Aug 17

Sales Support

Position: Sales Support

Our ideal candidate:

  • New graduate – Diploma in Cosmetic Science or BSC Chemical Engineering
  • Work experience in Cosmetic Science an advantage
  • Sales & Marketing experience an advantage
  • Customer service
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Able to handle pressure
  • Willing to grow into technical selling
  • Should live in and around Cape Town
  • Able to start ASAP


Job Purpose:
The Sales Support is responsible for assisting the Product Manager/Industry Group Manager in supplying customers with quality products, increasing sales and ensuring and maintaining customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:
–  Ensure stock releases to the warehouse are correctly placed and in good time for delivery;
–  Type correspondence for customers and principals;
–  Prepare or obtain purchase requisitions, quotations, costing and orders from customers or Principals;
–  Conduct telephone sales and handle all incoming calls timeously;
–  Ensure that customer database, with products purchased and pricing is established and maintained;
–  Follow up on shipping documents and details;
–  Ensure that records are stored safely and are easily retrievable;
–  Ensure that documentation is correctly and efficiently forwarded for processing for commissions to

be paid;
–  Perform customer satisfaction audits;
–  Assist other departments when colleagues are absent;
–  Conduct responsibilities in accordance with ISO, SHE and responsible care;
–  Telesales;

–  Internal sales;

–  Sample management – preparation, checking, storage etc.;
–  Provide administrative and secretarial support to Product Manager and Industry Group Managers;


Interested candidates to send their cv’s before the 15 th of September 2017 to:

NB: If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Aug 02

Development Chemists – CT

A Cape Town based manufacturer mainly of personal care/skincare products as well as colour cosmetics, we are a growing organisation looking for the services of a Development Chemist to join our team.

The candidate would be responsible for  the development of new products (R&D) ; would assist in trouble-shooting current formulations; maintain and check stability records ; test / research new raw materials; assist buyers, stores and QC’s with technical issues; assist with compilation of Product information (MSDS’s, ingredients lists); quality standards for materials, generation of content ; WIP and final products


Specifically Required

A degree or diploma in a relevant field

Cosmetic formulating experience would be beneficial

Strong organisational and administrative skills

A pro-active, professionally presentable person

Ability to use initiative and take ownership of your role;

Ability to feedback on and complete tasks within a reasonable timeframe.

Decision making skills; self-motivated

Excellent verbal, interpersonal; written communication skills in either Afrikaans or English

Advanced IT Skills


Annual bonus paid at the discretion of the director

40 hour working week ; company is based in a secure industrial park in the Southern Peninsula, Western Cape

Interested parties to send their cv to

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Jul 20

Laboratory Assistant – JHB

The Main Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing product stability tests in order to produce reliable and accurate data
  • Ensuring that laboratory equipment is maintained and calibrated
  • Maintaining and organising raw material samples
  • Administration of relevant paperwork including maintenance and organising of logs and records
  • Carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict lab methodologies
  • Recording results to present to chemists
  • Routine microbiological testing on every batch
  • Performing routine laboratory and administration tasks, as required
  • General document control
  • Complying with and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Assist with stock-take of inventory used for manufacturing


The Ideal Candidate Should Have:

  • Any 3 yearDegree or Diplomawith matric Maths
  • Computer literacy with regards to MS Office
  • Bilingual in English and Afrikaans
  • A Coschem Diploma or equivalently relevant qualification will be beneficial
  • Laboratory experiencein the Cosmetic industry will be beneficial


Personal Competencies &Behavioural Traits:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time management, organisational and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and be a good team player
  • Responsible, dependable and trustworthy
  • Accurate and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and maintain work performance under pressure
  • Ability to work longhours when required to meet deadlines
  • Dedicated and committed
  • Willingness to learn is a necessity
  • The ability to apply logic to all situations
  • Have the ability to take responsibility and ownership of their work
  • The ability to identify problems quickly and to take appropriate action
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Must enjoy performing repetitive routine tasks
  • Must be enthusiastic
  • Must be punctual


Expected salary for the position to be discussed during the interview.


Please let me know if you are interested by forwarding your CV to before close of business on Friday, the 28th of July 2017.


*Please note that Management reserves the right to only interview those candidates whom they consider duly qualified.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Elizna Hurter

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Jun 30



Ref No: 170607-1

ChemSystems provides chemical products to a diverse range of industries. Construction and Refractory provide chemicals in the building industry. Consumer Specialities supplies a range of speciality and commodity raw materials into the Personal Care, Homecare, Pharmaceutical and Industrial markets. Industrial and Mining manufactures and supplies PVC heat stabilisers, High Performance Lubricants, Industrial Degreasers and an extensive range of chemicals for industrial applications. Paper and Leather supply chemicals to the pulp, paper and leather industries. Timber and Foundry Board supplies resins and associated products to the foundry industry.

Major Duties / Key Responsibilities:

• Managing a portfolio of specialty and commodity raw materials strategically into Personal Care, Home care and Pharmaceutical industries within Gauteng from purchase to selling.
• Managing a portfolio of Key Account Customers.
• Price Negotiations at senior levels.
• Promotion of company products and image.
• Key account management.
• New business development.
• Technical presentations at customers new product launches.
• Industry or market knowledge within the Personal Care and Homecare markets.
• Growing customer base year on year in terms of volume, revenue and margins.
• Attending conferences as needed.
• Responsible for forecasting on a monthly basis.
• Collating and submitting market surveys
• General administration of call reports, updating of CRM database etc.

Qualifications / Experience:

• Matric.
• BSC or National Diploma in life science discipline.
• Minimum 5 years sales experience selling raw materials/ingredients within the personal care and home care Industries.
• Must have sound understanding of pricing structures.
• Must have formulation experience within the Personal Care/Homecare industry.
• Must currently/previously be in sales position within the Personal Care/Homecare/Pharmaceutical Industry.
• Must be energetic and attention to detail is important.
• Must be able to manage multiple projects.
• Must have positive attitude.


• Customer service orientated.
• Communication.
• Initiative.
• Work Management.
• Teamwork.
• Safety Awareness.

Closing date: 7 July 2017

Telephone enquiries to: Rudzani Mphage,
Tel No: 011 806-8838

Applications in writing to: Rudzani Mphage,
AECI Woodmead, for internal applications and quote Ref No: 170607-1 in the subject line when applying.

External Applications please apply via our careers page on

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Jun 27

National Sales Manager – Millchem

Position         :  National Sales Manager

Type               :  Full-time

Functions      : Technical Sales

Industries      : Cosmetic/Toiletries and Detergency Division



As the Manager of the Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban Sales Team, your strategic efforts will ensure that our principles’ products are presented and supported to both our existing and potential customers.


This individual will be the link between the Sales Director, Regional sales team and Overseas principles’.  He/She will also have the responsibility of communicating both upwards and downwards while continuously motivating the business within the market. Working closely with our procurement department to ensure that accurate forecasting is done regularly and readily available to ensure adequate availability of stocks to our customer base.


Reports to:     Sales Director


Key Accountabilities  :

Reaching sales and profit contribution performance objectives for the division:

  • Identifying new potential customers, in the Gauteng area, and assisting Nationally to develop new customer opportunities elsewhere.
  • Training and motivating our Regional Sales team to ensure that they have an adequate understanding of new and existing products, to effectively secure business leads.
  • Analyzing district opportunities and developing action plans. The plans should evaluate:
  • Market opportunities;
  • Representative potential;
  • Customer potential;


  • Monitoring the CRM, for internal tracking of individual sales performance.
  • Giving feedback to our overseas principles, regarding opportunities that have been identified.
  • Handle sample requests from customers, process the request from the principle, deliver and follow up.




Implementing the area’s strategies to achieve the sales and/or profit objectives.


Implementing business plans and key objective to achieve financial returns, including:

  • Sales
  • Total customer service
  • Order count / Local stock holding


Effectively managing the regional sales teams, and therefor ensuring that all customers are serviced appropriately through the:


  • Training and development of sales teams, to achieve maximum sales growth.
  • Acting as a role model supporting the sales personnel.
  • Ensuring that existing resources (human and financial) are managed appropriately to optimize performance within the regions.
  • Plan for a min of one visit per quarter to each of the region’s (Durban and Cape Town) to visit existing customer and help sales teams with joint visit training, and establishment of new customers.
  • Will be required to travel internationally, to attend trade shows, and principle visits for training and relationship development. As well as prospecting potential customers in Southern Africa.
  • Planning for achievement of the area’s objectives as expressed in the Key Performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Sales growth
  • Margin driven orders growth


Contributing to the Division’s sales and/or profit growth through:

  • Achievement of annual sales and Profit Plan goals.
  • Achievement of quarterly objectives.
  • Seeking and exploiting marketing opportunities.
  • Maintenance of the regional sales teams
  • Effectively planning, through the monitoring sales figures and obtaining customer forecast information, and purchase trends, ensure accurate local stock holdings.
  • Maintaining accurate records of sales team performance.
  • Updating and maintaining accurate records.


Contributing to the Company’s success by developing a competitive awareness within the regions and reporting competitive activity between the regions where appropriate.




Skills & Experience:


Matric and or relevant Diploma or Degree

Ideally 5-8 years experience in technical sales (Cosmetic/Toiletries/Detergency/Pharmaceutical)

Valid Drivers license

Must be willing to travel

Must reside in the area/zone of responsibility

Extremely Self-Motivated

Entrepreneur like drive


Good Communication Skills

Influencing ability

Computer Literate




  • Salary (To be negotiated)
  • Company car (BMW 320d) including maintenance and fuel
  • Company Credit Card (R1000.00 allowance)
  • Cell Phone & Lap Top
  • Medical Aid (Discovery Health)
  • Provident Fund
  • Working hours 8:00-16:30 (Monday to Friday)



CV’s could be sent to me

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Jun 26

Education Officer – Society of Cosmetic Chemists

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists seeks an energetic and passionate person to fill the role of Education Officer. The ideal candidate would need to have good people skills and a knowledge of Chemistry and the Cosmetic Industry. In addition they would need to be trustworthy and act in a confidential manner and with integrity in all instances. Experience in tutoring or mentoring would be an added advantage as would be the possession of a Cosmetic Science Diploma.
The candidate will need to oversee and carry out all the duties associated with the Cosmetic Science Diploma Course. This includes but is not limited to marking, moderation, setting of tasks, binding of units, updating of notes, hosting student events, dealing with student queries and issues, Chairing the Education Committee and reporting in at Council Meetings. Detailed Duties and Responsibilities are documented in a separate document.
The position will be based on flexi-hours to accommodate the nature of the workload which fluctuates during the year from slack to very busy. The candidate would preferable need to reside within easy travel distance to Coschem Office which is based in Randpark Ridge. The position is a fulltime consultancy position and would require the candidate to spend time in the Coschem Office as deemed necessary. A monthly sum will be paid for this position on the understanding that the candidate needs to fulfil all the duties and responsibilities that come with the position in a timeous manner.
Total package offered 20K – 23K per month
All interested candidates to send their CV to
*Please note that Executive Management reserves the right to only interview those candidates whom they consider duly qualified.

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