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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:


Sales Engineer

We are looking for a self-driven and proactive Sales Engineer who is innovative, creative and thinks out of the box. The successful candidate will be responsible for selling high value production line equipment for the food and beverage industry.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a technical field e.g. a diploma in mechanical engineering
  •  5-8 years relevant experience – Design/commissioning/technical sales
  • Commercial experience would be an advantage
  • Highly computer literate
  • Professional, well presented with excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate with customers
  • Able to do presentations

The primary responsibilities for this positon include:

  • Managing the full sales process from identifying new clients and developing business relationships to concluding the sale over a 6 – 12+ month sales cycle.
  • Prospecting and cold calling
  • Following up on leads
  • Analyse costing requirements & do costings
  • Formulating solutions for customers which may involve some design work
  • Do quotations
  • Presentations to customers
  • Post project client liaison
  • Liaising with customers
  • Work environment will be mainly manufacturing plants, factories, packaging plants etc.

Stock Planner/Manager

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 + Accounting
  • Tertiary qualification: Costing, Logistics or Supply Chain Management
  • Stores supply chain management work experience
  • Experience in an engineering manufacturing environment
  • High level of numeracy
  • Strong admin skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience working on ERP systems
  • MS office (advanced Excel)
  • Ability to conceptualise, develop and implement stock supply chain policies & procedures that meet company objectives
  • Ability to think analytically & laterally within the stores & manufacturing processes
  • An assertive, strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills – fluent in English & Afrikaans
  • Strong planning, organising, co-ordinating & problem solving abilities
  • Ability it think on one’s fee and at times multi-task
  • Healthy customer service awareness
  • Teamwork approach
  • Flexible and willing to work longer hours if required

The primary tasks include:

  • Catalogue stock levels – Evaluate, set & maintain adequate stock levels through the MRP systems
  • Monthly SOH valuations per Bulk Store
  • Report Stock variances monthly & YTD
  • Report stock management interventions
  • Manage stores stock counts, process variances & publish results
  • Kick-off ad hoc stock variance prevention measures
  • Manage QMuzik part master & stock catalogue
  • Detect stock valuation price variances
  • Report and prevent all “stockouts”
  • Initiate stock replenishment orders for local and imported catalogue stock items
  • Process ad hoc on request stock adjustments during the month
  • Process stock write-off/scrapping transaction
  • Process stock recovery/salvage transactions to match existing BOM requirements
  • Work closely with operations manager & procurement officer
  • Change Management – Manage all stores staff, measure productivity, develop & implement sustainable self-managed stores workflows
  • Stores housekeeping – Audit stores housekeeping disciplines and processes & establish high level of organisation in stores & prevent clutter in stores, maintain lean stock holding
  • Service delivery – Provide excellent stores service to other divisions through accurate and effective processing of stock requests

Laboratory Assistant: Quality Control Division

We are looking to fill a 6 month temporary position for a laboratory assistant in our Quality Control Division. The successful candidate must be hard working and efficient, training will be provided. This is a Paarl based position.

The successful candidate should have:

– A Bsc in Food science / biotechnology /biochemistry or similar would be preferable

– 1 -2 years experience in a food laboratory would be an advantage

– Must have some experience / qualification in a laboratory environment

– Matric essential

– Strong Computer skills, particularly excel (drawing graphs, formulas etc) + MS         Office

– Excellent English – both verbal and written

Main tasks will include:

– Calibration of lab equipment

– Working on trials with clients

– Routine laboratory trials

– Managing laboratory when laboratory manager is away

– Admin

– Data collecting

– Reporting results

– Willing to travel if required

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 for an open position in our Paarl branch:

  • The person should have a strong sales background especially in prospecting, 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

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.