Food Services Coordinator

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal 6 September

Sovereign Foods

  • Description

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified and interested candidates for this position, at the Commercial Division. The incumbent of this position will be expected to reside in KZN and is responsible for building strong customer relationships and growing the company’s footprint in the Food Services industry. A National Diploma in Marketing, a minimum of 5 years’ Customer Service experience within the FMCG field, preferably in the poultry environment at a key account level, and a successful track record in Sales is required, as well as strong culinary skills and two years’ experience in food preparation and presentation to an audience. Knowledge with regards to HACCP, the Meat Safety Actand other relevant legislation is required. The individual’s availability to travel extensively at short notice is essential, along with having a valid, unendorsed driver’s license and own reliable transport. This position carries the grade of T11.

    Results Required:
    • Maintain strong relationships
    • Drive margins with Partners
    • Effective execution of Sales Strategies
    • Maintain brand standards
    • Maintain a call cycle, advertising campaigns and promotions
    • Visit Key Customers together with Key Account Representatives
    • Provide technical guidance on products to customers
    • Provide training on product preparation methods
    • Attend Open Days & Trade Shows, preparing and presenting products to a high level audience
    • Monitor product lines

    Critical Competencies & Skills:
    • Customer Service orientation
    • Excellent People skills
    • Excellent organizational abilities
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Strong food hygiene and preparation skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Brand understanding and building skills
    • Very high quality of work standards and ethics
    • Computer literacy in all MS Office applications to an intermediate level

    As Sovereign Foods is an equal opportunity employer, preference will be given to applicants from designated groups; as defined by the Employment Equity Act.

    Closing date: 11 September 2019.
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Diploma /Bachelor's/ N6
  • Years of experience: 2
  • Language(s): English
  • Driver's license: EC ,EC1 ,C1 ,EB
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: Yes

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Ad summary

  • Food Services Coordinator

  • Recruiter

    Sovereign Foods

  • Province

    eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary


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