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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:

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Paarl:

Industrial Engineer

We are looking to employ an innovative industrial engineer – University graduate, to be involved in developing, implementing and enhancing processes in the supply chain within the manufacturing plant as well as to be involved in collecting data regarding costings, in order to streamline our business operations.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A BSc or BEng degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Some additional financial or costing qualifications would be an advantage – will be tested
  • Programming skills – VB, SQL, NET – would be advantageous – will be tested
  • 2 – 7 years industrial engineering experience
  • Business Intelligence Reporting
  • Excellent knowledge of ERP systems and other software & hardware solutions – SAP, Sage, QMuzik
  • Experience in a job shop manufacturing environment – especially supply chain management
  • Must be self-driven, problem solver with good communication skills in order to liaise with all other departments e.g. engineering, manufacturing, finance, stores
  • Analytical skills to logically establish the process workflows in the manufacturing work cells, and accurately identify and measure activity together with direct costs associated for the activity.

The primary responsibilities would include:

  • Analysing problems & identifying viable solutions & implementing solutions
  • Support the supply chain
  • Documenting and enhancing manufacturing processes
  • Develop & implement new processes to streamline the supply chain
  • Provide support for colleagues in finance division – reconciliations of job costing
  • Data manipulation & import into ERP system
  • Report directly to IT Manager & MD

Laser Division: Internal Technical Sales coordinator

We are looking for an efficient, helpful and highly organised individual to co-ordinate both internal and external sales within the Laser Division in Paarl.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Grade 12 minimum qualification
  • Minimum 3 years work experience dealing with orders, doing quotes & managing accounts
  • CAD experience essential
  • Technical skills and an interest in understanding technical drawings
  • Must be able to function well under pressure and deal with high volumes of work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a spontaneous personality and be comfortable working directly with customers and dealing with customers in a professional manner
  • Very thorough, highly organized with a good memory
  • Must pay attention to detail, be adaptable and a fast learner
  • Excellent administrative skills, proficient in Excel and experienced in working on an ERP System

The successful candidate would be responsible for:

–       Compiling quotations & placing orders for internal work

  • Receiving parts required for laser cutting in Excel and entering these on Sigma (Importing parts to SigmaNest)
  • Checking for faults on parts and sending through for corrections
  • Processing orders into the system and sending costs to relevant person
  • Manage breakdowns and urgent work
  • Investigating faults and scrapping items on the system

–              External sales

  • Receive requests for quotations from clients via e-mail, telephone & walk-in customers with samples, hand sketches or an idea
  • Assess client’s needs and determine whether part requires laser cutting or bending and selecting the most suitable material for the specific part
  • Advise clients, assist with simple 2D drawings of parts
  • Processing quotations into works orders in a timely manner
  • Check on progress of orders, follow up and liaise with customers. With emphasis on ensuring express (urgent) orders are completed by the required deadlines
  • Compile a bill of material from the drawing files
  • When receiving a request for bending work assess quality of cut in order to determine whether bending is suitable for purpose of product
  • Investigating faults and scrapping items on the system
  • Receive payments from cash customers via cash or card

Johannesburg:

Product Specialist: Packaging 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 and will be based at our Jet Park offices in JHB.

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

  • The person should have a strong sales background.
  •  Experienced in managing the full sales process from identifying new clients and developing business relationships to concluding the sale over a 6 – 12 month sales 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.
  • Matric is the minimum educational requirement, a commerce or related qualification would be strongly advantageous
  • Computer literacy and good administrative skills are required.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Afrikaans.

Videojet Johannesburg: 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.

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.

NB For the first 6 months of employment the incumbent, although employed and remunerated as the RSM, will have no management responsibilities, but will perform the duties of a Videojet sales person, in order to be fully immersed in sales so as to understand the business, the market, the selling strategies and gain product knowledge.

Videojet Johannesburg: 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 Johannesburg 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, prospecting and 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.