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The candidate recently submitted his thesis for PhD in Chemistry through the University of Pretoria and completed a Middle management Development Programme in 2011. Has solid experience in the mining, technical support, laboratory and research industries.  Currently working at a mining company as a Senior Research Chemist responsible for laboratories scale test, purification of PGMs, troubleshooting and processing of raw material. Also solves technical problems in the plant related to separation of metals and advising the management on findings. The candidate is keen to move for growth in a different environment.

Remuneration: Negotiable
Category: Scientific (Laboratory, Research, Training)


The candidate studied towards a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry with dissertation expected to complete in 2013. Has solid experience in the chemical industry starting in the laboratory testing chemicals and then as a Quality Supervisor. Previously worked as a Laboratory and Sales Supervisor responsible for laboratory solutions, calibration of instruments, telesales, taking quotations, processing orders, invoicing, preparing trem cards for hazardous goods on a van, helping with technical queries.

Has internal sales experience and is currently an Office Manager and Sales Coordinator responsible for telesales, preparing quotations and orders, stock taking and people management.
Remuneration: Negotiable
Category: Sales and Marketing


The candidate obtained a National Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Management. Worked at a chemical, plastic and packaging, FMCG and retail industries. Previously worked as Senior Buyer and Production Planner responsible for full function of purchasing,suppliers. Currently a Senior Commodity Sourcing Specialist managing quotation process according to specification, implementing strategic sourcing, supplier and monitoring suppliers performance. 
Remuneration: Negotiable
Category: Production / Supply Chain - Logistics


The candidate has a National Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management and a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management. Currently working for an engineering company since 2005 starting as a Stock Controller and then promoted to the Expeditor position. Has been a Buyer since 2007 with experience including raw material control, distribution, price negotiation, reconciliation and procurement.

Remuneration: R147 800 CTC per year
Category: Production / Supply Chain - Logistics


The candidate obtained a BTech Chemistry 2002, MBA in 2005, Diploma in Purchasing Management in 2007, BCom Honors in Management in 2011 and is currently studying towards an LLB. The 19 years of experience includes working in the petrochemical, water treatment and chemical industries. Involved in sales and marketing, logistics management, laboratory supervision and technical support. Currently a Managing Member trading chemicals, textiles and finished goods.

Consultant Interview comments: We held a telephonic discussion with the candidate due to the distance. Definitely a very confident manager with extensive and varied experience. Decided to try owning business after retrenchment but now prefers corporate employment
Remuneration: Income varies from about R20 000 - R40 000 per month
Category: Engineering (Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / Instrumentation / civil etc)


The candidate obtained a Certificate in Hospitality Management in 2000 and attended various sales and marketing courses. Has total experience of more than 10 years includes working in the chemical and coatings industries. Previously worked as a Senior Technical Sales Representative for a coatings company responsible for business development, sales and maintaining good client relationships. Currently assisting a family business in the transport industry.


Remuneration: Income varies
Category: Sales and Marketing


The candidate has a BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and is working in the mining industry. Experience includes plant commissioning, laboratory analysis, process optimisation and running various projects.

Consultant Interview comments: The candidate comes across as very confident, is extremely keen to move to technical sales, preferably in an industry where qualification and experience gained so far could be of use. Works with contractors, commissioning and project engineers and has to present ideas and solutions to them and negotiate to get ideas accepted. The candidate is comfortable in communicating at all levels and is a people person.
Remuneration: CTC per month R51 900
Category: Engineering (Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / Instrumentation / civil etc)


The candidate completed a Certificate in Import and Export Management in 2008. Has solid experience in procurement having worked in industries including chemical, food, cosmetic and timber industries. Experience includes purchasing raw materials, stock control and reconciliation, import shipments, market analysis, liaising with freight clearing agents and internal sales. Currently a Commercial Supervisor at a chemical company responsible with supplier price negotiation, tender process management, materials management, shipping logistics and liaising with various departments.

Remuneration: CTC per month R31 800
Category: Production / Supply Chain - Logistics


The candidate is studying towards a BSc honours in Environmental Monitoring and Modeling. Has solid experience in the environmental consulting industry; currently working as an Environmental and Sustainability Consultant responsible for facilitating, implementing and coordinating the EIA process. Also manages various environmental projects and liaising with relevant authorities.

References: We received excellent reference letters from current employer. Is a hard worker and has taken responsibilities well that are beyond her work grade and managed projects successfully.

Remuneration: CTC per month R29 138
Category: SHERQ (Safety, Health, Environment, Risk Control, Quality)


The candidate obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2006 and  studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce in Quantitative Management. Has 6 years experience in the mining, chemical, manufacturing, supply chain and process engineering industries. Experience includes plant metallurgy, project management and process engineering.
Remuneration: Current remuneration: R274322 CTC per annum Remuneration: Negotiable
Category: Engineering (Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / Instrumentation / civil etc)