Checkers Food Services Graduate Opportunity 2017

Join the brand new Checkers Food Services (CFS) graduate program for developing Sales Representatives. The successful candidates will be exposed to a holistic view of the Shoprite Group of Companies (Induction week, training, Distribution Centre (DC) rotation and Store rotation) before joining the CFS team.



At CFS you will be exposed in-depth to the Sales Department (Telesales team and Sales Representative team), DC operations, buying function and transport operation.

Once the induction period is over you will have the opportunity to display your Sales Representative abilities in the trade. Selling and marketing should be your passion and brilliant customer service is crucial.

The objective when in the trade is to achieve maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration within an assigned geographical area by effectively selling the company’s products and/or related services.

Personally contacts and secures new business accounts/customers from hotels, B&B’s, residences, holiday resorts and restaurants.

Checkers Food Services (“CFS”) was established in 2011 and has grown into one of the leading wholesale distributors to restaurants, industrial kitchens, and institutional caterers, as well as larger corporate customers in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces of South Africa.

Job Objectives/Responsibilities

  • Gain holistic Company knowledge of the Shoprite Group
  • Gain holistic business knowledge of Checkers Food Services
  • Developing young talent into self-sufficient and successful Sales Representatives
  • Researches and analyses sources for developing prospective customers
  • Expedites the resolution of customer problems and complaints.
  • Identifies advantages and compares organization’s products/services.
  • Plans and organises personal sales strategy by maximizing the return on time investment for the geographical area.
  • Keeps abreast of products applications, market conditions, competitive advertising, advertising and promotional trends.
  • Establishes, develops and maintains business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned geographical area to generate new business of the organizations products.
  • Focuses sales efforts by studying existing and potential volume of dealers.
  • Makes telephone calls and in-person visits and presentations to existing and prospective customers.

Requirements

  • Degree in Marketing Management or Retail Business Development or similar
  • Diploma in Marketing Management or Retail Business Development or similar

Skills

  • Computer literacy (MS Office, especially MS Excel)
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Good telephone skills
  • Good Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Determines solutions for customers
  • Result orientated

Closing date is 13 November 2017.


We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally.
It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible.
Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals.
Shoprite endeavours to provide feedback to all candidates whenever possible. However, if you do not hear from one of our Recruiters within 30 days, please accept that your application was unsuccessful

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