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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:

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

Customer Service Consultant: Capital Equipment

We are looking to employ an experienced, hard-working and efficient person to fill this Paarl based position as customer service consultant for our imported capital equipment portfolio and selected HG Molenaar manufactured equipment.

The successful candidate must have:

  • 3+ years customer service experience
  • Matric
  • A bookkeeping or similar qualification would be an advantage
  • Excellent computer skills – experienced on Excel and ERP system
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Organised, neat and pays attention to detail
  • Able to cope under pressure and respond quickly to customer requests
  • A professional manner, with excellent communication skills and telephone skills,
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Flexible and willing to work longer hours if required

The primary tasks include:

  • Purchase orders both  foreign & local
  • Opening and closing of works orders on the ERP System (Q-Muzik)
  • Manage communication & administrative tasks between freight forwarders & suppliers, tracking orders & shipments
  • Report to clients  regarding delivery
  • Filing all Service notes / Delivery Notes / Invoices & other paperwork
  • Deal with queries from clients/suppliers/Salespeople and technicians
  • Complete equipment portfolio quotations on parts to clients
  • Receive quotes from Suppliers – Apply different factors to pricing
  • Quotations from freight forwarder and couriers
  • Receive orders from client, Convert HGM quote to order
  • Invoicing
  • Doing detailed quotes
  • Complete equipment portfolio invoicing – JHB & Paarl
  • Warranty return goods process

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.

Service Technician: Capital Equipment

We are looking to employ an experienced, hard-working and capable millwright   in the role of service technician involved in the installation, maintenance & servicing of end-of-line packaging machinery for food and beverage companies. This position is based at Jet Park, Johannesburg.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric
  • Be a qualified Millwright
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working on end-of-line packaging equipment
  • Have strong electrical & mechanical experience
  • Excellent computer skills
  • A service driven approach to dealing with customers
  • Able to cope under pressure and respond quickly to customer requests
  • A professional manner, with excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Presentable and confident to deal directly with customers
  • Flexible and willing to work longer hours if required
  • Driver’s license

The primary tasks include:

  • Installation & commissioning of end-of-line packaging equipment
  • Repairs, maintenance & fault-finding on equipment
  • Manage all maintenance parts
  • Deal directly with overseas suppliers
  • Communicate directly with customers
  • Provide training for technicians & staff in customer’s factories
  • Audit equipment

White River/Nelspruit:

Service Technician

We require the services of a skilled, highly reliable and self-motivated Technician to service and maintain the Sinclair & Brown machinery for the fresh fruit industry in Nelspruit and surrounding areas.

The candidate must:

  • Have Grade 12 with a technical background, a technical tertiary qualification would be beneficial
  • Having electrical, electronic &  mechanical knowledge will be highly advantageous
  • Having experience servicing leased machinery where the candidate managed spares and service callouts would be an advantage
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience
  • Have Strong problem solving and fault finding skills
  • Have good communication skills to work directly with customers
  • Be able to be on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be prepared to travel locally & work long hours when necessary
  • Be prepared to relocate to other parts of the country should opportunities for advancement arise in the business
  • Have experience of working mainly on one’s own.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for servicing and maintaining the machinery, making routine visits to fruit pack houses and juice plants, managing own spares and machines, doing training and auditing machines.

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.