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Currently studying towards an MBL and the holder of an MSc Food Science, the candidate is a highly experienced Process and Technology Manager with over 10 years extensive experience in research and development of food products from idea, proof of concept, prototype to launch for the food industry. Developed new and renovated existing products thereby generating increased revenue, accomplished cost savings from use of alternative raw materials and reduced outsourcing analysis costs by developing and implementing new analytical methods.
AA candidate - yes
Remuneration: Available immediately – was on R620 000 CTC per annum
Category: Scientific (Laboratory, Research, Training)


The candidate has completed a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering specialising in Process Instrumentation and has a total of 3 years work experience, starting as an instrument technician before venturing into sales. The candidate received training in logistics, instrumentation, production lines, calibrations and sales and is currently employed as a Sales Engineer - identifying current and future customer service requirements, establishing new accounts, planning and organizing sales call schedules as well as providing customers with technical information and training. Achievements include meeting and exceeding monthly sales targets and successfully negotiating a plant make over contract  worth 10 million rand with a multinational manufacturing company.
Remuneration: R39 000 CTC per month
Category: Sales and Marketing


The candidate has a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, a Diploma in Management and is currently studying for a BCom in Financial Management. With 20years experience in the chemicals manufacturing industry, the candidate has maintained the highest performance standards delivering on the following competencies, technical sales service, quality control, process engineering, lean manufacturing, research and development and continuous improvement. Areas of expertise include management of chemical processes and systems, development of construction related products and implementation of process optimisation techniques.
Remuneration: approximately R33 000 per month
Category: Production / Supply Chain - Logistics


The candidate has a BTech Production/Operations Management and is studying towards a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He has over 17 years of practical experience in the manufacturing business, which include production, mechanical engineering and project management, he has provided visionary leadership, driving significant cost savings, product innovation, market penetration and margin improvement. He is currently Plant Manager responsible for production, distribution, warehousing, engineering, SHERQ and inventory management. He is a registered Six Sigma Green belt with above average lean manufacturing experience. He has a strong technical background and has been involved in financial analysis, budgeting, planning, forecasting and reviewing existing business and operational strategies for continuous improvement.
Remuneration: cost to company approximately R 65,000 per month
Category: Production / Supply Chain - Logistics


The candidate completed a National Diploma in Food Technology and a diploma in Packaging Technology, a certificate in Sales and Marketing and is studying towards an Advanced Business Management certificate. The candidate has a total of 18 years work experience in the food, beverage and gas industries with experience in new business development, servicing and maintaining relationships with existing clients, and gathering market and competitor information. Achievements include increasing turnover from 1 million Rand to 6 million Rand within a 3 year period retaining all existing customers and obtaining new business.
Remuneration: R40 000 CTC per month
Category: Sales and Marketing


The candidate has a BComm Marketing Management degree and more than 30 years experience in procurement, procurement management and marketing. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of procurement which include Incoterms, RFQ, RFP, RFI, tender compilation and adjudication, e-sourcing, negotiations, drawing up of SLAs and contracts. He has been involved in the implementation of quality audits which include ISO 9001, ISO 14000, ISO 18000 and Six Sigma Lean principles.  He has managed procurement portfolios in excess of R300 million per annum and has established contacts amongst raw material suppliers worldwide.

Remuneration: Negotiable
Category: Production / Supply Chain - Logistics


The candidate is a holder of a BSc Chemistry (Pure and Applied) with ten years experience in the paint industry offering particular expertise in analytical, factory troubleshooting, technology transfer and resolution of customer complaints. His duties include providing technical support to the factory, assisting with laboratory work and carrying out trend analysis. He is also knowledgeable in the operation and maintenance of analytical instruments, safety and ISO regulations. He has also been extensively involved in determining formulation problems, paint troubleshooting and development and improvement of analytical test methods.
Remuneration: R29 000 CTC per month
Category: Scientific (Laboratory, Research, Training)


The candidate obtained a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1994 and he is a certified GeneXpert and Infinity Engineer, a certified Flow Cytometry & Haematology Service Engineer and also a certified Medrad Service Engineer. He worked in the manufacturing, medical, printing, food and engineering industries and his experience includes technical support, technical sales, project management, customer service and installations and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation. He spent more than 10 years in the Netherlands and was last employed as an International Field Service Engineer for the African region and was responsible for sales support, workshop repairs, maximizing equipment performance and ensuring maximum customer uptime.
Remuneration: Negotiable
Category: Engineering (Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / Instrumentation / civil etc)


The candidate completed a BTech degree in Chemical Engineering and is studying for a BCom Management degree. He has 7 years experience in the chemical industry and is currently employed as a Shift Manager at a company where he was involved in the successful construction and commissioning of a new plant which he is now managing. His key areas of expertise include the optimisation of the batch and continuous process, project management and plant commissioning with practical knowledge of SCADA, PLCs and DCs. He is the Health and Safety representative for the company and is involved in the implementation of quality systems which include ISO 9000, 9001, 14000, 18000, 18002
Remuneration: R47 000CTC per month
Category: Production / Supply Chain - Logistics


The candidate obtained a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, National Diploma in Marketing Management and Consumer Behaviour and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She has 9 years’ experience in the speciality chemical industry starting in technical sales early 2006. Her current responsibilities include managing a team of 5 internal sales representatives, sales and marketing, budgeting, contract negotiation and quality conformance. She also develops or supports and implements business development strategies to ensure future growth, sustainability and profitability for all business areas.
Remuneration: R40 000 CTC per month
Category: Sales and Marketing