Feb 19

Production Manager – KZA

Position Available for Factory Production Manager (Cleanroom Cosmetic Manufacturing) – KZN

A position has become available for a Factory Production Manager at a State of the Art Cleanroom Cosmetic Manufacturing Company, with the production capacity of 90’000 units per day, which is based just outside of Ballito.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:


  • Organize and solve any issues that arise to ensure a smooth efficient production is maintained.
  • Control the workshop hours as per required to meet the timeframes.
  • Liaise with all necessary parties.
  • Organize machinery and vehicle maintenance, servicing and repairs to maintain the continuous operation of the factory.
  • Keep the motivation and harmony alive in the factory and ensure start to finish times are maintained for optimum productivity.
  • Maintain our safety procedure systems.
  • Planning and organizing production schedules.
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are met.
  • Oversee the production process.
  • Selecting, ordering, and purchasing of materials.



  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Proven management skills
  • System orientated person


Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent professional work standard.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and handle priorities simultaneously.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Must demonstrate excellent business and personal ethics
  • Basic knowledge of ISO and production costings

Please contact Lucelle Munsamy- Admin@kanysa.co.za

Or call 031 003 9911 for more information.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the criteria set out for this post.

Salary negotiable based on experience.


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Feb 12

Cosmetic Chemist/Sales Executive – JHB


The candidate must be a cosmetic chemist with a keen interest in sales. This position will include product development, formulations combined with a technical sales role to the cosmetic industry

Reporting to: Sales Manager

Qualifications and experience required:

Cosmetic Science Diploma

5 years’ experience

Proof of having successfully formulated and launched a product into the market


Product development


Market research

Local and African sales

  1. Drive sales into cosmetic industry in order to achieve set sales targets
  2. Client visits
  3. Research into and opening up new markets
  4. Maintain sales volume, product mix, and selling price by keeping current with supply and demand
  5. Formulate sales reports
  6. Sales administration
  7. Keeping sales data
  8. Remain up-to-date with point of sale information, stock availability, price strategies, and long-term negotiated activity while keeping the team updated on all issues


  1. Regularly review customer service levels with key customers
  2. Ensure good relationship with clients
  3. Liaise with production and logistics re customer service


  1. Attend weekly sales meetings


  1. Complete weekly sales reports with actions and objectives
  2. Forward all reports to the Operations and Sales managers


  1. Liaise with quality control to ensure that the correct specification of correct product is delivered
  2. Liaise with production and dispatch to ensure customer orders are delivered at the right time and place

Interested parties are to send their cvs to




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Feb 03

Sales Executive – JHB

Our client is a leading supplier of innovative wax solutions. They develop, produce and supply wax based cosmetic raw materials which are used in a variety of personal care products, including lipsticks, lip balms, creams, lotions and body lotions. Our customers include the world’s leading brands like Unilever, L’Oréal, and Johnson & Johnson etc.

Our client seeks to employ a Sales Executive within the Commercial Department, who will be responsible for managing a portfolio of speciality and commodity raw materials strategically within South Africa and other regions from purchase to selling.


Major Duties/ Key Responsibilities


  • Managing a portfolio of specialty and commodity raw materials strategically within South Africa and other regions from purchase to selling
  • Managing a portfolio of Key Account Customers.
  • Price Negotiations at senior levels
  • Promotion of Company products and image.
  • Conduct presentations at customers in partnership with Technical on new product launches.
  • Growing customer base year on year in terms of volume, revenue and margins.
  • Attending conferences and trade shows as required
  • Responsible for forecasting on a monthly basis.
  • Collating and submitting market intelligence
  • Build strong relationship with new and existing customers
  • Identify new products to enhance product portfolio
  • Drive sales of new products
  • Support new potential customers at marketing events and follow up on leads
  • General administration of call reports, updating of CRM database etc.




The incumbent for this position will directly report to the Commercial Manager


                   Qualifications Skills and Experience:


  • Matric
  • BSC or National Diploma in Science
  • Minimum 5 years sales experience selling raw materials/ingredients within the Personal care and Industrial markets
  • Must have Own vehicle and Drivers License
  • Must have sound understanding of pricing structures.
  • Must have Key account  and Business Development skills
  • Must previously have sold ingredients and raw materials into Personal or Industrial markets
  • Must currently/previously be in sales position within the Personal Care/Homecare/Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Industry or market knowledge within the Personal Care and Industrial segment.
  • Formulation experience within the Personal Care and Industrial segment will be an added advantage


                         General Competencies and Attributes


  • Customer service orientated.
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Self-starter
  • Organized
  • Project Management
  • Team player
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Energetic and good attention to detail
  • Positive attitude



Market Related


Interested parties to send their cvs to felix@cirebelle.com


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Jan 31

Marketing position – CT

Business Development Representative incorporating marketing, product development and brand communication in the Cosmetic and personal care industry

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing existing and new client relationships.  He/She will work with the research team to ensure that the quality, profitability, and timeous delivery of projects are met. He/she will be responsible for providing input on project design, packaging sourcing and fragrance as well as other aspects of new projects.   He/she will be responsible for social media and other marketing aspects of brands.

The duties of the position include:

  • Keeping up to date with market trends and competitor activity.
  • Specify market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers
  • Assist in the development and project management of new products, eg sourcing packaging, fragrance selection, design input, provisional costings, arranging samples, supplier liaison, mocking up samples, products
  • Closely liaising with and project managing customers, marketing, R&D and production teams about campaigns
  • Providing pricing to marketing and product development manger.
  • Providing current and new clients with different product solutions and services while simultaneously seeking out new ideas, products and capturing new markets
  • Developing client relationships.
  • Assisting with Price negotiations.
  • Presenting new products and ideas to clients
  • Promotion of company products and image.
  • Growing customer base year on year in terms of volume, revenue and margins.
  • Assist with Forecasting.
  • Running social media campaigns.
  • Working along side the PRO company to enhance sales and brand awareness.
  • Looking for new cost effective marketing opportunities.
  • Copy writing for advertorials, leaflets, posters and other marketing material.
  • Increasing company sales.
  • Make contributions regarding strategic planning



Qualifications / Experience:

  • Matric.
  • Tertiary education essential.
  • Minimum of 2 years sales experience within the Personal Care or homecare industries.
  • Good understanding of social media marketing.




  • Communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Planning, negotiation and organizational skills.
  • Customer services orientated.
  • Computer literate – excel a must
  • Good presentation skills and good writing ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to function under pressure
  • Industry or market knowledge within the Personal Care market
  • Excellent selling and negotiation skills



Interested parties to send their cvs to diane@catwalkcosmetics.co.za



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