ashton or surrounding area

The successful candidates will primarily be responsible for overhauling, servicing and maintaining mechanical fruit processing machinery.

Tulbagh:

Fitters

We require the services of a skilled, highly reliable and self-motivated Fitter/Technician to service and maintain   machinery for the canning industry in Tulbagh.

The candidate must:

  • Have Grade 12 with a technical background, a technical tertiary qualification would be beneficial
  • Suitable candidates would be qualified maintenance technicians or motor mechanics or Fitters
  • Experienced in doing detailed fitting work
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience
  • Have strong problem solving and fault finding skills
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be willing to work shifts and over time is essential

The successful candidates will primarily be responsible for overhauling, servicing and maintaining mechanical fruit processing machinery.

[/toggle] Interested candidates should send their CV’s & copies of qualifications, for the attention of Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to:  recruitment@hgmolenaar.com  HGM reserves the right to not fill these posts at this time. If you have not been contacted within 21 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful.