Field Sales Execution Manager - Johannesburg, South Africa - Danone

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Johannesburg, South Africa

1 month ago

Thabo Mthembu

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About the job

To achieve sales targets in allocated areas, while maintaining strong relationships with fellow team members, service providers and all customers.

This role will also drive in-store execution activities that achieve sales growth targets, while managing merchandising execution through merchandisers for defined customers and territories.


1. Planning for Sales Effectiveness

  • Identify store objectives to achieve sales growth and volume objectives
  • Investigate and integrate consumer, shopper, customer and channel insights to identify growth opportunities and propose action plans to influence shopper behavior
  • Compile an area business plan that is agreed with the Regional Manager and understood by the merchandisers and customers
  • Contribute to both the brand Image and customer service orientation in the outlets
  • Understand the category health and nutrition benefits, and brand attributes to enable effective instore execution

2. Sales Execution

  • Negotiate the implementation of the Danone objectives with customers, giving recommendations for increasing sales
  • Use basic selling skills to reach a commercial agreement with customers
  • Manage the outlet order processes by checking stock and stock control figures, negotiating the suggested order with the customer, and authorise volumes
  • Execute action plans in each outlet for sales growth
  • Ensure volume targets are achieved
  • Effectively implement instore Point Of Sales objectives
  • Manage merchandising standards to merchandisers and ensuring that merchandisers files are updated, and merchandiser order cards are completed
  • Manage the backup storage facilities to ensure that stock is properly handled at all times
  • Put plans in place to rectify any deviations from Danone sales and merchandising standards
  • Achieve sales and market share targets for the predefined area of customers within a specific geographic area

3. Policies and Process

  • Adhere to all Danone policies and procedures at all times
  • Adhere to the Work in Safe Environment (WISE) Policy at all times
  • Conduct relevant safety training with instore merchandisers
  • Ensure compliance to personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times
  • Be responsible for the proper usage and management of tools and technology

4. Controls

  • Manage instore returns by adhering to the returns policies and procedures, reporting all returns, checking the returns book, and conducting maintenance on the returns book; ensuring that returns do not exceed the targeted percentage
  • Effectively manage closetoexpiry stock to minimise the level of returns
  • Get the relevant authorization to move expired stock
  • Analyse KPI's and continuously close the gaps between results and objectives

5. Relationship Building

  • Manage store issues independently by ensuring positive working relationships with customers
  • Manage the Field Sales Force and merchandising staff to maintain positive relations with customers
  • Maintain the lines of communication with the Sales Strategy and Planning Department

6. Administration

  • Prepare call plans for complex calls
  • Complete sales administration such as preparing relevant reports and conducting surveys
About you

  • Matric
  • Marketing or Business related qualification will be beneficial

  • 3 Years Sales Experience
  • Sound understanding of the FMCG industry, with dairy focus being an advantage
  • Previous experience in a customer and/or consumer focused role
  • Commercial acumen
  • Proven negotiation skills
About us


In our culture, respect and team spirit are embedded at all levels the best idea is not determined by the hierarchical level.

Your career path is not a one-way street. Individual career plans give you freedom and flexibility We support you - e.g. with our coaching and mentoring offer

A job means so much more than titles and earning money.

With us you have the opportunity to really make a difference and improve the health of people and the planet.

You love strong brands - we love strong personalities Become part of Danone and our team with the successful brands.

Come to Danone and make our team even more colorful and diverse.

We say bring your very own self into our teams - because we count on the individuality of everyone. #Dan'OwnYourUniqueness

Your Benefits

  • Modern office with open space
  • Mobile and flexible working
  • Various education opportunities
  • Pension
  • Others

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